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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 19, 2014

The Packers' QB discusses his health and fitness, while the team tries out a local Wisconsin guy looking to continue his NFL career.

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Welcome to Wednesday, where we at Acme Packing Company typically start flipping the switch and looking ahead to the Green Bay Packers' next game. Up next are the Minnesota Vikings, who will host the Packers in the cold for the first time since 1981, when they played at Metropolitan Stadium.

Before we dig too deep into the upcoming game, though, let's take a look back at Aaron Rodgers' weekly radio show, among other topics in today's curds.

What You Might've Missed: Knocking them off their feet |
There were a number of impact blocks in the Packers' victory over the Eagles on Sunday, but perhaps none were as impressive as Sean Richardson's block during Micah Hyde's big punt return score.

Aaron Rodgers counting on health routine to keep him on top for years | JSOnline
A big part of it is sleep - apparently Rodgers has increased his nightly routine from 6 and a half hours to more like 7-1/2 or 8, and he's seeing some serious benefits.

Rodgers doesn't believe in 'peaking too early' |
The team is "playing well, being prepared, and being healthy." As far as Aaron is concerned, that's really all that matters at this point.

Packers take a look at TE Travis Beckum - ESPN
Interesting. The former Oak Creek Knight and Wisconsin Badger went through a workout in Green Bay along with a handful of other players, including another tight end, Michael Egnew.

Packers 'have to guard against overconfidence' against Vikings | FOX Sports
So says Mike McCarthy. This would be a perfect trap game, coming between two critical home games against tough, division-leading opponents. Hopefully the Packers' preparation will be up to the level it has been the past two weeks.

The Manning family and their many interceptions -
That's a fun stat, but another interesting one is that only ten other NFL teams since 1980 have averaged 33 points per game over their first ten games, which is the Packers' league-leading number right now.