Packers place TE Musgrave, RB Wilson on IR. They sign RB Robinson and WR Melton to active roster
The Green Bay Packers placed tight end Luke Musgrave on injured reserve and signed running back James Robinson to their active roster among a series of moves Wednesday in advance of their Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit.
Detroit Lions road matchup against Packers on Thursday will be battle for NFC North lead
The Detroit Lions are looking to go 3-1 on Thursday Night Football as they travel to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers in an early-season duel that could have late-season ramifications as both teams will battle to stay atop the NFC North.
Patriots' Isaiah Bolden evaluated, released from hospital after being carted off late vs. Packers
Patriots' rookie cornerback Isaiah Bolden has been released from a Green Bay area hospital following a series of evaluations after being carted off the field in the fourth quarter of New England’s exhibition game with the Packers on Saturday night.
Mayfield makes too many mistakes in return from COVID list
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four interceptions in his first game since returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list as the Browns’ fading playoff hopes took another hit with a 24-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.
Republican wants to require national anthem in Wisconsin
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agreed to play the national anthem after the NBA reiterated its policy to require the song. “This tradition traces its roots back more than a century – even pre-dating the song’s adoption as the national anthem. No matter the scope, there is no penalty for violating the requirement, so even if the bar league softball team skipped the national anthem, there would be no repercussion under the law. Dan Patrick has said that requiring the national anthem at all Texas venues that receive public funding will be among his top legislative priorities this session. Although playing the national anthem before games is a staple of American sports at the professional and collegiate levels, it is far less common in other countries.
How Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting grew into a Super Bowl talent
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers via AP)Tampa Bay Buccaneer cornerback and Macomb Township native Sean Murphy-Bunting is one win away from a Super Bowl championship because he always bet on himself. Sean Murphy-Bunting met with new head coach John Bonemego, who offered him a gray shirt on the spot. When he has his mind set on something, he works hard at it,” said Kim Murphy-Bunting. Kim Murphy-Bunting will be in the stand as always, as his biggest fan.
Super Bowl 55: A Viewer's Guide to get you through Sunday
___IN THE BOOTHJim Nantz and Tony Romo team for their second Super Bowl. Reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and special teams analyst Jay Feely are on their third Super Bowl. By comparison, CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl in 1984, which was also in Tampa, had 20 cameras. NFL Films’ “Road to the Super Bowl” follows at 12 p.m., and “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” at 1 p.m.“The Super Bowl Today” comes on at 2 p.m., leading into pregame ceremonies at 6 p.m. and kickoff at 6:30 p.m. This will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame host assignment for James Brown and his sixth for CBS.
Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game
(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. Keeping announcers separated until game day has been CBS' protocol this season. “Super Bowl Today” pregame host James Brown and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus won’t get there until Thursday, while sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson arrives Friday. CBS isn't the only network that has modified its Super Bowl week plans. ESPN and NFL Network usually begin coverage from where the big game is held the Sunday before and when the teams usually arrive.
Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Scott Miller catches a 39-yard touchdown pass against Green Bay Packers' Kevin King during the first half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field. Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. The Bucs (14-5) earned their franchise-record eighth consecutive road victory to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since their 2002 championship season. Tampa Bay then ran out the clock on the Packers (14-4).
Packers' Jones, Bucs' Whitehead leave NFC championship game
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) fumbles after being hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead (33) during the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s NFC championship game early in the third quarter with a chest injury suffered when he was tackled and fumbled going to the ground on a hit by Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead. Jones’ fumble set up Tom Brady’s third touchdown of the day, putting Tampa Bay up 28-10. The Bucs announced Whitehead is out, leaving them with a pair of backup safeties in the lineup. Packers defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster was carted to the locker room midway through the third quarter with his ankle injury.
85-year-old fan's streak of Packers playoff games will go on
Fans take their socially distanced seats before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)GREEN BAY, Wis. – An 85-year-old Green Bay Packers fan who has never missed a playoff game at Lambeau Field thought her streak was coming to an end this week until two charitable brothers heard her story. Fritzie Neitzel, of Green Bay, went to her first Packers game with her father in October 1945, when she was 10. As longtime season ticket holders, her family tried buying seats for the NFC championship game once they went on sale Wednesday. That's when Neitzel heard about the Spirit of Wisconsin Booster Club led by Steve Ewing, of Milwaukee, and Neal Ewing, of Green Bay. So Steve Ewing drove from Milwaukee to Green Bay on Saturday to hand off the phone with the tickets.
NFC Matchups: Where else to start but Brady and Rodgers?
But Gronk in particular has always been a big-play guy in big games for Brady, and Green Bay doesn't have linebackers who excel in coverage. Green Bay will do some blitzing, though not as much as Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles figures to do. Unlike Brady, Rodgers can create outside the pocket, and he's especially dangerous when doing so. Veteran placekicker Mason Crosby is solid, making all 16 field goal attempts, but missed four PATs for Green Bay. Tampa Bay's Ryan Succop, now in his 12th pro season, made 28 of 31 field goal tries but missed five extra points.
Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home
The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The prize is much different this year, though, because the Super Bowl will be played in front of a far smaller crowd than usual. The first Super Bowl in 1967 was played in front of 61,946 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Eagles backup Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, a sign of things to come in the Super Bowl against New England.