Category Archives: The Scoop with Chris Havel

Packers bounce back, trounce Lions 35-17

By Chris Havel GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers arrived fashionably late Monday night, but Lambeau Field’s 77,240 fans refused to let Mother Nature rain on their team’s second-half parade to Detroit’s end zone. After six mostly forgettable quarters to start the season, Aaron Rodgers and the offense scored 21 unanswered points and re-established one Packers bounce back, trounce Lions 35-17

Love looks smooth, Slaton like a beast in their Packers’ debuts

By Chris Havel GREEN BAY, Wis. – Jordan Love looked smooth, T.J. Slaton was a beast and Shemar Jean-Charles and Kabion Ento staked their claims. In addition, Devin Funchess played like a WR2, Kylin Hill and Amari Rodgers are exciting as the kick and punt returners, and safeties Vernon Scott and Henry Black displayed the Love looks smooth, Slaton like a beast in their Packers’ debuts

Packers’ Family Night a rain-swept success; Woodson enters HOF

By Chris Havel GREEN BAY, Wis. -The Packers’ Family Night Scrimmage was a huge success Saturday night at Lambeau Field. No one drowned. That isn’t to say some of the first- and second-year players’ heads weren’t swimming with assignments to execute, inclement weather to navigate and 34,835 fans to impress. It’s a tall order in Packers’ Family Night a rain-swept success; Woodson enters HOF

Rodgers ‘all in’ as Packers return to football, normalcy

By Chris Havel GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers’ offseason has been part mini-series, docudrama and sitcom all rolled into one, with football as the backdrop. Who needs HBO’s Hard Knocks when you’ve got this type of dysfunction? And it was real. It didn’t have to be ginned up. Thankfully, for the time being, that Rodgers ‘all in’ as Packers return to football, normalcy