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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 17, 2014

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The Packers' rookie tight end and his father will have a rare opportunity on Sunday to compete against one another.

Joel Auerbach

On Sunday, the 4-2 Green Bay Packers will host the 3-2-1 Carolina Panthers. For one particular Packer and his father, Sunday will be a very special day as they get to share the football field for the first time.

Also, in response to last week's thrilling win, Aaron Rodgers' clutchiness gets examined yet again, and while there are some interesting conclusions made, there are also some assumptions made here that we take some issue with. Give it a read and come on back to discuss what you think of the findings.

Keep it here at Acme Packing Company this Football Friday, as we'll continue to preview the Packers-Panthers game as the day goes along.

WYMM: On the goal-line stand & final drive | Packers.com
Mike Spofford goes to the tape to identify some of the key plays on the Packers' biggest drives against the Dolphins.

Eddie Lacy shows pluses, minuses of big running back | JSOnline
Breaking tackles comes in a very different manner when you're 5'11" and 230 as opposed to 5'9" and 200 pounds. Lacy hasn't had the year two that everyone was hoping for yet, but he has plenty of time to get his production going in the right direction. This week against a Panthers defense that gives up 5.5 yards per carry, he should have a chance to do just that.

Burnett was Cam Newton's youth-league QB | Packersnews.com
Both players grew up in the Atlanta area, but Newton played running back to Morgan Burnett's quarterback - but once they got to high school, both players were taking snaps from center.

Green Bay Packers' Richard Rodgers, dad have special Sunday planned - ESPN
This should be a fun experience for the Rodgers family, with one person on the sideline wearing black and blue and the other on the field in Green and Gold.

Skeptical Football: The Aaron Rodgers Enigma | FiveThirtyEight
I'll bet this author would be a big fan of Brett Favre's gunslinger approach when down two scores, but I'll take Rodgers' care with the football in close games any day. Keep an eye out in the coming days for an article here at APC that breaks this down and critiques some of the author's assumptions.

Breaking Madden: Edge of Tom-orrow - SBNation.com
Oh lord, why would anyone do this to themselves? Jon must be pushing the very edge of insanity.