Packers roll yet again, this time over what can only be described as a pretty bad Vikings team
Charles Woodson and the defense have clearly been reading their press clippings
Rodgers proved a bit human with all his running in the first half. There was one play in particular where he had Ryan Grant available right in front of him where Rodgers chose to run instead - for all of 2 yards, subjecting himself to an unnecessary hit. It was clear McCarthy not only spoke to Rodgers about this at halftime, but he also called a series of plays with a designed checkdown where the running back naturally had a blocker in front of him.
Jordy Nelson - beast.
Tramon Williams was a blanket all night. Whoever the Viking sent at him, he had it covered. Really good game from Tramon.
Nice to see Clay Matthews get on the board for a couple of sacks.
There's no question that Woodson's words after the Chargers game about the defense had an effect on Capers, who dialed up more unique pressure looks tonight than he had all season. In particular, he was using corners and safeties in combination with his regular linebacker dogs that was very effective.
The fourth down conversion after the short scuffle with Jared Allen, where Rodgers hit Finley with a beautiful back shoulder throw, was a total "eff you" from the Packers to the Vikings.
That said, directly after that play, the offensive line played like they had a lobotomy for about a quarter and half.
Speaking of the offensive line, I really don't like the inside pressure being allowed by Josh Sitton. I expect it in a way from Lang, just because he hasn't played as much. Seeing Sittion give up those kind of plays is unnerving, just because he was clearly the best offensive lineman coming into the 2011 season.
On the touchdown where Rodgers was able to scrammble to his left before hitting Nelson in the corner of the endzone, he also had another receiver screaming across the back of the end zone wide...open. Just a great job on the scramble drill from the wide receivers.
We saw the good from Randall Cobb - and we saw the bad from Randall Cobb.
How about old man Driver tonight? Grandpa can still go up and get it.
C.J. Wilson had one amazing play where he arm tackled Adrian Peterson for a short gain...while being blocked. Just a hell of an effort from the young man.
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