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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 15, 2014

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Film Study, advanced stats, and drama about one of the biggest plays of Sunday's game - today's curds have a little of everything.

Mike Ehrmann

What if I told you that a rookie receiver who made a ridiculous heads-up play didn't actually see anything at all? That's exactly what Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is saying a few days after his fake spike helped his team pull out a gutsy win on Sunday.

We've got more than just that in today's curds, though, as we also have a look at the team's practice schedule, a breakdown of the zone run scheme, and much more. Enjoy!

Packers sign TE Ike Ariguzo to practice squad | Packers.com
Well, Jordan McCray's stay on the practice squad didn't last long, as he was released to make way for the rookie tight end who played his college ball at Eastern Kentucky and Air Force.

Defense stiffens as Guion settles in | Packersnews.com
Much to the surprise of Vikings fans, Letroy Guion has been a big force on the Packers' defensive line over the past two weeks. Plus, he loves it in Green Bay, saying he's "blessed" to be part of this team and that the city is "like the heaven of football."

Friday schedule change helping players recover from daily grind of NFL | JSOnline
This is one of Mike McCarthy's new-school changes to the practice schedule, and so far it has been appealing to both rookies and veterans alike.

Aaron Rodgers: No one knew fake spike was coming in final seconds against Miami - Green Bay Packers Blog - ESPN
So...maybe Davante Adams didn't see the right hand signal after all?

X's & O's: Packers' Zone Run Game | Cheesehead TV
This is an awesome breakdown of James Starks' 12-yard run that got the Packers started on their game-winning drive on Sunday.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | WIDE RECEIVERS 2014
As of week six, the top two wideouts in the entire NFL according to Football Outsiders' DYAR statistic (which is a measure of total production) are named Jordy and Randall. So much for the narrative about Cobb having a disappointing year, huh?

The road to NFL success runs through the Rams - SBNation.com
Absurd Power Rankings are back, and the Packers are 29th in the league. That's due to giving up more points per game to the Rams franchise than all but three other NFL teams.