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Davante Adams feeling more like himself

Packers receiver Davante Adams looked more like himself Sunday. He said he felt more like himself, too. Adams caught seven passes for 118 yards. It was his second-best game of the season and his best game since returning from turf toe. Adams said he will stay in Green Bay during the team’s off week to [more]

Ron Rivera: Going for two “was purely analytics”

Not everyone understood why the Panthers attempted a two-point conversion when they scored a touchdown to cut the Packers’ lead to 24-16 on Sunday. But Panthers coach Ron Rivera understood why it was the right call. Rivera said after the game that he has studied the analytics and knows that a two-point conversion attempt when [more]

Aaron Jones: We showed what kind of team we really are

The Packers had a dreadful game against the Chargers in Los Angeles in Week Nine and the team’s effort and preparation earned a rebuke from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had a more positive message to send after Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Panthers. He said he thought the team “responded well”  after last week’s loss [more]

Packers hang on for win over the Panthers

At the end of the first half, with two seconds on the clock and a single yard to cover, the Packers kept the ball on the ground rather than letting Aaron Rodgers throw it. In a micro view, it was a bad decision. As a theme, it was a good sign for the future. The [more]

Packers get a gift, but can’t make it count

Aaron Rodgers is good enough to not need many breaks. When he gets one, he usually takes advantage. But Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy got a huge run-stop on the last play of the first half, allowing the Panthers to keep the Packers’ margin at 14-10. The dramatic drive started when Rodgers got up from [more]

Panthers get early lead at Green Bay

The Panthers are Kyle Allen‘s team for the rest of the regular season, and he continued to do the things he has done while subbing for the injured Cam Newton. After enjoying the field position provided by his defense, Allen staked the Panthers to a 7-0 lead at Green Bay. His 38-yard catch-and-run to D.J. [more]

James Bradberry inactive for Panthers at Packers

The Panthers are going to have to face Aaron Rodgers without their best cornerback. James Bradberry, who was listed as questionable with a groin injury, leads the Panthers inactive list at Green Bay. He didn’t practice last week but traveled with the team, but apparently wasn’t deemed close enough to risk him. That leaves Ross [more]

It’s the Week 10 best bets

The #PFTPM/Chris Simms Unbuttoned Joint Mega-Picks Podcast culminates each week with our best bets. Simms and I share three wagers we’d definitely make, if we were inclined to wager. It’s become a point of pride for Simms and me, and we’re currently deadlocked at 15-9 each this season. But I’m 5-1 over the last two [more]

Where will Odell Beckham be playing in 2020?

Browns receiver Odell Beckham has vowed that 2020 will be the best year of his life. And so the next question becomes whether he’ll be playing for the Browns during the best year of his life. It’s not a stretch to think that Beckham or the Browns or both will decide to move on after [more]

Can Patrick Mahomes climb back into the MVP race?

Not long ago, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the odds-on favorite to win the league MVP award. Now, after missing two games and more than half of a third, his candidacy faces an uphill climb. But he’ll be back on Sunday at Tennessee, and despite the time he has missed Mahomes still has a chance [more]

Week 10 injury report roundup

Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Raiders and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Jaire Alexander lands on injury report, questionable to play Sunday

The Packers made a late addition to their injury report on Friday and it adds to the uncertainty about who they’ll have in the secondary against the Panthers. Cornerback Jaire Alexander was added to the report as a limited participant in practice because of a groin injury. He has been listed as questionable to play [more]

Panthers corner James Bradberry questionable

The Panthers appear to be holding out hope their top cornerback will be able to play this week. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, cornerback James Bradberry is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He and defensive tackle Vernon Butler, who is also questionable, will travel with the team. Bradberry didn’t practice this week because [more]

Jon Gruden is making a case for coach of the year

If the NFL coach of the year award went to the best coach in the NFL, Bill Belichick would win it every year. But the prize is determined, as a practical matter, by the extent to which a coach pushes him team over and above its loose, general expectations when the season began. When the [more]

Christian McCaffrey back to practice

Christian McCaffrey is sort of young to be getting veteran days, so he’s back to work on Thursday. Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the Panthers running back was back to practice on a limited basis, after he got Wednesday off. McCaffrey leads the league with 1,244 yards from scrimmage and 10 rushing touchdowns, and his [more]

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