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Offline B

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2019, 04:01:33 PM »
2 -- 0, a game and a half up on d's bears and the queens, all while implementing a new offense that is trying to catch up to a greatly improved defense. Gotta love it!
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2019, 05:46:23 PM »
With retrospect,  I was thinking about that 4th and 1 where we did  go for the 1st down.   Either a call was made to go for it or perhaps Rodgers was suppose to try and get the Vikings Defense to jump offsides and hiking the ball was not suppose to happen.   It will be interesting to hear what LaFleur has to say in the press conference.

It was not LaFleur fault that they didn't kick the FG on 4th and 1.  It was Rodgers fault.   

https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/09/15/aaron-rodgers-confusion-cost-packers-chance-score-field-goal/2314814001/?fbclid=IwAR2uIW7Gw9RiOJqbxYemwJXo34Nf7NZ5z_q1EsPvOd2wz7srVmYrNheW52k
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2019, 05:51:46 PM »
I'm having a hard time figuring out why they couldn't find a rhythm in the passing game after running the ball so well.

It's probably a matter of the QB and coach getting on the same page in real games, against tough defenses. They are trying to implement a new system, but didn't give the team any chance to try to gel during the exhibition season. I can understand the thought process- not giving too much away; not getting a starter hurt in a game that doesn't count, etc. But the key, I believe, is Rodgers and MLF getting in sync. For example, when Rodgers threw three consecutive passes late in the game when they were close to their end zone, it took two excellent defensive plays:having MVS catch the ball inbounds, but the defender let him slide off his back out of bounds without touching down, so it wasn't a catch; and the next play, a great reaction play against Jones by the defender preventing a catch for a first down. Both balls were thrown well, but sometimes the defense is just better on a given play. If, not when the passing game catches up with the running game, this offense will be really, really good. It'll just take some patience, especially by AR.

I would say the passes werent good. If the ball to MVS isnt sky high he doesnt get.... saddled? Out of bounds. The throw to Jones was underthrown. Jones had his man beat without any help over the top. If Rodger puts that ball a yard or more up field, Jones doesn't have to stop and allow the LB to make a very lucky play. And Jones had a lot of green in front of him. Not sure if it was the throwing angle or what, but that underthrown to Jones was a huge miscalculation on Rodgers part
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #138 on: September 16, 2019, 05:49:18 AM »
Great win for Packers

Good:
 - Huge division win.. now 2-0 in division
 - Finding a way to win and hang on in close game
 - Fast start by the GB offense
 - Aaron Jones running the ball, 5 yard average vs great defense
 - Davante Adams 100 yards receiving vs good defense
 - Defense with 4 take aways
 - Kirk Cousins looked like a college QB vs Packers D.... defensive backs very good in coverage... if not for Diggs TD when Jaire could have had PD (rather than interception) and Beebe run and catch that was a fluke... Cousins would have had less than 130 yards passing
 - Penalities improved from 10 in Week1 to 6 this week
       - Offense - too many men on field, Linsley and D. Adams false starts, Graham OPI
       - Spec teams - delay of game at end of game
       - Defense - K. Clark defensive holding
 - Jake Scott once again
 - Do not recall any new injuries

Bad:
 - Run defense... gashed for big 75 yard run, without that still gave up over 4.7 yards per carry
 - Defense giving up 3 very big plays...  Cook 75 yard run/TD, Diggs 45 yard receiption/TD, Beebe 60+ catch and run
 - Offense after first 3 drives... not able to make adjustments to get back on track
 - Short yardage on 3rd and 4th down
 - Rodgers IMO is holding ball again and most likely passing up looks underneath...  I watched Rams game afterwards... Goff appears to take much more underneath options than Rodgers and my understanding is our offense should be similar
 - Rodgers 4th down gaffe thinking it was 1st down
 - Packers TEs without a catch... only touched ball when Graham pushed off for reception and got called for OPI

Ugly - nothing in big divisional win

Denver almost got the win at home vs Bears....

Packers on to Denver game at Lambeau

Ugly

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #139 on: September 16, 2019, 06:48:57 AM »
Great win vs. a divisional opponent.

Felt the first three scoring drives felt very scripted, and then suddenly we stalled throughout the remainder of the game. Certainly a better game from the offense this time around, but have another tough test next week vs. Fangio, who usually does a good job at limiting big plays from Aaron.

Defense, besides the two big scoring plays, another solid effort, hope Raven Greene is OK.

Seems we made it out of this game without any big injuries? Besides Greene, I'm not hearing much, sounds like Savage injury was simply precautionary and nothing to worry about.


I'd love to call Miami about Davante Parker, someone else has to step up on the receiving end besides Adams.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #140 on: September 16, 2019, 07:27:31 AM »
First quarter..... :)
Second quarter..... :o
Third quarter.... >:(
Forth quarter.... :'(
Post game..... > ;D
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #141 on: September 16, 2019, 07:28:54 AM »
Keep hearing that Savage is hurt? Truth?
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #142 on: September 16, 2019, 08:22:01 AM »
Savage got kicked in the shin and is going to be fine according to latest reports.  He'll probably be a little sore.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #143 on: September 16, 2019, 09:20:59 AM »
2-0 and both against division foes. Last year the Packers were 1-4-1 in the division.

Both of the games could of gone either way, but both were hard fought and well earned victories by the Packers. Drink it up and enjoy every minute of the last two weeks Packers fans, it has been a special start to the season. Enjoy your week, I know I will. 

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #144 on: September 16, 2019, 01:17:45 PM »
Every win is a good win.

Being 2-0 is a wonderful start. I would have been happy with 1-1, so I’m in chill mode the rest of this week.

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #145 on: September 16, 2019, 09:12:08 PM »
2-0 and both against division foes. Last year the Packers were 1-4-1 in the division....

Great point.  During the playoff years, Packers usually gobbled up the division, and could then pretty much play .500 outside the division and still hit 10 wins.  Great start. 

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 16, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
Obviously the offense really struggled again, after the quick 21-0 start.  Will be interesting to see if they get much better.  But if they can get up to average, an average offense with a well-above-average defense could be a playoff team. 

I was really impressed with their zone-blocking and the success on early downs.  I anticipated Vikings expected MLF to try to run on early downs, and snuffing it.  But they were racking up solid 1st-down runs from start to finish.  VERY nice to see.

The short yardage running was really bad.  I wonder if that's the way it will be, or if they'll be able to clean that up in some way?  Hope they can. 

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings v Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #147 on: Today at 04:10:52 AM »
Seems we made it out of this game without any big injuries? Besides Greene, I'm not hearing much, sounds like Savage injury was simply precautionary and nothing to worry about.

Yes... missed this injury and Greene is now on the IR and already picked up Tremon Smith off waivers from the Chiefs (Another Smith on the defense).

Comment on T. Smith at ESPN:
A sixth-round pick in 2018, he played in 14 games as a rookie and in the season opener this year before he was released last week. He played just 74 snaps on defense last season and the Chiefs experimented with moving to running back this offseason before he returned to defense.