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Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers ‘can run the table’

And two plays later, when Eli Manning zipped a 41-yard touchdown pass to Tavarres King to cut the Packers’ lead to one, the salty chatter only intensified: Why give back the momentum with the season on the line?

At that moment, Lambeau Field was ground zero for the bashing of a coach whose job security was called into question during a midseason swoon. It was hardly a surprising state of affairs: McCarthy, despite a standard of success that includes a Super Bowl XLV triumph, nine playoff appearances and a 114-61-1 regular-season record, is well aware that he is far from a fan favorite.

Instead of surging into the postseason, Green Bay has lost four straight thanks to a wayward defense that has allowed 30-plus points in four consecutive games for the first time since 1953.

Still, the offense remains productive behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who leads the NFL since Week 7 in completions, air yardage and passing touchdowns and believes the Packers have the talent to win their final six games.

Spiller was unable to recapture pre-injury form throughout last season, averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry following arthroscopic knee surgery.

Going back to a magical 2012 season with the Bills, Spiller’s explosive playmaking ability jumped off the game tape as much as any back in the NFL. His rare speed and cheap jerseys and lateral agility led to an eye-popping 6.0 yards per carry that season.

Instead of surging into the postseason, Green Bay has lost four straight thanks to a wayward defense that has allowed 30-plus points in four consecutive games for the first time since 1953.

Still, the offense remains productive behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who leads the NFL since Week 7 in completions, air yardage and passing touchdowns and believes the Packers have the talent to win their final six games.

Perry was the Packers most consistent pass rusher last season and with a dearth of quarterback disrupters hitting the open market, it was important for Green Bay to lock up their own.

The biggest question with Perry moving forward is health. The athletic edge rusher has always displayed talent, but injuries marred his first two seasons, missing 15 of 32 regular season games. He’s missed only five the past three years as his production soared.

The Green Bay Packers selected Washington cornerback Kevin King with the first pick of the second round. A massive 6’3 press cornerback, King fits perfectly in today’s NFL with teams like Green Bay that want to play man-to-man on the outside. He lit up the NFL Scouting Combine with speed that wasn’t always apparent on tape. The Seahawks, who were set to pick next, were rumored to be interested in King.

King was not the only player in the green room Thursday night that wasn’t drafted, but he was the only one who came back from Day 2. He told NFL Network’s Melissa Stark he wanted to put on his cap and have his family watch him take the stage after being picked.

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