While the Green Bay Packers spent Monday going over film from their victory over the Chicago Bears in week one, Tuesday marks a turn of the page and the start of preparations for the upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks. Of course, with the recent history between the two teams, Packers fans are likely to want a win against Pete Carroll and company desperately; however, Mike McCarthy is trying to keep his team's energy in check this week.
One encouraging sign last Sunday was the play of the special teams, a key contributor to the late-game collapse in Seattle back in January. Ron Zook's units were by and large effective, a big help for a team which had problem after problem a season ago.
Check out some analysis of that area of the team and much more in this morning's curds.
Long drive highlighted offense’s efficiency | Packers.com
The 16-play, 78-yard drive ended in a touchdown that extended the Packers' lead from one point to eight and helped the defense get rested for the final push by the Bears.
Packers' defense seeks cure for missed tackles | Packersnews.com
And the defense needed that rest, as they were in the double-digits in missed tackles on Sunday, split up evenly against runs and passes. Dom Capers is not happy about that, even though four key defenders were out for most or all of the game.
Progress by Packers' special teams evident in opener | JSOnline
Really, the only gaffe on special teams was an offsides penalty by Sam Shields on a field goal attempt that led to a touchdown, and that was simply a bad mental mistake on his part rather than anything that should be blamed on the coaches.
Randall Cobb plays through the pain | ESPN Wisconsin
The wide receiver did his best to avoid any hits to his sprained shoulder, and though he wore a harness to protect it, he did get more and more sore later in the game.
Barely a mention of the Seattle Seahawks around Lambeau Field | ESPN.com
Yes, the Packers want to beat the Seahawks on Sunday, but Mike McCarthy is trying not to make this game seem bigger than it is - it's a week two matchup between two very good NFC teams, nothing more and nothing less.
Clay Matthews calls out Casey Hayward for not blocking for him | 247sports.com
This is pretty amusing, as Matthews has a little fun at his teammates' expense.
Vikings vs. 49ers 2015 results: Carlos Hyde wears down Minnesota in 20-3 win - SBNation.com
After one week, the Packers are alone at 1-0 in the NFC North thanks to San Francisco's big ground game on Monday Night.