We take you around the NFC North and check in on the Green Bay Packers and their rivals the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings. After week one of the NFL season the Packers find themsleves all alone in first place.
Garda is back again with more general NFL discussion. Today he tackles the aftermath of the Massacre in Cincinnati, why it's dangerous to be "all in" on Hoyer, and what should be done with Adrian Peterson now that his court case is settled.
So I’ve slept on it, and here’s what I come away with from yesterday’s games:
Colts 30, Jets 17
The Jets ground game was MIA. Yes, they ran the ball alright in the first half, but not nearly well enough to allow any serious play-action in the second. I figured that the only way the Jets were going to win this game was by pounding the ball up the middle with Thomas Jones, off-tackle with Shonn Greene, and with fun end-around and reverse plays out of the Wildcat with Brad Smith. Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene gained a total of 39 yards on the ground in the second half. Foolishly, I figured that the Jets would “dance with the girl that brung ya.” Silly me.**
I had only planned on doing a little preview, since I’m not generally a betting woman. However. Now that Aaron’s given you his picks, I can’t let him completely take over my turf without chiming in myself, now can I?
Welcome to Opposition Research, where I’ll be taking a look at the next Packers opponent, the (now 6-1) Minnesota Vikings. I feel a little déjà-vu with this one, having done a Vikings post four short weeks ago, but that can’t be helped. Now at the season’s halfway point, this game is as much about ownership of the NFC North as it is about Favre. Win, and the Packers tie it up in the loss column. Lose, and the season looks measurably bleaker. With all the hype swirling again, let’s take a look at what the Vikings have been up to since Week 4.
Welcome to Opposition Research, where I'll be taking a look at the next Packers opponent, the Minnesota Vikings. I could try to be dispassionate and approach this post like I did the one before it, but you know that’s not going to work here. Everyone in the national media is talking about this game - what it means to the Packers, what it means to Brett Favre, what it means to those fans that still can’t choose between the Packers and Brett Favre. You get the picture. So for this week, I’m going to do what I can to shed light on a few things you might not have heard about in the hype that’s already started.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."