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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 6, 2015

A third-year Packer has been part of some big stops in the run game, which will be a focus of the team this week.

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The Green Bay Packers know this week that slowing down the Carolina Panthers' offense means slowing down their running attack. Between Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers possess a potent ground game, one which has eaten up yardage better than any other in the league this year.

One key for the Packers, however, might be to give more playing time to a third-year pro who has been known far more for his pass rush than his run defense over his first two seasons. This year, though, he has contributed to some of the team's bigger plays against the run, and we feel that he has earned more playing time.

Packers' run defense faces toughest chore yet |
The Panthers rank number one in the NFL in rushing yardage, so the Packers will need to be focused on stopping the run first and foremost if they are to contain Cam Newton and company.

The Opposite Sideline: Panthers rolling |
The Green Bay Press-Gazette sits down with one of the Carolina beat writers to discuss their own lost wide receiver, their unbeaten start. One area that he thinks the Packers should be able to exploit is the secondary, particularly cornerbacks Charles Tillman and Bene Benwikere.

Notes - Packers' Datone Jones productive in limited role |
After making most of his plays in the passing game over his first two years, the 2013 first-round pick has been getting the job done better against the run this season, making a few big stops over the last few games.

Lions may court Eliot Wolf but unlikely to leave Green Bay |
It's tough to imagine Wolf leaving Ted Thompson's side at this point - if anything it seems like he might be the choice for Ted's successor when he retires.

NBA could've been a reality for Packers linebacker Julius Peppers - ESPN
Former UNC hoops coach Matt Doherty said that one of his favorite dunks of any of his UNC teams came from Ronald Curry (later a Raiders wide receiver) to Peppers on an alley-oop.

Nike's new 'Color Rush' uniforms will make Thursday Night Football more unwatchable -
It'll be Christmas in November next week on Thursday night...and it might just make your eyeballs start to bleed.