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Packers play executioner's song

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Courtesy of Nationalsportsbeat.com
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The level of execution by the Green Bay Packers against the New York Giants was remarkable Sunday in the 45-17 rout at Lambeau Field.  Aaron Rodgers threw for 404 yards and 4 touchdown passes with a quarterback rating of 139.9.  The defense held the Giants rushing attack to 53 yards below their average and took the ball away 6 times, 4 by interceptions of Eli Manning.   They controlled the clock for 37 minutes against a team that led the league in time of posession. So thorough was the win against a team that only needed a victory to clinch a playoff spot, it's the Packers who now have their sights on the post-season, a goal that can be achieved with a season finale victory against the Chicago Bears in a game that has been moved from a noon kickoff to 3:15 PM on Sunday.

Greisen a Cowboy

Former Sturgeon Bay high school standout Chris Greisen is expected to sign a contract today with the Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for their regular season finale against Philadelphia.  With Tony Romo on injured reserve and Jon Kitna getting injured Christmas night in Arizona, Dallas is down to third string quarterback Stephen McGee.  Greisen had a brief stint with the Cardinals as a 7th round pick in 1999 but made his mark in the Arena Football League setting records with Georiga and also playing in the United Football League.

Badgers prepare in Pasadena

The Wisconsin Badgers are working out this week in Southern California in advance of Saturday's Rose Bowl matchup against TCU.  It's the 5th appearance for Wisconsin in the grandaddy of the Bowl Games, having won the Rose Bowl in 1993, 1999 and 2000 under Barry Alvarez.

Bucks are back home

After taking two out of three on last week's West Coast road trip including a convincing victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles, the Milwaukee Bucks return to the Bradley Center tonight to play the Atlanta Hawks, the team that knocked them out of last year's playoffs.  The Bucks are 12-16, 6 and a half games behind the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division while Atlanta comes in 19-13 following a Sunday loss to New Orleans 93-86.

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