Category Archives: The Scoop with Chris Havel

49ers get by Packers and move on to Super Bowl

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA 49ers running game and Packers own miscues spell defeat GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers have occasionally been charged with winning ugly this season. Well, if that’s true, winning ugly is still better than losing in the NFC championship game. While they out gained the 49ers in yards,

Packers take on 49ers in NFC Championship

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Rodgers-to-Adams clicks as Green Bay starts fast, does enough to stop Seattle GREEN BAY, Wis. – This is where it gets really fun. Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comment, like his third-down darts, was right on target Sunday night. Whether he was delivering passes or one-liners, he didn’t have time

Packers host Seattle; Vikings upset Saints

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Seahawks stop Eagles 17-9 in tug-of-war; Minnesota takes on 49ers at Santa Clara GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers spent their bye week taking a long, hard look in the mirror. What they saw gives rise to hope and cause for concern. The Packers saw a

Packers edge Lions to earn NFC’s No. 2 seed

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense, just enough offense key narrow 23-20 victory at Ford Field GREEN BAY, Wis. – The coach is too young. The quarterback is too old. The defense can’t be rewired in a single off-season, and certainly not by diving helmet-first into free agency. Naysayers offered a

Packers rock Vikings, capture NFC North

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s formula for success relies on suffocating defense and running the ball GREEN BAY, Wis. – Just win ugly, baby! The awkward play on Al Davis’ legendary quip describes the Packers’ passing attack these days, but who’s complaining? The absence of a stifling defense and a stellar

Packers maul Bears to clinch playoff berth

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense forces three TOers; Jones, Adams score 3 TDs in 21-13 win GREEN BAY, Wis. – If you’re conflicted by a Packers’ season that’s at once exhilarating and exasperating, here’s some advice: Don’t be. It’s true that each week the Packers give hope to their foes,

Packers edge Redskins 20-15 in ho-hum affair

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense stymies Washington with Guice sidelined, Haskins limping GREEN BAY, Wis. –Let’s start with something the Packers’ media and fans should be able to agree upon: Green Bay hasn’t played its best game yet this season. Not by a long shot. Here’s the question: Are the

Packers brush aside struggling Giants

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense gets three picks; Rodgers throws for four TDs Sunday GREEN BAY, Wis. –Much of the media coverage reflected what a fair number of Green Bay fans were thinking: The Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Giants left a lot to be desired. It might have been

Packers routed by San Francisco, 37-8

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA 49ers’ pass rush, patient offense show Green Bay who’s boss in the NFC GREEN BAY, Wis. – With the National Anthem still reverberating around Levi’s Stadium, and dusk closing in, the band should’ve queued up Taps especially for the Packers. For the second time in three weeks, Green

Packers primed for strong stretch drive

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s health, progress under LaFleur suggest deep postseason run GREEN BAY, Wis. – For a few glorious hours Sunday afternoon it appeared the Green Bay Packers were going to get “bye” with a little help from their friends. That ended when Minnesota erased a 20-point halftime deficit