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

Happy Victory Monday!

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Welcome to another great Monday morning that follows up a big Green Bay Packers win on Sunday! The Packers' offense got the team off to a great start against the Eagles, but the defense did every bit of their part, scoring a pair of touchdowns and helping keep Philly off-balance for most of the game.

One key player who's getting a lot of attention following the game is Julius Peppers, and it's well-deserved. It seems that each week he's coming up with a key turnover that helps either flip the field or lead directly to points for the Packers, and we couldn't be happier that he's wearing green and gold (or in the case of yesterday's game, blue and gold).

Here's a look back at a victorious Sunday, and we'll continue with our breakdowns as the day goes along.

Packers 'putting it all together' |
All three units made big plays (though the special teams struggled after Micah Hyde's big punt return). Here are some great quotes from the locker room after the game, including Eddie Lacy saying he got dizzy at the goal line on his big catch-and-run.

Early sacks rattle Sanchez, ground Eagles' offense |
Letroy Guion and Mike Neal's early sacks set the tone on defense as Mark Sanchez and company got little to nothing going until late in the game.

Julius Peppers exactly what Packers' defense needs | JSOnline
That need was a jolt of big-play ability, and Peppers has done it in multiple ways lately - a pick-six Sunday and a sack-strip-recovery on Jay Cutler last week show how versatile Peppers can be.

Dominant effort could be new normal for Green Bay Packers defense - ESPN
Here's yet another story about the defense - if they put up a third straight excellent performance, then we can really start feeling confident about that side of the ball moving towards January.

Packers 53, Eagles 20: 2-minute drill | ESPN Wisconsin
No surprise - the thumbs-down goes to the special teams, which failed to convert a pair of extra points and a field goal attempt.

Packers: Linsley Pro Bowl Worthy? | Pro Football Focus
According to the grades, he absolutely is, and he threw another clean sheet in pass protection against the Eagles on Sunday.

"Chips Report" from Packers Week 11 Win vs. Eagles | Cheesehead TV
We know who played well on defense, but Morgan Burnett's play didn't live up to the standard set by his teammates yesterday.

Why the DEA is investigating NFL teams and what comes next -
You've probably heard about the DEA checking out the 49ers, Buccaneers, and Seahawks over the weekend; here's a good breakdown of what they're looking for and why.