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Mike McCarthy says Eddie Lacy cleared first step of concussion protocol

The Packers have some extra time before their second game of the season after opening up against the Seahawks on Thursday night, which is a good thing when your starting running back gets knocked out with a concussion. Eddie Lacy was forced out of the game in the second half after going through Seahawks safety…

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PFT Live: Packers-Seahawks was closer than it seemed

Mike Florio breaks down the Seahawks’ opening night victory over the Packers. Florio explains that while the final scored looked like a drubbing, the Seahawks showed weaknesses that need to be corrected if they plan to repeat in 2014.  

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Report: Bryan Bulaga suffers MCL sprain

The left knee injury suffered by Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga in Thursday night’s opener at Seattle does not appear to be serious, according to a published report. Bulaga sustained a sprained MCL in the Packers’ loss to the Seahawks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday. However, Bulaga “should not miss much time” with the injury,…

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Perhaps the Seahawks should sign a punt returner

The primary concern regarding the decision to make safety Earl Thomas the Seahawks’ punt returner related to the potential impact of the added duty on his health.  No one worried that maybe Thomas wouldn’t be very good at it. Thomas committed three blunders in three returns on Thursday night.  First, he caught and returned for…

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Pressure will mount on union to get drug policy done

Now that the cat has emerged from the bag regarding the possibility that a comprehensive new drug policy will benefit players suspended in recent weeks and months under the current rules, look for plenty of players to apply plenty of pressure to the NFLPA to get a deal done, ASAFP. Last night’s report from the…

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Michael Bennett: Packers didn’t want to tackle Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said early this week that running back Marshawn Lynch was ready to “let it rip” after a preseason that saw him get just three carries after ending his early holdout from training camp. Carroll’s assessment was right on the money. Lynch ran 20 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in…

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Panthers tried to lure Peppers home before Packers offer

During last night’s Seahawks-Packers broadcast on NBC, Cris Collinsworth was discussing Green Bay’s acquisition of Julius Peppers and his conversion to outside linebacker in a 3-4. And as almost an aside, he dropped what would have been huge news in Peppers’ first NFL home. “He was getting ready to go to Carolina, thinking he’d just…

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Friday morning one-liners

The Bills secondary will be tested right off the bat. Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson is ready for his first regular season game in a long while. The new look secondary for the Patriots makes its debut this week. Jets DE Sheldon Richardson saw a dentist about getting a new mouthpiece. WR Marlon Brown is settling…

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Eddie Lacy leaves with concussion, adding to Packers woes

Last night was a rough one for the Packers for reasons beyond the box score. They left Seattle with a pair of concerning injuries, as right tackle Bryan Bulaga left with a left knee injury, and running back Eddie Lacy was being evaluated for a concussion. The back stories for both provide reason for concern.…

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Aaron Rodgers: “This is the Seattle Seahawks, a great defense”

Aaron Rodgers isn’t accustomed to being shut down like he was on Thursday night. But he also isn’t accustomed to playing a defense as good as Seattle’s. Rodgers said after managing just 189 yards on 23-of-33 passing that the team’s offensive struggles were attributable to their opponent. “This is the Seattle Seahawks, a great defense,”…

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Richard Sherman bored with watching 10-on-10 game

If you only looked at the stat sheet, you wouldn’t know Richard Sherman played last night. But it you only watched the game, you know he made half the field disappear. The Seahawks cornerback never strayed from the left side, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers never looked his way, as he wasn’t targeted, and didn’t…

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Thursday night wrap-up: Seahawks dominant on offense

The Seahawks won a championship with defense. But their offense showed enough signs Thursday night that they’re going to be able to carry more of the load this season as teams try to adjust. Quarterback Russell Wilson was his efficient best, as the Seahawks beat the Packers 36-16 to open the season. But it was…

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Why John Kuhn’s TD was a nice score in more ways than one

When Packers fullback John Kuhn scored the first touchdown in Thursday night’s Packers-Seahawks season opener, many fantasy football fans were left to frown. After all, it was Kuhn, not tailback and universal fantasy starter Eddie Lacy, who got the score. However, there were others who apparently really, really liked Kuhn’s two-yard scoring rush — and…

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Bryan Bulaga leaves game, but Packers tie it up

The Seahawks hit the Packers by surprise twice in a row, and it may hurt the rest of the night. After the Seahawks went ahead 10-7 on a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Lockette (of course), they knocked Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga out of the game, at least for the moment. It appeared Bulaga was…

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The Earl Thomas experiment does not pay quick dividends

There’s something to be said for putting your best players in position to make plays. There’s also something to be said for not overthinking things. The Seahawks’ experiment with Earl Thomas as a punt returner isn’t off to a flying start, as he’d have been better off both times calling a fair catch. But instead…

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