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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 18, 2014

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The Packers' offensive line and nickel defense are the big topics in Tuesday's curds.

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The Green Bay Packers won on Sunday with a combination of a dominating offensive performance as well as an opportunistic defense that created several turnovers and came up with big sacks in key moments. That defense goes under the microscope in the links in today's Cheese Curds.

Among the topics analyzed are the positioning of Clay Matthews, the various rush packages, and the rotation of personnel in the nickel package, among others. According to Mike McCarthy and company, there are plenty of tricks still up Dom Capers' sleeve, and we should look forward to seeing what new concepts he chooses to employ over the next several weeks.

Packers offensive line getting the ball rolling |
No practice, no problem for Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang. Those two along with their linemates helped lead the charge for the Packers out front and dominate the line of scrimmage.

Packers' Dom Capers breaking mold with Clay Matthews | JSOnline
Whether dropping back in coverage out of a standard 3-4 alignment or creating more of a 5-man front, Matthews has been put to much more creative use over the past two weeks and he'll need to keep mixing it up with the Vikings and Patriots on deck.

Nickel defense evolves to maximize playmakers |
It's not just Matthews here - it's Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, and Julius Peppers all getting into the act and being put to good use.

Green Bay Packers might have two Pro Bowl receivers - ESPN
And why shouldn't they? Is anybody going to really try to argue that either of them isn't playing like a top-5 wideout in the NFC?

A beautiful mind | ESPN Wisconsin
Aaron Rodgers' arm and mobility rightly get a lot of attention, but as we know it's his brain and ability to process information quickly that have made him the QB he is today.

NFL Winners and Losers: The NFC North has been decided | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
I will say that I'm grateful to see the Packers blowing out opponents...but I'm not quite ready to crown them NFC North champs for a fourth straight time just yet.

Adrian Peterson suspended for 'at least' the rest of the 2014 NFL season -
Well, so much for Peterson's hopes to get back on the field this year.