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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for September 14, 2015

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The Packers got a big win on Sunday with the help of big plays from a superstar and a man making a recent return to Green Bay.

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There were a fair share of big plays in the Green Bay Packers' week one victory over the Chicago Bears, but none was bigger than linebacker Clay Matthews' interception of Jay Cutler with four minutes left on the clock. Matthews' pick, which came with the Packers up by eight, set up an Eddie Lacy touchdown that put the game out of reach.

That play is featured prominently in today's Cheese Curds, as is the play of wide receiver James Jones. The most recent Packers signee, Jones finished second on the team in receptions and yards, but added two huge touchdown catches.

Here's a look at the coverage of yesterday's game and of other games around the NFL.

Packers defense doesn't gain ground over last season | JSOnline
Don't expect the Packers' defense to be happy after the win; they allowed 189 yards on the ground, including 141 to Matt Forte. Apparently Matthews playing inside isn't a magic potion for stopping the run.

Clay Matthews' magic helps Packers top Bears again | Packersnews.com
Last year in Chicago, Matthews' interception on a tipped pass helped seal the Packers' win. This year, it was a beautiful play design by Dom Capers and a great individual effort by Matthews that led to the pick and the Packers holding on for the victory.

Green Bay Packers show they can grind out win without Jordy Nelson - ESPN
The Packers showed that they can be equally effective going for quick strikes as well as chewing up the clock, as the team's final touchdown drive lasted for 16 plays and almost ten minutes of game time.

James Jones playing like he never left | Packers.com
It was a great return after a year in Oakland, as Jones put up a pair of scores against Bears corner Alan Ball to punctuate his first game back in Green and Gold.

Chips Report from Packers 31-23 win at Bears | 247sports.com
No surprise here, as Sam Shields and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix get the cow chips. It was a poor game for those two starters, with penalties and missed tackles marring their performances.

Pete Carroll says he never called OT onside kick, blames kicker - SBNation.com
Said it yesterday, I'll say it again today: sad Pete Carroll is the best Pete Carroll.

The Cowboys won thanks to the Giants' terrible late-game decisions - SBNation.com
Two straight mistakes, one by Eli Manning and one by Tom Coughlin, helped set up Dallas' game-winning drive last night.