Sarah is a writer and editor living in the Twin Cities, a lifelong Packers fan and an ardent supporter of all things anti-Vikings.

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Can Aaron Rodgers Bounce Back for the Packers?

11/11/2009 - 10:03 am

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A big question heading into the second half of the Green Bay Packers’ season is second year starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and whether he can help reverse the team’s fortunes and make the Packers – now in second place in the NFC North at 4-4 – a playoff contender again. Rodgers is having a great […]

Woodson Lone Packer on Midseason All-Pro Teams

11/10/2009 - 2:16 pm

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been named to Pro Football Weekly’s midseason All-Pro team. The selections, announced Tuesday, were voted on by editors at the publication. Woodson, 33, has forced one fumble and snagged four interceptions so far this season, including two – one of which he returned 37 yards for a touchdown […]

It’s Time For McCarthy To Go

11/09/2009 - 11:18 am

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I’ve never been a fan of Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Never liked his attitude, his disposition on the sidelines or his play calling. But after coaching the Green Bay Packers to a 13-3 record and an NFC championship berth in 2007, I’ve given him the benefit of the doubt. Many times. The following […]

More Proof: Vikings Fans Really Are the Worst

11/04/2009 - 11:55 am

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Who would want to watch this guy play?

As if we needed more proof that Minnesota Vikings fans are the worst fans in the NFL, but here you have it. Apparently, a 7-1 record and an all-star offense with quarterback Brett Favre and running back Adrian Peterson isn’t enough to draw Vikings fans to the MetroBarn. The team is facing possible blackouts if […]

Offensive Line Shakeup May Be Coming for Packers

11/03/2009 - 10:00 am

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Mark Tauscher

Here’s some potentially exciting news from Green Bay. It appears a big change on the offensive line may be coming for the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Rob Demovsky reports the coaching staff is leaving open the possibility of going with the veteran tackle combination of Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton in this […]

Johnny Jolly: The Embodiment of What’s Wrong in Green Bay

11/02/2009 - 9:25 am

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Hi, Im Mike McCarthy. I coach football. You do? Photo: Corey Wilson/Press-Gazette

Green Bay Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly made some pretty boneheaded comments to the Green Bay Press-Gazette following Sunday’s 38-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, regarding his personal foul penalty. Jolly gave the Vikings a fresh set of downs in the first quarter after being flagged for head butting Vikings running back Chester Taylor. The […]

Packers Simply Outplayed in Favre Bowl II Loss

11/01/2009 - 7:06 pm

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There’s really not much to analyze in the Green Bay Packers’ 38-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in Favre Bowl II at Lambeau Field. Vikings QB Brett Favre was booed – and booed heartily – pretty much every time he stepped onto his old playing field. So was former Packers kicker Ryan Longwell, but […]

Packers New Additions Ready for Action Against Vikings

10/29/2009 - 10:13 am

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Running back Ahman Green and tackle Mark Tauscher, both recently re-signed by the Green Bay Packers, will be ready to play in time for this Sunday’s rematch against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Green said he expects to play against the Vikings and Tauscher got some snaps at right tackle in place of starter […]

Longwell Knows the Role of Packers Pariah Well

10/28/2009 - 10:30 am

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Ryan Longwell

If anyone knows what Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is going through this week as he prepares to return to Lambeau Field for the first time since signing with the purple and gold, it’s teammate Ryan Longwell. Longwell returned to Lambeau as a member of the rival Vikings in 2006 after spending his first nine […]

Packers Need A Pass Catcher

10/26/2009 - 1:14 pm

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Jake Allen is an option

The Green Bay Packers are looking for a pass catcher following Monday’s news that receiver Brett Swain will have season-ending knee surgery and tight end Jermichael Finley will miss the Minnesota Vikings game with a knee sprain. With receiver Jordy Nelson out a couple more weeks with a knee sprain, that leaves the Packers with […]

Total Packers is Now on Google News

10/23/2009 - 11:00 am

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We’ve reached several milestones here at Total Packers as of late. Traffic has been consistently increasing, mostly because people like you keep coming back to read nonsense that comes out of our mouths. That’s awesome, and we sincerely thank you for reading. I’m not really one to toot my own horn because really, who cares […]

Browns Game Takes on Extra Meaning for Matthews

10/22/2009 - 1:00 pm

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Clay Matthews

For Green Bay Packers rookie outside linebacker Clay Matthews, this weekend’s game against the Browns in Cleveland will be more than the cakewalk it will be for the rest of the Packers. It will be a homecoming of sorts. Matthews’ father, Clay Jr., played linebacker for 16 seasons with the Browns (1978-93) after being drafted […]

Favre Bowl II Stupidity Begins to Ramp Up

10/21/2009 - 1:00 pm

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I’ve blogged before about the idiotic heights some Green Bay Packers’ fans are reaching in anticipation of Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field on Nov. 1. In September, Chris Carriveau announced a “purification ceremony” at a “Black Sunday Event” Oct. 31, at which fans can toss their Favre Packers paraphernalia into a […]

Packers Can’t Overlook the Cleveland Browns

10/21/2009 - 11:00 am

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It would be easy for the Green Bay Packers to look past the 1-5 Cleveland Browns this weekend in anticipation of Favre Bowl II the following weekend (Nov. 1), when Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field as a Minnesota Viking. The Vikings’ visit is easily one of the most anticipated games in Packers history, and […]

Packers Drub Lions, But Look Ugly Doing It

10/18/2009 - 7:39 pm

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Kudos to the Green Bay Packers for taking it to the lowly Matt Stafford- and Calvin Johnson-less (and later, Daunte Culpepper-less) Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The 26-0 shutout keeps the Packers’ home winning streak against the Lions alive at 19 games and gives the team a much-needed boost coming off their bye […]

Bet Big: Lions May Be Without Stafford, Johnson on Sunday

10/15/2009 - 1:51 pm

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Matthew Stafford

If you’re a betting man or woman, now might be the time to consider placing a large wager on the Green Bay Packers in their contest with the Detroit Lions, this Sunday. As of today, it seems probable that the Lions could be without their two biggest offensive weapons when they face the Packers. Neither […]

Trade Rumors Around the NFC North

10/15/2009 - 6:00 am

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Julius Peppers

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, and while there are very few in-season trades made in the NFL, that doesn’t stop people from speculating about what could or should happen. The Green Bay Packers have been linked to several names, but more on that in a moment. The most persistent rumor revolving around any NFC […]

Packers Should Work Out Newly-Released Booty

10/14/2009 - 8:36 am

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In another brilliant move by Vikings coach Brad “Chilly” Childress, Minnesota released QB John David Booty from its practice squad on Wednesday and signed offensive tackle Clint Oldenburg, a Colorado State alum who played most recently for the Broncos. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, given that the Vikings had gotten Booty through […]

2009 Vikings: Favre’s Best Team Ever

10/13/2009 - 6:00 am

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Brett Favre

During media comments following the Minnesota Vikings’ 38-10 drubbing of the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, quarterback Brett Favre made some waves by saying the team was the best he’s ever played on. “I think, physically and from a talent level, this is the best team I’ve ever been on,” Favre said. But Favre didn’t […]

Do the Packers Miss Anthony Smith?

10/11/2009 - 11:25 am

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Anthony Smith

That’s the word, at least according to one report. The Packers cut safety Anthony Smith during their final roster cutdown, instead deciding to keep Jarret Bush and Aaron Rouse. The team also traded for Derrick Martin. Rouse has since been cut. Smith was pushing Atari Bigby for playing time during training camp and was easily […]