Audio: Packers Unscripted
#463 Packers Unscripted: Meaningful mentality
Mike and Wes discuss Matt LaFleur's weekly 1-0 approach, how it fits the Packers (1:21) and the role the veterans play in backing up the message (5:21). They also review some results from Week 8, including the game involving the NFC North rival Bears and this week's opponent, the Chargers (14:12).
#512 Packers Unscripted: There for the taking
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the 49ers, starting with WR Davante Adams (1:35), the defensive effort needed against TE George Kittle and San Francisco's run game (3:33), and the value of turnovers and red-zone play (5:47) as well as the fourth quarter (8:19). They also pick one thing that has to happen for Green Bay to win (12:01) and give their thoughts on the AFC Championship Game as well (17:21).
#510 Packers Unscripted: Down the stretch
Mike and Wes take a closer look at how the 49ers finished their season after playing the Packers the first time (:49) and how both teams have played a lot of close games (4:41) and shown resiliency all season long (8:28). They also discuss the selection of Bobby Dillon to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (15:35) and how the Centennial class process played out (20:13).
#509 Packers Unscripted: Handling the past
Mike and Wes discuss the comments regarding the Week 12 Packers-49ers result from both head coaches, Matt LaFleur (1:12) and Kyle Shanahan (5:25). They also look at how Green Bay has improved since that first meeting (8:55) and they review the officiating issues from the win over the Seahawks (11:49).
#508 Packers Unscripted: Surviving Seattle
Mike and Wes review the Packers' dramatic playoff win, beginning with the play of QBs Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson (:54), the record-setting performance by WR Davante Adams (7:40), the tale of two halves for Green Bay's defense (11:18), and the outstanding work by fill-in RT Jared Veldheer (15:50). They also recap the other playoff games from divisional weekend (20:05).
#507 Packers Unscripted: Special opportunity
Mike and Wes discuss the perspective of the Packers' veterans who are back in the postseason (1:01), particularly how QB Aaron Rodgers views it (3:51). The also discuss Mike McCarthy's hiring by the Dallas Cowboys (8:33), list their keys to victory on both sides of the ball for Green Bay against Seattle (13:17), and preview the other three playoff games this weekend (20:48).
#506 Packers Unscripted: Young and hungry
Mike and Wes discuss how veterans like QB Aaron Rodgers (4:17) and WR Davante Adams (7:40) have wisdom to impart to the young players who haven't been in the postseason before. They also discuss the work of the Packers' secondary (10:24) and how the unit has benefited from steady pressure up front (17:18).
#504 Packers Unscripted: Matchup musings
Mike and Wes explore various Packers-Seahawks matchups on tap, including Mike Pettine vs. Russell Wilson (6:36), DK Metcalf vs. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King (8:13), Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright vs. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams (11:15), Jadeveon Clowney vs. Bryan Bulaga (14:01), and Seattle's offensive line vs. Kenny Clark and Za'Darius Smith (16:51).
#503 Packers Unscripted: Wild weekend
Mike and Wes recap the four wild-card playoff games, including how the Vikings upset the Saints (2:59) and the controversy over the final play (7:26), and how the Seahawks earned their trip to Lambeau Field (14:21) and the impact of DE Jadeveon Clowney (17:30).
#502 Packers Unscripted: Due recognition
Mike and Wes discuss LT David Bakhtiari's fourth straight All-Pro selection and former S LeRoy Butler advancing to the finalist stage for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They also preview both AFC Wild Card games this weekend (10:46) as well as both NFC contests (14:58).
#499 Packers Unscripted: Finding another way
Mike and Wes discuss the pieces to the comeback in Detroit, including K Mason Crosby (2:33), the 95-yard TD drive in the third quarter (4:16), the key play on the final drive (6:22), and the subs stepping in on the offensive line (13:50). They also recap the NFC playoff picture (15:30) and the final moments of the San Francisco-Seattle showdown (19:44).
#498 Packers Unscripted: Wrap it up
Mike and Wes discuss various keys to victory vs. the Lions (1:10), individual milestones that could be reached as the regular season wraps up (10:17), the role the team's chemistry has played (14:24), and other Week 17 games impacting the playoff picture (18:05).
#497 Packers Unscripted: Difficulties in Detroit
Mike and Wes discuss the tough turn the Lions' season has taken at quarterback (5:46) and on defense (7:00). They also look at how the Packers avoid any kind of letdown (9:09), where the playoff picture stands (12:05) and the latest on Green Bay's injuries (17:33).
#496 Packers Unscripted: Statement game
Mike and Wes discuss how the Packers took down the Vikings to win the NFC North, highlighting the play of LB Za'Darius Smith (5:55) and the way the Packers controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball (9:14). They also recap where the NFC playoff picture stands (13:51) and look at the impact GM Brian Gutekunst had on the roster (14:37).
#495 Packers Unscripted: Stakes and statements
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' keys to victory against the Vikings, which include stopping the run (:54), taking the crowd out (4:01) and winning the turnover battle (5:48). They also discuss the stakes involved (8:31) and the type of statement the Packers could make with a victory (12:41).
#494 Packers Unscripted: Matchup mania
Mike and Wes review a handful of key matchups in the upcoming Packers-Vikings showdown, starting with Kenny Clark vs. Garrett Bradbury (:56), Stefon Diggs vs. the Packers CBs (2:13), Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen vs. Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari (5:23), Aaron Jones vs. Eric Kendricks (10:02), Davante Adams vs. the Vikings DBs (12:52), Aaron Rodgers vs. Mike Zimmer (15:20), and Tyler Ervin vs. the Vikings special teams (19:26).
#492 Packers Unscripted: Possible prominence
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' goal of earning home games in the playoffs and how they can do so (1:18). They also discuss two role players in WR Jake Kumerow (6:33) and rookie LB Rashan Gary (10:19) who could become larger factors down the stretch.
#491 Packers Unscripted: Playoff bound
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers clinching a postseason berth and where they stand (3:20), how the team has gotten to 11-3 (8:07), the key stat of the season (13:52), and the stars of the victory over the Bears, including RB Aaron Jones and WR Davante Adams on offense (16:13) and DL Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry on defense (19:29).
#489 Packers Unscripted: Ultimate rivalry, ultimate opportunity
Mike and Wes discuss the consistency factor with this Packers team (1:00), what lies ahead with three straight division games (10:15), the play of the safety duo of Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage (10:15), and some of their personal memories of the Packers-Bears rivalry (19:46).