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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