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Green Bay Packers: News, stats, and stars from the Vikings game

For the fifth time in the nine seasons that Mike McCarthy has been the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, his team swept the season series against the Minnesota Vikings, this time winning 24-21.  While it was not the fifty point performance the Packers had shown the past two games, it was still enough to get the victory against the Vikings, who now are in the cellar in the NFC North.  The Packers are on the rise as this victory puts them alone in first place in the division
Eddie Lacy
3 Stars
Aaron Rodgers
Including Sunday’s game, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last three games.  Rodgers had a quiet yet effective day at the office, going 19-29 for 209 yards and two touchdowns.  While the Packers never had that huge touchdown pass, they were able to methodically move the ball down the field, with Rodgers finding Richard Rodgers and Eddie Lacy for his two short touchdown passes.  Rodgers keeps playing at an MVP level, and that is in part why the Packers are

Aaron Rodgers trolls Minnesota Vikings in press conference

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led his team to a 24-20 victory over a hated rival, the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. After that, Rodgers, whether he meant to or not, trolled the Vikings after the game.
Have a look at his drink choice:

Taking a swig of grape soda, Crush, after beating the Vikings again. Rodgers low-key trolling here pic.twitter.com/S64JCLzXk8
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterStrib) November 24, 2014

Well played, Mr. Rodgers.
 
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Aaron Rodgers fakes out entire Vikings defense

This was a great fake by Aaron Rodgers at the goal line, and it was sold well by tight end Richard Rodgers too.
But c’mon, entire Vikings defense. No one thought to get within even 10 yards of that guy running to the other side of the end zone? Rodgers had to wait nearly three seconds for the ball to come down.
Seriously, I can not stop laughing. https://t.co/amva8foIj9
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) November 23, 2014

Packers waive style points for win after a pair of blowout victories

The Green Bay Packers didn’t offer any excuses for their close win after blowing out the previous two opponents by a total of 108 points.

The team committed eight penalties but left Minnesota happy with a 24-21 victory to improve their record to 8-3.

“These division games are tough,” S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said, via JSOline.com.

“They came out slugging. They weren’t playing on their heels. We knew it was going to be a fight.”

“A win is a win,” LB Clay Matthews said. “But at the same time it shows resilience when it needs to count. We just can’t come out in the third and fourth quarter like we’ve been doing lately. These are the types of games you’re going to see more often than not.

“Especially playing against a division rival who knows us very well, playing twice a year, and especially at their house.”

 

Grades for each Packers positional unit in win over Vikings

Wins don’t always come easy, especially when playing a divisional opponent on the road. After back-to-back blowout wins, Green Bay escaped Minnesota with a close victory in a hard-fought game, 24-21.
It wasn’t a clean game by any means. This team had to overcome more adversity and poor play in stretches. Minnesota found ways to limit the Packers’ prolific offense and attack the defense.
Let’s take a look at how each unit stacked up.
Quarterback:
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer put together a great game plan for how to …

Aaron Rodgers trolls Vikings in postgame news conference (PHOTO)

The Green Bay Packers emerged victorious against the division rival Minnesota Vikings in a hard-fought game on Sunday, 24-21.
And QB Aaron Rodgers, who is known to have some fun at his opponent’s expense now and again, chose an interesting beverage to bring to his postgame news conference…

Packers Aftermath: Top of the NFC North Again

Well look at that, the Packers are once again sitting atop the NFC North. Must be that final stretch toward the end of the season. When the difference between a 1 or 2 seeded team, a Wild Card spot and sitting on the couch watching the playoffs from home may only be a loss or two, every win counts. And taking out an NFC North rival at home is all the more satisfying. The Packers have gone 2-0 against the Vikings this year. See you (wouldn’t want to be you) next year, Minnesota.

Not surprised by the close margin of victory. The Packer seem to still have hiccups in Minnesota.
And it’s not a game unless Coach McCarthy totally wastes a timeout on a bonehead challenge. Seriously, why?
Man, I thought they killed that stupid horn. I guess I was wrong.
Hat tip to my awesome little brother (yes, I do claim him as mine once in a while) @jys_h for reminding me that the Packers have not trailed in a game since October 26. That was the Saints game, if you need any further reminders.
Not as domi…

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Tweet of the Game

The Green Bay Packers pulled away with a 24-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings to move to 8-3 and grab the lead in the NFC North. Here is the Tweet of the Game:
Today marked the 90th regular season win for Mike McCarthy, who surpassed Vince Lombardi (89) for 2nd in #Packers history (Lambeau, 209).
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 23, 2014
 
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MVP-Eddie Lacy
Aaron Rodgers wasn’t so great in this one, only passing for 209 yards. Eddie Lacy led the team’s offense, finishing with 125 rushing yards and had a touchdown reception and rushing touchdown.
He finished with 138 total yards.
LVP-Teddy Bridgewater
He wasn’t awful, but he wasn’t very good either in the loss. He did finish with 210 yards with a touchdown, but Bridgewater also threw an interception, was sacked twice and barely completed more than 50 percent of his passes.
His inconsistency issues helped the Packers walk away with the victory.
X-Factor-Morgan Burnett
Burnett was all over the field in the game. He finished with 10 tackles, including eight solo. He also had a quarterback hit. He was absolutely everywhere on the field, in coverage and in rushing the quarterback.
What This Win Means
The win, coupled with the Detroit Lions loss, means that the Packers are now first in the NFC North and are in prime position for a first-round bye in the NFC.
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Packers Injury Report: Clay Matthews, Datone Jones, T.J. Lang

The red hot Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in an NFC North divisional clash. Their improved defense over the last couple weeks has helped them stay hot and the move of LB Clay Matthews to the inside has played a huge factor. Matthews did tweak his groin in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles though and his status for the game was a big question mark throughout the week.#456849568 / gettyimages.comClay Matthews was able to practice, although on a limited basis, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and is listed as probable according to the Packers official injury report. Matthews has a history of soft tissue injuries, but is normally able to suit up without too much of an issue. In order for their defense to stay hot, Matthews is going to have to continue to play at a high level.Both the Packers inside lineman, guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) were only able to practice on Thursday on a limited basis. Both were on the Packers injury report for the last coupl

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Is there anybody hotter in the NFL right now than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers?
We think not.
Is there anything hotter in the world than a gorgeous girl who has great taste in football teams?
#Packers pic.twitter.com/J7YjVdhNE5
— Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) November 17, 2014

Definitely not. Have a great weekend!
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