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Championship Fallout: On Deflation and Blame

A look at what is known about the NFL’s probe into the potential use of deflated footballs in the Patriots-Colts game. Plus readers weigh in on the Packers-Seahawks game, including who is most to blame for Green Bay’s late collapse

Better Than Dallas

The Cowboys are off to a great start, but they're not as deep as the Packers, who have reeled off four straight wins by dominating in different ways. Plus, a smart look at something the Jets are actually doing right and more film-study notes

Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense

The wrong personnel playing the wrong scheme affected both New England and Green Bay in season-opening losses. It’s a continuation of last season’s problems for both teams, though one has a better chance of fixing it

The Masterminds Behind the Mayhem

The Seahawks and Packers kick off a new NFL season tonight in a marquee matchup. The men who built the rosters, Seattle’s John Schneider and Green Bay’s Ted Thompson, share a common background but couldn’t be more different

Packers Report: Spiced Up With Peppers

Green Bay added an unusual free-agent splurge, signing Julius Peppers to shore up a defense that was among the worst at stopping the run in 2013. But is the 34-year-old defensive end the answer?

A Horrible Holiday

The Packers were blown out in Detroit on Thanksgiving, Green Bay's fifth straight game without a win. And while it'd be easy to blame everything on the absence of Aaron Rodgers, it's actually the other side of the ball that is embarrassing itself

Bring on the New

Clay Matthews on preparing for the read-option and taking his first vacation ever

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