pm-vikings I’ve been running on a sleep deficit for about a week. Not an excuse, but seems to explain why I’m a day late on things lately. So, about that Humpdome in Minneapolis. Quite fitting the Packers’ last game in the dump ends with Packers fans taking over the place. Resisting the urge to turn this into one giant Mockfest of Greg Jennings, but pointing out I did not say mock-free zone. You have been warned. Oh, how it is divine to put Greggles on the slab this week.

  • I love it when we get Salty Aaron Rodgers. Should’ve know that was the version we were getting when he announced his alma mater as Butte Community College. Hi, my name is Aaron, and every coach out there told me I could never play Division I ball. This game is dedicated to everyone who ever questioned my abilities. And that means you two, Craig…
  • Rodgers said this game had nothing to do with wanting to beat Jennings. Shorter Salty Rodgers: This game has everything to do with shoving it down that little turncoat’s throat.
  • Salty Rodgers only missed five passes all night, three of them I can recall were intentional throw-aways.
  • Why isn’t Jordy Nelson recognized on the national stage. No I’m serious. He is elite and will never get the props. He catches balls that others have no business even attempting to haul in. The ball seems like a heat-seeking missile drawn to him. Then again, only Jordy could catch some of those passes that seemed impossible. And then there’s Rodgers. Any other quarterback would not be lobbing those laser shots into coverage without being intercepted. Loved Jordy in the slot.
  • And why exactly why would we want to trade Jordy to anyone?
  • And why isn’t the media singing Rodgers’ praises as a bona fide MVP candidate, or have they already crowned Manning. Rodgers is doing it and making it look easy with Nelson, who the media also enjoys as well as a current cast the nation has never heard of.
  • Lookie, lookie, we really do have a running game.
  • Love it that Eddie Lacy out ran Adrian Peterson last night. In his own house.
  • I dare you to call Eddie fat now.
  • And I love it that Starks is once again Neo.
  • It was a very balance game last night. 29 passes. 36 running attempts. Definitely contributing to the improved and dangerous offense that used to be pass, pass, Kuhn up the middle.
  • Only one offensive line penalty last night. It was Bahktiari again. But I’d rather take a penalty than to totally yield the blindside and Rodgers gets hurt.
  • Speaking of Bahktiari, he did a fabulous job making Jared Allen a complete non-entity last night.
  • So what exactly did Tim Masthay do other than kick off the game? Did he read a good book? Catch up on the Walking Dead? Knit a sweater? The last time the Packers were so efficient that the punter’s service was not needed an entire game was when I was a freshman in college and the first Bush was president.
  • Did not miss Clay Matthews last night.
  • Which makes me wonder if my brother is right (I hate to admit that) and the defense is more disciplined without him.
  •  I love Johnny Jolly. That is all.
  • Mike Neal really is not that bad as a linebacker.
  • Morgan Burnett got burned twice that I can see, but still did a great job with the rest of the secondary shutting down any chances Ponder had with an aerial game.
  • No one got hurt.
  • No, really. No one got hurt.
  • Actually was cheering for Mason Crosby to miss a FG attempt at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Bought appliances for a kitchen remodel and the shop was running a promo deal that if the combined score was the same as their anniversary (62), everything would be free. As soon as Crosby banged it through, 62 became an impossible number. Damn.
  • What the hell was up with the stupid Viking horn in garbage time. Aaaaaaaawoooooooooo, we’re still going to lose!
  • The Eight Million Dollar Man was good for one pass for nine yards and a PI penalty. Is that the definition of great.
  • Jennings was a heat-seeking missile dialed in to Rodgers at the end of the game. To Aaron’s credit, he didn’t totally exude a Kill Me Now visage, but he came close. More like, La la la not listening!
  • The mean girl in me would like to think that Rodgers ended that long winded ear bending with something along the lines of, “…not even if you were on fire, Greg.”
  • Now remind me, how many Vikings’ head coaches have the Packers managed to get fired? How long until Leslie Frazier is added to the mix.
  • So long, Humpdome. Thanks for the collapsing memories.
  • SkoLOL

 

 

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