Super Bowl 50 is only five days away, and although our Green Bay Packers will not be participating, we will of course still be covering the game and everything that goes along with it. To start our coverage, however, we find a pair of links in today's cheese curds that look at some of the best individual games from Packers players in the big game.
In addition to looking back, a couple of Packers players from the 2013 draft class will be looking forward to this season, as they will see their base salaries almost triple in 2016. There's that and much more in today's curds.
1-30: The top Packers Super Bowl performances | JSOnline.com
Aaron Rodgers' Super Bowl XLV performance earns top billing here, with Desmond Howard's game in XXXI, Brett Favre (also XXXI) and Max McGee's legendary Super Bowl I game rounding out the top four.
Highest-Graded Players in the Past 8 Super Bowls | PFF
Rodgers' PFF grade in XLV justifies his spot at the top of the previous countdown, as he has the highest grade of any single player in any Super Bowl over the last eight years. B.J. Raji and Tramon Williams also are mentioned here for their work in that game.
Bakhtiari, Hyde earn raises for 2016 | Packersnews.com
The NFL's earned playing time policy gives extra compensation to players entering their fourth year based on their draft status and number of snaps. The Packers' left tackle and defensive back earned huge bumps in pay for 2016, each getting a raise of over a million dollars.
Plays that shaped the Packers' season No. 4: Hail Mary in Arizona - ESPN
We've missed a few of these in the past few days, but we revisit the countdown with the second of Rodgers' two Hail Marys on the year.
Bellin Health Gate turns red in support of American Heart Month | Packers.com
If you're visiting Lambeau Field in February, you'll notice some different colors at one gate, as the Packers look to support awareness of heart health.
NBC, CBS will share expanded 'Thursday Night Football' package - SBNation.com
This means less Phil Simms and more Cris Collinsworth, a net positive in this writer's opinion.
Detroit Lions looking for ways to keep Calvin Johnson - NFL.com
If Megatron does indeed retire for good, the Lions offense will not have the big, down-field threat that has helped make their short passing game effective. Don't be surprised if they look to the wide receiver position in the draft.