Super Bowl XLV News and Notes The Green Bay Packers have a clear vision for their future, writes Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hopes to be in Green Bay for a very long time, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. McCarthy is proud of where he comes [...]
In a week filled with poor weather, which turn injurious when seven people were sent to local hospitals when ice slid off the Cowboys Stadium roof on Friday, the biggest black eye the NFL took during Super Bowl Week was when fans were shut out of the big game due to problems with temporary seating. [...]
GThe Packers hung on to win their fourth Super Bowl title, writes Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. A Steelers comeback fell short, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The more experienced team was not the best team on Sunday night, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers repaid [...]
The NFL announced on Wednsday that Walt Anderson would lead the seven-man officiating crew for Super Bowl XLV. Anderson served as a line judge in Super Bowl XXXV and was promoted to referee in 2003. Overall, Anderson has officiated for 15 years, and has worked 13 NFL playoff games, including one Super Bowl, three conference [...]
The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers submitted the following injury/practice participation reports for Thursday, February 3. Green Bay added wide receiver Donald Driver to their report, while the Steelers’ report was unchanged. All eyes will be on the status on center Maurkice Pouncey, who plans to practice on Friday. According to the rookie Pro [...]
Three years after the Pittsburgh Steelers hired him, head coach Mike Tomlin has emerged as a star, writes John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Sunday will mark the 31st time in 45 Super Bowls where the winning head coach did not play in the NFL, writes Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Though in [...]
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl rookie center Maurkice Pouncey will not play in Super Bowl XLV, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Pouncey suffered a high ankle sprain and broken bone in his left ankle in the first quarter of the Steelers’ 24-19 win over the New York Jets in the 2010 AFC Championship Game. Steelers guard Chris [...]
Super Bowl News and Notes The Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl window is just opening, writes Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. For the moment, contract extensions for Packers general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy are on the back-burner. McCarthy’s upbringing drives his success, writes Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. [...]
Super Bowl News and Notes The Packers’ secondary poses a big challenge to the Steelers’ passing attack, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes. Packers secondary coach Darren Perry is on the Philadelphia Eagles’ list of defensive coordinator candidates. Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey has a 50-50 shot of playing next Sunday night. Packers [...]
Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has been fined $10,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Championship Game. Peppers was penalized 15 yards on the fourth quarter play. After signing a six-year, $91 million contract that included over $20 million in compensation in 2010, $10,000 is sand [...]
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac may be on the Denver Broncos’ radar screen. The Packers may use short, high punts to negate the Devin Hester threat, writes Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Green Bay’s secondary has good hands, resulting in more picks. Packers center Scott Wells found [...]
For the Packers to go into Soldier Field and raise the Halas Trophy, they’ll have to expunge all of the demons that have followed them since week 3.
The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons have released their final injury report before Saturday night’s Divisional Playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Green Bay Out: LB Frank Zombo (knee) Questionable: S Atari Bigby (groin), FB Korey Hall (knee), C/G Jason Spitz (calf), Probable: LB Diyral Briggs (ankle), T Bryan Bulaga (shoulder), T Chad Clifton [...]
The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury reports before Saturday afternoon’s Divisional Playoffs game at 4:30pm ET on Saturday. Baltimore Questionable: C Matt Birk (knee), CB Chris Carr (thigh), S Tom Zbikowski (back) Probable: LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder), WR Donte Stallworth (illness) Pittsburgh Doubtful: DE Aaron Smith (triceps) Probable: CB Bryant [...]
The Atlanta Falcons are sick and tired of hearing about how the Packers are going to waltz into Atlanta and win handily. They’d like to remind you that they’re the #1 seed, they won the FIRST time, and they’re going to do it again.