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Maybe Packers should run the Hail Mary more often

Coined a little over 40 years ago by Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, the Hail Mary play is reserved for only specific situations — at the very end of the half and with the game on the line at the end of the fourth quarter. Based on the uncanny ability of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers…

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Bruce Arians: With win under belts “we can go back to being ourselves”

The Cardinals had the opposite problem of the Panthers last week. While the Panthers built a 31-0 lead and took their foot off the gas against the Seahawks, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians admitted he eased into things a little too much against the Packers. He said his thought was to not put too much pressure…

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Mike McCarthy says he’s going to continue to call plays

Packers coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t know exactly what his offensive staff workflow will look like next season. But he knows one thing for sure — he’s going to continue to call plays. “Those are conversations that will start Wednesday,” McCarthy said, via Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’ll tell you I will be…

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Larry Fitzgerald joins some elite postseason company

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has taken a place in the NFL record book alongside some elite, Hall of Fame company with his postseason performance on Saturday. When Fitzgerald raced 75 yards on the first play of overtime against the Packers, it took him over 100 yards for the game. That was Fitzgerald’s fifth 100-yard postseason…

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ProFootballTalk: McCarthy should have gone for 2 and the win after Hail Mary

Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio agree that Mike McCarthy and the Packers should have gone for the 2-point conversion and the win vs. Arizona after Aaron Rodgers completed the Hail Mary TD with no time left. Do you agree?

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Packers want Clay Matthews back at outside linebacker

For his first five seasons with the Packers, Clay Matthews was an outside linebacker who made a lot of big plays on the edge of the defense. In 2014, though, Matthews began seeing time at inside linebacker and it was his primary role in Green Bay this season. Matthews adapted to the position, but didn’t…

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Mike McCarthy tells Eddie Lacy to shape up or ship out

In unusually blunt terms, Packers coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged today what has long been suspected: Eddie Lacy isn’t in good enough shape. McCarthy said Lacy is overweight, and that if he doesn’t lose weight this offseason, he’s not going to be on the field for the Packers in the fall. “Eddie’s got a lot of…

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James Jones hopes to stick with Packers

When September opened, wide receiver James Jones was on his way off the Giants roster after he failed to convince the team he was worthy of a prominent role in their offense. That ended up being a pretty good thing for both Jones and the Packers. In need of a wideout with Jordy Nelson out…

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PFT Live: Michael Floyd, Divisional round recap

And then there were four. The divisional round of the playoffs whittled down the remaining contenders for this year’s Super Bowl and we’ll be talking about all of the biggest developments from the weekend’s action on Monday’s PFT Live. Mike Florio will break down why the Patriots, Broncos, Panthers and Cardinals were able to win and…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills showed improvement on the offensive line and now need to hold onto the players responsible. A scouting assessment of the Dolphins roster. A quick release helped Patriots QB Tom Brady against the Chiefs. Should the Jets consider trading DE Sheldon Richardson? Making the case for the Ravens to draft a cornerback early. Bengals…

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Patriots, Panthers are favored to meet in the Super Bowl

The Patriots and Panthers are the favorites to win Sunday’s conference championship games and meet in the Super Bowl. New England is a 3-point favorite at Denver in the AFC Championship Game. With the Broncos having home-field advantage, that suggests that the oddsmakers view the Patriots as the significantly better team. That’s not a surprise;…

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Draft order nearly filled in, Steelers to pick 25th

We’re a week away from the Senior Bowl and the intense scrutiny of the 2016 NFL Draft starting in earnest. But we know most of the order for the teams that no longer have games to play. With the divisional round of the playoffs in the books, the first 28 slots in the draft are…

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Randall Cobb released from hospital

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb tweeted Sunday that he’s been released from an Arizona hospital. “I’m feeling much better,” Cobb wrote. “Thank you all for the prayers and support.” Cobb was injured while making a catch that was negated by penalty in the first quarter of Saturday night’s divisional playoff game. The team called it…

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NFL says Blakeman handled coin flip non-flip properly

Saturday night’s overtime classic included a bizarre moment at the start of the extra session, with referee Clete Blakeman executing the rare non-flip flip of a coin. The NFL has absolved Blakeman of any wrongdoing for his handling of the situation, which included not letting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers change the call from tails to…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Said Bills QB Tyrod Taylor, “I think I’ve shown what I can do. I’m going to continue to get better. I love working with the guys we have there and I love being around my team and the coaches so I just have to continue to keep working.” Dolphins coach Adam Gase has made a…

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