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Cheese Curds, 12/1: Packers' offense needs a bounce-back performance in Detroit

It's easier said than done to turn the Green Bay offense around, especially with opposing defenses keying on the run game.

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The biggest problem with the Green Bay Packers over the past several weeks is of course the offense. While the defense has held each of the last three opponents under 20 points, the offense has failed to live up to its end of the bargain in two of those games.

How do the Packers get back on track? That's been the common refrain for the last two months. There might not be many easy answers, though - simplifying the offense might not be the fix, for example.

In today's curds, we find close looks at these offensive issues, some possible changes, and the ways that opponents will be trying to attack it in the future.

Packers try to figure out how to fix sloppy offense |
When NFL teams look confused and like they're constantly having communication issues, the typical response from coaches is to slim things down and simplify the scheme. However, Aaron Rodgers hopes that his coaches don't take that tactic this week.

Lions safety says stopping the run is the key |
Green Bay only rushed for 47 yards in their last meeting with the Lions, three weeks ago. Eddie Lacy has been over 100 on his own in each of the past two contests, and if he keeps it up this week it will make the Lions' job much more difficult.

Bakhtiari: Plan to get back to our 'Packer standard' |
Bakh and former Packer tight end Tom Crabtree took some questions on the status and character of the current team and abut what the special qualities that defined the 2010 Super Bowl team were.

Take the day off: It's not an injury for 'Man of Steel' Julius Peppers - ESPN
No practice, no problem for the veteran, who just skipped his first regular-season practice in the year and a half that he has been in Green Bay.

ESPN is warning you not to watch Browns-Ravens 'Monday Night Football' -
This was hilarious - ESPN's promo tweets were highlighting the lowlights of the key players in the Cleveland-Baltimore game, with such comments as "Matt Schaub has lost his last 6 starts and hasn't taken a snap this season."