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Aaron Rodgers said the Vikings made a concerted effort to slow down Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb Sunday.

The Vikings split their safeties to cloud the Packers' wideouts, a move that limited Nelson and Cobb to a combined 12-126-0. "What we have done best is get the ball to Jordy and Randall," Rodgers said. "They have had big statistical seasons so they tried to take them out of the game." Of course, that allowed Eddie Lacy to run through soft boxes for 25-125-1. Nelson and Cobb will see more 1-on-1 coverage in Week 13, but it will be against Darrelle Revis and the Patriots.
Nov 24 - 10:24 AM

James Starks had just one carry for negative-four yards in Week 12.

Starks didn't factor into Eddie Lacy's workload. He remains a strict backup going into Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:49 PM

Davante Adams was held to one catch for 10 yards in Week 12.

He was targeted four times. Adams remains the No. 3 option in the Packers' offense, but didn't get any red-zone looks. He'll be a touchdown-dependent WR4 against the Patriots in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:42 PM

Randall Cobb caught four passes for 58 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Vikings.

Cobb did most of his damage on a 29-yard catch in the first quarter. He had just five targets, and was held out of the end-zone for just the third time this season. Cobb will remain a top-12 option against the Patriots in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:16 PM

Jordy Nelson had eight catches for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Vikings.

Nelson was matched up with Josh Robinson for most of the game. He failed to get anything going downfield with Aaron Rodgers despite his team-high 12 targets. Nelson still led the Packers in receiving in a game where Rodgers only completed 19 passes. He could be shadowed by Darrelle Revis next week against the Patriots, but will remain a top-five receiver play.
Nov 23 - 5:11 PM

Eddie Lacy had 25 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Vikings.

He also had a second touchdown on a shovel pass from Aaron Rodgers, and finished with two catches for 13 yards. The 25 carries were a season-high for Lacy, who managed his second 100-yard game of the season. Lacy has been locked-in after a slow start and is averaging 19 touches over the last three weeks. He'll remain a solid RB1 for Week 13 against the Patriots.
Nov 23 - 4:52 PM

Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-29 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Vikings.

He added a season-high 34 yards on four carries. Rodgers was mostly held in check by the Vikings, but still managed to come away with two touchdowns. He couldn't get anything going downfield with Jordy Nelson despite targeting him 12 times. Rodgers has a difficult matchup against the Patriots secondary in Week 13, but will be a top-five option for a potential shootout. He now has a 31:3 TD-to-INT ratio through 11 games.
Nov 23 - 4:19 PM

Packers TE Brandon Bostick (hip) is inactive for Week 12.

Bostick will miss his second straight game and remains week to week. The rest of the Packers inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Jarrett Bush, LB Nick Perry, WR Jeff Janis, C Garth Gerhart, and LB Carl Bradford.
Nov 23 - 11:43 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects Clay Matthews to continue getting snaps as an inside linebacker Week 12 against the Vikings.

Matthews has played well since debuting in the middle against the Bears Week 10. Matthews has 16 tackles total and two sacks in the last two weeks and is averaging the fifth most fantasy points among linebackers over that span. He will be on the LB1 map against the Vikings.
Nov 22 - 10:40 AM

Brandon Bostick (hip) remains sidelined at Packers practice.

Bostick has been a non-factor all season. He's lightyears from re-draft relevance.
Nov 19 - 1:27 PM

Davante Adams caught two passes for 13 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

The Packers went back to "11," or a three-wide formation as their base this week. That led to chances for Davante Adams against the Eagles' weak corners, a matchup he'll always win. The second-round rookie did just that on a pretty slant route for a 6-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter, nicely shaking loose of Bradley Fletcher. Unfortunately, Adams will remain the third option in the pass game, giving him week-to-week inconsistency. He'll be a WR4 against the Vikings in Week 12. Adams was only targeted on two of Aaron Rodgers' 36 passes Sunday.
Nov 16 - 7:49 PM

Jordy Nelson caught four passes for 109 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

Nelson's day should have been even bigger. On a 64-yard catch in the first quarter, he just got tripped up by the shoestrings inside the 10-yard line. Later, he roasted Bradley Fletcher (as he did all day) and Fletcher grabbed Nelson's arm in the end zone, leading to a pass interference call. And finally, Jordy dropped a second-half pass that would have gone for at least a 40-yard gain. Still, Nelson proved once again he's unstoppable with Aaron Rodgers playing some of the best quarterback we've seen in the last decade. He'll be in the conversation as the No. 1 WR for Week 12 when Green Bay travels to Minnesota.
Nov 16 - 7:44 PM

Randall Cobb caught 10 passes for 129 yards in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

For some reason, the Eagles couldn't get stud slot corner Brandon Boykin on Cobb. So Aaron Rodgers' slot man went off, finding massive gaps in the Eagles defense and hauling in 10-of-13 targets. Cobb was unlucky not to find the end zone, but owners had to know a natural regression was coming there at some point. He came into Week 11 with at least one score in six straight games and had 10 on the season. Cobb will remain a no-brainer top-12 option at Minnesota in Week 12.
Nov 16 - 7:39 PM

James Starks rushed eight times for nine yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

The days of Starks getting series to himself in a rotation with Eddie Lacy are long over now. Lacy has been spectacular over the last few weeks, relegating Starks to strict garbage-time work. He's a handcuff only heading into Week 12.
Nov 16 - 7:37 PM

Eddie Lacy rushed 10 times for 69 yards with a touchdown and caught three passes for 45 yards with another score in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

Lacy was a force, bowling over would-be tacklers and dragging them -- especially on a 32-yard screen pass that went for a score in the fourth quarter. Lacy's recent involvement in the pass game (4.2 catches per game over last four) is especially encouraging as he continues to distance himself from strict backup James Starks. Although Lacy isn't going to get 20 carries a day in an Aaron Rodgers offense that is unstoppable through the air, he now has seven touchdowns in 10 games. He'll be a solid RB1 against the Vikings in Week 12.
Nov 16 - 7:22 PM

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