Green Bay Packers defeat Cleveland Browns, 31-3

Cleveland — No one with the Green Bay Packers has said a word to running back Ryan Grant about him needing to pick up his game a notch this season.

But one could see how the addition of veteran Ahman Green and the return to health of Brandon Jackson might send a message that it's time for him to have, oh, say, a 27-carry, 148-yard, one-touchdown performance a week before the Packers play one of the most important games of the season.

If that message was being sent, G...

Cleveland — Not long after he had put the finishing touches on a brilliantly efficient performance Sunday, Aaron Rodgers was asked when he had started thinking about the Minnesota Vikings and Brett Favre.

"Just now," Rodgers said moments following the Green Bay Packers' 31-3 victory against the overmatched Cleveland Browns.

Because the Packers quarterback had some down time in the fourth quarter to let his thoughts stray as Matt Flynn mopped up, you can choose whethe...

No scoring.

CLEVELAND: Billy Cundiff, 22-yard field goal, 14:58 left. How they scored: Aaron Rodgers failed to gain a foot on fourth and 1 and the Browns took over. "I thought he got it," offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. Derek Anderson hit Mohamed Massaquoi for 22 yards on a deep inside, and when Al Harris grabbed his facemask on the tackle a 15-yard penalty was assessed. On third and 4, Anderson found FB Lawrence Vickers alone in the flat for 10 yards to the 5...

Cleveland — Center Scott Wells helped neutralize fearsome nose tackle Shaun Rogers of the Cleveland Browns Sunday just as he helped render once-dominating nose tackle Pat Williams of the Minnesota Vikings almost invisible three weeks ago.

But with center Jason Spitz now declaring himself able to play, Wells has no idea if his high-caliber performances will keep him in the lineup or not.

"You need to ask that question of the people who make those decisions," Wells sai...