We Can’t Wait: Packers vs. Bears

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With still a few months to go until the first kickoff of the NFL season, we continue our weekly previews of matchups we can’t wait to see in 2014.

Packers vs. Bears (Week 4, Week 10)

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In sticking with an unintentional theme of divisional rivalries, we move into the heart of the Midwest. Historically, it’s the league’s most-played rivalry, and it was a classic in 2013.

Week 17 was a winner-take-all scenario for the Packers and Bears, with the division title on the line.

Aaron Rodgers, Jarrett BoykinGreen Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his return from a broken collarbone on this cold, snowy night in Chicago, and led the Packers to a win with a series of improbable plays.

The bizareness began for Rodgers and the Packers in the first half, when he was hit on the arm while beginning his attempt to throw downfield. The officials ruled the…

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Bring the noise: five teams who attracted the most buzz from the draft

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The draft is complete, and with another three-day football extravaganza in the books and a whole week for football fans worldwide to sit back and decompress, it’s time to reflect on who made the most noise in the draft. Add in a full week of media coverage behind us and we’re set to break down who’s generating the most buzz after their weekend in New York City.

 

Cleveland Browns

We’ll start with the team that clearly made the biggest splash of the weekend in Radio City Music Hall.

The Cleveland Browns surprised the league by taking Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert with the eighth overall pick.

Buffalo snagged Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the pick — a player many in Northeast Ohio wanted for Cleveland — but the Bills gave up a lot for him.

Now, with Minnesota on the clock at eight, the Browns were again back to making more moves. Cleveland moved up again, swapping picks and a fifth-rounder with the Vikings, and “Johnny…

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