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Cheese Curds, 12/7: Matt LaFleur keeps proving that Packers made the right hire

The second-year head coach has the Packers’ offense playing at a championship level with a quarter of the season to go.

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Almost two years ago, the Packers hired Matt LaFleur. They made the move because he was viewed, in part, as a rising offensive mind in a league that skews ever more toward that side of the ball.

Now, three-quarters of the way through LaFleur’s second season, the move looks prescient. LaFleur has helped Aaron Rodgers get his career back on track, maximized their use of Davante Adams, and properly utilized Aaron Jones, a conundrum that thoroughly mystified his predecessor.

LaFleur is proving the Packers right. He should be regarded as one of the best offensive minds in the game. And even if he’s not, the Packers don’t seem like they’ll be slowing down any time soon.

Packers need only 12 games in 2020 to outscore 2019 team | Packers Wire

The Packers’ offense is clicking, and it’s been that way for most of the year. How much so? Well, they’ve already scored more points than they did all last season.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers fastest to 400 career touchdown passes | ESPN

Another week, another great performance from Aaron Rodgers. And this time, he passed a major milestone in the process.

Aaron Jones’ late TD reflected Packers’ gold-zone mentality | ESPN

Rather than running out of bounds or conceding to the defense when he looked bottled up near the sideline, Aaron Jones throttled down, made a nifty sidestep, and finished his 77-yard run in the end zone. In addition to the physical skills required to make such a play, Jones’ run was a reflection of the Packers’ mindset.

NFL playoff picture 2020: Week 13 standings, bracket, scenarios and outlook for the postseason | ESPN+

At 9-3, the Packers are currently the 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. ESPN+ gives a full look at where the rest of the standings shake out.

Titans’ Jadeveon Clowney looks ahead to ‘21 after undergoing season-ending knee surgery | NFL.com

When the Packers face the Titans in a couple of weeks, Tennessee will be without the services of one of its best defensive players.

Pizza with 254 kinds of cheese breaks Guinness record | Guinness Book of World Records

Normally a cheese-only pizza isn’t of interest to me, but I’m willing to make exceptions.