Surviving Sunday: Packers News, Notes and Links for the Football Deprived

I was watching the Minnesota Gophers play the Michigan Wolverines in the Big 10 tournament on Friday night and somehow the end of the game made me think about the NFL. It was one of those down-to-the-wire college basketball games that makes the sport so exciting, or at least should make the sport so exciting. […]

Packers Week 6 Stock Report: Bishop and Jennings Rising, Hawk and Clifton’s Health Falling

Packers Week 6 Stock Report:┬áThe Green Bay Packers improved to 5-0 by beating the Atlanta Falcons 25-14 on Sunday night. The Packers overcame a 14-0 deficit and the loss of Chad Clifton to get the win. Last season at this time, there’s no way the Packers win that game. But Aaron Rodgers is so good […]

Despite Success, Packers Empty Backfield Formations Will Always Make Me Nervous

Football Outsiders charted each team’s success in empty backfield formations last season. The Packers used an empty backfield 11 percent of the time (second most often in NFL) and averaged 5.5 yards per play (11th overall). Their DVOA with an empty backfield was 29.6 percent, ninth best in the league. These are good numbers. Maybe I shouldn’t worry so much.