One of the biggest complaints about the Green Bay Packers' season so far has been the lack of explosive plays on offense. Aaron Rodgers isn't taking enough deep shots, there aren't many big touchdowns, etc.
However, and I'm sure this will come as a shock, that might be more narrative than truth. One stat shows a Packer receiver leading the league in big plays. And when you look back at the last two games, the Packers have scored long touchdowns of 65, 65, and 31 yards.
Perhaps the Packers haven't been as consistent at hitting those big plays lately, but they've still happened, and they show plenty of reason for excitement for this offense as the team comes out of the bye week. Check out some discussion on that topic and much more in our Thursday Cheese Curds.
What You Might've Missed: On the last four plays | Packers.com
We'll take a look at the pass defense design sometime, but Mike Spofford notes that the Packers learned from a failure on second down to make the right adjustment on fourth down.
6-0 Packers starts typically lead to titles | JSOnline
The Packers have started 6-0 seven times before in the team's history, and in six of them they have won an NFL title. The only time they didn't was during the 15-1 season in 2011.
Dom Capers of Green Bay Packers still an old-school game planner - ESPN
Thankfully, he's not getting high off white-out fumes any more - he has moved on to liquid paper strips instead. Capers does all his preparation on paper, while defensive assistant Jerry Montgomery inputs everything onto the Packers' electronic playbook that can be accessed via tablet.
Packers might lack a deep threat but still have big-play ability | 247sports.com
Believe it or not, but the Packers' have the league leader in receptions for 25 yards or more - just another reason the signing of James Jones has paid off.
Fantasy Football Beat: GB Packers Week 7 | Pro Football Focus
Rob Demovsky talks to the PFF Fantasy guys, who address some interesting fantasy football questions that have been plaguing the Packers lately.
Cameron Heyward agrees to not wear 'Iron Head' eye black - SBNation.com
We discussed this last week, but after being fined for a second straight week, Heyward is changing his tactic, instead working on selling "Iron Head" eye black strips to the public as a fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Good for you, Cam.
Tom Brady hopes to play 'maybe 10 more years' - NFL.com
Good luck with that, Tom.