X-Factors for the Packers and Vikings playoff game at Lambeau

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There’s a lot of bad blood between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings who took part in two of the better regular season match-ups this year.

Green Bay won the first round back in early December and this past week the Vikings took round two to earn a shot at a third and final round.

With elimination on the table it would be easy to say superstars Adrian Peterson or Aaron Rodgers will be the difference, but that’s a bit too easy.

Here are some of the lesser known players who will be the x-factors in Saturday night’s rumble in Green Bay. [Read more…]

Packers Defense is the Surprise in a 45-7 Win Over the Vikings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knew Aaron Rodgers and the offense would have a big game, but it was the Green Bay Packers’ defense and special teams who stole the show this Monday Night.

Coming into the game, the undefeated Packers (9-0) were allowing 22.4 points per game, but Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (2-7) came nowhere close to that in a 45-7 loss at Lambeau Field.

Rookie wideout Randall Cobb jump-started the Packers big win with a 80 yard punt return for a touchdown on Green Bay’s first possession. With the score, Cobb became the only rookie in Packers history to return a kick-off and punt for a touchdown in the same season.
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Packers Play Same Ol’ Record in 33-27 Win Over the Vikings (Rapid Reaction)

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing could stop the Green Bay Packers offense as they put up 421 yards of offense in a 33-27 win over the lowly Minnesota Vikings.

Like a broken record, Aaron Rodgers was great and the Packers scored a lot of touchdowns in their league-high seventh win. The Packers are now 7-0 for the first time since 1962, a year in which they won their eighth championship.

Rodgers also became the first quarterback in NFL History to record a QB rating of 110 or higher in seven straight games.

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Vikings Pick Wrong Time to Start Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb certainly hasn’t set the NFL on fire so far this season. His quarterback rating in the low eighties is not up to the expectations of the organization or the fans. His completion rate of over sixty percent is a little misleading because he has only thrown for around a thousand yards.

Because of the aforementioned data, head coach Leslie Frazier has decided to allow Christian Ponder to take snaps behind center this season. I don’t have a problem with removing McNabb from the situation, but it is certainly a peculiar time to do so. Two of the next three games are against the storied Green Bay Packers.

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