Category Archives: The Scoop with Chris Havel

Packers make sense as landing spot for Watt

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Texans release ex-Badgers’ star Friday; Bakhtiari restructures to free cap space GREEN BAY, Wis. – The news of J.J. Watt’s release by the Houston Texans Friday warmed the hearts of Packers’ fans even as an Arctic freeze gripped Wisconsin. For the first time in days fans in the

Packers favorites in NFC to win SB LVI

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Las Vegas odds-makers install Chiefs, Packers as best bets to win it all in 2022 GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay has the NFL’s MVP quarterback, a head coach who deserves but doesn’t get any “Coach of the Year” buzz, and a new defensive coordinator and special teams’

Gutekunst, LaFleur are all in on Rodgers

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA MVP quarterback the centerpiece of Packers’ plans for 2021 …and beyond? GREEN BAY, Wis. – It seems like the Packers face more unknowns than absolutes this offseason, but Aaron Rodgers’ role going into the 2021 NFL season and beyond isn’t among the mysteries. In their season-ending news conferences

Bucs bounce Packers 31-26 in NFC title tilt

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s turnovers, Tampa Bay’s 18-point lead too much to overcome GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers’ season ended with a thud Sunday, the finality of it as jarring as a Devin White hit to the helmet. The culprit wasn’t merely Tom Brady’s greatness, or Tampa Bay’s swarming

Packers host Brady, Bucs in NFC title tilt

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s well-oiled offense too slick for touted Rams’ defense in 32-18 win GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Donald wept. The Packers brought the NFL’s toughest man to tears in the closing seconds of Green Bay’s 32-18 victory over Donald’s Los Angeles Rams in the NFC divisional playoffs

Packers host Rams in NFC Divisional game

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Sixth-seeded L.A. upsets Seattle, 30-20, to earn 3:35 p.m. Saturday showdown GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers’ Davante Adams had 18 touchdown catches in a record-breaking season. The Los Angeles Rams’ top-ranked defense allowed just 17 touchdown passes all year. So what gives Saturday when the Rams (11-6)

Packers thwart Bears, earn NFC’s top seed

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Rodgers throws for four touchdowns in Green Bay’s 35-16 win at Soldier Field GREEN BAY, Wis. – When the regular-season finale’s moment of truth arrived Sunday at Soldier Field, the Packers embraced it and owned it. That’s what championship teams do. It’s what the Packers did in a

Packers’ team effort tames Titans, 40-14

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense forces two picks, holds Henry under a hundred yards GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers spent Sunday afternoon kicking back on his couch and checking his phone for updates. Surely, the Packers’ quarterback was doing a little Rams-Seahawks scoreboard watching, right? Well, not exactly. In