I was surprised right from the start when McCarthy took the ball after winning the coin toss since he usually defers, Then the offense came out to establish the run and Lacy did just that with 2 big runs that gashed the Vikings on their second drive. Aaron Rodgers then did what he does best… “find the open receiver” and scored with a pass to Cobb. This just set the tone for the rest of the game.
I said before this game started that Lacy would get his first 100 yard game and he did just that with 105 and 2 TD’s. Eddie finally started running with power instead of dancing around looking for holes and he was rewarded with outstanding results!
What really impressed me in this game was how the defense played! It was a thing of beauty the way they stopped the run which is something they have had trouble with this year, And the coverage was like watching synchronized swimming, Everyone was flowing together. Even Robinson, whom they just activated before the game off the practice, squad played stellar ball.
While I am not yet completely sold on this defense, it is definitely a step in the right direction.
How about Peppers with his first Lambeau leap? I think he needs to practice some more if he plans on running interceptions back for TD’s. All kidding aside though the way he and Matthews played this game – from pressure when they attacked to coverage when they fell back – was exactly what we all expected from them from the start of the season, but “Better late than never”…right? Along with the rest of the D line it was a dominating performance.
Ok I could go on and on with Raves about this game, but some in packernation have to go to work today. So on with my Rants.
Well I really can not think of anything major that they did wrong this game except maybe at the start I was kind of like, “What the heck is McCarthy doing pulling Lacy out after the first drive?” The way he ran the ball was amazing and to pull him and put Starks in at that time did not make sense to me, And especially when Starks first few carries were not that impressive which made the decision look even worse.
But I suppose my biggest rant about this game is it was on Thursday, Now what am I going to do for 3 hours Sunday? Guess I got to rotate the tires and change the oil on the car lol.
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Go Pack Go!