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  1. History not on Packers' side?

    Tom Carpenter

    The status of Aaron Rodgers' strained calf remains a key storyline heading into Sunday's NFC title game between his Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. Even if he were 100 percent, history is not on his side. Rodgers and his teammates come...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  2. Does DeMarco Murray have any gas left?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the first time during his four-year NFL career, DeMarco Murray played a full 16-game slate of games. He even played through a broken hand. However, we also saw some diminishing returns in the latter weeks of the regular season, as he failed to to...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  3. Shotgun usage slowing Eddie Lacy?

    Tom Carpenter

    It wasn't too surprising that Eddie Lacy failed to explode out of the gate statistically this year, since the Green Bay Packers faced three of the NFL's top six rush defenses (SEA, NYJ, DET). However, Lacy couldn't get it going (17 rushes for 48 yard...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  4. Will Bears blitz more in Week 5?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears couldn't figure out how to slow down Aaron Rodgers Sunday, as the quarterback threw four touchdowns, leading his Green Bay Packers to a 38-17 win in Chicago. They failed to generate any pressure on Rodgers, as they worked in zone co...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Will Rex risk blitzing Rodgers?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since Aaron Rodgers arguably is the best quarterback in the NFL, opposing defenses aren't prone to test him by blitzing over and over during a game. He's too good to not get the ball out of his hands in time to hit his streaking receivers. However...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  6. How will Rodgers handle noise in SEA?

    Tom Carpenter

    The 2014 NFL campaign finally kicks off Thursday evening, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks, which have the best home-field advantage in the league. How have they been preparing to deal with the deafening environment at CenturyLin...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Who will back up Aaron Rodgers?

    Tom Carpenter

    Prior to last season, when Aaron Rodgers missed seven games, the backup QB job for the Green Bay Packers required little more than holding a clipboard. Rodgers is fine now and likely won't miss a game in 2014 -- but you never know. That's why people ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  8. When will Odell Beckham be drafted?

    Tom Carpenter

    While discussing the New Orleans Saints' draft plans during his Monday Mailbag, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter said he likes the idea of the team drafting LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., though the wideout likely won't be available that late in the first ro...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  9. Eddie Lacy's Week 17 outlook

    Tom Carpenter

    RB Eddie Lacy has been battling through an ankle injury in recent weeks, but he didn't return in Week 16 after aggravating the joint during the third quarter. Still, things sounds promising for his availability in the Green Bay Packers' regular-seaso...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  10. Coaching hot seats

    Tom Carpenter

    During our weekly look at the hottest coaching seats in the NFL last week, I had Gary Kubiak atop the list. After the Houston Texans lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday for the second time in three weeks, they finally pulled the plug on Kubiak'...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Is Jim Schwartz's job on the line?

    Tom Carpenter

    I have yet to place Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz on my weekly coaching hot list this season. There was little reason to do so, since the team started off 6-3 and pushed their way to the top of the NFC North. However, they have lost three of their...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  12. Lacy's success sans Rodgers

    Tom Carpenter

    The Green Bay Packers have ruled Aaron Rodgers out for Sunday's tilt with the Atlanta Falcons. That obviously isn't great news for Packers RB Eddie Lacy, but is it actually bad news? It's been boom or bust for the running back since Rodgers sustained...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Ray Rice, Aaron Rodgers, A.J. Green among best bets for Wild Card...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides the best bets for wild-card weekend for Gridiron Playoff Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  14. Eli Manning, Jonathan Dwyer, T.Y. Hilton are strong values for We...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top values for Week 14 in the Gridiron Challenge, including Eli Manning, Jonathan Dwyer and T.Y. Hilton.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  15. Matt Ryan of Atlanta Falcons, Stevan Ridley of New England Patrio...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 10 in the Gridiron Challenge, including Matt Ryan and Stevan Ridley.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  16. Use many good wide receiver options to help save money to use els...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter offers up the best players to pick up for the second weekend of the playoffs for Gridiron Playoff Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012