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Seattle Seahawks: World Champions 2014 (02/05/2014)
The Seattle Seahawks earned their first World Championship of professional football in Super Bowl XLVIII by pulverizing the Denver Broncos by a score of 43 – 8. The game was anticlimactic. Football  ... 

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Super Bowl XLVIII (01/29/2014)
By Dave DeLano -- The long NFL season reaches its conclusion next Sunday when the AFC champion Denver Broncos take on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This will be the first Super Bowl ... 

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Offseason outlook: defense (01/22/2014)
By Dave DeLano -- Last week the Packer Partisan addressed the Green Bay Packers’ talented and potent offense. Unfortunately, the Packer defense is in stark contrast, with major changes likely in store for a unit in sad ... 

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Offseason Outlook: Offense (01/15/2014)
By Dave DeLano -- With the Green Bay Packers’ 2013 season now in the rearview mirror, a little reflection on the past season and a look into the future is this week’s subject of scrutiny. First, let’s tackle the offen ... 

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2013 roller coaster season ends for the Packers (01/08/2014)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers’ 2013 season ended abruptly Sunday night as a last-second field goal gave the San Francisco 49ers a 23 – 20 victory. It was another thrilling game to watch, but the scrappy Pack ... 

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Staying Alive (12/22/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- On a cold and windy Green Bay afternoon the Packers lost a gut wrenching game Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 38 – 31. That brings the Packers 2013 record to 7–7–1. Incredibly, a playo ... 

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‘Twas the Night of a Packer Miracle (12/18/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- What an incredible win. A miracle many would say. Unbelievable turnaround victory. Awesome reversal of football fortunes. Best second half of football seen in a long time. All of the above and mo ... 

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The Season is Still Alive (12/11/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- By the slimmest of margins the Green Bay Packers squeaked out a 22 – 21 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. It was the first victory for the Packers since Halloween and it was a long dr ... 

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It was worse than what happened to the turkey (12/04/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- OMG. In their worst nightmare Cheeseheads could never have experienced a Thanksgiving Day getting started so upside down. Yet, the Green Bay Packers were absolutely atrocious in full view of a natio ... 

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Ties don’t win Championships (11/27/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers battled the Minnesota Vikings to an overtime 26 – 26 tie Sunday at Lambeau. It was a disappointing development in what is quickly becoming a substandard season for Cheeseheads a ... 

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Tough times in Titletown (11/20/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers lost their third contest in a row Sunday as they fell to the New York Giants by a score of 27 – 13. The loss dropped the 5 – 5 Packers into third place in the NFC North, one full ... 

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Another Lambeau loss and more injuries (11/13/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers performed poorly for a second week in a row and lost at home to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 27 – 13. The big story going into this game was that Seneca Wallace would b ... 

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Rodgers-less Packers ain’t so great (11/06/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- A horrible Halloween nightmare occurred a week late in Green Bay as the underdog Chicago Bears upset the Packers by a score of 27 – 20 on Monday Night Football. It was worse than just a loss at Lambe ... 

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Burning down the Humpty Dump on the way out the door (10/30/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Packers never, ever have to play another game in the miserable Minneapolis Humpty Dump, and so a good riddance party was in order. By a score of 44 – 31 the Green Bay Packers pounded the Minnesota ... 

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Keep calm and carry on (10/23/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- With an incredible slew of injuries to deal with this past week, Mike McCarthy came up with the theme “keep calm and carry on.” The message took hold as the Green Bay Packers rose to the occasion and  ... 

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Tough win on the road (10/16/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- Last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens, were a slight favorite to defeat the Green Bay Packers on their home turf Sunday. However, in a battle of the two highest-paid quarterbacks in t ... 

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Potpourri Thoughts during the Bye Week (10/02/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- Having a “bye week” this early in the NFL season is new to the league and hence also new to the scribes who write football columns. What follows are some Packer Partisan observations as the calendar  ... 

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Stumblin’ and Fumblin’ in Cincinnati (09/25/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- Who would have thunk that the Green Bay Packers would score 30 unanswered points against the Cincinnati Bengals and still lose? Unbelievably the Packers endeavored to do exactly that, as they fell t ... 

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Offense Explodes in Redskins Rout (09/18/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers rebounded nicely from the defeat last week in San Francisco. On the 57th home opener at Lambeau Field, the Packers trounced the Washington Redskins by a score of 38 – 20. The g ... 

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Packers stumble in opener (09/11/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- It was a lot closer than the post-season rout that ended last season for the Packers, but the result was the same Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers came away with a 34-28 win on opening day 2013. The  ... 

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Green Bay Packers 2013 Preview (09/04/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- Training camp and the preseason are history, Packer management has selected its football players for the 2013 season and the opener against the San Francisco 49ers is set to kick off at 3:15 Sunday.  ... 

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Packers could go in different directions in April draft (04/24/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers enter this week’s collegiate draft with a lot of uncertainty as there are several positions where the talent level needs to improve. Barring a trade, the Packers pick 26th in th ... 

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Baltimore Ravens are the Champs! (02/06/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2012 professional football season is over and it is the Baltimore Ravens that take home the Lombardi trophy this year, as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII by a score of 34 ... 

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Offensive Opportunities (01/30/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- Last week The Packer Partisan concentrated on the Green Bay Packers’ defensive issues. As this column winds down for the season, the offense gets the attention. The Packers’ awesome aerial juggernau ... 

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Getting Defensive (01/23/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- In the aftermath of the thumping the Green Bay Packers suffered last week in San Francisco, Cheeseheads have now had a week to reflect on where the team is and what steps will be necessary to get our  ... 

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Packers’ Season Ends with a Dull Thud (Again) (01/16/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers’ 2012 season ended just as it started, with an ugly loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The score was 45 – 31 and it was the second time in two years that the Packers’ season ended  ... 

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Vikings Vanquished; Pack heads to San Francisco (01/09/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers advanced to the Divisional Playoffs next week by dismantling the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 24 - 10. The Packers had been rightfully embarrassed by allowing Adrian Peterson ... 

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Playoffs Start Next Week at Lambeau (01/02/2013)
By Dave DeLano -- The regular season finale was a thrilling game to watch but unfortunately for Cheeseheads, the Green Bay Packers came up short in the Humpty Dump, falling to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 37 – 3 ... 

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Shock and Awe in Green Bay (12/26/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Going into Sunday’s game, the Green Bay Packers had only lost once in the past twenty years when playing their regular season finale in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field. The winning streak exte ... 

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2012 NFC North Division Champions (12/19/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers became NFC North Division champions for the second straight year and ran their season record to 10 wins against 4 losses, with a 21 – 13 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at  ... 

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December Snow is Packer Football Weathe (12/12/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers won their last 21 games against the Detroit Lions on Wisconsin turf, and so it was a good bet that the swirling winds and snow of a December game in Lambeau would blow their way  ... 

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Rodgers Trumps Peterson (12/05/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers made their claim on first place in the NFC North Sunday by disposing of the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 23 – 14. The 103rd meeting of the so-called border battle brought toge ... 

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Meltdown in the Meadowlands (11/28/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Sunday was the last day of Minnesota’s “second” deer hunting season. Hoping to fill my tag I headed out into the woods, grateful that the NFL had scheduled the Packers to play in the evening, thus no ... 

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Comeback win in Detroit (11/21/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers won their fifth game in a row Sunday with a comeback victory over the Detroit Lions by a score of 24 – 20. It was a big win for the Green and Gold. With their best defensive pl ... 

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Bye Week on the (Green) Bay (11/14/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Mike McCarthy gave the Green Bay Packer players the whole week off last week to mend mentally and physically from the rigors of nine games in the National Football League. Consequently, it has been a ... 

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Packers Limp into Bye at 6 – 3 (11/07/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers, as expected, prevailed against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at Lambeau by a score of 31 – 17. It was a better performance than the previous week’s beat down of the Jacksonville ... 

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Ugly as all get-out, but the Packers Won (10/31/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- A 24 – 15 victory doesn’t sound bad, but if you were a Cheesehead watching the Green Bay Packers outlasting the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars you weren’t too proud of the good guys this week. Mike McC ... 

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Rodgers, Packers Dominate Rams (10/24/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers went to St Louis to take care of business with the Rams and that they did, coming home with a 30 – 20 victory. It was a dominating win, reminiscent of what the Pack did to the T ... 

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Quieting the critics (10/17/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packer offense lit up the scoreboard and dominated the previously undefeated Houston Texans Sunday on national television. The final score was 42 – 24 and a sweet win  ... 

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Colts have Luck, Packers don’t (10/10/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Andrew Luck, the first player chosen in this year’s collegiate draft, and now the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, put on an aerial show Sunday as he led the Colts to a second-half comeback, an ... 

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Packers Narrowly Avoid Second Snakebite (10/03/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers came away with a 28 – 27 victory Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in another high-scoring game between these two teams. Last week’s “Senseless in Seattle” debacle triggered ... 

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Packer Defense Rises to the Occasion (09/19/2012)
It has been a long time since Cheeseheads were treated to an outstanding defensive effort by the Green and Gold, but that is exactly what they got as the Green Bay Packers smothered the Chicago Bears  ... 

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Disappointing Opener Leaves Packers in the Cellar (09/12/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads surely won’t like to read the above headline, and who would have thunk that the Green Bay Packers would be the only team in the NFL North to lose their 2012 opener? But that is what happe ... 

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Packers’ quest for World Championship # 14 begins Sunday (09/05/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- It seems like a very long summer coming to an end as the professional football season is about ready to kick off next weekend. The Green Bay Packers have a tough act to improve on, having gone 15 – 1 ... 

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Defensive Reinforcements Arrive in Titletown (05/02/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2012 collegiate draft is in the history books and it appears that Cheeseheads will see much needed improvement from the Packers’ defense this coming season. Once again General Manager Ted Thompso ... 

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Putting the 2011/12 Packer Season in Perspective (02/08/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2011/2012 National Football League season is over following the Super Bowl XLVI victory by the New York Giants over the New England Patriots 21 – 17 in a good game in Indianapolis. At least I thi ... 

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Packer Post-Season Potpourri (02/01/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Another week has transpired since the Green Bay Packers bowed out of the quest for the NFL championship and most of the sting is starting to dissipate. Last week it looked like there would be a raid  ... 

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Super Bowl participants set; GB not among those (01/25/2012)
The National Football League Conference champions have been determined. The New England Patriots will represent the American Conference and the New York Giants will represent the National Conference  ... 

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Packer season ends with a dull thud (01/18/2012)
After a sensational season that thrilled Cheeseheads with fifteen victories against a single loss, just about everything went haywire Sunday and the Packers fell to the New York Giants by a score of 3 ... 

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The New York Giants are Coming to Titletown (01/11/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- The first round of the 2011/12 National Football League playoffs is now in the history books, with the only surprise being the Tim Tebow-led Denver Broncos win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime ... 

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A Plethora of Quarterback Talent in Titletown (01/04/2012)
By Dave DeLano -- Mike McCarthy decided to rest some key Green Bay Packer players including quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. That decision opened an opportunity for backup quarterback Matt Flynn to lead the Packer ... 

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Mister Rodgers’ Neighborhood (12/28/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers clinched the # 1 NFC seed and home field advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs on Sunday with a 35 – 21 victory over the Chicago Bears. The win runs the Packers’ season rec ... 

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The Winning Streak is Over (12/21/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers’ 19-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Sunday as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Kansas City Chiefs and lost by a score of 19 – 14. The Packers had a chance to  ... 

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Packers Remain Undefeated in Convincing Fashion (12/14/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers ran their amazing streak of wins to 19 with a dominating performance over the Oakland Raiders. The final score was 46 – 16. In doing so the Packers secured a first round bye in ... 

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Giants’ Best Efforts not Enough to Stop Packers (12/07/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers extended their undefeated season Sunday by defeating the New York Giants by a score of 38 – 35. The last play of the game provided the difference in a thrilling game. The Giant ... 

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Thanksgiving Gravy for the Packers (11/30/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2011 Green Bay Packers may have overcome their biggest challenge yet this year when they ran their record to 11 – 0 by whipping the Detroit Lions on the road by a score of 27 – 15. This is the fi ... 

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Bucs Spring the ‘Trap’ Game; but the Trap Doesn’t Work (11/23/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers ran their season record to 10-0 with a 35-26 victory over Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, but it was an ugly affair as the Packers arguably played their worst game of the year. Afte ... 

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Ravaging the Vikings (11/16/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers manhandled the Minnesota Vikings on Military Appreciation Night in Green Bay Monday night, and by a score of 45 – 7 the Packers remain undefeated in their quest to repeat as Supe ... 

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Halfway Through the Season and the Packers are 8 – 0 (11/09/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- It wasn’t very pretty at times, but the Green Bay Packers ran their season record to 8 – 0 with a 45 – 38 win over the San Diego Chargers Sunday. The win gives the Packers a new franchise record of 1 ... 

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Bye Week 2011 (11/02/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers enjoyed their bye week being the only undefeated team in the NFL with seven wins and zero losses. The defending Super Bowl champions have obviously played well this year, but th ... 

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Packers Run Their Record to 7 - 0 (10/26/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- It was their worst performance this season but at the end of the day, the Green Bay Packers prevailed over the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 33 – 27. The 100th meeting between these teams turned ou ... 

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Rams no Match for Potent Packers (10/19/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers became the NFL’s lone undefeated team Sunday after running their 2011 season record to 6 – 0 by defeating the St. Louis Rams 24 – 3. The last time a Packer team started a season ... 

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Falcons Fail to Derail Packers (10/12/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- It was a rematch of last year’s National Football Conference championship game in Atlanta Sunday night, and the outcome was the same as the Green Bay Packers prevailed over the Atlanta Falcons by a sc ... 

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Rodgers and Company too Much for the Broncos (10/05/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- Before Sunday’s game television commentator and former pro quarterback Phil Simms said that he believed Aaron Rodgers is the best football player in the National Football League. Simms surely did not ... 

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Weird Win in the Windy City (09/28/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- How strange is it that a six-inch nail or spike popped up in the middle of the Soldier Field midway through the second quarter of the Packer/Bear game Sunday? The spike may have been one of the weird ... 

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Packers Rally Past Panthers (09/21/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Packers won the coin flip. That was about as far as good things went for the Green Bay Packers as Sunday’s contest began with the Carolina Panthers. The Packers were able to rally for a 30 – 23  ... 

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Great Start for the 2011 Packers (09/14/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2011 season kicked off last Thursday in grand fashion as the Green Bay Packers outscored the New Orleans Saints by 42 -34. My neighbor claimed that this game was the best football game he has see ... 

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Packers Ready for Opener (09/07/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The roster has been determined and the 53 best football players are under contract. The stage has been set for an awesome opener Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers open their season against th ... 

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Prepping for Another Super Bowl Ring (08/31/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- With the labor situation now settled and the preseason games winding down, Green Bay Packer management is going to have some serious decisions to make shortly as they cull the squad down in preparatio ... 

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Packer Partisan (07/13/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- Lockout Levity at Lambeau Field

The National Football League owners and the NFL Players Union have not agreed to a collective bargaining arrangement for the upcoming season as of yet, and thus the  ... 

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‘The rich keep getting richer’ (05/04/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- I don’t know how many times I heard a television football analyst utter those words upon hearing the names of the players selected by the Green Bay Packers this past weekend in the collegiate draft.  ... 

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Packer Partisan (04/27/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- Drafting Dead Last … How Sweet it is!

Cheeseheads, still basking in the glory of Super Bowl XLV, have another treat to look forward to this week… the collegiate draft. While the stupidity of the ... 

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Super Bowl Champions!!! (02/09/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- They did it!! In case you haven’t heard, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday by a score of 31 – 25 to become Super Bowl champions. In doing so, the Lombardi Trophy returns  ... 

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Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (02/02/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The stage is set for the big barn dance in Dallas next Sunday and how sweet it is for Cheeseheads to have their beloved Packers picked as favorites to win it all.  Oddsmakers have established the Pack ... 

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Packers are the NFC Champions; Advance to the Super Bowl (01/26/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- In a classic pro football struggle the Green Bay Packers persevered over the Chicago Bears by a score of 21 – 14 Sunday thus becoming Champions of the National Football Conference and advancing to Sup ... 

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Blowout in Atlanta Vaults Pack into NFC Championship Game (01/19/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- Aaron Rodgers was absolutely awesome leading the underdog Green Bay Packers to a 48 – 21 victory over the number-one seeded Atlanta Falcons Saturday evening. In doing so, the Packers set a team recor ... 

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Packers Head to Round Two of the Playoffs (01/12/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers will advance to the next round of the NFL’s post-season tournament next week after knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday by a score of 21 – 16. The Packers led this game f ... 

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Classic Packers vs. Bears Tussle Vaults Pack into the Playoffs (01/05/2011)
By Dave DeLano -- Vince Lombardi and George Halas would have been proud to witness the good old-fashioned defensive battle that took place at Lambeau Field Sunday where the Packers advanced into the 2010 playoffs with  ... 

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Giants Toppled in Titletown (12/29/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- With their backs against the wall, the Green Bay Packers turned in an incredibly impressive performance and thoroughly destroyed the New York Giants Sunday by a score of 45 – 17. The win means that t ... 

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Almost an Upset in Foxborough (12/22/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- Led by backup quarterback Matt Flynn, the Green Bay Packers lost a heartbreaker Sunday night to the heavily favored New England Patriots by a score of 31 – 27. The loss was the second in the row for  ... 

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Offense Implodes and Rodgers is Hurt (12/15/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers laid an egg Sunday at a most untimely point in the season which seriously dents their hopes for play-off possibilities this year. In a very disappointing performance the Packers ... 

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Throwback Uniforms are bad, but the Packers win Anyway (12/08/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- In spite of donning the ugliest of ugly 1929 throwback uniforms, the Green Bay Packers came away Sunday with an impressive 34 – 16 win against the San Francisco 49ers to bring their season record to 8 ... 

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Speed Bump (12/01/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers’ hard-luck 2010 season hit a speed bump Sunday as they lost to the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 20 – 17.  The Packers have lost four games this year by a total of just 12 points ... 

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Sweeping the Vikings… how Sweet it is! (11/24/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers trounced their archrival Minnesota Vikings in the Humpty-Dump Sunday by a score of 31 – 3. The 100th meeting of these teams was not without irony as the Packers’ all-time leadin ... 

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Quiet Week in Titletown (11/17/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers took a well deserved break following their big win over the Dallas Cowboys last week. Packer management, however, was busy during the bye week and they made a couple milestone p ... 

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Cowboys get Blown out of the Saddle (11/10/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers put together their finest performance of the 2010 season Sunday night as they annihilated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 45 – 7. Cheeseheads love a blowout win like this as a  ... 

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Defense Throws a Donut at the Jets (11/03/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- Halloween has traditionally cradled surprises, but the Cheeseheads surprise of this year’s trick or treat day took place in New Jersey where the Green Bay Packers held the New York Jets out of the sco ... 

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Cheeseheads Extract Revenge (10/27/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- In a fabulously entertaining game that went right down to the wire, the Green Bay Packers came up with a classic win over the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 28 – 24 in front of a raucous Lambeau crow ... 

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Injury-Plagued Packers Lose Another Close Game (10/20/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- For the second week in a row, the Green Bay Packers lost in overtime Sunday, this time to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 23 – 20. The snake-bitten, injury-prone Packers had opportunities to win thi ... 

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Disaster in D.C. (10/13/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers lost in overtime Sunday to the Washington Redskins by a score of 16 – 13.  It was a loss that might factor mightily in the Packers’ once-promising season as the Packers continue  ... 

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Ugly Wins Count the Same as Pretty Wins (10/06/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers were fortunate to emerge from their skirmish with the Detroit Lions Sunday at Lambeau with a 28 – 26 victory. The good guys were thoroughly outplayed in this game, but the Lions ... 

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18 Penalties too much to Overcome (09/29/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The 180th meeting of the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers proved to be an entertaining event but unfortunately for Cheeseheads, the Packers lost this game on an almost last-second field goal by ... 

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Beleaguered Bills Overpowered by Packers (09/22/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Buffalo Bills came into Sunday’s game at Lambeau as 13-point underdogs, but the oddsmakers grossly underestimated the Packers’ ability to put up points as the good guys pummeled the Bills by a sco ... 

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Serendipity Opener, but Packers get the Win (09/15/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- It was 1962 when the Green Bay Packers last won a football game in Philadelphia against the Eagles, so Cheeseheads felt belated delight when the green and gold prevailed Sunday by a score of 27 – 20.  ... 

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Roster now set; the 2010 Packers are Ready to Rumble (09/08/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 players last weekend. Coach Mike McCarthy said that this time of the year is the worst part of his job. The Packers must move on now ... 

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Anticipation Running High in Titletown (09/01/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- With the 2010 National Football League season just around the corner, Cheeseheads are buzzing about the Packers’ potential this year. Some national pundits are suggesting a Super Bowl run for the Pac ... 

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Serendipity selections (04/28/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The 75th annual NFL collegiate draft is in the history books. The Green Bay Packers have made their personnel selections as they attempt to upgrade the team for the 2010 season. There were surprises, ... 

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Draft time (04/21/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- It is a sure sign of spring when the NFL holds its annual draft of collegiate talent and here we are.  This week Cheeseheads will get to see which players Packer management will pluck from the draft t ... 

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The Saints are the Champs (02/10/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- It seems a bit ironic that the 2009 Vince Lombardi trophy, signifying professional football excellence, has landed in New Orleans, but we are living in strange times. The New Orleans Saints, whose hi ... 

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Packer Partisan (02/03/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- Dog Days in the Land of Cheese

It seems like an eternity since the Green Bay Packers ended their 2009 season in Phoenix. The Pro Bowl was moved up this year to the week before the Super Bowl and i ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/27/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Super Bowl Contenders are set

The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints are their respective conference champions and thus continue their quests for the 2009 world championship of profe ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/20/2010)
Reflections on the Week After

Cheeseheads have had only a week to think about the heart-wrenching loss to the Arizona Cardinals but perhaps enough time has passed to reflect on what was accomplishe ... 

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Awesome Football Game but a Heartbreaking Ending (01/13/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers 2009 season came to a crushing end in the Valley of the Sun last Sunday where the Arizona Cardinals pulled out a victory in overtime by a score of 51– 45.  The game provided unbe ... 

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Prelude to the Playoffs (01/06/2010)
By Dave DeLano -- Coach Mike McCarthy wanted to make a bold statement by getting a big win and playing well in the season finale in Arizona last Sunday. The Green Bay Packers did exactly that by thumping the Cardinals ... 

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Advancing to the Post- Season Playoffs (12/30/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Santa Claus visited Titletown this past weekend and he brought a big bag of presents for Cheeseheads.  Not only did the Packers clobber the Seattle Seahawks Sunday by a score of 48-10, the New York Gi ... 

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The Steeler Trap (12/23/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was set up to be the ultimate “trap” game for the 2009 Green Bay Packers. Last year’s World Champion Steelers had been playing horribly this year and had lost ... 

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Ugly Win in Chicago (12/16/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The 178th meeting between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears will not go down in the record books as a classic of any kind, but at the end of the day it was the Packers who came away with a r ... 

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The Packers are on a Rol (12/09/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Four weeks ago the Green Bay Packers had just suffered a devastating loss to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers which brought their record to 4 – 4. Some critics called for a new Head Coach and General M ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/02/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Thanksgiving Day Stuffing

The Green Bay Packers gave Cheeseheads a Thanksgiving Day treat by handing the Detroit Lions a 34 – 12 stuffing. The surging Packers thus won their third game in the last ... 

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Packers Prevail; but with a Costly Price (11/24/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers came away from Sunday’s skirmish with a win over the San Francisco Forty Niners, but two Pro Bowl defensive players were lost for the season. Unfortunately, Aaron Kampman and Al ... 

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Woodson and the Packer Defense Shock the Cowboys (11/18/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- In a stunning turn of events, the Green Bay Packers pulled off maybe the upset of the year Sunday by soundly beating the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 17 – 7. After blowing a big lead and then losing  ... 

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Embarrassed by Creamsicles (11/11/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- With the ball eighty-seven yards away from the goal line, down by three points and only 1:35 left on the clock in the fourth quarter, the Green Bay Packers still had a chance to come back and pull the ... 

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Nightmarish First Half too Much to Overcome (11/04/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Benedict Favre returned to Lambeau Sunday and extracted his revenge on Packer management and the Cheesehead nation by leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 38 – 26 win over the Packers. The 98th meeting ... 

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Pounding the Browns (10/28/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers inflicted a severe beating upon the Cleveland Browns Sunday by a score of 31 – 3. That would make it two weeks in a row that the Packers have thoroughly whooped a vastly inferio ... 

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Packers Maul Toothless Lions (Again) (10/21/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The Detroit Lions had only won once in their last 19 games and limped into Lambeau missing their two top players due to injury, so it was no surprise Sunday that they were a 13 ¬Ω point underdog. ... 

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First Quarter Grades (10/14/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The bye week sent me up a tree stand this weekend rather than glued to the tube to watch professional football. Waiting for the deer to appear causes the brain to wander so here are my thoughts on th ... 

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Vikings too Much on Monday Night (10/07/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Football The highly-hyped Monday Night Football meeting between the Packers and the B. Favre-led Minnesota Vikings finally came to a boil with the Vikings prevailing by a score of 30 – 23. The 2009 P ... 

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Big Plays Give Pack a Confidence Boost (09/30/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- With last week’s horrible performance against the Bengals behind them, the Green Bay Packers showed some modest improvements and came up with three big plays Sunday and thus were able to steamroll the ... 

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Bungling Bengals Embarrass Packers (09/23/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads witnessed an ugly affair Sunday afternoon as the mistake-prone Cincinnati Bengals beat up the Packers by a score of 31 – 24. Hard to figure why Coach Mike McCarthy could not fire up the P ... 

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Great game to start 2009 (09/16/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers came from behind late in the fourth quarter to pull out a thrilling 21 – 15 victory over the arch-rival Chicago Bears Sunday night, treating Cheeseheads to an awesome season ope ... 

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Packers Begin Season Sunday Night (09/09/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The preseason is over, the new defensive scheme has been fully installed, the roster has been determined (maybe) and Cheeseheads are ready for the Packers’ kickoff of their 91st season. The Chicago B ... 

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Packers gear up for the 2009 season (09/02/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The crisp, clear air that swept into the upper Midwest this past week was a reminder that the professional football season is almost upon us. In Titletown the Packers recently celebrated the 90th anni ... 

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Great Draft for the Cheese Nation (04/29/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Green Bay Packer General Manager Ted Thompson took major steps in rejuvenating the Packs’ roster over the weekend with a stunning coup of collegiate talent scooped up in the 2009 draft. Thompson’s fi ... 

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Packers Figure to Draft Defensively (04/22/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- The world of professional football has morphed from a fall sport into a twelve-month, round-the-clock spectacle with April becoming one of the most important months of the year. That is because the a ... 

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Packer Partisan (02/04/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Transitions into the 2009 Season

The Pittsburg Steelers are the Super Bowl champions and the 2008 -2009 professional football season is over (except for the all-star game). It was a thrilling Supe ... 

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New Defensive Coaching Staff Shaping up (01/28/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Mike McCarthy added another high profile coach to his new defensive brain trust this past week by hiring Mike Trgovac as the Packers’ defensive line coach. Trgovac has been the Defensive Coordinator  ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/21/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- A New Defensive Coordinator… Finally!

Things have been a bit strange in Titletown these past few weeks as Coach Mike McCarthy pursued a new Defensive Coordinator. Mike Nolan and Gregg Williams wer ... 

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More Post Season Potpourri (01/14/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- It has been pretty quiet in Titletown this past week as Coach Mike McCarthy weighs his options before hiring a new Defensive Coordinator and support staff. According to reports, Gregg Williams is the ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/07/2009)
By Dave DeLano -- Post-Season Potpourri

The players’ lockers at 1265 Lombardi Avenue have been cleaned out and the players have gone home but there remains important business to be conducted. Mike McCarthy and Ted  ... 

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History Made in Lambeau; Dismal Season comes to an end (12/31/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions Sunday by a score of 31 – 21 and in doing so handed the Lions the dubious distinction of becoming the only team in NFL history to finish the season 0 – ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/24/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Special Teams’ Miscues Skew Packers… Next Week the Hapless Lions Visit Lambeau

The Green Bay Packers lost another game that they should have won on Monday Night Football when the Chicago Bears prev ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/17/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Defenseless in Titletown

It was a battle between two underachieving football teams that lined up in Jacksonville’s Municipal stadium Sunday. One ho-hum team would win and the other one would lose  ... 

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Another Close Loss and the Season Slips Away (12/10/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers’ third loss in a row Sunday typified the Packers’ 2008 season. A forty-yard field goal by the Houston Texans’ kicker on the last play of the game gave the Texans a 24 – 21 victo ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/03/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Coming up Short… Again

The Green Bay Packers’ chances of repeating as North Division NFC champions took a large step backwards Sunday as the Packers lost yet another close game to the Carolina Pan ... 

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Saints Dash Packers’ Play-off Possibilities (11/26/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The New Orleans Saints proved the 2008 Packer defense to be pretenders as they riddled the Packers’ play-off aspirations with a crushing 51 – 29 defeat in the Big Easy Monday night. Fifty one points  ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/19/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Blowing Out the Bears

The one hundred and seventy-fifth meeting between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears was a must win for the Packers. In a stunning turnaround from their lackluster p ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/12/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Beat at the Line of Scrimmage… Again 

The Green Bay Packers lost a second straight heartbreaker as a long-distance field goal attempt by Mason Crosby drifted off to the right in the final seconds a ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/05/2008)
By Dave DeLano --

Singing the Blues in Nashville

The undefeated Tennessee Titans remained so this past weekend as they won a very hard-fought battle against the Green Bay Packers in overtime by a score of 19 – 16. ... 

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Bye Week Bits and Pieces (10/29/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- With the Packers’ nice win over the Colts under their belt and a 4 – 3 record, the Packers are well positioned to defend their NFC North divisional title as they recuperate their injured warriors duri ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/22/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers Clobber Colts with Ball Control and Solid Defense

The Indianapolis Colts brought their high-profile pedigree to Green Bay for Sunday’s match-up. Perennial play-off participants and ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/15/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Improved Play Gets Pack a Win on the Road

It was a refreshing change to see the Packers not get pushed around like they have been the past three weeks. With improvements made, it was the Pa ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/08/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Falcons Prevail Over Slumping Packers

The Green Bay Packers lost to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in an ugly affair at Lambeau by a final score of 27 – 24. The Packers never led in this game and it  ... 

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Packers Dominated by Opponent; Second Week in a Row (10/01/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The parting words in last week’s Packer Partisan questioned whether or not the young Green Bay Packers were mature enough to respond favorably after being dominated by the Dallas Cowboys the previous  ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/24/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Cowboys Outmuscle Packers 27 -16

I hate to admit this but the Dallas Cowboys just might well be the best team in professional football right now. They sure looked the part with a national t ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/17/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Rogers Exceeds Expectations as Packers Manhandle Lions

Aaron Rodgers took a second giant step in reinforcing confidence in the Nation of Cheese that he is a worthy heir as the leader of the Pack.  ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/10/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Rodgers Leads Pack To Victory in His First Start

It wasn’t very pretty, but Aaron Rodgers’ debut as the Packers’ starting quarterback had a happy ending for Cheeseheads as the Pack came away from t ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/03/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers Open ’08 Season on Monday Night Football vs. Vikings

Cheeseheads have had a rough off-season mostly due to the controversy involving the Brett Favre situation. The aftermath of the  ... 

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Packer Partisan (08/27/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Thompson, McCarthy and Rodgers Have a Tall Task ini’08

The 2008 season has had a rocky beginning for the Green Bay Packers. The minimal free agency signings and a lackluster April collegiat ... 

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Draft Recap (04/30/2008)
By Dave DeLano --

The greatest non sporting, sporting event of 2008 is now history and the Packers have a fresh pool of talent as a result of the NFL collegiate draft which concluded Sunday. Ted Thompson did his usu ... 

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Packer Partisan (04/23/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The annual collegiate draft of football talent will take place this weekend and for the first time in a long time Packer management will approach such without quarterback Brett Favre under contract.  ... 

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Packer Partisan (02/06/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The Giants are World Champions

Whether politics or sports, almost everybody likes to see a long-shot underdog defeat the odds-on favorite. That happened when Super bowl XLII played out Sunday as t ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/30/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- The Super Bowl that Could Have Been

Cheeseheads have had almost two weeks to

lament the outcome of the NFC championship game, but the certainty of that contest will not change. As sweet and sur ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/23/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers' Dream Season Ends

The NFC Championship unfortunately went to the New York Giants Sunday as the Pack lost a heartbreaker in overtime by a score of 23 - 20. Cheeseheads will no doubt lamen ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/16/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Neither Seahawks nor Snowstorm Deny Packers NFC Championship Date

The Green Bay Packers earned an opportunity to continue their incredible season by dominating the Seattle Seahawks Sunday by a sco ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/09/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers Prepare for Play-offs

While the Packer Partisan and staff were vacationing in Mazatlan, Mexico, o ver the holidays, the Packers dropped a stinker in Chicago but rebounded nicely with an eas ... 

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Packer Partisan (01/02/2008)
By Dave DeLano -- Favre Rests After Putting Lions Away

After Brett Favre's first three drives and three touchdowns, the Iron Man of the NFL took a rest on the sidelines and watched Craig Nall finish off the Detroit  ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/26/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers blown away in Windy City

by Don Salyards

My dear buddy Dave Delano knew when to get out of town. While he's riding horses on some incredible ranch in Mexico, enjoying delectable food an ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/19/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers Knock off Rams, Secure First Round Play-off Bye

The Green Bay Packers' amazing run this year was extended again Sunday as the Pack beat the St Louis Rams by a score of 33 - 14. The win giv ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/12/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Incredible Season Continues; Packers Clinch NFC North Title

The Green Bay Packers demolished the Oakland Raiders Sunday by a score of 38 - 7 to bring their season record to 11 - 2. The victory cap ... 

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Packer Partisan (12/05/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Cowboys Corral Packers in Shootout in Dallas

Billed as the biggest game in the NFC thus far in 2007, the Green Bay Packers came up short and were bested by the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 37 - 27  ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/28/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Favre Holds Quarterback Clinic

Playing professional football in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day is a tradition that dates back to 1934. The tradition turned into a quarterback clinic on Turkey day 200 ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/21/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Panthers No Match for the Steamrolling Packers

Cheeseheads watched another chapter of the dream season unfold Sunday as the Packers dominated the Carolina Panthers and came away with a victory by a ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/14/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Saving the Best for the Vikings"¦ Priceless!!

The Green Bay Packers saved their most impressive performance of the year for the Minnesota Vikings Sunday and handed them their worst defeat ever by a ... 

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Packer Partisan (11/07/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Two Thrilling Victories in One Week

Hot off their overtime victory against the Broncos last Monday night, the Green Bay Packers pulled off a come-from-behind thriller on Sunday by defeating the Kan ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/31/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Favrelous Finish

The Green Bay Packers won their first game ever in the mile high city on Monday Night Football in electrifying fashion by defeating the Denver Broncos by a score of 19 - 13. The w ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/17/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Redskins Rejected

The surprising 2007 Green Bay Packers advanced their record to 5 - 1 by defeating the Washington Redskins Sunday by a score of 17 - 14. This game could have easily had a differen ... 

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Packer Partisan (10/10/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Miscues and Penalties

The Green Bay Packers' eight-game winning streak came to an end Sunday night as the 174th meeting with the Chicago Bears ended with a 27- 20 victory in favor of the Bears. On ... 

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Favre Sets All-time Touchdown Record (10/03/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads didn't have to wait long into the first quarter Sunday to see Brett Favre hit Greg Jennings on an inside slant route. The 16-yard touchdown was the 421st in Favre's incredible NFL career  ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/26/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- 2007 Packers are for Real

The Green Bay Packers proved skeptics wrong Sunday by upsetting the San Diego Chargers by a score of 31 - 24. The well-deserved victory was the outcome of one of the most ... 

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Favre Becomes All-time Winingest NFL Quarterback (09/19/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Brett Favre couldn't have drawn up a sweeter scenario Sunday than for him to lead the Green Bay Packers to victory over the New York Giants by a score of 35 - 13. The win was the 149th time that he h ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/12/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Special Teams + Stout Defense= Success

Rookie kicker Mason Crosby had an impressive NFL debut Sunday kicking three field goals including the game-winner with 2 seconds left, to lift the Gree ... 

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Packer Partisan (09/05/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers seek ways to score points

The final roster cuts have been made and the 2007 Green Bay Packer squad is taking shape. The Packers open the season next Sunday at Lambeau against the Ph ... 

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Packer Partisan (08/29/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Packers Prepare for the 2007 Season

The 2007 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is less than two weeks away and Cheeseheads worldwide can hardly wait. Three of the four pre-season games have b ... 

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‘Say What?’ (05/02/2007)
By Dave DeLano --

The 2007 NFL draft is over and the cheese in Titletown has turned ugly blue and moldy. The mission this year was seemingly to get Brett Favre some fresh offensive playmakers in order to score more  ... 

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Packer Partisan (04/25/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- Next weekend the NFL conducts its annual collegiate draft ritual which is a hoot for all football fans. Cheeseheads are especially enthusiastic this year given the Packers' strong finish last season. ... 

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It is a Happy New Year for Cheeseheads (01/03/2007)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers treated the faithful to a great evening of entertainment New Year's Eve by thoroughly routing the Chicago Bears by a score of 26 - 7. The emotional win was the fourth in a row f ... 

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Sweeping the Queens (12/27/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers put a great big present under the tree for Cheeseheads this year by prevailing over the Minnesota Vikings on a rare Thursday night engagement at Lambeau by a score of 9 - 7. The ... 

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Ugly Wins Still Count (12/20/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers' fate on the fabled frozen tundra thus far this year has been down right awful. Thankfully, the Detroit Lions were scheduled this week... a welcome tonic, indeed. The Lions, ha ... 

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Nice Rebound for Coach Mike McCarthy (12/13/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Mike McCarthy's return to San Francisco, where he was the 49ers offensive coordinator last year, was a sweet one, as his 2006 Packers rebounded nicely from last week's debacle and soundly defeated the ... 

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Another Stinker in Lambeau (12/06/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers turned in two really stinky performances thus far in 2006, having been shutout by the Bears and the Patriots at Lambeau. When the New York Jets invaded Lambeau Sunday few expecte ... 

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Packer Partisan: Snowflakes, Seahawks and the Officials too much for Packers (11/29/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Last week's shellacking by the New England Patriots left Cheeseheads wondering how the Pack would respond against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. In a rare November snowstorm in Seattl ... 

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PACKER PARTISAN: Young Packers Prevail in the Humpty Dump (11/15/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The 5-point underdog Packers charged fearlessly into Minneapolis Sunday and came away with a well-deserved 23 - 17 win over the floundering Vikings. The Packers out hustled, outplayed and made fewer  ... 

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Turnovers Topple Packers (11/08/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers turned out to be their worst enemy Sunday as the Pack lost to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 24 - 10. Four turnovers made the difference in this game, which was otherwise domin ... 

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Packer Partisan: Thoughts from the Bye Week (10/18/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads have had a miserable season thus far so it may come as a surprise to some non-believers that I actually missed turning on the tube and getting the radio hooked up to track the Pack last Su ... 

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Fumbleitis and Leadership Problems Plague the Pack (10/11/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers had a good chance of giving Cheeseheads their first victory at legendary Lambeau field in 2006, but too many miscues frittered away the opportunities and the result was a disappo ... 

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PACKER PARTISAN: Packers Fail to Answer the Bell in the 2nd Half (10/04/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Oddsmakers made the Philadelphia Eagles 11 _ point favorites to beat up the young Green Bay Packers Monday night, and they proved to be sage soothsayers. The Eagles #1 rated offense proved too much f ... 

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A good team would have smothered the Saints (09/20/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers lost their second game in as many starts Sunday when they fell victim to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 34 - 27. It was an entertaining game to watch, but it was also a ga ... 

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Packer Partisan: Ominous Opener for Coach McCarthy (09/13/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads got a taste Sunday of what might lie ahead for the 2006 Green Bay Packers and it wasn't pretty. The Chicago Bears showed why they are the preseason favorites to repeat as North division c ... 

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Packer Partisan: Setting the bar for low expectations (09/06/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads witnessed the merciful end to the 2006 preseason last Friday afternoon when the Tennessee Titans outplayed the Pack to the point of embarrassment. The best that can be said of the 2006 pr ... 

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Packer Partisan: 2006 NFL draft approaches (04/26/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads can't wait until the bitter taste of the 2005 season is forever washed down their throats. The best place to ensure that 2005 does not repeat is via the draft, so Ted Thompson and company ... 

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New Packer coaches take the stage (01/25/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- New Packer head coach Mike McCarthy has now selected almost all of his coaching staff. The latest to come on board is Bob Sanders, who was tabbed as the Packers' defensive coordinator. Sanders was th ... 

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New Head Cheese in Green Bay (01/18/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- Ted Thompson didn't take too long to name the 14th coach in Packer history"¦he is Mike McCarthy. McCarthy is a 42-year-old Pittsburgh native with a pretty extensive coaching background including a on ... 

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Miserable Season Ends; Packer Optimism Begins (01/04/2006)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2005 season mercifully ended Sunday for the Green Bay Packers, but Cheeseheads bore witness to what may have been a very memorable game as the Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 2 ... 

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Blowout in Baltimore (12/21/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- In the worst defeat of the Brett Favre era, the Green Bay Packers were totally embarrassed Monday night in a crushing defeat by the Baltimore Ravens with a score of 48 - 3. The nightmare in Baltimore  ... 

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Cheeseheads get long-awaited Win (12/14/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- It wasn't particularly pretty, but it was somewhat predictable that the Green Bay Packers would prevail over the horribly mismanaged Detroit Lions Sunday night. They did it in overtime by a score of 1 ... 

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More Cheesehead Misery (12/07/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- Once again this year, Cheeseheads agonized on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers' eleven-game winning streak over the Chicago Bears on their home turf came to a crushing end with a 19 - 7 loss to the mo ... 

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Losses are becoming frustrating (11/30/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers Sunday by a score of 19 - 14 in a game that epitomized the Packers' frustrations this year. Another serious injury to a key offensive player, to ... 

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Losing in the last second hurts (11/23/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers disappointed Cheeseheads once again when they lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football by a score of 20 - 17. The loss was the second time this year that the Pack  ... 

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Oh My Gado! (11/16/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- A lady in the stadium held the "Oh My Gado"ť sign up high and often, which said volumes about how unheralded and undrafted rookie Samkon Gado rushed for over 100 yards and scored 3 touchdowns to lead  ... 

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Steelers too stout for error-prone Packers (11/09/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- Typical of all the games thus far in 2005 except the Saints game, the Green Bay Packers squandered too many opportunities Sunday and came up short in a 20 - 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pac ... 

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Packers, Bengals headed in different directions (11/02/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- Prior to this season, the Cincinnati Bengals haven't had a winning season in 14 years. The Green Bay Packers haven't had a losing season in the last 13 years. Over that period, these respective teams  ... 

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Packers find new ways to lose (10/26/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- Viking kicker Paul Edinger broke the hearts of the Cheeseheads when he kicked a 56-yard last-second field goal to propel the Minnesota Vikings to a 23 - 20 victory this past Sunday. The defeat leaves  ... 

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The Bye Week (10/19/2005)
The bye week has proven to be both good and bad for the fortunes of NFL franchises. For the Minnesota Vikings, their "boat ride"ť debacle on Lake Minnetonka last week may have set a new low for direc ... 

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Astounding Packer victory (10/12/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- Had someone pre-told me that the Packer - Saints score would be 52 - 3, my response would have been, "How low can the Packers' season go?"ť Such a response is the result of low expectations from even ... 

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Packers 0 - 4; Worst Start Since 1988 (10/05/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers went into Monday night's game against the Carolina Panthers ranked dead last in the league with their awful turnover ratio. Turnovers and critical mistakes continued to take a t ... 

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Packers Flounder again (09/28/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers made a close game of it, but once again too many mistakes and turnovers contributed to a 17 - 16 loss Sunday at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The loss leaves the Pack at ... 

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Lots of questions for the 2005 Packers (08/31/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- As the season opener in Detroit rapidly approaches, Cheeseheads have lots of issues to think about this year. Based on the Packers' lackluster performances thus far in the exhibition season, it appea ... 

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Season ends bitterly in Lambeau (01/12/2005)
By Dave DeLano -- For the third year in a row, the Packers underperformed in their final post season game of the season, which ended this year with an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 31 - 17. I ... 

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It’s playoff time (01/05/2005)
The Green Bay Packers finished the 2004 regular season on a winning note by handing the Chicago Bears a 31 - 14 spanking last Sunday. The win means that the North division champions finish with a 10  ... 

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North division champs three consecutive years! (12/29/2004)
"Ho, Ho, Ho, and a very Merry Christmas"ť was heard throughout the Nation of Cheese as the Packers came back from an improbable deficit Christmas Eve to hand the archrival Vikings another 34 - 31 last ... 

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Pack win another last second thriller (12/15/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads can be thankful this week that professional football games last sixty minutes and not thirty. After spotting the Detroit Lions a 13 - 0 lead a halftime, the Green Bay Packers found a way  ... 

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Stinky cheese in Philly (12/08/2004)
The Packers were totally outclassed by the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday and limped home after a 47 - 17 shellacking. The final score speaks for itself, but the Packers didn't come prepared to win this  ... 

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Packers win streak now at six (12/01/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads were all whooped-up Monday night as Brett Favre ran his incredible streak of regular season consecutive starts to 200, and the governor of Wisconsin declared it Brett Favre Day. Going int ... 

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Packers corral the Texans (11/24/2004)
For the second week in a row the Packers needed a dramatic last second field goal from Ryan Longwell to seal their deal. In an injury-marred affair, the Packers emerged victorious over the Houston Te ... 

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Packers outgun Vikings in a Thriller (11/17/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers prevailed in a thriller at Lambeau Sunday and came away as North Division leaders with a 34 - 31 victory. What a remarkable turnaround for the Packers. After a miserable start, ... 

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Packers Back to .500 with a Huge Win (11/03/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers clawed their way back into division contention by emerging victorious over the Washington Redskins 28 - 14. Although it wasn't real pretty Sunday, the Packers have now won three ... 

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Packers Shoot the Cowboys (10/27/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads got another dose of what they expected from the 2004 Green Bay Packers as they witnessed a lopsided 41 - 20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Sunday marked the second week in a row that Co ... 

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Packers Get Well Feasting on the Lions (10/20/2004)
It is amazing what effect a sound Packer victory can have in Cheeseland. After a month of well deserved criticism and scrutiny, the Packers regrouped Sunday and dominated the Detroit Lions. Cheesehea ... 

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Giants Victory Spells Big Trouble (10/06/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The 2004 season is one-fourth over and the Green Bay Packers are in total disarray after an embarrassing home loss to the New York Giants this past Sunday by a score of 14 - 7. Cheeseheads, who had ho ... 

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Bears Ruin Pack's Home Opener (09/22/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads were on the receiving end of their worst nightmare when the unheralded Chicago Bears whipped up on the Pack 21 - 10 last Sunday in Lambeau. The oldest rivalry in professional football has ... 

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Packer Partisan: Another Season! (09/08/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers open their 86th season on Monday Night Football next week when they travel to Carolina to lock horns with the Panthers. As always for cheeseheads, expectations are running high. ... 

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Emphasis on the defense (04/28/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The selection of Batman Carroll as the Packers' first round draft pick set the theme for the Packer draft class of 2004 "” defensive reinforcement. Mike Sherman wheeled and dealed draft picks last we ... 

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Cheesehead Spring Fever (04/21/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Spring is a great time to renew the ageless bond between the Green Bay Packers and their faithful followers. Next weekend's college football draft, followed quickly with a mini-camp in Green Bay, give ... 

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Lop off a head or two"¦ then bring on the 2004 season (01/21/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads I have spoken with since last weekend's loss to the Eagles have expressed outrage and frustration over the stupid loss last week. The Packers had a better team than the Eagles this year a ... 

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The roller-coaster ride comes to an end (01/14/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- The Packers had many chances to win Sunday and take their roller-coaster season into the NFC championship game, but it was not to happen. The 20 - 17 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was a bi ... 

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On to Philly (01/07/2004)
By Dave DeLano -- It took sixty-three minutes of hard-hitting football to determine a winner, but the Packers eventually prevailed Sunday in overtime, pulling off a 33 - 27 thriller over the Seahawks. It was a great w ... 

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Cheeseheads receive a huge Christmas present (12/31/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- In an incredible turn of events Sunday, the Packers advanced into the 2003 playoffs by thrashing the Denver Broncos by a score of 31 - 3. Simultaneously, the Minnesota Vikings' catastrophic last-minu ... 

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Beating up Da Bears (12/10/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- It wasn't pretty, but it was expected that the Packers would beat up on the Chicago Bears last Sunday and eventually they did. By a score of 34 - 21, the Pack prevailed on a day when a loss would hav ... 

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Vikings the Better Team (12/10/2003)
By Patrick Marek -- I've managed to ignore most of the advice my Dad has given me over the years, although it was amazing how much his IQ increased while I was away at college. He must have been taking secret correspond ... 

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Lombardi would have been proud (11/26/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The late Vincent T. Lombardi would have been mighty proud of the 2003 Packers last week had he lived to witness the old-fashioned pounding given to the San Francisco 49ers. The 20 - 10 victory was a  ... 

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Packers avenge the Sapp incident in defeating Bucs (11/19/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- I spent last Sunday pheasant hunting with a buddy and my daughter's wire-haired pointer, Willie, so I missed the live telecast of the 20 - 13 beating the Pack gave the defending world champions. Upon ... 

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Eagles fly through the mist (11/12/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers literally slipped themselves into a murky mess with a 17 - 14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night in yet another game they should have won. The nasty Green Bay weather  ... 

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Packers take revenge on Vikes (11/05/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- Cheeseheads develop a semi-sixth sense when a Packer payback is due and coming. I sensed it on the opening drive Sunday night and danged if it didn't turn out that way. It was a sweet scene for chee ... 

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The Mountains of Colorado (10/29/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- Getting an opportunity to go elk hunting was something that I could not pass on this year. I did it even though it meant that I would miss a Packer game, something that has not happened in many, many  ... 

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Packers Glad for Bye Week (10/22/2003)
by Don Salyards

A football team usually performs better if it has first-string players on the field. Likewise for a football column. With Dave De Lano out of town hunting exotic animals this week,  ... 

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Pack lose to KC"¦a game they should have won (10/15/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers took a step backwards Sunday by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 40 - 34. Sadly, the Pack managed to let this one slip away, as they allowed the Chiefs to overcome ... 

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Packers beat up on some ghosts from the past (10/08/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers put forth their best effort thus far in the 2003 season by routing the previously undefeated Seattle Seahawks 38 -13 at Lambeau Field Sunday. This game was an important win for  ... 

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Packers ruin Bears’ debut in rejuvenated Soldiers Field (10/01/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers' 40th appearance on Monday Night Football proved to be the tonic needed to give the Pack a badly needed reprieve on the still young 2003 season. The Pack jumped out quickly ... 

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Packers don’t sizzle in the Arizona heat (09/24/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- For the second time in the past three weeks the Green Bay Packers showed up flat and unprepared to play winning professional football this past Sunday in the heat of the Arizona desert. The result wa ... 

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Pack youngsters Barnett and Diggs show their stuff (09/17/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- What a difference a week in the NFL can make! In the second game of the 2003 season, the Green Bay Packers looked infinitely sharper than they did in week 1 as they stuffed the Lions in a 31 - 6 blow ... 

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Pack opener is one to forget (09/10/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- The Green Bay Packers opened the 2003 regular season with an inauspicious loss to their division rival Minnesota Vikings by a score of 30 -25 this past Sunday at Lambeau. It wasn't a pretty game to w ... 

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Pack Vs. Vikes (09/03/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- I cannot remember the Pack opening the season against a division rival like the Minnesota Vikings in a long time. Seems like a game with all the animosity between these two franchises should be at le ... 

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Another Run for the Lombardi Trophy (08/27/2003)
By Dave DeLano -- It doesn't seem like football season yet with all the heat and drought that has plagued the upper Midwest this late summer. But soon all that will change when that first taste of a refreshing north w ... 

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