Nothing like everyone in the division losing in the NFC North but the Green Bay Packers. So it wasn’t the blow out I had been hoping for. Then again, we were spoiled last night with the absolute rout. And nothing like pulling ahead on tie break with the Bears. Hey, Cutler, how does it feel to lose at the last minute to the Seabirds? It sucks, doesn’t it. While you’re at it, why don’t we add the rest of the NFCN to the slab at the morgue this week!

  • The Crappy Kicker Syndrome must have some metaphysical Cheese Touch aspect of it. Somewhere, somehow, Mason Crosby shook hands with their kicker and passed the whammy on to him. Poor soul.
  • Mason got his groove back! So he didn’t hit them all, and one of the ones he did was a bank shot. But he didn’t wilt. And for the record, the Lambeau crowd cheered him like a hero returning from battle each time he made a kick. Haters to the left.
  • The Packers would have been screwed if the Vikings had let Peterson set the tone for their entire offense.
  • Thank God the Vikings still think Ponder is their money maker.
  • That said, Morgan Burnett had Ponder’s number.
  • Meanwhile Rodgers did not stink. And James Jones and Randall Cobb remain the favorite targets.
  • Next player to try a gimmick play such as that craptastic flea flicker to an interception gets a kick in the shin. Talk about a really ugly momentum killer. Jeebus, really.
  • Dear Santa, I want a healed up Jordy and Quickie for Christmas. And while you’re at it, a healed up Woodson and Matthews would be nice too.
  • Holding is still a ten yard penalty, except when the holdee is BJ Raji.
  • Yet horse collaring and creaming the quarterback are perfectly fine moves if your uniform is purple and yellow. Sigh.
  • No, James Starks did not run the 200 yards that Adrian Peterson managed to accumulate, but his 60 yards kept the Vikings on their toes, and his touchdown was nothing to sneeze at.
  • And Alex Green wasn’t half bad as well.
  • Nice to have a running game that isn’t full-on anemic.
  • TJ Lang, for the love of god, don’t hold when we are trying to score!
  • For the record, Tauscher was in the building doing a radio broadcast. Had the crap hit the fan, I think he could’ve suited up in five minutes or less.
  • The elusive screen pass is not dead!
  • Loved the connection from Rodgers to Finley and then Fin’s extra effort for a few more yards. Now if he could dispense with the stupid fin celebration, I’d be a happy girl.
  • Wish if Rodgers is going to scramble, he’d be decisive and either commit to the throw or lower the shoulder and head toward the first down. Enough with the waffling!
  • Can we declare a moratorium on a Kuhn run with 3rd and 1 to go? It’s painfully predictable and apparently every team knows the ball is going to Kuhn.
  • I absolutely hate how McCarthy decides to go soft while milking the clock. Dude, embrace the inner Lucy Van Pelt and become a big mean girl. That’s not a time to go belly up and run an anemic draw play then punt it away. How about foot to the throat and don’t let up until the last whistle. Take a page from Brett Bielema. It’s not jacking up the score if the opposition can’t stop the offense. The birthday boy would agree with me on this.
  • Still not a fan of Capers’ zone defense. Too many holes left unprotected.
  • And the Oscar goes to Aaron Charles Rodgers for the flop on the iffy at best roughing the passer penalty. Nice work. Watch a little Italian soccer lately?
  • No, it wasn’t a resounding win like the one against the Texans.
  • But did I mention the Bears lost, the Vikings lost, the Lions lost and the Badgers proved they deserve an invitation to the Tournament of Roses?
  • Perfect Football Weekend.
 

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