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Posty: 75 , it's kind of cold in Wisconsin this week.More Packers coveragePackers post-Super Bowl 2019 mock draft roundupGreen Bay Packers 2019 impending free agents primerAaron Rodgers' offseason to feature golf, not knee surgeryPhotos of the Week: 1/27/19 – 2/2/19Top Tweets: Wisconsin athletes survive 2019 polar vortexThe National Weather Service has the high in Milwaukee for Wednesday as minus-10. The. High. This doesn't count wind-chill factor, which will have things feeling like minus-40 or minus-50. But really once you're talking minus-40, what's another 10 degrees?We of course wouldn't recommend anyone going outside during these bitterly frigid times. But it did get us to thinking — what's the coldest temperatures played in by Wisconsin sports teams?The Green Bay Packers played in arguably the most famous cold-weather game of all time, the 1967 NFC Championship at Lambeau Field on Dec. 31, 1967 vs. Dallas, otherwise known as "The Ice Bowl." The temperature on that day was minus-13 degrees, the record low — by a big margin — for any NFL game.In fact, according to pro-football-reference, there have been only nine games in the NFL which have been played at 0 degrees or lower (not including wind chill) since the AFL-NFL merger in 1966, and the Packers have been involved in four of them:— The Ice Bowl (a 21-17 Green Bay win, by the way, in case you've forgotten.)— Dec. 10, 1972 at Minnesota: minus-2 degrees (Packers won, 23-7)— Jan. 20, 2008 vs. the New York Giants in the NFC Championship: minus-1. (The Giants won 23-20 in overtime and Tom Coughlin's face is still beet red.)— Dec. 26 , 1993 vs. Oakland: zero degrees (Packers won, 28-0).In addition, Green Bay has played two games at Chicago where the temperatures were 0.5 (Dec. 18, 1983) and 0.7 (Dec. 10, 1978). The Packers lost both of those games. Green Bay has played in four other games in which the temperature was three degrees or lower — and lost each one. The Packers are 8-11 in games played at 10 degrees or colder since 1966 (caveat: with the known available data).The Wisconsin Badgers haven't played in temperatures under 10 degrees recently. On Nov. 15, 2014, the temperature at gametime against Nebraska was 26 degrees, which was the coldest at Camp Randall Stadium in 50 years (11 degrees on Nov. 21, 1964, a win over Minnesota). By the way, that Nebraska game was game Melvin Gordon rushed for a then-NCAA record 408 yards.The year previous to that, the Badgers played against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium with the temperature at 18 degrees, the coldest game at the time in the short history of the Gophers' home.The Badgers' men's hockey team has played in three outdoor games, but none were as chilly as that 2014 football contest.In 2016, Wisconsin played Ohio State in the Frozen Tundra Classic at Lambeau Field. Game time temp: A downright balmy 28 degrees.Four years later, the Badgers hosted the Camp Randall Classic against Michigan where it was 21 degrees. In 2013 Green Bay Packers Customized Jerseys , Wisconsin was in Chicago at Soldier Field against Minnesota for the Hockey City Classic; the temperature there was also 28. Wisconsin won all three of those contests.Finally, there's the Milwaukee Brewers, who have played exactly one game below freezing (again, without wind chill) in their history, according to baseball-reference. That occurred April 5, 1994 when it was 31 degrees at County Stadium for Milwaukee's game against Oakland (there was also a 29-mile per hour wind).The Brewers have had five other games between 33-35 degrees, three of which were in Milwaukee (April 10, 1994, April 10, 2000 and April 7, 1997) plus one in both Toronto (April 16 ,1980) and Cincinnati (April 4, 2000).Of course, in 1973 a snowstorm delayed Milwaukee's home opener until April 13. Although there were still snow on the streets, County Stadium was cleared of the white stuff and the Brewers beat the Baltimore in 38-degree weather, 2-0.This year the Brewers open the 2019 season at home on March 28. Here's where we all say Green Bay Packers T-Shirts , "Thank goodness for the roof on Miller Park." When Mike Pettine’s defense gets teams behind the sticks, he crushes them with blitzes and disguise, but struggles on first down prevented that from happening more last season. Can a talent influx change that?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Mike Pettine wants to clean up Packers’ first down pass D after finishing worst in 2018TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPackers DC Mike Pettine has to find a way to keep teams from throwing on his team on first down. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesOn its face, it seems counter-intuitive: bring in pass rushers to help on first down. We usually think of this as a third-down solution. Create more pressure, keep quarterbacks from completing passes and extending drives. And to be sure, the Green Bay Packers struggled on third down last season, finishing among the worst in the league in third down success rate when teams took to the air.But the problems started much earlier on downs. “I think we just need to have a better win rate on early downs,” Pettine said this week. “We need to get teams behind the sticks more because that really plays into what we do.” Packers opponents were successful throwing the ball on first down 58% of the time according to Sharp Football, the worst defensive number in the league. That was just ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who were by far the worst defense in the NFL last year. This is where adding the Acme Sackers and Rashan Gary come in.Last season, Pettine tended to play bigger on early downs, going to his cadre of sub-package personnel groupings on second and third down. The Packers, as a result, had a solid first-down run defense, finishing 12th in success rate there. Set up Pettine to put together his exotic looks and he can kill teams on blitzes and coverage disguises. But while Green Bay’s pass rush finished with solid numbers overall last year, a significant portion of that came off blitz looks. With the Packers in bigger personnel, blitzing on first down would leave them more susceptible to coverage issues in the back end with guys like Antonio Morrisson or Blake Martinez having to cover in space. Put Za’Darius and Preston Smith on the field in those situations though and the run defense can thrive with those big bodies , while they also provide the pass rush necessary to prevent teams from throwing it all over the yard on the Packers on first down. Adding pass rush while not giving up any beef upfront should mitigate some of the issues we saw last season, but it won’t be enough on its own. As Pettine rightly points out, one of the big struggles for the Packers last year was a specific kind of throwing on first down. Play-action sucks up linebackers and safeties to create openings behind them. Oren Burks’ ascension into the every-down rotation along with the additions Brian Gutekunst made at safety should add to the salve on this first-down wound. Burks isn’t a great run defender, but showed flashes of coverage ability in the preseason, his specialty in college as well. Darnell Savage has the speed to recover from a mistake, as well as the explosiveness to erase ones made in front of him. And Adrian Amos is one of the most assignment-sure safeties in football. To be sure, having these guys on the field on any down should improve the defense overall. This group, though, has specific qualities that could uniquely position them to improve on early downs. Burks brings a linebacker body with safety speed, keeping the size in the front seven up while not giving up the athleticism to cover. Za’Darius and Preston Smith are each excellent run defenders to go along with their pass rush prowess and if Rashan Gary is on the field, he might just be the best run defender of anyone. But all three can still get after the quarterback as well. Add in the improved safety group and suddenly this is a defense ideally suited to stop first-down throws, including and especially off play-action. If the cornerback group can stay healthy, they have the talent to handle their end of the equation as well. And for the first time in a long time, the Packers have enough talent around the cornerback room to pick up the slack if they do suffer injuries.Pettine won’t be able to go to exotic looks to fix this major first-down issue. He has to hope Brian Gutekunst did the work he couldn’t. As we stand here in June, it looks like that’s exactly what happened.

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