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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 8, 2013

Today's curds include a look at what the Packers need to do to stay in the playoff hunt with Aaron Rodgers out for several weeks.

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Al Bello

This terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week is almost over, Packers fans. Soon, it will be Sunday, and we will have another Green Bay game to watch, and I can assure you that we will know far more about the Packers' capabilities without Aaron Rodgers at that time than we do right now.

In the meantime, let's look ahead to that game against the Eagles and see if we can get any better idea of what might happen on Sunday.

Marshall Newhouse wants to redeem himself after Bears game - JSOnline
But don't start getting too excited about Derek Sherrod taking his place just yet - Tom Silverstein reports here that the team wants to get Sherrod more work in pads before they feel comfortable putting him out there.

Packers defense grasps for its identity - JSOnline
And needs to start grasping onto ball-carriers better. Seriously, if they had cut the missed tackles in half on Monday night, they would have at the very least given the offense the ball with enough time to put together a real drive at the end of the game.

Lacy stepping into spotlight for short-handed offense | Packersnews
Fun fact pointed out in this article: the last Packer to rush for more than 150 yards was Ryan Grant in late 2007.

Packers have little room for error | Packersnews
I'm with Vandermause here - two wins over the next four games puts Green Bay in a solid position to make the playoffs when Rodgers returns. One win doesn't eliminate them, but will make the challenge substantially more difficult.

Matthews concerned about being 'in the club' - ESPN Wisconsin
Still, give me a one-armed Clay over a two-armed Andy Mulumba or Nate Palmer every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Seneca Wallace: A Primer | Cheesehead TV
Jayme at CTV breaks down Wallace's career in detail to get you more familiar with the Packers' new starting quarterback.

QB Watch, Week 10: Can the Packers survive their biggest injury yet? -
Here's a look at Seneca Wallace from someone who watched him in Seattle. Ugh. Also, bad puns involving QBs names. Enjoy.

Christian Ponder injury: Vikings QB out after taking hit to shoulder -
Ponder was stretching the ball out to the end zone, but took a hit from DeAngelo Hall and landed hard on his left shoulder. Watching live, it looked eerily similar to the angle at which Aaron Rodgers landed on Monday.

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