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

Aaron gives out the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Green Bay Packers Week 17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

 

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Since'61's picture

January 01, 2023 at 08:52 pm

The Good: Packers OL dominating the LOS, Aaron Jones, Aaron Rodgers, Lazard, Alexander shutting down Jefferson, Douglas, Amos, Clark, Walker, Slaton, Nixon, Crosby.

The Bad: Nothing!

The Ugly: Blocked punt.

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Starrbrite's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:04 pm

Not much I can add ‘61–
Tonyan too.

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TOMMY'63's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:38 pm

Hey 61,the ugly,we gave them 2 tds in rubbish time,lol !!!

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Coldworld's picture

January 02, 2023 at 11:50 am

Dare I add Savage?

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BirdDogUni's picture

January 02, 2023 at 12:07 pm

Savage finally steps up the last two games to "add" himself to the conversation. Have to give him credit for stepping up after what has been a disappoint season for him except for the last two games.

Hoping he can stack successes and play great the next five games! ; )

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Philarod's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:03 pm

Hard to argue with either Nagler or Since'61 - not much to add.

Since "Since" made a longer list of "good", I need to include Nixon. I'll go out on a limb and say that if he were returning kickoffs all year, that - at the very worst - we'd have another win and have clinched a playoff spot.

And as a standalone sequence, the defensive goal-line stand (after the only real blemish - the blocked punt) was more than good. Great and clutch as heck!! This felt good, and we need to dial up another one next week as well!

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Fubared's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:01 am

YOur right and thats the problem. Murphy does a lot to protect his choice at GM. Amari Rodgers should have been cut at the end of season 2 but he was Gutts pick in the third and to let him go meant Gutt looked bad.
So to make up for it they put him on kick returns to say at least were getting something out of the guy. We cant keep doing that. You got to get rid of dead meat.

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albert999's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:13 pm

Zadarius smith showed his true self
He’s about money not quality

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Fubared's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:58 pm

Ya it was all about money and getting back at the Packers because they wouldnt break the bank on him. Good thing for us the takes a lot of plays off just like when he was here.

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albert999's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:14 pm

I’m so glad he’s gone
Fuck him

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GBPDAN1's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:24 pm

The good: A complete shellacking of that purple team across the border

The Bad: We could end up keeping Joe Barry. Although, if he would run a D the way he did today, he may be worth keeping? Did he finally learn from all of his mistakes?

The Ugly: Not much today, although the pressure on the punt was disappointing. I had a flashback of the Niner playoff game from last year

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rstain99's picture

January 02, 2023 at 08:00 am

totally agree defense finally showed up MLF is loyal to his guys Joe Barry finally called a good game. Now he thinks he is really good that's the bad.
The Good just a great team effort
The ugly is the chirping little too cocky for an 8-8 team. JA certainly backed it up, but not a big fan of it.

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bjkdad44's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:29 pm

Agree… LaDarius’ act was UGLY… as sin!!!

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Fubared's picture

January 01, 2023 at 09:56 pm

Good: Too much to even contemplate.
Bad: The Vikings
Ugly: Cousins Play and the hissy fit Jefferson had because he couldnt be the prima donna boy

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Starrbrite's picture

January 01, 2023 at 10:45 pm

Yes—throwing his helmet and crying and moaning—he thinks he’s Tom Brady.

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tobinrote's picture

January 01, 2023 at 10:32 pm

the good: the goal line stand after the one really bad blocked punt, then followed by the amazing nixon's return and the rest was just set in motion, great O line play, and so much more energy on defense, with Jaire shutting down with a lot of help from a good pass rush
the bad: AR still missing what should be routine throws
the ugly; that blocked punt and letting the Vikes have those free td's at the end

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

January 02, 2023 at 01:04 am

Scoring 41 points and trouncing the Vikings, I just can't imagine anything other than Wonderful about this game. I hope we see them again in the playoffs and duplicate the performance.

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Kevin Carpenter's picture

January 02, 2023 at 01:34 am

The good: Everything. Offense, defense, basically everything.
The bad: I'll save the special teams from being ugly because the kicks were spot on and K9 is an absolute DOG. But, it wasn't perfect and the blocking on that first punt was horrendous.
The ugly: No PI on those passes back-to-back to Watson in the second quarter... I really don't know what PI is anymore, especially when they're against him.

Conclusion: GB played the best game of the season and dominated on all levels. Alexander was finally unleashed and he absolutely came through. Lord only knows what could've been if Barry had his secondary playing aggressively like they did tonight. They played their asses off. Absolutely satisfying after all the shit talk we've endured from Vikings fans this year and they were absolutely exposed as the frauds they always have been. 12-4 with a negative point spread... Simply unheard of.

Moving on: Only one more win needed to get in and I don't even care if they win a playoff game. If they prove they deserved it and get into the playoffs after appearing to sink like the Titanic, with no hope, I'll be happy.

On to the next one!

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PAPackerbacker's picture

January 02, 2023 at 05:39 am

The good - A team win on both sides of the ball. Great effort from both sides.

The bad - The non call on the Vikings for holding against Watson.

The ugly - The blocked punt.

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GVPacker's picture

January 02, 2023 at 06:53 am

The Good - Watching the Packers Bitch Slap a very over rated group of Girly Men wearing Purple N Gold Uniforms on national tv!
The Bad - The Blocked Punt!
The Ugly - That Strip Sack of Aaron Rodgers!

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PackAttack4155's picture

January 02, 2023 at 08:18 am

Good - All three phases of the game complimented one another to a dominant win. Kickoff return! Please keep Nixon!
Bad - Some offensive play calling was questionable. Specifically, in the first half, a short, up the gut, run play by Jones went nowhere, and Dillon getting an outside pass that went nowhere. The opposite player is better for those plays. Something always seems to go wrong on ST. That punt block was...
Ugly - I was a big time Z fan, he was one of my favorite players while in GB. I still rooted for him when he moved on, hard to be pissy on the nature of the business, even with going to MN. That he couldn't even shake hands with former teammates is so petty and pathetic. His performance, in game, yesterday shows why the FO moved on.

I do not like Alexander's mid-week trash talking. Its just a poor look. Don't give anybody a rise, or excuse to play harder. That said, he showed up, and was excellent. Those big hats are ridiculous, and I kinda want one. Take the DL's play with a grain of salt. They were great, don't get me wrong, but the Vikings were injured along the OL, they couldn't keep up with the pressure. Detroit won't give so easily.

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stockholder's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:39 am

Their Center went out.

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T7Steve's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:51 am

Did you see the after-game interview with Rodgers? She asked him how he felt about Alexander's trash talking and he said, "I'm not much for it but, then you have to back it up".

I'm not much for it either. I prefer letting your play do the talking. Maybe he does that to fire his-self up?

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PackfanNY's picture

January 02, 2023 at 08:36 am

The Good: Everything. Manhandling the overrated purple abomination was awesome.

The Bad: Z Smith making a fool out of himself. He got what he wanted, he got his money, he’s on a playoff team and then he just acts unprofessionally. Too bad.

The Ugly: The crybaby Vikings not just taking the “L “like a professional team.

Examples:
Justin Jefferson who has been me, me, me with his funny little dance. Gets upset because someone did it to him That’s rich.
Did you hear the excuse about the “slippery” field? You know football played outside in the “elements”. Not like both teams played on it or anything.
See Z Smith behavior above.

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Starrbrite's picture

January 02, 2023 at 09:22 am

Great post PackFanNY.

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mrtundra's picture

January 02, 2023 at 08:59 am

The Good: Our best, most complete game, as a team, this season! Jaire, Baby! All day long in Jefferson's grill! Chewed him up and spat him out. The drubbing we knew we had in us! Failures on all levels of the vikings play, in this game. For us Minnesota haters, this was a taste of sublime joyfulness!
The Bad: Blocked punt and garbage time TDs by the vikings.
The Ugly: Not much ugly, today!

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pantz_bURp's picture

January 02, 2023 at 09:06 am

The beautiful: the team victory!

Love the image, how cool it is of #20 & #23 = 2023 baby!

GPG!

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BruceC1960's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:15 am

Ugly……….Packer fans selling tickets to Viking fans. Too much purple for my taste.
Unless of course you gouged them on price.

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mbpacker's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:18 am

The Good: A team win, OL, DL, complementary football, running game, clutch plays on both sides of the ball, Alexander and his backfield buds, pass rush bothering Cousins. $ Mason and ST( except blocked punt).
The Bad: ST block punt- that could cost us moving forward.
The Ugly: The Viking play thanks to the wood shed dished out by the Packers and poor sportsmanship by Z that is disappointing as well.

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PatrickGB's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:28 am

Dalvin was not at fault with TWO guys coming in on the rush. He got pounded with no help. He also pounced on the ball and with the help of the defense saved four points.

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stockholder's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:42 am

The Good- Everybody
THE BAD - I DON'T WAN'T ANYONE TO LEAVE.
The Ugly - Why didn't they play more games like this.

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mnbadger's picture

January 02, 2023 at 10:45 am

At 4-8, I contemplated buying tickets to the last game of the season for my wife's first visit to Lambeau.
THE BAD - DIDN'T DO IT!
GPG!

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T7Steve's picture

January 02, 2023 at 11:00 am

The good: All the comments above. Playing at home in January. Isn't it great to beat the Vikings?

The bad: The weather was too good.

The ugly: A full game played for the first time in week 17. I'm hoping it's a ruse to save everything for the playoffs.

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dobber's picture

January 02, 2023 at 12:26 pm

"The bad: The weather was too good."

Early forecast: 27 and partly cloudy with light winds for Detroit.

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DTowleJr's picture

January 02, 2023 at 01:25 pm

I won't post on what the Good, the Bad, or the Ugly should be. Every one of the commenters before me and Aaron Nagler nailed that.

I would like to question if it was Joe Barry's schemes that made him the ire of Packers fans, or was it the players who didn't absorb those schemes? I didn't see anything during this game that looked like big changes to the scheme. What I did see was players playing inside that scheme, playing within the confines, and making plays because they were where they were supposed to be. Maybe you can blame Joe Barry for not getting the players to that point in a quicker manner, but his "system" worked pretty well yesterday. Had the Packers Defense played the "system" from the beginning of the season, perhaps the TEAM wouldn't have dug themselves such a big hole in the first place.

#GoPackGo

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Gman1976's picture

January 02, 2023 at 02:00 pm

It was Barry's schemes that caused the ire of the fans. Explicitly, the soft zones and the corners playing off the wide receivers. For example, how often did we see the corners play back about 10 yards off the opposing receivers on 3rd and short? Yesterday, Alexander was physical with Jefferson on the line of scrimmage, and Douglas was all over his man. Not until the the garbage time Viking TDs did we seem to revert to the soft coverage once again. I'm such a perfectionist that I was yelling at the TV when I saw how soft and how much yardage was being given up by our non-starting corners. I'm one of those play to win every snap kind of guys, because I want to instill a certain mindset. Just hate giving yards and points away just because the game is already determined.

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