3 Keys For The Packers To Beat the Vikings

Aaron gives his three keys to beating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Give us yours in the comments!

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mbpacker's picture

December 22, 2019 at 07:45 pm

1. Offense show up!

2. Defense show up!

3. FINISH!

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PatrickGB's picture

December 22, 2019 at 07:46 pm

And STs show up.

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Stroh's picture

December 22, 2019 at 07:50 pm

IMO the fact Jones isn't involved in the passing game, like when Adams was out is more on Rodgers not as much as LaFleur. I just don't think Rodgershas the willingness and patience toplay the short game. For so long he has thrived on the long game, shot plays and holding the ball or buying time that he doesn't have the will power to take the 5-12 yd plays, unless he absolutely must.

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Pizzadoc's picture

December 23, 2019 at 12:54 am

I for one, missed Stroh and his analysis, and am glad you are back.

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murf7777's picture

December 23, 2019 at 08:38 am

I think it is more that teams are taking away Jones on quick passes. That being said they need to get him 18-20 touches.

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Gort's picture

December 22, 2019 at 08:03 pm

Play smart - no pre-snap penalties.

Play fast on offense - quick snaps rather than run play clock to 00.

Don't lose contain, set and hold the edge on defense and stay in your lane on ST coverage.

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Chad NOTcHad's picture

December 22, 2019 at 08:14 pm

Dylan....
Dylan...
Dylan...

SPit HoT FiRe!

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shystr's picture

December 22, 2019 at 08:20 pm

Packers need to do what they do best:

1. Play their game offensively, making full use of assets like Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in the passing game as well as running the ball.

2. Bring consistent PRESSURE on Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, to get him off-kilter, rattle his confidence, and give him "happy feet". When that happens, he loses his composure, becoming "Bad Kirk"

3. WIN THE TURNOVER BATTLE! Like this: "Kirk Cousins played one of his worst games of the season in that contest [at Packers in Week 2], throwing two interceptions, including one [to CB Kevin King] on a 1st-and-goal play in the fourth quarter."
~quote from dailynorseman dot com

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BoHunter's picture

December 22, 2019 at 08:52 pm

1) Lazard
2) TD Jesus
3) Rodgers get Jones and Williams involved in the passing game to slow the pass rush, also check down to the open receivers underneath and quit running the play clock down to zero and looking for the fkn home run ball all the time! Take what the defense gives you, run some up tempo and hand the Queens an L for first time in their new house! GO PACK GO !!!

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Boneman's picture

December 22, 2019 at 08:53 pm

1. Positive yards on first down.
2. Win the turnover battle.
3. Run the ball early and often, then take shots.

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EddieLeeIvory's picture

December 22, 2019 at 09:22 pm

OutPhysical these bastards.
Like SF & SD did to us.

Punch them in the faces. Hit them hard. Swarm the ball.
And someone smash Anthony Barr's clavicle into pieces like he did to Rodgers.

I'd pay $100 cash for a W & a clean blindside block that drives him into the fake turf and busts his collarbone exactly as he did to #12

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GVPacker's picture

December 22, 2019 at 09:48 pm

Awesome Post Eddie Lee!

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Cheesey51's picture

December 22, 2019 at 09:56 pm

expct to get punched in the face (it's the playoff ,man) and battle and leave it all on the field
Play every quarter like the first quarter,all gas no brake, no mercy ,score at well to the open player...
Do not let Kirk cousins throw the counter run pass, play gab packer defense,pressure QB and have minn make turnovers

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Chevy572rat's picture

December 22, 2019 at 11:53 pm

We need a full 4 quarters of football on both sides of the ball along with an offensive game plan that allows our playmakers to thrive for a complete game. If we don't play 4 quarters, it will result in an ugly blowout and another blown opportunity. Would be nice to see MP be a little more aggressive in his defensive game plan too. This is an opportunity to seize the No.2 spot, Lambeau playoff game, NFC North title, and a bye. If this isn't enough for a team to be CRANKED UP for, I don't know what would. Let's turn that Viking purple, BLACK and BLUE, a BEAT DOWN, a LUMP of COAL in the Vikes stocking !!!!! Play like CHAMPIONS, GO PACK !!!

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edp1959's picture

December 23, 2019 at 05:15 am

I am thinking more of an opportunity to seize #1 seed. Packers win out and a Seattle win over 49ers. Packers are #1 seed.

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fredluis's picture

December 23, 2019 at 12:26 am

Wasn't the Packers Red Skins 72 playoff game on the same day the Steelers beat the Raiders with Franco Harris Immaculate reception? https://www.charlotte-carpetcare.com

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Minniman's picture

December 23, 2019 at 01:11 am

1) The TE's need to earn their keep this week. Blocking assignments cannot be missed and chips need to be legit. Case in point the first 10 mins as Aaron Nagler said to blunt the rush.

2) Kyler Fackrell or Rashan Gary or Oren Burks (either) needs to have a breakout game and get pressure. The smith's are going to be double teamed for sure, so the next level guys need to make it count.

3) Kevin King - expect to get tested deep. It's proven that you play well with the play on from of you but also are suspect with go-routes..... expect go-routes!

4) Bonus - No Dalvin Cook. Make Cousins pass and pass early and the turn-overs will be there.

5) To point 4 - M Adams, Lancaster, Keke and Lowery...... It's game on lads, Cousins is suspect with 300+ lbs of prime beef in his face. Give Kenny and Agent Smith's half a chance.

......."Green Bay expects that every man will do his duty" :)

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flackcatcher's picture

December 23, 2019 at 03:14 am

This is the time where coaches earn their pay. Teams must become more precise and understand little mental and physical mistakes could and will end their season as we all saw Sunday. (Rams. wow.) Failure is an option. To paraphrase the Dobber (well, that's what I call him) 'It's not how you fail. But when you fail.' Simply put, how you bounce back determines your path forward. With that, on to the Short Flacky. This is the point of the season that there are no secrets left. Yeah, both teams may have a set or formation unused, but more often then not it is neither has the personal to use the plays. The team who execute his game plan wins. (That is if the NFL officials stay out of way...) Defense: Both defenses are flawed but good. Both can pressure and be run against with success. Both secondaries are talented but mistake prone. Us usual it comes down to turnovers and the field position it creates. For the Vikings can their secondary be more than average against a unsettled Packers WR/TE group. For the Packers can their young talented but erratic secondary contain the injured but very talented Vikings WR/TE group. How Campbell plays in the hybrid/SS will determine how much pressure Pettine goes to in the game. Could be critical... Offense: No secrets here. Vikings are going to pound the Packers front 7 in the run game. If they can keep Cousins clean thru the run game, then this is going to be a very long day for the Packers LB-Hybrid/SS group. Packers need to run the ball first and foremost. The failure of the Packer offense is when they go pass first. Neither the WR/TE outside of MVS have the speed to run a pure pass route out of the snap. Asking the Packer OL to hold the pocket for more than 7 seconds with the injuries both LT and RT have is asking a bit much. Not only keeping Rodgers clean important, but him running the play-action on time and schedule is critical against this Viking defense. Kickers: Both sides have good players, so field position will be critical. A bad or shank punt could be the X-factor for either team. Special teams: I pray for their success.... This could sideways very quickly for the Packers if they do not get a grip early on. Strange things do happen up there indoors. This is going to be a close game, both teams may face each other again shortly in the playoffs, home field is at stake along with the no 1 seed. (who have thought..) Packers 31-24. (No way this one was going to short...)

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NickPerry's picture

December 23, 2019 at 05:11 am

Remember weeks 5 through 8 when Davante Adams was injured? Remember those games when Rodgers was using the whole field, taking what the defense gave him, and a 4, 5, or 6 yard pass with a few yards of YAC to any given receiver was a BIG part of the Packers success.

IMO the Packers issues they run into in EVERY game it seems is mostly on Rodgers but MLF could do a few things to perhaps help his QB. Run a up-tempo offense, go in and out of it from time to time at ANY point in the game, especially when you have a defense on it's heels or an advantage personnel wise. I understand this SOUNDS simple but it's certainly something that has COMPLETELY escaped the Packers thinking.

For once, just for once I'd love to see "All Gas No Brakes" for 60 minutes. Not just on offense but on defense too. This allowing teams to hang around because the Packers take their foot off the opponents neck is BS.

In 2010 the Packers were 8-6 heading into their 14th game of the season and they beat the hell out of the Giants. That game began a streak of IIRC 19 straight wins between 2010 and 20111 with a SB trophy to boot. It all starts now.

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Bearmeat's picture

December 23, 2019 at 06:09 am

I agree 100%.

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Rossonero's picture

December 23, 2019 at 06:33 am

1. Ride out the first 5:00 of play. There will be lots of adrenaline, the building will be noisy. DON'T give up a big play, just play smart and tough. Then breathe, relax and settle into "the zone" and focus.

2. Pressure Cousins. We pressured him on 66% of his dropbacks when he came to Lambeau. He was running for his LIFE and that was a major disruption for them.

3. Contain Mike Boone. That might sound funny, but we already know the Vikings are a run-first team and will feed Boone. If we can make the Vikings one dimensional, then we drop more DBs into coverage to contain Thielen and Diggs.

Packers break the streak and win in Minnesota, 24 - 22!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

December 23, 2019 at 06:46 am

I agree, Nick. It's time to unleash the hurry-up offense, and I'd like to see it done with 2-3 TEs on the field (though Lazard and Kumerow practically block like TEs!).

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Difer's picture

December 23, 2019 at 08:05 am

If the Pack plays as well as they can and the Vikes play as well as they can, the Vikes should win. The Pack will need turnovers, a good dose of 'Bad Kirk', and a big night from Rodgers and his receivers to get the W. Hope springs eternal.

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Qoojo's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

3 keys to winning

1. Score more points :)
2. Turnovers
3. Protect Rodgers
4. Pressure on Cousins

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Leatherhead's picture

December 23, 2019 at 06:50 pm

Same list as me.

I think it’s really important to tackle these receivers after a reception. In the games I watched yesterday, I kept seeing teams get hurt by the yards after reception. I also think we can’t get pressure on Cousins unless we can keep people covered.

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HugePackersFan's picture

December 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Packers need to open this game with rapid and short passing attacks and spread the ball around to our backs, tight end, and wide receivers. Set the Vikings up and then launch Dvonte Adams with deeper routes. DC Pettine has to blitz Cousins more often to disrupt his confidence and passing rhythm. Avoid turnovers and stupid critical penalties during this game. AR needs to allow his runners to gain yards on downs 1 & 2 and short pass 3rd down to maintain ball control with 1st downs, not attempt 20-25 yd passes down field. He is a master at this!! Packers do not display any trick plays so far this season that I recall. No flea flicker, no hook and go, no halfback option pass, no end around pass back to AR, no tight end shuttle pass from AR, no tackle eligible pass, and many more that good teams deploy. Smash mouth running went out with Lombardi and this Vikings defensive front 7 needs to get tired out to enable our running game to flourish in the 2nd Half. We have the talent to beat the Vikings... good coaching and play selections coupled with good defense and special teams error free play will allow us to seal the deal this evening.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

December 24, 2019 at 04:05 pm

I'm glad you didn't say...no turnovers.

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