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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 18, 2013

Green Bay needs big days from Jermichael Finley and Jarrett Boykin on Sunday.

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With Randall Cobb out and James Jones still a question mark for Sunday's game, the Green Bay Packers will likely be leaning on veteran tight end Jermichael Finley this week to carry a bigger load as a receiver. That theme is prevalent in today's cheese curds, as is the rest of the Packers' receiving corps.

What You Might've Missed: Unsung heroes on the goal line -
Here's a great film breakdown of the Packers' goal-line stand, explaining how players who didn't make the tackle (like Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly, and Andy Mulumba) were critical to the sequence.

One on One with Jermichael Finley -
"I’d say I’m more a tight end." I wonder if he'll be saying the same thing in the spring when he's eligible for free agency.

Jermichael Finley again faces heightened expectations - JSOnline
On that note, it's time for him to step up and be more effective as a slot receiver. Expect a lot of sets with Nelson, Finley, and Boykin as the three wideouts.

Bump and run? Packers WRs won't be surprised to see more of it - JSOnline
Personally, I think Jarrett Boykin can be effective against press coverage, thanks to his route-running and size.

Notebook: Sherrod finally looks healthy | Packersnews
At this point, the only way Sherrod isn't on the active roster in the next few weeks is if he is simply ineffective.

Steady Eddie: Lacy leading Packers' revamped running game with laid-back style | Packersnews
"He’s pretty even-keeled throughout the course of a game." That's exactly what we like to see out of players: never get too high or too low.

Jordy Nelson vs. Joe Haden: Can the Browns corner contain the Packers big play machine? -
Not if the play-action to Eddie Lacy is working. That will be the biggest key to Sunday's game, in my mind.

NFL Watchability Index, Week 7: Peyton Manning returns to Indy, plus some other games -
Gotta love it when the Monday Night game is one of the worst matchups in the league.

Bill Belichick got dressed up to go on TV -
Bill Belichick: fashion icon.

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