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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for September 29, 2014

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Though the offense is back on track, the Packers' defense showed disturbing signs indicating that their recent improvements were short-lived.

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Ahh, victory Mondays are the best Mondays, but when they come after wins against the Bears, they're even sweeter. The storylines coming out of the Packers' 38-17 victory yesterday at Soldier Field are mixed, as the offense got back in its groove, but the defense fell back into a disappointing rut before coming up with a few timely turnovers.

We'll have plenty of recap action on yesterday's game throughout the day today, so come on back to APC after you take a bite of today's curds.

Randall Cobb redeems himself with big day | Packers.com
Cobb is indeed Rodgers' favorite receiver when the play breaks down and the quarterback escapes the pocket. #18 had a few big plays on Sunday in those situations, and a few great catches on more designed routes as well.

McCarthy goes all in with pass-happy, high-tempo offense | Packersnews.com
That philosophical shift that the Packers coach referred to last week paid off against the Bears, though McCarthy mixed in some different formations than he had the previous three weeks.

Bears run over Packers defensive line | JSOnline
If the Bears hadn't had to go to the pass because the Packers were scoring at will, that second half would have been even uglier with the way Chicago ran the ball.

Takeaways save Green Bay Packers defense in victory over Chicago Bears - ESPN
Up until Clay Matthews' interception, the only thing that stopped the Bears was the clock at the end of the first half (after a bobble by Martellus Bennett). Then, Tramon Williams jumped a route perfectly and the Packers were off to the races.

"Chips Report" from Week 4 Win vs. Bears | Cheesehead TV
Let's just say that over the first few weeks, Jordy Nelson has put to rest any questions that may have remained about whether or not he was worth his big contract.

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores, highlights and key takeaways from Week 4 - SBNation.com
Here are the impressions from a few of SB Nation's national writers about what went down around the NFL yesterday. Yes, the Packers' offensive outburst gets top billing.