PACKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PACKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL: Super Bowl champ Seahawks start 2014 season against Packers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58370766-77/seattle-season-bowl-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58370766-77/seattle-season-bowl-nfl.html.csp">NFL: Super Bowl champ Seahawks start 2014 season against Packers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM BOOTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:52:01.425-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • At some point they will take a moment to acknowledge the celebration taking place around them. Pete Carroll and his team will step back from an offseason focused on forgetting what happened in 2013 and for a brief second appreciate the festivities marking Seattle’s first Super Bowl title. Once the Super Bowl banner is unveiled, it will be time to embark on the quest to become the first team in a decade to repeat. “There’s a challenge every game, particularly opening game. After coming ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583707662014-09-03T22:52:01.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:52:01.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370766@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:52:01 MDT NFL Pro Picks: Packers-Seahawks a spicy start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369073-77/plus-1-2-seahawks-bay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369073-77/plus-1-2-seahawks-bay.html.csp">NFL Pro Picks: Packers-Seahawks a spicy start</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:51:04.416-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fail Mary. OK, we got that out of the way. Well, not really, because one of the major focal points of the 2014 season opener between the Super Bowl champion Seahawks and the Packers is what happened the last time Green Bay was in Seattle. For those who don’t remember — and for all those Packers fans who have blocked it from their minds — the Seahawks prevailed 14-12 on Russell Wilson’s desperation pass that Golden Tate stole away from Green Bay’s secondary on the final play. Two days later, the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583690732014-09-03T22:51:04.416-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:51:04.416-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369073@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:51:04 MDT NFL: NFC North has potential for plenty of points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344565-77/bears-nfc-vikings-north.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344565-77/bears-nfc-vikings-north.html.csp">NFL: NFC North has potential for plenty of points</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE CAMPBELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise. Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly. Detroit was the only team with more victories than the previous year, but still had a losing mark and fired its coach. Such mediocrity, though, should not mask the abundance of elite talent that still exists in this ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583445652014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T23:43:33.366-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344565@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT NFL notes • Vick loses out to Smith as Jets’ starter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329300-77/smith-vick-jets-starting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329300-77/smith-vick-jets-starting.html.csp">NFL notes • Vick loses out to Smith as Jets’ starter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The formal announcement was a surprise to no one. Not the New York Jets fans. Not the media. And, especially, not Geno Smith. Rex Ryan finally made it official after the Jets’ 35-24 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday night, declaring that Smith will be the starting quarterback in Week 1. “Did I have any doubt? I wouldn’t let doubt creep into my mind,” Smith said after punctuating a solid preseason with his sharpest performance of the summer. “I always come in with the mindset t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583293002014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T23:03:12.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329300@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:03:12 MDT NFL: Favre headed to Packers Hall of Fame in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58259219-77/favre-packers-hall-retired.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58259219-77/favre-packers-hall-retired.html.csp">NFL: Favre headed to Packers Hall of Fame in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay, Wis. • Brett Favre is returning to Titletown. The quarterback, estranged from the franchise he helped resurrect during his 16-year career, will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired next July 18. Favre’s No. 4 will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field north end zone facade at halftime of a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season. “I’m truly honored,” Favre said Monday via conference call from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. “It is t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582592192014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T16:37:23.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259219@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:37:23 MDT ’Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58241429-77/poulson-twins-baseball-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58241429-77/poulson-twins-baseball-league.html.csp">’Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JANIE McCAULEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mph fastballs but never has been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny Gomes. Now the Twins are about to give him $250,000. “It’s a great story,” Twins West Coast scouting supervisor Sean Johnson s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414292014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T17:38:03.446-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241429@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:03 MDT