The Packers have to go on the road this week, which may be a factor in the game against the Vikings. The Vikings, however, are not playing on their home field either technically speaking. This is an important game for the Packers to win to keep up with the Lions.
The official trailer for “Pitch Perfect 2″ came out and of all things…Clay Matthews and the Packers O-line are in it! Please be advised…if you watch the trailer to the end, there is some inuendo…viewer discretion and all.
Give it a SHARE if you want and let the world know that our Packers are good at more than football! But wait…maybe they need to focus…Ha!
Recent visits to Minneapolis have been all about trying to contain Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. And if Peterson was actually active this week, one could be sure that he would be the center of Dom Capers and the 29th-ranked run defense’s game plan. But with Peterson still suspended, the Packers face a considerably weaker Vikings offense, led by rookies Teddy Bridgewater and Jerick McKinnon.
While the Vikings are missing Peterson, the Packer defense gets a slightly tougher test than their October meeting with Minnesota, where they sacked Christian Ponder six times and picked him off twice. But like Ponder, Bridgewater is more than capable of turning the ball over, having thrown six interceptions in his last five starts. Meanwhile, the Green Bay defense has collected four interceptions since the bye week while consistently forcing bad throws from opposing QBs.
This week there has been a lot of talk about taking the Vikings seriously and what a Vikings upset would do to the playoff picture. Let me set the record straight. The Packers go to Minnesota to do their job. And their job is to WIN, Period. No excuses, no hiccups, no asterisks. What do you do when you play a team that for all intents and purposes should beat? You do your job!
The Packers have the Vikings out manned, out gunned and outmatched in this one. There will be NO excuses, their will be no mercy, there will be no pride or moral victories in this matchup when the dust clears. This is a team that does not belong on the same field as our Packers but if they dare take the field against us, we must do our job. Continue reading
Even Chicago can beat the Vikings…
The Packers travel to Minnesota in what seems to be the perfect game to have after the Eagles and before the Patriots. With Minnesota playing outdoors this year while their new stadium construction continues, and the fact that so many in Minnesota are Packers fans, this game will be as close to a “home away from home” game as the Packers could hope for.
The Vikings had won two in a row and Bridgewater was looking for his third 4th quarter comeback when he threw the pick that effectively ended the game. While the Packers cannot afford to overlook anyone, this game sets up well for a team that has a lot of reasons to expect a win. Continue reading
The Packers’ dismantling of Chicago in Week 10 may have been their most impressive victory of the season but the blowout of Philadelphia in Week 11 was most certainly the most impressive versus a quality team. With the win, the Packers now own an important tie-breaker over the Eagles in the NFC playoff race, which figures to see at least one good team eliminated from the postseason at the end of December.
The offense stole the spotlight against the Eagles as Aaron Rodgers tossed three more touchdowns on 341 passing yards. However, the defense and special teams contributed 21 of the 53 total points, with touchdowns scored on an interception, fumble and punt return. For Julius Peppers and Casey Hayward, these touchdowns were their second on the season – simply outstanding for two players who aren’t every-down starters.
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Coming off of one of their most impressive wins of the season, the Packers host Eagles in a game with big-time playoff implications. Having only beaten one team with a record over .500 this season, we can be sure that Mike McCarthy and the Packers are eager to strengthen their resume at home versus one of the NFC’s most talented teams on paper.
The notable absence in Sunday’s NFC showdown is Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who shredded the Green Bay defense at Lambeau last November. Instead of Foles, the Packers get Mark Sanchez, who has been surprisingly effective under Chip Kelly in two games as starter. The Packers’ limited exposure to Sanchez is a shutout win in the Meadowlands during their 2010 Super Bowl season, which featured a considerably different set of Packers defensive personnel.