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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 1, 2014

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The Packers would have held their first playoff practice today, but Mike McCarthy is waiting to take the field until tomorrow. We have that and much more in the first batch of curds of the new year.

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As the Green Bay Packers turn the calendar over to 2014, we find them still playing football. It's been a rather ridiculous 2013, and hopefully the Packers can recapture some of their 2011 magic this calendar year.

As we look ahead to the first game of the new year this coming Sunday, we also have a few looks back at the 2013 season and the final game of that year. Happy New Year to all of you out there, and let's make 2014 great.

Practice schedule reflects team's journey to the playoffs - JSOnline
The Packers won't actually have an on-field practice on Wednesday.

Packers special teams giving up too much in return - JSOnline
This is awful. But considering the injuries that have ravaged both the Packers' two-deep and the special teams all season long, it's not that big of a surprise.

Peyton Manning's passing yardage record will stand - ESPN
Apparently a completion to Eric Decker that was potentially a lateral was ruled a forward pass, giving Manning the record.

PFT’s 2013 offensive rookie of the year | ProFootballTalk
Boom. Well done, PFT.

New Year’s Resolutions for Every Packers Player | Cheesehead TV
Here are CTV's yearly suggestions for each player on the Packers' roster.

ReFo: Packers @ Bears, Week 17 | Pro Football Focus
Interesting that Rodgers got downgraded so heavily, but didn't earn it back in the late stages of the game.

Houston Texans to hire Bill O'Brien as new head coach, ESPN reports - SBNation.com
Well that didn't take very long. It's no surprise that O'Brien is getting an NFL job, and with him inheriting a still-solid defense likely to get a young QB with the first pick, that should give him a good start.