On Thursday, the NFL finally got its 2015 season underway, as the Patriots defeated the Steelers 28-21 on opening night. As expected, the Patriots first game of the year resulted in the first allegation of wrongdoing by that franchise, though it ultimately did not appear to affect the final result - after all, the Steelers' secondary was hot garbage and had no answer for Rob Gronkowski.
As for the Green Bay Packers, a date with the Chicago Bears awaits on Sunday, and we at APC are excited to finally get real Packers football to enjoy. Sunday's game should feature some interesting matchups as the Packers try to pull within one game of the Bears in the all-time series.
Oh, and it seems the Packers' head guys are getting really sick of the Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn. Fun! Here are today's curds.
McCarthy has clear-cut goals in 10th season as Packers coach | JSOnline
While discussing the 2015 Packers, McCarthy responds to Bob McGinn's line of questioning with arguably the greatest and most accurate sentence about McGinn imaginable: "Your questions are very dramatic."
Davante Adams, James Jones go way back | Packers.com
The two who grew up in California met about seven years ago, near the start of Jones' pro career and while Adams was still in high school.
Green Bay Packers could go with rookie Ty Montgomery on all returns | ESPN.com
That's kickoffs and punts, the latter of which he did not do all that much at Stanford. Still, Ron Zook seems confident in the rookie to do the job starting with his first game.
Only as old as you feel | ESPN Wisconsin
Julius Peppers shows some of that sage wisdom that Mike McCarthy has alluded to in his comments on his age, quoting pitcher Satchel Paige and saying that physically, he feels like he's "in my 20s."
One quarter into the 2015 NFL season, the Patriots have already been accused of cheating - SBNation.com
Well, that didn't take long. Any team playing at Gillette Stadium had better have a backup plan in case the headsets go out.
Breaking Madden: 44 quarterbacks vs. 44 defensive ends - SBNation.com
It's back! By virtue of having the best QB in the game, the Packers get the all-QB team, which features Cam Newton at running back and Andrew Luck at wide receiver.
Chicago Bears Review " Week One Preview - Bears vs Packers
Last night, Tex hopped on the Chicago Bears Review podcast to break down the week one matchup between the NFC North rivals.