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Can The Green Bay Packers Get Back On Track In Minnesota?

They're getting ready to visit the Vikings, and first place is on the line.

The Green Bay Packers fell to the hapless Detroit Lions at home last Sunday, their third straight loss since starting the season 6-0. On this week's episode of "The Second Half" podcast, hosts Travis Waldron and Donté Stallworth discuss whether the Packers, who looked like Super Bowl contenders a few weeks ago, can get back on track with a trip to the first-place Minnesota Vikings looming this week (Packers talk begins around 34:00).

It's been an interesting week in Green Bay. Shortly after the Packers lost to Detroit at home for the first time in more than two decades, quarterback Aaron Rodgers used his post-game press conference to denounce a fan's derogatory comments about Muslims during a moment of silence to honor victims of the Paris attacks.

It was an upstanding moment in an otherwise bleak week for a team that has struggled to regain its form on offense over the last month.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy during the Packers' loss to Detroit last Sunday.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy during the Packers' loss to Detroit last Sunday.

Also on this week's episode, Bleacher Report NFL columnist Mike Freeman discusses the rash of major injuries in football this season -- and how fantasy football may be changing the way fans view NFL players and the injury risks they face (that starts at 10:30). Plus, the hosts discuss whether injuries to Denver's Peyton Manning and New England's Julian Edelman will shift the landscape in the AFC (listen from the beginning for that), and a big matchup this week between Cincinnati and Arizona will be a battle of teams trying to prove they're Super Bowl contenders (that begins at 41:00). 

This podcast was produced, edited and engineered by Peter James Callahan and Adriana Usero, with assistance from Christine Conetta.

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