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by "The Dude Youth Nick Chubb Jersey ," and he's not referring directly to the character from the film, "The Big Lebowski," either.Instead it's the nickname that the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback has given to Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, for some reason."It was just he's that guy, that man," Rosen said about Rodgers' resemblance to the laid-back movie character. "I guess I thought it was funny."The Cardinals' rookie and the two-time NFL MVP have struck up a friendship that seems to go beyond football.Come Sunday, the Packers hope to teach Rosen a lesson when Arizona visits Lambeau Field.Green Bay (4-6-1) desperately needs a win to keep alive their fading playoff aspirations. The beleaguered Cardinals (2-9), who have the worst offense in the league, might just be the foe that they need to face to get going."We've put ourselves in this hole, and now we've got to find a way to climb out," Rodgers said.Green Bay limped through its past five games having lost all four on the road and beating Miami at home. Coach Mike McCarthy's club finishes the season with three of five at home. Four of the opponents have losing records Youth David Njoku Jersey , so a glimmer of hope remains especially if the Packers can win out.But they can't afford to look that far ahead, especially with nagging problems on offense.Of particular concern are problems with third down conversions (37 percent), where the Packers are just 24th in the league. They could use veteran receiver Randall Cobb, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, to help in those situations.Now Green Bay has to face a defense that leads the NFC with 37 sacks, with a line hit by recent injuries. Left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and left guard Lane Taylor (quad) were each on the injury report during the week.Yet even in what's considered a down year for the Packers, coach Steve Wilks is wary of Rodgers."Is he a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Yes, he is," Wilks said. "We've got to do a great job on the outside of disrupting timing with their receivers ... trying to throw off some timing and make him hold on to the football."Maybe Rosen will even get some tips from Rodgers after the game. He doesn't mind being called "The Dude.""It's right at the top of compliments," Rodgers said.Other notes and things to watch:RODGERS VS. CARDINALSThey probably aren't his greatest memories, but Rodgers played a pivotal role in two of the most dramatic Cardinals playoff victories.Back in the 2010 wild-card game http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.co...-authentic , Rodgers and Kurt Warner staged a memorable passing duel in Arizona's 51-45 overtime victory. In a 2016 divisional playoff game, Rodgers somehow converted two desperation passes in the final seconds to force overtime. But Arizona won the coin toss in OT and Carson Palmer connected with Larry Fitzgerald on a 75-yard play that set up a 5-yard shovel pass to Fitzgerald for the winning touchdown.RECORD WATCHSpeaking of Fitzgerald, the veteran receiver with 1,278 catches needs four to pass Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,281 with 49ers) for most receptions in NFL history with one team. Rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander, who was seven when Fitzgerald broke into the league 15 seasons ago, might have to cover the veteran."So I mean it's pretty wild to think about it. But I've got my young legs under me so I'm good," Alexander said.AT THE BOTTOMRosen took over as the starter in Week 4. Wilks said that the rookie has been a little inconsistent but "making strides." He's completing 55 percent of passes with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Cardinals have the 32nd and worst offense in the league."He's moving forward, he's progressing. Do we need more consistency? Yes," Wilks said.SACK MASTERSThe game features the top pass rushes in the NFC. The Cardinals' Chandler Jones is fourth in the NFL with 11 sacks, including 4陆 over his past three games."He jumps off the tape http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.co...-authentic ," McCarthy said. "So obviously he'll be a focal point for us."The Packers might have backup Jason Spriggs protecting Rodgers' blind side if Bakhtiari can't play.SECOND CHANCEZane Gonzalez will get a second chance as an NFL kicker when he takes over the job for the Cardinals on Sunday after veteran Phil Dawson was placed on injured reserve. Gonzalez was an All-American kicker at Arizona State and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round and earned the kicking job in training camp. But he was released after two games this season after missing two field goals and two extra points against New Orleans.AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Phoenix contributed.Browns possibly part of reported Khalil Mack trade talks The Cleveland Browns are potentially one of several teams engaged in trade talks with the Oakland Raiders to land current hold-out pass rusher Khalil Mack. And they might be one of the only teams in the league with the cap room and bravado to pull it off.On Friday the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reported the Browns were expected to inquire about Mack’s availability given the dilemma Mack has created for the Raiders. Mack continues to hold out, seeking a new contract extension as the start of the NFL season looms next weekend. He’s currently playing the final season on his rookie deal, of which he will earn roughly $13.8 million. Not only has Mack averaged double-digits sacks during in each of his four NFL seasons, but he’s also regarded as one of the best run-stopping defensive ends in the game.Later on Friday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the chance Mack gets traded is “very real.” Rapoport described the market for Mack as “robust” and said the Raiders are “gauging and listening” to offers.Earlier in the week NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the existence of ongoing trade talks for Mack, but he doubted they would come to fruition because teams believe the Raiders are looking for two first round picks in exchange for their prized defensive end.It’s possible that report made new Browns general manager John Dorsey’s ears perk up enough to consider making a run at the standout defensive end.The Browns would essentially end up giving up two premium picks, and then be saddled with what would surely be a new record-setting contract in order to keep Mack in Cleveland. On Friday, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald became the highest paid defender in the league when he signed a six-year, $135 million extension, $87 million of which is guaranteed.While the Browns currently have roughly $58 million in cap space, it’s hard to see them giving up so much cap space along with the requisite draft capital it will take to get a deal done. But don’t count the Browns out by any means. Dorsey could get creative by including players in the deal to sweeten the pot. Plus, the prospect of having Myles Garrett and Mack playing opposite one another might be too enticing for him to pass up. The Browns have been so bad for so long Authentic Chris Hubbard Jersey , and the desire to win and win now is so great in Berea, that there may be a real possibility of something materializing quickly in the coming days. Although the price is steep, the Mack and Garret combo would provide the Browns with the best pass rush, at least on paper, that the NFL has seen in quite some time.Remember, as Cabot pointed out, Dorsey worked with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay, so they may very well have a good enough working relationship to make progress on a solution that would satisfy both sides. Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys
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