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Can Packers' sole Milwaukeean save their struggling secondary?

Published Nov. 15, 2016

Milwaukee native Marwin Evans is a late bloomer who hits hard. The Packers, who have a depleted and deficient defensive backfield and are under .500 this late in a season for the first time since 2008, could really use a bloom - and a bang. It could be Evans' time now in the Green Bay secondary.

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The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part one

Published July 15, 2015

There was a stretch of nearly two months last season when the Green Bay Packers' run defense was ranked as the worst in the NFL. If the Packers want to go as far as they did last year - and further - many key players will have to step up. Now that we've concluded the list of Green Bay's 10 most important offensive players, here's a look at who's most important defensively for the Packers.

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NFL Combine is Thompson's time

Published Feb. 19, 2015

Officially, the 2015 NFL season doesn't begin until March when the league calendar flips. But the NFL Combine is this week in Indianapolis, and it's the best chance for teams to get up close and personal with future draft picks. While Packers coaches are on hand as well, this is Ted Thompson's time to shine.

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Change in attitude has Packers defense rolling

Published Jan. 8, 2015

The Green Bay Packers may not have edged the Detroit Lions for the NFC North crown and earned a bye and home game this Sunday against Dallas if not for a change in attitude on defense following the team's bye week back in early November. That unit changed its course then, and it may lead to a Super Bowl run.

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Packers win ugly to clinch playoff berth

Published Dec. 22, 2014

The Green Bay Packers dominated defensively and again struggled offensively on the road to beat the Buccaneers, 20-3, in Tampa Bay on Sunday and clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight year.

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Lacy runs roughshod as Packers clip Falcons

Published Dec. 9, 2014

The Green Bay Packers continued their dominance at Lambeau Field in a high-scoring victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. While Aaron Rodgers added to his MVP candidacy, running back Eddie Lacy set the tone with a powerful performance.

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Defense now has its signature victory

Published Dec. 3, 2014

Celebrations last a day in the National Football League, and it's on to the next opponent. The Atlanta Falcons were mentioned several times in the immediate aftermath of the Green Bay Packers' 26-21 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon. What will be remembered is how a maligned Packers defense held firm, and the team can build off that.

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Packers' best was better than Patriots'

Published Nov. 30, 2014

The Green Bay Packers edged the New England Patriots, 26-21, Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field in what many called a Super Bowl preview. If that was the case, then the Packers' best beat the best the Pats had to offer, especially their top cover corners.

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Packers prepare for the unexpected

Published Oct. 2, 2014

Much preparation goes into an NFL game, on both sides of the ball. Even in a short week, like the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings faced. Yet there are always surprises, formations and plays a player has never seen. So how do you prepare for the unexpected?

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Packers stars dimmed in season opener loss

Published Sept. 5, 2014

The Green Bay Packers were blown out in the season opener on Thursday night, losing 36-16 to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. In the loss, the Packers stars on offense and defense did not live up to their billing.

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Doctor details the problems with oblique injuries for Brewers, Packers

Published Aug. 20, 2014

Key members of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers have suffered oblique injuries this year, but it has affected each differently. OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Dr. Omar Darr of Aurora Health Care to explain what those injuries mean and how they can affect the two sports (and their positions) differently.

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Home cooking is often the best kind for some athletes

Published Oct. 31, 2013

Athletes in Milwaukee and Green Bay aren't shy about heading out into town to find something great to eat, but every now and then the best dishes are the ones served up at home. Members of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Admirals tell you what they like best out of their own kitchens.

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Burnett ready for leadership role with Packers

Published May 30, 2013

Charles Woodson is back in Oakland, seemingly leaving a veteran void in the Green Bay Packers secondary. But there is Morgan Burnett, the 24-year-old fourth-year safety who is now the "old man" of the defensive backfield - and he's ready for the challenge of leading.

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Packers defense going to school

Published May 29, 2013

The 2012 Green Bay Packers season ended with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick running, and throwing, up and down the field for 444 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. With Kaepernick on the schedule in 2013, along with several other mobile quarterbacks, the Packers defense is going to school this spring.