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Mark Tauscher

Green Bay Packers 2011 Season Preview

The 2010 Green Bay Packers proved without any doubt that they're a team capable of overcoming adversity. The defending NFL champions will now be faced with a new challenge for this upcoming season, as they'll be attempting to change the course of recent history.Since the New England Patriots hoisted back-to-back Lombardi Trophies in 2003 and 2004, none of the next six Super Bowl winners have advanced beyond the Divisional Round of the following year's playoffs. The last five teams that fall into that category all failed to win a single postseason game.The 2011 Packers might just be able to buck that negative trend, however. Only three players (guard Daryn Colledge , defensive end Cullen Jenkins and running back Brandon Jackson ) that qualify as major contributors to the group that downed the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dallas last February are no longer with the organization. And Green Bay earned its title the hard way, prevailing in three tough road playoff games to reach the Super Bowl an...

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  1. Packers quarterback Rodgers 'probable' for Sunday's game

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The injury-hit Green Bay Packers got a welcome boost on Friday when quarterback Aaron Rodgers was listed as a probable starter for Sunday's home ...

  2. Rodgers given green light for Packers, Matthews ruled out

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was declared active for Sunday's home game against the Miami Dolphins while linebacker Clay Matthews ...

  3. Carpenter FG in OT lifts Dolphins past Pack 23-20

    The Miami Dolphins pounced on the injury-riddled Green Bay Packers, wearing out a patchwork defense before Dan Carpenter kicked a 44-yard game-winning field goal for...

  4. Packers G Colledge practices, probable for Sunday

    Continuity has been a key to the success of the Green Bay Packers ' offensive line this season.But an important member of that line may miss Sunday night's game agai...

  5. Packers take OT Sherrod to end 1st round

    The Green Bay Packers are hoping to beef up their offensive line with the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft , taking Mississippi State tackle Derek Sher...

  6. Packers take OT Sherrod to end 1st round

    The Green Bay Packers didn't seem like a team with any glaring needs going into the draft, so the Super Bowl champions made a big addition to their long-term protect...

  7. Eagles swoop in and snag Asomugha

    Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?Then, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and snagged the biggest prize in this year's fre...

  8. McCarthy restless, injured Packers players hungry

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy and his staff have spent weeks coming up with plans to cram a full offseason's worth of preparation into a compressed training ...

  9. NFC North Draft Needs: Packers

    NFL DRAFT NEEDS: NFC NORTH Bears | Lions | Vikings OVERVIEW Green Bay bounced back from a dismal 6-10 season in 2008 with an 11-5 record and a playoff berth last yea...

  10. New York Giants Beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20, to Win NFC, Will Face New England Patriots in Super Bowl

    Eli Manning has arrived, and just in time to take his New York Giants on an improbable trip to the Super Bowl.A suddenly matured Manning guided the Giants to their 1...

  11. How NFL teams approach uncapped free agency

    How each of the 32 NFL teams are approaching Friday's opening of free agency with no salary cap:___AFC BALTIMORE RAVENSRavens don't intend to be thrifty. In quest to...

  12. Packers re-sign veteran LT Chad Clifton

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers re-signed veteran left tackle Chad Clifton on Saturday, wrapping up one of their major offseason concerns early in the N...

  1. No. 25 Wisconsin beats No. 16 Indiana 57-50

    Ben Brust scored 13 points and No. 25 Wisconsin continued its recent rebound in the Big Ten, beating No. 16 Indiana 57-50 on Thursday night.Ryan Evans added 12 point...

  2. Packers running game struggling without Grant

    Green Bay is missing Ryan Grant and not just on the roster.Grant suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the season opener and the running game hasn't been the same...

  3. Packers players approve union decertification

    Green Bay Packers players have become the latest team to give the NFL Players Association approval to decertify in the event of a lockout next year.George Atallah, t...

  4. Packers hit by injuries, Barnett not ruled out

    The Green Bay Packers are being hit hard by injuries going into Sunday's game at Washington.Coach Mike McCarthy hasn't yet given up on linebacker Nick Barnett's seas...

  5. Rodgers has concussion, Pack hit hard by injuries

    Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a concussion and might have to sit out Sunday's game against Miami, the latest blow in a wave of injuries that has hit the Green Bay Pa...

  6. Packers may lose TE Finley, LB Barnett for season

    Already hammered by injuries, the Green Bay Packers now may be without tight end Jermichael Finley and linebacker Nick Barnett for the rest of the season.Both player...

  7. Packers QB Rodgers probable for Sunday's game

    Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells is convinced Aaron Rodgers is over the concussion that put the quarterback's playing status in doubt earlier this week."He seems...

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