Gut Reactions: Packers embarrass Vikings

Aaron's gut reactions from the Packers victory over the Vikings. 

  • I think Za'Darius got me pregnant tonight. 
  • "Winning ugly all the way to the Super Bowl" sounds about right. 
  • Rodgers was noticeably off tonight. Uncharacteristically inaccurate.
  • The Packers best offensive players taking turns turning the ball over was not how I expected to kick off Christmas week
  • Dean Lowry won't be talked about a lot but he had a really solid game. 
  • Jamaal Williams was a battering ram all night. Running angry. 
  • Allen Lazard becoming Mr. 3rd Down right before our eyes.
  • I don't want to hear any more crap about Kevin King. The guy is a good football player. Period. 
  • Kenny Clark is just a master of disaster. 
  • Hell of a block by MVS on that long Aaron Jones TD run. 
  • Jake Kumerow wasn't involved in the passing game tonight, but he was bringing the wood in the run game. 
  • Kyler Fackrell had a strong game.
  • The Vikings finished with seven first downs. Fewest first downs for the franchise since 1971. Hell of a job by Mike Pettine and crew. 
  • Yes, the Packers identity is winning ugly. 
  • NFC NORTH CHAMPS BABY! 
  • I love this team. 
  • Go Pack Go. 
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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:27 pm

I’m in love with our D. I want to bring them home to my mother. I want to marry them and live happily ever after. But I would be tempted to cheat on them with Arron Jones.

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BoCallahan's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

Wow! That D was breathtaking!

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:03 pm

Great push by Lancaster at the nose let Kenny Clark play the three tech and ZA coming from the middle LB... Nice to get all the pass rushers on the field. Gary did well. Lowry with solid DE basics with his arms UP and swatting Cousins ball down in their first series. Good Fundamentals from the D backs. Tough fight between Jaire and Diggs. Thielen still hurting. Dominant, playoff style defense.

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Bohj's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

I want to buy them all scooters. ..........oh wait. Damn it Preston stealin my thunder

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fthisJack's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Z would break your neck!

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GBPDAN1's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

.The game started bad

. The game ended good

.We swept the Viqueens...and Bears

. First round bye coming after next weeks win

. Go Pack

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Alphadork's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:33 am

It would be nice is some day we could all celebrate killing the Vikings without perpetuating homophobic slurs.

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ironman3169's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:56 am

Can I not go anywhere these days without running into pc bullshit?

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Sam Freeman's picture

December 24, 2019 at 07:08 pm

Thank you for your comment. As a gay fan, it’s very exhausting!

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Mojo's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

Just proud of this team.

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GBFaninCA's picture

December 25, 2019 at 01:03 am

Me too! Go Pack Go!

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NashvilleCheesehead's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Believe!!

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

WOW !!!!!!!

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dobber's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Un-freaking-believable...

Never would've predicted a game script like what we saw tonight.

Hard place to win...and not just win, but dominate enough that those 3 first-half TOs really didn't matter.

Here's to 6-0 in division?

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Bearmeat's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:57 pm

I have never been so happy to be wrong. At least not since 2010. This young team is growing up before our eyes. Start calling me a Sparkle Pony, RC. I'm all in!

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HankScorpio's picture

December 24, 2019 at 08:52 am

I hope you're not putting the cart before the horse with 6-0 in the division. It's still the NFL and any given Sunday.

The situation kind of reminds me a little bit of the Miracle on Ice. Of course the big win was beating the Soviets. But they still had to beat Finland in their next game or it was all for nothing. It's not quite the same, since we're still talking regular season. The only thing at stake is positioning for the playoffs. But they finally have a team built to win in January in Lambeau---one that doesn't depend on magic from their QB that can be hurt by the conditions. So having the games guaranteed to be in Lambeau would be big.

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Samson's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Come on all you naysayers!!! Post your way out of a 12-3 North Division Champ!! ---- Booyah!!

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Demon's picture

December 27, 2019 at 07:45 am

Wasnt many of us predicting this kind of season Samson. I believe i predicted 11-5, so they even surpassed my prediction. GO PACK

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edp1959's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Great job D. Z.Smith good grief. Now let the Rodgers bitching begin after the win and taking the North back.

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Its not bitching - Rodgers could have played better tonight.

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edp1959's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

So could have several other players but as usual you want to you complain only about Rodgers. He also made several key throws, had several drops and the Adams fumble. No mention from you about this. Only Negative about #12.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Rodgers was throwing fireballs out there dude. Converted three-four key 3rd downs. Sober up and watch the Game.

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:06 pm

And missed a few wide open guys - Adams at the end of the first half was WIDE open for "6".

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Since'61's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Adams should have caught that TD pass. He let it slip through his hands. Poor ball security in the first half but the Packers overcame it. Their defense was dominant tonight and the offense got it going in the second half. Can't complain about thoroughly destroying the Vikings in their building. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 24, 2019 at 04:08 am

I agree but Gort is correct that it was a very inaccurate pass that should have been thrown to the outside and instead was to the inside. Not even sure I'd call it a drop on Davante's part.

AR was not accurate against MN. His receivers do not often enough bail him out, and too often have drops. But AR was accurate enough.

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PeteK's picture

December 24, 2019 at 08:50 am

In the first half, very different in the second.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 24, 2019 at 08:58 am

I put that incompletion to close the 1st half on Rodgers. It should have been an easy pitch and catch. It wasn't because the throw was so bad, not because the WR didn't execute what would have been an incredible catch, reaching back against his momentum.

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mrj007's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:32 pm

The team played well. Overcame 3 TO. And drops. But this is what the team can be when ST, Def, and O play complimentary. Looked good enough as a team so individual failures can be overcome. I was impressed they did it in a big game. It was fun and not as ugly tonight. Seeing Packer Offense kneeling to run out the clock on the road on Nationsl TV two days before Xmas to clinch NFC North will never get old. Congrats Team Packers!

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Farts_After_Wins's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

*poot*

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

December 24, 2019 at 06:01 am

So glad to see you’re back. See you next week.

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PackfanNY's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:29 pm

Underestimate the Packers at your own risk. Not always pretty but 12-3!

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Lphill's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Merry Christmas to all !

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dobber's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Cheers to you, too, Lphill!

This is a great present!

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Mojo's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Z Smith might be underpaid

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flackcatcher's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Both Smiths have out played their contracts. Unreal...

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dobber's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

You have to give those guys credit for getting paid and playing up to it.

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mrj007's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Let's hope Jimmy Graham is paying attention and outplaying contacts beginners contagious!

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Swisch's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:31 pm

This is the varied and imaginative offense I've wanted to see all season. With all the miscues in the first half, the Packers patiently stuck with this excellent approach. Hooray!!!
Stunningly dominant defense. Wow!!!
What a wonderful night!
Thanks be to God for an early Christmas present.

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mrj007's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:38 pm

3rd and short and Rodgers foregoes the 40 yd bomb to hit Adams for first down on a crosser route underneath was my favorite thing to see

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:57 am

He also passed on an open enough slant for a first down to throw an incomplete bomb. So it was a mixed bag in decision making.

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marpag1's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm

Thumbs up to the pass rush. Our weak WR corps is still a huge problem though.

Kudos to small-game Kirk Cousins for coming through again.

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packerbackerjim's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm

How do you like him now???

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marpag1's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:51 pm

LOL. I like him the same as I always did. He's Jay Cutler with a better reputation.

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm

Pass rush got "home" without blitzing is the most impressive part!

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dobber's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Even the 3-man rush at the end.

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mrj007's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:39 pm

I will always detest 3 man rush. Even when it works. I just don't like it personally...

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HankScorpio's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:48 pm

Problems are for tomorrow. They don't exist tonight in my book.

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Chad NOTcHad's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm

to quote a famous Minnesota rapper. "God Loves Ugly".

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Norm's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm

Maybe I'm overlooking a Clay or Woodson game but I believe Z played the most dominant defensive game I've seen from a Packer since Reggie White.

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Chad NOTcHad's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:38 pm

as far as a rusher... I'd agree. Can't remember another Packer in recent memory dominate the line like this in a game that mattered soooo much

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:08 pm

Three sacks by Walden to get the win @ Home 10-6 over the Bears or the Pack does not get into the wild card spot aand have the chance to win the SB aas they did in 2010.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 24, 2019 at 04:16 am

And as a run defender. Z had 5.5 tackles for loss. I can't remember ever seeing a single player have 5.5 TFL in a single game.

5.5!!!

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dblbogey's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:32 pm

I do believe Z may have been inspired by being ignored in the pro bowl selections.

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gvtspook's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Ii'm starting to get used to the packer D carrying the team but it is still weird.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

See 1996, 2010, 1962...etc.

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Bohj's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Last five games the Defense has not given up more than 15 points. Ever since Campbell and Goodson stepped in. I like this trend. A lot.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm

The Vikings had 3 drives start in GB territory after turnovers. In their home stadium. And still that 15 point streak stands.

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chugwater's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Love the Wipe-my-nose-on-my-sleeve sack celebration by Z.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Paging Adam Thielen.....Adam Thielen? Adam Thielen? Mr. Mankato to the Giant Glass Shipwreck, your team is looking for you.

All those jacked up purple-clad goobers went home sad, and to me that is extremely satisfying.

NFC North champs after 0-6 last year. Yes indeed, I am enjoying the mothereffing ride! Go Pack!

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dobber's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:37 pm

Didn't have to listen to that damn horn very much, either...

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm

The "GO PACK GO" chant was great to hear from that building.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

Turned it down and tuned it out just like booger! Although I heard that Go Pack Go early on , brought a smile to my face.

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marpag1's picture

December 24, 2019 at 05:12 am

Didn't have to listen to that damn horn very much, either...

True, but Booger might be even worse than the horn.

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EskyBrian's picture

December 24, 2019 at 06:45 am

Hahahahaha !! Love it!

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Spock's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Z. Smith for President. Wow, just Wow, what a defensive team the Packers were tonight.

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Tundraboy's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

Yes!

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fthisJack's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:22 pm

and give Kenny Clark his money...NOW!

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:37 pm

Lots of contributors tonight.
BJ Goodson had a great play stopping a potential long gain.
Jake Kumerow took a big hit, ball forced out, but he almost had a big catch.
Rashan Gary looked better too.

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ricky's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:37 pm

This team could well be getting hot at the right time. And if so, look out, NFL. The Lombardi could be coming back home. Who wouldn't love to see a Packers/Pats matchup? And have LaFleur show the "genius" McVay how to handle Belichick?

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Qoojo's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:37 pm

- At least the defense rose to the occasion.
- Offensive turnovers
- Damn horn
- Given the turnovers, really surprised to see a win
- Once again, hats off to defense and Pettine

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Tarynfor12's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:38 pm

If the defense can play like that in the playoffs...this teams chances of a 2010 repeat is being written...Damn!!!

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fthisJack's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:26 pm

yeah and you came on here when they struggled and had your negative comments....go afuckinway!

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Tarynfor12's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:40 pm

I call them as I see them and I'm not going anywhere.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 24, 2019 at 08:49 am

Good for you, Taryn. ::fistbump::

I've never doubted your love for the Packers, just sometimes question your perspective.

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Mojo's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:39 pm

I don't know why some are saying this was an ugly win. The Pack kicked ass. Without the TO's this is a complete blowout.

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm

The early turnovers were VERY ugly, but the stout "D" was incredible!

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Swisch's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:56 pm

It was a beautiful game watching the Packers offense stay with a mixed approach that moved the chains -- even through the adversity of many mistakes in the first half.
Then there was the Packers defense actually smacking down the Vikings while flying around the field.
I can't remember offhand a more enjoyable team effort.

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Steinkers's picture

December 24, 2019 at 02:13 am

It was an ugly win. As Nags has said all season long, perhaps that is this team's calling card. May hap this team wins ugly all the way to a championship,,

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4zone's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:40 pm

1st, Congratulations Packers!
2nd, If our offense ever starts to click like our D did tonight, and our D keeps getting better, watch out NFL.
3rd, On a more cautionary note, MN was without their top two RBs which made them one dimensional offensively. Don't expect them to be so easy if we have to play them again in the playoffs.
4th, What can you say, we just won the NFC North. Merry Christmas all.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm

That game was a thing of beauty. It was playoff football and the Packers won it like you have to be able to win in the playoffs.

Z was an absolute monster. But he surely wasn't the only guy on that side of the ball that played well. 139 yards of offense from Minnesota was as dominant a defensive performance in a big game against a good offense as the Packers have put up in a long time.

In my wildest dreams, I never believed the Packers could be 12-3 and division champs with Aaron Rodgers playing like a mere mortal. And that might be giving Rodgers too much credit. He was downright bad , IMO.

One more win and they lock up a bye. And with a little help, the NFC road to the SB could run through GB.

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Swisch's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Thing is, Rodgers stayed patient through a long, frustrating start and finished fantastically. He resisted the hero ball and stuck with disciplined patience that paid off huge.
Now we can indulge in imagining Rodgers running this new offense when he's at the top of his game, as early as the coming playoffs.
Well done, Packers QB!!!

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mrj007's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:50 pm

Pretty much like fans expected from Rodgers all year. This isn't his best year, but it looked like he's figuring out he doesn't have to be the best individually to make the offense click. QB1 made good decisions Tonite I thought

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Chevy572rat's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:43 am

Why does everyone want to jump on Aaron Rodgers every chance they can ?? Aaron Rodgers hasn't been the top QB in the league this year I get it, BUT..... he has done more with less this year in the passing game than at any time in his career. Yes he's missed some open receivers, but alot of those misses are from some of these bonehead receivers not being where their supposed to be, not getting open, dealing with the pass rush, or guys simply dropping balls. Jez, he's got 1 WR , no TE, and 2 underachievers in MVS and GMO. It is nice to see Lazard stepping up though . Even with AR not being his normal self, I'll still take him over the other 26-28 QBs that are starting out there. Don't want Aaron Rodgers behind center in Green Bay ???? What you gonna have then ??? Appreciate what we have, QBs like him don't come along often.

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edp1959's picture

December 24, 2019 at 05:06 am

Amen, would give this 10 thumbs up if I could.

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HankScorpio's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:09 am

"Why does everyone want to jump on Aaron Rodgers every chance they can ?? "

There are two reasons so simple it defies belief that anyone can miss them and extends into "I don't want to understand" territory.

1) Because he makes over $30 mil/yr. He's paid like a star and he needs to play like one. When he doesn't it is worthy of discussion.
2) He's the QB. Like a goalie in hockey or a pitcher in baseball, the QB has outsized control on a game's outcome.

You are welcome to disagree with either of those points of view. But if you cannot understand why people hold either point of view, it says more about you than them.

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Chevy572rat's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:27 pm

Hank, really ...... a QB has to rely on 10 other guys doing THEIR job on every play in order to do his !! A pitcher faces one batter himself, a goalie protects the goal himself. Would you rather not have Aaron Rodgers as our QB, Hank ???? Yes it is my opinion and you are entitled to yours, and my opinion is that your a FOOL, plain and simple. Merry Christmas.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 24, 2019 at 04:30 am

It would have been hard to forecast the Smith Brothers combining for 25.5 of GB's 40 sacks to date (but doable), and almost impossible to forecast their 40 tackles for loss out of 70 by the team. Preston's previous career high was 10 TFL. ZaDarius' previous career high was also 10 TFL.

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murphy's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm

How to win at US Bank Stadium:

1. Lose the turnover battle
2. Don't throw any touchdowns
3. Tell Z. Smith that Cousins said unkind things about his mother

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ironman3169's picture

December 24, 2019 at 12:50 pm

I literally laughed out loud. Thanks bro!

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splitpea1's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm

That was surprisingly easy--it would have been a blowout if not for all the first half turnovers. Even without Cook, the Vikings offense was totally flaccid the entire night.

Tip of the cap to Fackrell for causing that holding call that nullified a touchdown; with that missed XP, things could have gotten more dramatic than they needed to be.

How is it that neither ZDS, K. Clark, or A. Jones made the Pro Bowl? Talk about no respect!

Stay focused and wipe the Lions out to keep one of those top two seeds--it'll make life a whole lot easier.

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Since'61's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm

If not for the turnovers our defense would have shutout the Vikings tonight. They were dominant all night.
Our OL also played a very strong game as evidenced by the Packers running for 180+ yards.

ZaDarius Smith absolutely wrecked the game for Vikings offense tonight. I don't think that we have seen a performance like that since Reggie White played for the Packers.

On offense I posted before the game that the Packers needed to get the ball to Adams and Jones tonight and they did and it worked big.

NFC North Champions, Congratulations to MLF, the Packers and all Packer fans especially our CHTV bloggers. Now go get the #1 seed.
Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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Tundraboy's picture

December 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm

That was awesome skol lol.

Had me worried because of the interception, the 2 fumbles. Can you imagine if they didn't. Merry Christmas to us. I loathe the Vikings. And especially their fans!

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porupack's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Wow, what a come back after the awful start.

And glad for Kevin King and Aaron Jones, Bulaga too, 3 players that some fans were so emphatic were injury proned, made of glass, and no bell-cow. Take that game; and shut de hell up these shat conclusions about players, trying to get their careers going after frustrating injuries. Next time, cheer em up if they down with injuries, and fighting like hell to get back on the field.
That GB Oline took it to one of the best defenses, how many pro-bowlers? Opened up for Jones all night.

Sweet. Surprised me.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm

What a game by Z and the defense to sweep the Vikings!

Rodgers was off but did just enough.

Go Pack.

Go Seattle? Damn, yeah. Go Seattle.

Everyone gets an upvote!

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Gort's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:54 pm

The enemy of my enemy is my friend (even if they are from the northwest).

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HankScorpio's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:16 am

I will have to hold my nose to root for Seattle since my dislike for Pete Carroll runs deep after the way he left USC.

But go Seachickens!!

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Adorabelle's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Whooooooo!! Those were some grown up men playing D tonight. They are going to need Rodgers to actually play sometime soon but tonight was Z night.

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Bure9620's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm

Watching Z Smith and Kenny Clark devour people was just amazing, I nearly felt sorry for Bradberry, but not really. The Packers defensive front won this game, they were dominant. They kept the Packers in it when the offense was throwing up all over themselves, they also forced bad throws and helped force the pick. Gimme baby hands Brees up in Lambeau in cold weather and we will be in the NFCCG.....

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CAG123's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Packers D has been dominant all month nobody scoring over 15 points! Also no more talk about KK the guy is a very good number 2, plays the ball extremely well, has given up less TDs than Jaire, he also did what Jaire should have done on that missed pick in the first Vikings game it was pretty much the exact same play they just switched places. My goodness Big Z was a terror tonight him and King dominated. Like I said I was pretty comfortable with Cousins in a big game make him play from behind and he will fold.

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packerbackerjim's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:48 pm

The D was as physical as I’d hoped. Made the ILBs look competent. King’s INT changed the whole game. Minny could never recover. Great win.

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Big_Mel_75's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:48 pm

Got our first WIN in US Bank stadium!! Hard to believe!! Za'Darius was a man amongst boys!!

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Fire_Gute's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:48 pm

I turned my TV volume on full blast because I wanted to hear the boos at the end of the game. But all you could hear was cheers, and when they showed the stands there wasn't a Vikings fan left. I can't explain how that made me feel

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Guam's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm

Tae Adams had a monster game and Lazard is rapidly becoming our #2 receiver. And all of our receivers blocked well in the running game! Beating the Vikings to win the division - best Christmas present in along time!!

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flackcatcher's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:52 pm

Random thoughts. A master class by Pettine. The Packers stomped both the Viking O and D line, impressive. Rodgers was off, but stayed with the game plan, did not force the action (expect with Adams early in first. Lucky didn't bite the team.) Crosby and Scott, won the battle of field position. MLF. That young man can coach.... Believe in the run. Run to daylight. Run to victory..... Total Team Effort. Packers No.2 seed, one is within the grasp. What a game.... I Need A (Root) Beer.....

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ImaPayne's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:59 pm

1. Packers D played a great game. Ya Vikes didn't have their two running backs who most of the offense is built around but you play who you have.
2. Congrats on Div Championship.
3. Worst packer unfortunately was A Rodgers.
4 Congrats to Lazard who did a great job and Adams of course and Jones
5. Vikes worse offensive game since 1971. I mean they were awful. 7 first downs the entire game.
Now if they can just beat those mighty Lions next week.
PS Congrats to coach LeFleur for being first new coach to win a div in his first season and get 12 wins.

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Buckywunder's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:30 pm

Know I’m showing my age saying this but — I remember that game in 1971. Packers completely outplayed the Vikes and lost on a Freddie Cox FG, 3-0.

And THAT’s why I’ve always hated Minnesota.

This game provides more sweet redemption...

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Packer_Fan's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:56 pm

Great win!
Defense was awesome
Running game was there all game
Rodgers was off.
Lazard IS the number two receiver.
Time to finish the Lions off

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nostradanus's picture

December 23, 2019 at 10:57 pm

WIN UGLY MAN!!!

LOVE THIS TEAM!!!

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ImaPayne's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:01 pm

One comment many pack fans will agree with. Sure shows what happens when you spend a little money in free agency. Ted T saddled this team with mediocrity by never getting outside help but saving money big time. Ya hate to think how many super bowls this team missed on when Rodgers was better and they lacked that one or two players to get over the hump?

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Alphadork's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:36 am

All true - but no point crying over spilt milk. Gutekunst is doing things his way, and it's working. Revel in the moment!

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Buckywunder's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:03 pm

When the Yikes only got ten points off of those TO’s I knew the game was for the taking.

Best game of the year heading into the playoffs. With HFA, this team can make some noise...

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J_brooks's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Khalil Mack who?

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Tundraboy's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

'The Vikings finished with seven first downs. Fewest first downs for the franchise since 1971. Hell of a job by Mike Pettine and crew"

Amazing ,and on top of that! a season sweep and finally beating them at that monstrosity of a stadium!

Made up for a lot of things.

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pacman's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm

From one of the naysayers - D played a full game but let's face it - Vikings weren't healthy. But playing like that with 3 takeaways by the Vikings and to keep your team in it - just a great job all around. Vikings weren't playing for as much as the Packers were but I don't think they wanted to look this bad!

And as far as the offense goes, let's face that too. I no longer expect that AR will pull out a win. Some bad throws tonight - under and behind and a 68.3 passer rating. But after missing all the 10+ yard throws (that the announcers couldn't stop saying), he stopped trying and took what was there in the 2nd half. That's a significant improvement.

So now we have a likely #2 seed. Pretty unbelievable. This is mostly due to Zadarius and his supporting cast. If we had these guys a 5 years ago, we would have won 3 straight Superbowls! Thank you TT for keeping us just out of SB range.

Congrats to MLF and Pettine and the players. I hope AR can get back to some of his old self. Then we might actually have a decent shot at winning it all. That would rival the unbelievable 2010 champs as a team of destiny.

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mrj007's picture

December 24, 2019 at 12:01 am

No way Seattle loses OR Pack loses. It'll come down to tiebreaker for #1 seed w New Orleans.

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holmesmd's picture

December 24, 2019 at 05:43 am

You actually think SEA “can’t lose” to SF?! Based on what? I would argue that SF will be heavily favored in that game, as they should be IMO

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Packers0808's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:12 pm

Game was ugly at times, offense struggled at times, D was dominant as hell and ended being a great win! With 3 turnovers from us who would have thought a win could happen and being such a dominant one is really quite amazing! Would be great to get all the way to Super Bowl when team has been in reality by many really over looked! Keep it going guys! Merry Christmas all of team and fans!

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purdyball46's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:20 pm

Where are all of those Viking supporting sports media now? Saying all year the Vikings are going to win the NFC North, Love this team! Packers aren't done yet! These Packers are a damn good football team! LaFleur started a new trend 1-0 at Minnesota. Swept Bears and Vikings and Lions soon IN HIS FIRST SEASON! They will only get better! Gutekunst, Murphy, LaFleur and Pettine, awesome job!

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fthisJack's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

How often does a team win the turnover battle. NOT VERY OFTEN! great game defense!!

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spexxx2's picture

December 23, 2019 at 11:37 pm

The King in the North!!

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Tundraboy's picture

December 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm

The North remember s. Shade of Black and Blue division.

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Gman1976's picture

December 24, 2019 at 12:14 am

Wow! Wow! Wow! After last year, are you kidding me?!! Division champs, #1 or #2 seed possible, Vikings vanquished (Vikings haven’t beaten a winning team all season), Bears vanquished, can finish 6-0 in the division next week, and who knows? The sky is the limit. Wow, what a difference a year makes. Go Pack Go!!!

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GVPacker's picture

December 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

The Packers are now a Ground And Pound Team!

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GilbertBurger's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:08 am

You had me at that first line. LMFAO

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Alphadork's picture

December 24, 2019 at 01:34 am

"All I wanted for Christmas this year was a hat and a t-shirt." - Za'Darius Smith.

Hey Z! Merry Xmas!

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Pauly's picture

December 24, 2019 at 03:04 am

Next year,, a few more top players and this team will be a major power.

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Donster's picture

December 24, 2019 at 04:08 am

Fantastic win! Beating the Vikes in their own stadium makes it even sweeter! Proud of this team from top to bottom. The boys are now at the point that they get it for the most part on offense now. They get better every week. I hope this continues. Rather be hot at the end of the season into the playoffs then early. Great to see a Packer team that can run the ball and have a defense that is putting fear into its opponents QBs. Pressure on the QB's is something I have been waiting to see for a long time. The organization held on to TT and MM for to long, and the results hurt a lot. Now Gute can work on getting another receiver or two to help the offense become more of a threat.

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Lofton82's picture

December 24, 2019 at 05:12 am

Noise: 0db

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SterlingSharpe's picture

December 24, 2019 at 07:00 am

How funny is this to say: "Let's go Seahawks!"
Feed the Beast!

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 24, 2019 at 08:50 am

Having trouble forming those words in my mind, so I'm pretty sure I can't force them out my mouth. Could you pick up the slack for me?

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mbpacker's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:06 am

Nags: Your gut instinct about this team serves you well!

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JPShakes's picture

December 24, 2019 at 09:13 am

“The Packers are winning ugly”
The key words here are “The Packers are winning”

You could also say it like “The Packers’ opponents are losing ugly”

We are light years from where I thought we’d be under a rookie head coach. I’m gonna enjoy it. And hope we only go up from here next season.

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Oppy's picture

December 24, 2019 at 02:14 pm

Nothing uncharacteristic about Rodgers' accuracy in this game compared to the rest of 2019. Seriously, it is a rarity to see him hit a WR in stride.

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Oppy's picture

December 24, 2019 at 02:26 pm

Great win! This defense may give up yards, but they are the factor most responsible for a 12-3 Record in 2019. They have kept us in games all year long.

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Lare's picture

December 24, 2019 at 05:16 pm

And it's so unlike the Vikings to lose big games in front of a national audience.

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Leo Van Groll's picture

December 25, 2019 at 07:15 am

Favorite part of the nite: Hearing "GO PACK GO...GO PACK GO..GO PACK GO" drowning out the Vikes fans in their house.

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