Green Bay Packers http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Green Bay Packers en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:48:41 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Doug Robinson: NFL overtime rules need to go http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620013/NFL-overtime-rules-need-to-go.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620013/NFL-overtime-rules-need-to-go.html The NFL continues to ignore what everyone already knows: Too much depends on the blind luck of a coin toss in games that are... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:41:27 MST Most popular sports teams in Utah? Utes football and the Jazz, Dan Jones poll reveals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620000/Most-popular-sports-teams-in-Utah-Utes-football-and-the-Jazz-Dan-Jones-poll-reveals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620000/Most-popular-sports-teams-in-Utah-Utes-football-and-the-Jazz-Dan-Jones-poll-reveals.html Who are the most popular sports teams in the Beehive State? If you said University of Utah football or the Utah Jazz, give... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:55:00 MST Doug Robinson: 'Heart and soul' of One Voice http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619908/Heart-and-soul-of-One-Voice.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619908/Heart-and-soul-of-One-Voice.html Utah's own One Voice Children's Choir, guided by Masa Fukuda, gained national renown in 2014 online and on TV with a wide... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:35:00 MST Seattle's comeback still hard for everyone to fathom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666685/Seattles-comeback-still-hard-for-everyone-to-fathom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666685/Seattles-comeback-still-hard-for-everyone-to-fathom.html A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST With matchup set, 5 players with Utah ties headed to Super Bowl XLIX http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619918/With-matchup-set-5-players-with-Utah-ties-headed-to-Super-Bowl-XLIX.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619918/With-matchup-set-5-players-with-Utah-ties-headed-to-Super-Bowl-XLIX.html Three Utah colleges and three state high schools will be represented at this year’s Super Bowl. Here’s a look at... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:50:00 MST Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT to return to the Super Bowl http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666626/Seahawks-rally-stuns-Packers-28-22-in-OT-to-return-to-the-Super-Bowl.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666626/Seahawks-rally-stuns-Packers-28-22-in-OT-to-return-to-the-Super-Bowl.html Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:25:00 MST Paths cross again for Seattle and Green Bay, this time in the NFC championship game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666587/Paths-cross-again-for-Seattle-and-Green-Bay-this-time-in-the-NFC-championship-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666587/Paths-cross-again-for-Seattle-and-Green-Bay-this-time-in-the-NFC-championship-game.html Eventually, the paths of Green Bay and Seattle were going to cross again. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 23:55:00 MST Poppinga: Competition is the fuel to a championship team http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619730/Poppinga-Competition-is-the-fuel-to-a-championship-team.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619730/Poppinga-Competition-is-the-fuel-to-a-championship-team.html One common denominator among the teams still standing is they are the best teams for a reason. These teams are a byproduct of... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:57:15 MST Doug Robinson: Ted Thompson has an eye for talent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619707/Ted-Thompson-has-an-eye-for-talent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619707/Ted-Thompson-has-an-eye-for-talent.html General Manager Ted Thompson has ignored trading and free agency while building the Green Bay Packers' roster through the draft Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:00:15 MST In different ways, LBs Bobby Wagner, Clay Matthews make marks http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666466/In-different-ways-LBs-Bobby-Wagner-Clay-Matthews-make-marks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666466/In-different-ways-LBs-Bobby-Wagner-Clay-Matthews-make-marks.html If it seems as if Clay Matthews is omnipresent off the field, well, yeah. No NFL linebacker has a higher profile than the... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:45:00 MST Deseret News Sports Podcast: Is Urban Meyer the best coach in football? Talking college and NFL playoffs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666269/Deseret-News-Sports-Podcast-Is-Urban-Meyer-the-best-coach-in-football-Talking-college-and-NFL.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666269/Deseret-News-Sports-Podcast-Is-Urban-Meyer-the-best-coach-in-football-Talking-college-and-NFL.html In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writer Carter Williams and contributor Jay Yeomans attempt to answer the question,... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:08:16 MST Poppinga: Going head to head with the most intimidating football player of my career http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619392/Poppinga-Going-head-to-head-with-the-most-intimidating-football-player-of-my-career.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619392/Poppinga-Going-head-to-head-with-the-most-intimidating-football-player-of-my-career.html Throughout my professional football career I never really faced an opponent that just scared me until I faced this guy. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:55:00 MST NFL locals photo gallery: Smith scores, Wagner registers nine tackles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619384/NFL-locals-photo-gallery-Smith-scores-Wagner-registers-nine-tackles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619384/NFL-locals-photo-gallery-Smith-scores-Wagner-registers-nine-tackles.html Eight players with local ties played in this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games. Here's a look at how they performed, as... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:50:00 MST Why Dez's catch wasn't a catch in Cowboys-Packers game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666039/Why-Dezs-catch-wasnt-a-catch-in-Cowboys-Packers-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666039/Why-Dezs-catch-wasnt-a-catch-in-Cowboys-Packers-game.html Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:45:00 MST Packers rally to beat Cowboys 26-21 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666017/Packers-rally-to-beat-Cowboys-26-21.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666017/Packers-rally-to-beat-Cowboys-26-21.html No need for ice and wind and record low temperatures. Even in relatively balmy conditions for Green Bay, and with a somewhat... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:35:00 MST Elder Gifford Nielsen’s unflappable leadership on display in his lone playoff start http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619079/Elder-Gifford-Nielsen7s-unflappable-leadership-on-display-in-his-lone-playoff-start.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619079/Elder-Gifford-Nielsen7s-unflappable-leadership-on-display-in-his-lone-playoff-start.html Elder Gifford Nielsen, the former BYU and Houston Oiler quarterback, recalls his first NFL playoff start this way: “If... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:05:00 MST Brady Poppinga: We are the experts of ourselves http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619012/Brady-Poppinga-We-are-the-experts-of-ourselves.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619012/Brady-Poppinga-We-are-the-experts-of-ourselves.html As I became eligible to enter the NFL draft following my senior season, many of the drafts experts felt like my chances in... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:05:00 MST Yeomans: A 4-team playoff isn't the answer in deciding a national champion in college football http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618930/Yeomans-A-4-team-playoff-isnt-the-answer-in-deciding-a-national-champion-in-college-football.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618930/Yeomans-A-4-team-playoff-isnt-the-answer-in-deciding-a-national-champion-in-college-football.html Examining why the four-team college football playoff isn't the best answer when determining a true champion. Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:55:00 MST The 12 Super Bowl hopefuls feature pros and cons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665395/The-12-Super-Bowl-hopefuls-feature-pros-and-cons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665395/The-12-Super-Bowl-hopefuls-feature-pros-and-cons.html Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:00:00 MST Brady Poppinga: Bronco Mendenhall is one of the best coaches in all of football http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618590/Brady-Poppinga-Bronco-Mendenhall-is-one-of-the-best-coaches-in-all-of-football.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618590/Brady-Poppinga-Bronco-Mendenhall-is-one-of-the-best-coaches-in-all-of-football.html Bronco Mendenhall has been the focal point of heavy criticism as of late. Some of his greatest critics are beat writers who... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:50:00 MST Meet the 21 Utah ties on the NFL playoff rosters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618582/Meet-the-21-Utah-ties-on-the-NFL-playoff-rosters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618582/Meet-the-21-Utah-ties-on-the-NFL-playoff-rosters.html Here's a look at the 21 players on NFL playoff rosters who have called a Utah team their own during either their college or... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:25:00 MST Former BYU Cougar, Ansah fined $22,050 for hit on Bears’ Clausen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665066/Former-BYU-Cougar-Ansah-fined-22050-for-hit-on-Bears7-Clausen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665066/Former-BYU-Cougar-Ansah-fined-22050-for-hit-on-Bears7-Clausen.html Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah was fined $22,050 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen Sunday. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:00:00 MST NFL playoff picture: 20 Utah ties currently in line to make the postseason http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618491/NFL-playoff-picture-20-Utah-ties-currently-in-line-to-make-the-postseason.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618491/NFL-playoff-picture-20-Utah-ties-currently-in-line-to-make-the-postseason.html The NFL postseason picture is coming into clearer view with 10 of the 12 playoff spots already claimed. As the postseason... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:55:00 MST NFL locals roundup for week 16: Former Ute Asiata scores pair of touchdowns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618362/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-16-Former-Ute-Asiata-scores-pair-of-touchdowns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618362/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-16-Former-Ute-Asiata-scores-pair-of-touchdowns.html Former Ute Matt Asiata again carried the load for the Minnesota Vikings and responded with two touchdowns. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:25:00 MST A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664810/A-dozen-football-fans-injured-in-lightning-strike.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664810/A-dozen-football-fans-injured-in-lightning-strike.html A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:00 MST Miracle Bowl, 34 years later: I don't know how you could top this one' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617566/Miracle-Bowl-34-years-later-I-dont-know-how-you-could-top-this-one.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617566/Miracle-Bowl-34-years-later-I-dont-know-how-you-could-top-this-one.html Breaking down the where the 1980 Holiday Bowl ranks in annals of all-time college football bowl rankings. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:45:12 MST NFL locals roundup for week 15 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617862/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-15.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617862/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-15.html Standouts in week 15 included former Aggie Bobby Wagner and former Ute Alex Smith, both of whom had big outings to keep their... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:01:51 MST Brady Poppinga: Confronting an unlikely opponent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618365/Brady-Poppinga-Confronting-an-unlikely-opponent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618365/Brady-Poppinga-Confronting-an-unlikely-opponent.html On the verge of realizing my childhood dream of playing football for BYU, I was confronted with a setback that not only... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:25:00 MST Brady Poppinga: The biggest game of my career http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617727/Brady-Poppinga-The-biggest-game-of-my-career.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617727/Brady-Poppinga-The-biggest-game-of-my-career.html The time came to take on greatest rival — my older brother — in a head-to-head match-up. The match-up would be... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:40:00 MST Bills' defense stifles Packers in 21-13 win http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617707/Bills-defense-stifles-Packers-in-21-13-win.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617707/Bills-defense-stifles-Packers-in-21-13-win.html Veteran Mario Williams and third-string newcomer Bacarri Rambo made for an unlikely Buffalo Bills defensive duo. They played... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:25:07 MST Week 14 NFL locals roundup: Former Aggies step up for their teams http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617355/Week-14-NFL-locals-roundup-Former-Aggies-step-up-for-their-teams.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617355/Week-14-NFL-locals-roundup-Former-Aggies-step-up-for-their-teams.html Former Utah State Aggies stepped up big, with one scoring an unlikely and another providing a big boost for his team after... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:45:00 MST Brady Poppinga: How I learned to compete from a deeper place http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617198/Brady-Poppinga-How-I-learned-to-compete-from-a-deeper-place.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617198/Brady-Poppinga-How-I-learned-to-compete-from-a-deeper-place.html Trying to interlace my hypercompetitive life and my life as an missionary was like trying to mix oil in water. I morphed into... Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:15:00 MST Week 13 NFL locals roundup: Several local players shine on Thanksgiving weekend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616867/Week-13-NFL-locals-roundup-Several-local-players-shine-on-Thanksgiving-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616867/Week-13-NFL-locals-roundup-Several-local-players-shine-on-Thanksgiving-weekend.html A former Cougar suffered a season-ending injury while a former Ute played big on Monday Night Football. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:28:00 MST Brady Poppinga: Athlete or not, my mission taught me that we all are competitors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616753/Brady-Poppinga-Athlete-or-not-my-mission-taught-me-that-we-all-are-competitors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616753/Brady-Poppinga-Athlete-or-not-my-mission-taught-me-that-we-all-are-competitors.html The first lesson I learned when I left my hypercompetitive lifestyle behind to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ... Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:20:00 MST NFL locals roundup for week 12 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616433/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-12.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616433/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-12.html Former Utah State Aggie Bobby Wagner returned from injury to help Seattle to a critical 19-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:25:00 MST Brady Poppinga: My older brother was my greatest rival http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616184/Brady-Poppinga-My-older-brother-was-my-greatest-rival.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616184/Brady-Poppinga-My-older-brother-was-my-greatest-rival.html Growing up I was extremely competitive to a fault. The majority of my one-on-one competitions against my older brother would... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:55:00 MST Jabari Parker posts photo of himself with LDS missionaries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615914/Jabari-Parker-posts-photo-of-himself-with-LDS-missionaries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615914/Jabari-Parker-posts-photo-of-himself-with-LDS-missionaries.html Jabari Parker, a professional basketball player and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted a... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:33:26 MST How will the NFL respond to domestic violence allegations against draft prospects? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615859/How-will-the-NFL-respond-to-domestic-violence-allegations-against-draft-prospects.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615859/How-will-the-NFL-respond-to-domestic-violence-allegations-against-draft-prospects.html With the NFL's changing attitude about domestic abuse among its ranks, a college defensive end may have an uncertain future... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:00:00 MST NFL locals roundup for week 11: Former janitor records his first two tackles of his career http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615846/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-11-Former-janitor-records-his-first-two-tackles-of-his-career.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615846/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-11-Former-janitor-records-his-first-two-tackles-of-his-career.html Former Utah State Aggie Maurice Alexander saw extended action in St. Louis' 22-7 upset win over the Denver Broncos and... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:25:00 MST Brady Poppinga: From an early age I dreamed of playing football for BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615736/Brady-Poppinga-From-an-early-age-I-dreamed-of-playing-football-for-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615736/Brady-Poppinga-From-an-early-age-I-dreamed-of-playing-football-for-BYU.html In this an excerpt taken from my book "True Spirit of Competition" I tell a story of a kid who dreamed of being a BYU... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:25 MST Utah notes: Orchard makes history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615690/Utah-notes-Orchard-makes-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615690/Utah-notes-Orchard-makes-history.html Senior defensive end breaks team record for the most sacks in a season, has 3.5 in the Utes' win at Stanford to up 2014 total... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:40:00 MST Utah punter Tom Hackett says Australian wave could be coming to American football (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613573/Utah-punter-Tom-Hackett-says-Australian-wave-could-be-coming-to-American-football-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613573/Utah-punter-Tom-Hackett-says-Australian-wave-could-be-coming-to-American-football-video.html Last week, Jarryd Hayne stunned Australian rugby fans by leaving the sport and Australia with the goal of playing in the NFL.... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 MDT Week 6 NFL locals roundup: Former BYU star Ezekiel Ansah shines in the Detroit Lions' victory http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613126/Week-6-NFL-locals-roundup-Former-BYU-star-Ezekiel-Ansah-shines-in-the-Detroit-Lions-victory.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613126/Week-6-NFL-locals-roundup-Former-BYU-star-Ezekiel-Ansah-shines-in-the-Detroit-Lions-victory.html Former BYU Cougar Ezekiel Ansah had a big game for the Detroit Lions to highlight the local efforts in Week 6 of the NFL season. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:10:00 MDT NFL Sunday rewind: Recaps and top photos from Week 5 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661133/NFL-Sunday-rewind-Recaps-and-top-photos-from-Week-5.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661133/NFL-Sunday-rewind-Recaps-and-top-photos-from-Week-5.html DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:56:20 MDT USU football: Nick Vigil added to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612677/USU-football-Nick-Vigil-added-to-Paul-Hornung-Award-Honor-Roll.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612677/USU-football-Nick-Vigil-added-to-Paul-Hornung-Award-Honor-Roll.html Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for week six of the college football season... Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:52:54 MDT NFL locals roundup for week 5: Brice McCain records a pick-6 for the Steelers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612605/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-5-Brice-McCain-records-a-pick-6-for-the-Steelers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612605/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-5-Brice-McCain-records-a-pick-6-for-the-Steelers.html See how each player with Utah ties fared in week five of the NFL season. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:43:17 MDT Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings 42-10 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660547/Peppers-gets-pick-6-Packers-rout-Vikings-42-10.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660547/Peppers-gets-pick-6-Packers-rout-Vikings-42-10.html Julius Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and the Green Bay... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00:16:19 MDT NFL locals roundup for week 4 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612109/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-4.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612109/NFL-locals-roundup-for-week-4.html Former Utes Alex Smith and Steve Smith headlined the local performances for week four of the NFL season. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:25 MDT