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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for September 16, 2014

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The Packers will likely be placing a young linebacker on injured reserve, if we're interpreting Mike McCarthy's comments correctly.

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There are plenty of positives to take away from the Packers' win over the Jets on Sunday. Among them are a defensive turnaround in the second half, a quarterback who channeled his inner Incredible Hulk (you won't like Aaron Rodgers when he's angry), and a career day from Jordy Nelson.

Of course, the game had its negatives as well (an abysmal performance by the defense in the first three drives, a stagnant running game, and an injury to a key special teams player.

We'll break those issues down and more in this morning's curds.

Defense rebounds with less strategy against Jets | Packers.com
Fewer substitutions on defense allowed the team to settle in and just play ball, says Vic.

Rodgers delivers when Packers need him most | Packersnews
It all started against the Jets with that two-minute drive at the end of the first half. As our Brendan Kennedy noted on Twitter, "pissed off Aaron Rodgers is good Aaron Rodgers."

Notes - Packers coach Mike McCarthy calls Andy Mulumba's injury 'significant'
Well, we all know what that means in McCarthy-speak. It's unfortunate for Mulumba, who was working heavily on special teams. If he does indeed go on injured reserve, look for either Chris Banjo or Adrian Hubbard to likely get promotions to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

Green Bay Packers surprised by New York Jets' onside kick reaction - ESPN
McCarthy addresses the onside kick attempt and his surprise that the Jets were ready for one of the Packers' unscouted formations.

Charles Tillman to IR with torn triceps - Windy City Gridiron
This is a very unfortunate injury for one of the good guys of football. Even if he has some trouble with math, Tillman is one of those guys who deserves great respect despite his playing for a rival team.

Dropkicked Browns punter Spencer Lanning gets crushed again - SBNation.com
Poor Spencer Lanning...he just can't seem to avoid getting in the middle of some absurd plays lately.