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Dalton to replace Rodgers in Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was slowed by a calf injury late in the season and during the playoffs. Dalton will play in the NFL's All-Star Game for the second time. He made it at the conclusion of the 2011 season. The 27-year-old Dalton...

Extra Points: McCarthy failed Packers

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - It's fair to call Mike McCarthy one of the best coaches in the NFL but it's also more than objective to point out that the veteran mentor bookended the Green Bay Packers' season with two, truly awful game plans in Seattle. Back on Kickoff Weekend, McCarthy's stubborn insistence on staying away from Richard Sherman made his offense predictable by the second quarter after...

Packers' Cobb, Shields named to Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Sam Shields were named to their first Pro Bowl on Monday. The NFL announced that Cobb will replace Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant and Shields will take the place of New England corner Darrelle Revis, who will play in the Super Bowl. The Packers fell to Seattle in overtime Sunday in the NFC Championship...

Extra Points: No doubting Wilson now

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - After 30 minutes of the NFC Championship Game, it looked as if Russell Wilson had turned from Curt Hennig into John Blutarksy over one week's time. The third-year pro, who entered the game as the NFL's all-time postseason leader in passer rating, was nearly "Mr. Perfect" in the divisional round against Carolina with a 149.2 rating but Dean Wormer could have been called...

NFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks

By Mark Ross, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Season-opening foes will reconvene Sunday afternoon with much more on the line when the Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game on FOX. All that stands between the Seahawks (13-4) becoming the first team in 10 seasons to make it to back-to-back Super Bowls are the Packers (13-4), the team they beat 36-16 more than four months ago. Green Bay is looking for...

Extra Points: A look ahead at Championship Sunday

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - College football's version of the final four was a smashing success with Monday's national title game, a 42-20 Ohio State win over Oregon, serving as the coup de grace by generating an 18.5 overnight television rating, the highest mark ever for an ESPN telecast. With a true playoff format unveiled for the first time at the FBS level, this year's championship contest,...

NFL Matchup - Green Bay at Seattle

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
NFL Matchup - Green Bay at Seattle Green Bay Packers:== Sep 4 - L at Seattle, 16-36== Sep 14 - W vs. NY Jets, 31-24== Sep 21 - L at Detroit, 7-19== Sep 28 - W at Chicago, 38-17== Oct 2 - W vs. Minnesota, 42-10== Oct 12 - W at Miami, 27-24== Oct 19 - W vs. Carolina, 38-17== Oct 26 - L at New...

Extra Points: Bryant controversy could spark change

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - At the end of the day, the call was right and the rule is wrong, but the only "process" that really mattered on Sunday was the one where Mike Pereira became a bigger story line than Aaron Rodgers or Dez Bryant. Rodgers was nearly perfect on two late scoring drives and his 316 yards passing on a partially torn left calf helped the Green Bay Packers rally from their first...

Rodgers probable to face Cowboys

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' injured calf isn't serious enough to keep the former league MVP out of Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. The Packers officially designated Rodgers probable for Sunday's clash, with head coach Mike McCarthy telling reporters following Friday's practice that he does...

NFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Prediction: Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers

By Mark Ross, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The NFL’s best road team will face the best home team when the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers get together Sunday afternoon in the NFC Divisional Round on FOX. NFC East champion Dallas was the only team in the league to 8-0 on the road during the regular season, while NFC North champion Green Bay was the only team to go undefeated at home. Jason Garrett’s Cowboys needed a...