The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Bears vs Packers

Aaron hands out the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Packers victory over the Bears.  

Give us yours in the comments!

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Bure9620's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:05 pm

The good: Kenny Clark was unblockable in the first half, red zone defense was stout as well.

The Bad: WR Corp drops, MVS, Davante had a bad one, G-MO too, when your job description is catching a ball, Catch the ball!!

The Ugly: 4th Q offensive execution (non- execution) with Rodgers and the game plan........yeesh.......at times, Rodgers now looks less than average...........

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:15 pm

This is pretty much what I was thinking.

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ShooterMcGee's picture

December 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

What the hell is wrong with Rodgers? Those were such bone headed mistakes that perhaps a rookie would make. He needs to own up to such mistakes and eliminate them. For a future hall of famer he sure can look awful.

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

December 15, 2019 at 07:58 pm

Good: That Lowry INT. A thing of beauty and after review a pretty damn difficult catch. Too bad we never put up points afterwards, which segues perfectly

Bad: Finding a way to get out of FG position. They would have been tough FGs, but man we can't be letting point get away from us. We have to play smarter than that.

Ugly: Prevent Defense and Prevent Offense. That 4th Quarter felt like some of those painfully stressful games we had during the McCarthy era where we played not to lose and almost gave up the game not playing to win. What happened to the "All Gas, No F$&king Brake" mantra?

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GBPDAN1's picture

December 16, 2019 at 01:00 am

Spot on with your assessments;

Your good; Lowry INT... it was a thing of beauty at a critical moment in the game. I was so excited that I made a joke that I was going to buy a Lowry Jersey after the game.

Your bad ; Finding away to get out of FG range...look no further then the Lowry play, just another wasted opportunity to score. And what was that possession right before the half all about? So painful

Your Ugly. .. 4th quarter everything. Wow, that was truly painful

Question;
Does anyone feel overly confident about winning in the Queens dome next week? I think that game will give us a good indication of where we are before the playoffs start. Will we see a performance like at the Chargers and Niners? Or, will we be at least competitive, and maybe even win?

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croatpackfan's picture

December 16, 2019 at 03:43 am

I say use Dean Lowry as TE. He can catch better than most Packers WR and TE and he can run through the opponent D. Move Dean to TE!

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mamasboy's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:10 pm

The ugliest was seeing MVS look like he was deliberately trying to drop that pass in the worst case of alligator arms ever!

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Lphill's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:11 pm

Good- Rashan Gary , and someone wearing number 50 not sure who that was out there.
Bad- drops by receivers and DB ‘s not sure who had more.
Ugly- all the Viking fans that show up here on game day.

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splitpea1's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:14 pm

The pass protection deserves a lot of credit as well: only one sack allowed. And Rodgers looked fairly comfortable back there most of the time.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:14 pm

Atlanta beat the 49ers!!

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Boneman's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:19 pm

Good- 11-3 baby, don't get much better!
Bad- 2nd half play calling, just doesn't make sense sometimes. Too smart for our own good.
Ugly- Drops by WR's and DB's. Damn things could be so much easier!

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mbpacker's picture

December 15, 2019 at 08:23 pm

The Good: It was ugly but we won!

The Bad: Lots of dropped passes, on both sides of the ball, but we still won!

The Ugly: Not putting teams away when we have the chance, but we still won, Go Pack!

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mrtundra's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:04 pm

What in the Hell was that crap where NY officials were going to call in a holding penalty on Tramon Williams that the Refs on the field did not see? How can they do that? Also how can the refs in the Cowboys-Rams game make the Cowboys kick off first and then deny them receiving the ball first in the second half just because Prescott didn't say the word "defer" on the opening coin toss? They had to review the coin toss and bring in Pereirro to explain the ruling. Amazing!

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Flow49's picture

December 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

The team that wins the coin toss gets to choose kick, receive, or direction in the first half. The choice flips to the other team in the second half. If you defer you are waiting to the second half to choose. If you chose to kick in the first half you are allowing the opposing team to choose to receive in the second half. A professional football player and qb should never make that mistake.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 16, 2019 at 01:13 am

Nice explanation, just excellent.

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mrtundra's picture

December 16, 2019 at 08:51 am

After Dallas won the coin toss, Prescott told the refs he wanted Dallas to kick the ball to the Rams and indicated which direction he wanted the Cowboys to go. Prescott never said the Cowboys wanted to "defer" until the second half. The refs allowed the first quarter possession to go to the Rams and were going to allow the Rams to get the ball first in the 2nd half all because Prescott did not say the word "defer" after the coin toss. Then, the announcers said they thought they heard Prescott say "defer" at some point in the mess.

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Spock's picture

December 16, 2019 at 09:33 am

Nice explanation. There is also a fourth option (defend the goal) here is an explanation of the rule by Vic Ketchman on his website: "If you win the coin toss, you may select one of four options: kick, receive, defend a goal or defer your choice to the second half. For the start of the second half, the team that lost the opening coin toss may select one of three options: kick, receive or defend a goal. All of these options must be carefully weighed. For example, if you're playing at Heinz Field and you don't want to kick toward the open end of the stadium in the fourth quarter, then you probably shouldn't defer your choice if you win the coin toss. Why? Because if you elect to receive the second half kickoff, your opponent is likely to elect to defend the closed-end goal in the third quarter, which means you'll be kicking toward the open end in the fourth quarter. It would be better to elect to receive to begin the game, which would likely cause your opponent to elect to receive to begin the second half, which would allow you to then elect to defend the closed-end goal in the third quarter, so you could kick to the closed end in the fourth quarter. Remember, each team exercises an option at the start of each half."

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:06 pm

The Good: The Packers remain undefeated in the NFC North, a year after going 0-6, and are 11-3. Wayne and Larry on the radio side, too.

The Bad: Fox production of games has me ready to shove a screwdriver in my ear. Stop it with the damn split screen (close-up of QB as he's at the line of scrimmage paired with typical shot of line of scrimmage) and all the goofy-azz camera angles. I don't need to see the HC/DC/OC between every damn play, or see a replay while a team is in hurry-up offense. Just let me watch the game, please.

The Ugly: The canoe paddles installed for hands on our WRs and DBs.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 16, 2019 at 01:15 am

Those announcers also managed to be consistently wrong with their analysis. They made several truly bone-headed comments.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 16, 2019 at 08:34 am

Everyone except Michaels-Collingsworth, and Nance-Romo gets the mute button in our house. Always listen to Wayne. Larry and Kuhn on the radio with the tv on mute for Packers games.

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GBPDAN1's picture

December 16, 2019 at 03:56 pm

The Packers beat the bears in the opener and tied the Viqueens at home at home. 1-4-1 in the division. Still terrible

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Packer_Fan's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:06 pm

Good: Winning. And the defense for three plus quarters.

Bad: Dropped passes on the first series that negated points. And the last 5 offensive series. Five three and outs.

Ugly. Rodgers underthrowing the pass to Graham in the second quarter. Lost at least three points there. And finally, taking a sack after the Lowery interception. Had a chance to put the game away and Rodgers messed that up. We need him to play better.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:20 pm

Good: The pass protection in general was outstanding. That's a good team that hounded Rodgers all night in week 1. The only time Khalil Mack got a sniff of Rodgers was when they decided not to block him

Bad: Aaron Rodgers. He's paid like a star and did not give a star performance. While that is a good defense, their secondary is not their strength. With the time he was given, he should have done more. Much more.

Ugly: Killer instinct. They went up 21-3 midway through the 3rd. From there is was "All brake, no gas" on both sides of the ball. It was a total team effort from coaching staff to the players on the field.

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packerbackerjim's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:30 pm

Good: Tyler Ervin provides strength to special teams again. Great pickup.

Bad: inability to move the ball in crunch time.

Ugly: Having no player block Mack, let alone 2, giving him an unimpeded path to Rodgers. How could that possibly happen?

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Flow49's picture

December 15, 2019 at 10:22 pm

Ervin is also pretty smart about picking his spots, seems like he assess the risk/reward of making the return quickly and efficiently.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 16, 2019 at 01:18 am

Not signalling for a fair catch on the first punt was really a bad mark. Ball security is number one, and he did not pass that test. He got lucky when the officials penalized Patterson for a perfectly legal hit.

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packerbackerjim's picture

December 16, 2019 at 05:24 am

TGR, that was Tramon Williams, not Tyler Ervin.

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RedRight49's picture

December 15, 2019 at 09:52 pm

Good: Watched Jenkins execute some nice blocks against a tough D- line - great rookie!

Ervin made the Pack's Special Teams a bit special today - gains yardage and improves field position.

Kenny Clark continues to play some impressive football and Lowry makes a real heads - up interception.

Kumerow makes a real nice grab and sheds several tacklers while racking up the YAC!

Real Good: Being 11 and 3 and beating the Bears in the 200th Packers - Bears game!

Bad: Drops, too many hands of stone today.

Ugly: Too many short, forced or missed passes to WRs and TEs, too many three and out series but, will take and enjoy an ugly win!

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Spawny's picture

December 16, 2019 at 06:31 am

Did the Packers trade MVS for Roberto Duran?

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Pierre's picture

December 15, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Good: Beating the Bears /11-3 record/playoffs/Clark/Lowery interception

Bad: Rodgers taking away Lowery’s hero glory by getting sacked and taking Packers out of FG range that would have sealed the victory as a result of the pick. All Rodgers had to do was throw it away and not take the yardage loss!!

Ugly: having to watch stagnant offense playing not to lose in the 4thQ a la Mike McCarthy...where Rodgers could not complete one pass for 6-7 yards on 3rd downs!! Not gonna be pretty in Viking land with Rodgers completing 48% of his passes as he needs to get a lot more accurate. (And yes, I know there were some drops...but he still misses receivers way too often!)

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Kubyskins12's picture

December 16, 2019 at 08:36 am

Can Rodgers stop playing to safe and worrying too much about throwing int’s. I swear it’s like the middle of the field is off limits to him. You can complete passes in tighter window’s in the middle cause the ball gets there quicker. Perfect example is the throw’s trubisky completed in 4th quarter. There wasn’t much separation but he’d rifle those in there for completions. Rodgers rarely throws to his te’s or hits his wr’s on slants/ crossers/ or in breaking routes. He just completely ignores it. And what happened to throwing to the rb’s. When Rogers was playing his best was when he was getting the ball out quick and spreading the ball around and utilizing the running backs in the passing game. It seems like ever since Adams came back he’s ignoring the running backs in the passing game, holding the ball and spreading the ball around less. I think he focuses too much on trying to find Adams and not on finding the good match up and taking advantage of it. Don’t get me wrong we need to utilize Adams but you can’t put all your focus on him and then miss other guys that are getting open and ignore the rb’s. He needs stop playing so damn safe and start trusting your guys and yourself and Just get back to hitting the rb’s , utilizing the middle and getting the ball out quick and let his receivers run after the catch. And this offense will start rolling. This goes for the coaching staff as well with their playcalling when we get a lead.

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GVPacker's picture

December 15, 2019 at 10:57 pm

The Good = Beating Da Bears 2x this season and ending their playoff hopes!
The Bad = The Offense wasting good field position numerous times!
The Ugly = MVS not catching that perfectly thrown pass by A Rod that should have been an easy td!

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Wenis's picture

December 15, 2019 at 11:56 pm

Packers aren't going anywhere. We are a fraudulent 11 win team. Once again we get a nice lead and then turtle up and hang-on for dear life. At first in years past I thought is was all McCarthy but it's a disease that has infected this organization as a whole. Play to win the game and we play not to lose.

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Spawny's picture

December 16, 2019 at 06:42 am

Are you sure your name doesn't start with a P. Must be a Vikings fan.

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Houndog's picture

December 16, 2019 at 07:54 am

Wenis,
Accurate post! But.....
You can't say those kind of things here without getting a bunch of thumbs down. It's Xmas time and guys like Spawny and too many others like all the Sugar-Coated stuff, the truth is hard for them to swallow.
Kudos

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HankScorpio's picture

December 16, 2019 at 09:11 am

It's not hard for me to swallow that the Packers are not the SB favorites. I just don't give up as easily as you.

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holmesmd's picture

December 16, 2019 at 02:19 pm

Houndick,
And you’re the expert why? You don’t speak for the site or most of us on it. Your observations are YOUR OPINION. I’m sure there are other team fan sites that you could spend time on if you don’t like it here. No need to stay and be a negative turd.

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Difer's picture

December 16, 2019 at 03:29 pm

Spot on. Rodgers is consistently inconsistent. This team is one of the worst 11 win teams I can recall. Serious reality check coming against the Vikes.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 17, 2019 at 03:42 pm

Which is the worst 11-win team you can recall? Be a good dude and give us your top five worst 11-win teams, please.

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Bure9620's picture

December 17, 2019 at 09:05 pm

They will soon be the worst 12 win team you can recall, is this Skip Bayless??

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marpag1's picture

December 16, 2019 at 12:29 am

GOOD: Clinched a playoff spot. Kenny Freakin' Clark.

BAD: Quite possibly the most "meh" 11-3 football team in the history of the league

UGLY: Aaron Jones' horrific pass protection. Completely embarrassing.

UGLY: All Packer "pass catchers" (cough, cough) who are not named Davante Adams. I've been writing this all year, and see no reason at all to stop now. One rumblin' bumblin' stumblin' play from Kumerow (who came into this game with 10 catches and 163 yards) doesn't change the fact that this is one of the worst WR units in the league.

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NickPerry's picture

December 16, 2019 at 03:43 am

The Good... The Packers Offense, Defense, and ST for 2.5 quarters of the game.

The Bad... The Packers Offense and Defense for 1.5 quarters of the game AND the Packers coaching staff INABILITY to make adjustments as the game wears on.

The Ugly... The feeling I have at the end of EVERY game since week 9 when the Packers got stomped by the Chargers. I feel like I NEED to take a shower to get rid of the Packers stink from their performance.

The STUPID... Hey MLF...If Aaron Jones isn't lined up wide or in the slot (Which he should be on 3rd down) PUT IN JAMAL WILLIAMS TO PASS BLOCK. On 2 plays Jones tried to block a Blitzer straight up and got blown up and shoved into Rodgers face. Don't even for a second think Minnesota AND everyone else isn't going to do exactly what the Bears did if Jones is in pass protection...

SIGH...I miss Campen...A LOT!

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croatpackfan's picture

December 16, 2019 at 03:46 am

Excellent: Falcons beat 49-ers.

Good: Lowry, Clark, Davante and Kumerow.

Bad: Play calling and run blocking...

Ugly: Aaron Rodgers, Bears, 4th Q of that game!

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bodei1newbie1's picture

December 16, 2019 at 04:49 am

The good: Kenny clark he was great and kumerow they finally played him

The bad: MVS i wish he catch a long ball

The ugly: aaron holding on the ball too much

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edp1959's picture

December 16, 2019 at 05:15 am

Good: #12 having this team at 11 - 3 and #2 Seed. MLF saying he is going to give #12 more control of the offense.
Bad: Aron Jones pass protection. WR dropped passes. Whinny ass so called fans complaining about a win.
Ugly: Whinny ass so called fans complaining about a win.

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Spawny's picture

December 16, 2019 at 06:23 am

Definitely the good: Pretending to be in Green Bay, while sipping a cuba libre in Barbados. Nice job Aaron Nagler, beanie hat, parka and Bermuda Shorts. 11-3 on a team that doesn't have an identity. Last time I looked it said Packers which is synonymous with winning.

The gooder: I think Rashan Gary got a sack.

The bad: No matter what the outcome next week, we will have to listen to the championless complain that the referees handed the game to the Packers. Whine on Hennepin Penguins.

The Badass: Kenny Clark

The Ugly: Would somebody stitch some arms on MVS please. The Houdini act is getting old MVS and you belong on the practice squad. While you are at it, take Tonto with you.

Uglier: Dean Lowry, one guy to beat and open field to glory. Come on Dean use the stiff appendage (arm).

Miraculous: Why do you think Baby Yoda wears Packer Green?

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RCPackerFan's picture

December 16, 2019 at 06:37 am

The Good:
11-3, clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 3 years.

The Bad:
Inconsistent offense. There is a lot of good, but then there are the dropped passes and stalled drives.

The Ugly:
My blood pressure during these games. Ughhh.

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marpag1's picture

December 16, 2019 at 06:54 am

So there was that first touchdown to Davante on 4th and 4...

The announcers were saying (guessing, probably) that ARod went over to the sidelines and made his case to MLF to go for it, then went back onto the field and threw a TD to Adams. Then the camera cut back to LaFluer who was pointing at someone and shouting - presumably to ARod - "GOOD PLAY!! GOOD PLAY!!"

Did anybody else watch that play and think, "Hmmm. I wonder if we just saw the neutering of Head Coach Matt LaFluer..."

Is this the play that is going to cement it in ARod's mind once and for all, "Nah, we don't need to follow the game plan or listen to the coach. Lemme just bomb one to Davante...."?

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 16, 2019 at 10:05 am

Why don't you ask La Fluer. He explained the sequence pretty Clearly in the post-game presser.

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PAPackerbacker's picture

December 16, 2019 at 07:24 am

The good - Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, and Kumerow

The bad - Way to many dropped passes.

The ugly - Not taking advantage of the good field position and opportunities to put the game away and allowing the Bears to many chances to come back.

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fthisJack's picture

December 16, 2019 at 08:15 am

Good: D&O lines. Our kick and punt returner....he doesn't waste time getting up the field.

Bad: DB that had hands of stone.

Ugly: the old prevent offense that almost prevented a comfortable win. when will this team finally put the nail in the coffin?

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

No power running game. Not utilizing a faster TE like Sternberger or Lazard to move the chains. Just have to get more results w/out MVS and Gmo on the field. Kumerow deserves more looks. DBs have to show against Diggs and Thielen.

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Roaddog's picture

December 16, 2019 at 08:19 am

The 4th quarter looked like a rehash of the Packkers in the 70s. Run Run Pass Punt.

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paxbak's picture

December 16, 2019 at 11:42 am

The Good - 11 - 3

The Bad - 3rd Down (SEE BELOW)

3rd and 6 - 7 yards to Adams
3rd and 5 - Incomplete to Allison
3rd and 8 - 4 yards to lazard
3rd and 1 - 1st down run Williams
3rd and 4 - Incomplete deep middle Tonyan - Rodgers could have run for it
3rd and 6 - Incomplete deep middle Graham
3rd and 3 - 10 yards Lazard
3rd and 4 - Intentional grounding penalty
3rd and 4 - Rodgers to Kumerow for 49
3rd and 3 - J Williams 3 yards
3rd and 7 - Incomplete short right Lazard
3rd and 5 - Incomplete short right ??
3rd and 20 - Rodgers dives head 1st for the sticks - came up 13 yards short
3rd and 4 - Rodgers sacked
3rd and 5 - Rodgers to the left for -1

The Ugly - The Vikings game next week - I hope I am proven wrong, but the Viking are rolling while we are barely getting by

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bizz888's picture

January 20, 2020 at 04:15 pm

3 yards and a cloud of dust, just like the olden days in the NFC North...
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