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Cheese Curds, 11/27: Let’s all be thankful for another winning Packers team this year

We wish a belated Happy Thanksgiving to our readers and reflect on reasons to be thankful for this Packers team.

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As we move past Thanksgiving Day and look ahead to the Green Bay Packers’ upcoming game against the Chicago Bears, let us also take a moment to think back and reflect on the reason for Thanksgiving.

This year, the Green Bay Packers have given fans plenty of reasons to be thankful, from the team’s winning record to exceptional seasons from some of the team’s biggest star players. A great resurgent season from Aaron Rodgers should also be near the top of that list.

Let’s also be thankful that the Packers have been able to avoid major issues related to COVID-19. While there are two confirmed positive cases on the roster, that is far fewer than most teams have had so far this season, and it is a sign of the team’s diligence in sticking to their and the NFL’s protocols. Our best wishes go out to AJ Dillon and Krys Barnes as they work to recover and get back on the field.

What Packers fans should be thankful for on Thanksgiving 2020 | Packers Wire
Being in first place, an elite offense led by a great head coach and a Hall of Fame quarterback, and the best wide receiver in football.

Davante Adams remains forever thankful in midst of statement season |
That wide receiver had a terrible performance in his first and only Thanksgiving Day game in 2015, but now he's at the top of his game and is leading the NFL in touchdowns and receiving yards per game.

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers wants fan favorites back at Lambeau Field | ESPN
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wants fan favorites such as "Roll Out the Barrel" and beer bottle races back at Lambeau Field, even though the stadium will be without fans.

Green Bay Packers positioning for free-agency bargains | (subscription)
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has a realistic path to go bargain shopping next year in what could be a buyer’s free-agent market. It just involves letting a few players walk (looking at you, Aaron Jones and Corey Linsley) and trimming some big contracts off the roster like Preston Smith, Rick Wagner, and Christian Kirksey.

Packers' Rashan Gary needs to play more than Preston Smith – The Athletic (subscription)
Speaking of Preston, here's another thinkpiece about the playing time discrepancy between him and Gary. There's no question one has been better than the other recently.

New York couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their home - CNN
That's certainly something to be thankful for!