Category Archives: The Scoop with Chris Havel

Packers fumble away opportunity at Indy

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s early lead evaporates as Colts rally, prevail in overtime, 34-31 GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers brought the juice Sunday to Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. They just didn’t pack enough of it in a 34-31 overtime loss to the Colts. The Packers (7-3) are

Packers edge Jaguars in windy tug-of-war

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay survives despite run defense, special teams getting rocked by Jags GREEN BAY, Wis. – As poorly as the Packers played Sunday – and it truly was a team effort – the day couldn’t have gone much better. They didn’t sustain any significant injuries. They gained ground

Packers rout depleted 49ers, 34-17, to sit 6-2

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Rodgers’ four TD passes, O-Line’s great effort, diversity pave the way GREEN BAY, Wis. – As (wink, wink) preseason games go, the Packers were fairly dominant in their 34-17 victory over depleted San Francisco Thursday night at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium. Green Bay amassed a 31-3 lead through

Vikings, Cook skewer Packers’ porous ‘D’

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Cook’s four touchdowns enough to lead Minnesota to stunning 28-22 victory GREEN BAY, Wis. – A few weeks ago Aaron Rodgers dismissively described the resounding loss at Tampa Bay as an “outlier.” That’s his opinion. On Sunday, the Packers’ quarterback called Green Bay’s stunning 28-22 loss to Minnesota

Rodgers fires 4 TDs as Packers rout Texans

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Davante Adams hauls in 13 catches for career-high 196 yards, two touchdown GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers called last week’s loss an outlier. Then he fired four touchdown passes to punctuate the point as the Packers trounced the Texans 35-20 Sunday at Houston’s NRG Stadium. “I said

Packers wilt 38-10 beneath Tampa heat

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Rodgers’ ‘pick six’ set tone in Green Bay’s 28-point second-quarter collapse to Bucs GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers weren’t exactly moving the football at will, but they were doing a fair job of it against Tampa Bay’s defense. Then the first quarter ended … and the onslaught

Ascending Packers 4-0 with Bucs, Brady next

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s self-scout during bye surely reveals room to grow on both sides of ball GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Packers are an amazingly imperfect 4-0. While chasing perfection – chasing it relentlessly, knowing all the while they can never attain it – they’ve caught excellence along the

Packers down Falcons, stay unbeaten into bye

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s defense stifles Atlanta offense while Rodgers-to-Tonyan racks up 3 TDs GREEN BAY, Wis. – Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. On Monday night, Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur relied on various personnel groupings featuring six offensive linemen, three tight ends and three running backs to

Packers stay unbeaten with win over Saints

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s overall depth, balance too much for New Orleans in 37-30 victory GREEN BAY, Wis. – Every time the Saints went marching in, or looked to be on the verge of it, the Packers responded in a big way. After trailing by four at halftime, Green Bay

Packers, Jones outrun Lions in home opener

By Chris Havel Special to Event USA Green Bay’s ‘D’ recovers after shaky start, Sullivan’s pick-6 sends Detroit packing GREEN BAY, Wis. – Matt LaFleur was displeased at halftime. The Packers’ head coach let his team – and in particular his defense – know the first-half effort in Sunday’s home opener at Lambeau Field didn’t