All Things 2021 Minnesota Vikings In-Season Thread







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Green Bay is 18th in scoring offense. They really haven’t been that good on offense.

I'll repeat the question: who are the Vikings going to play, going forward, that are substantially better?

Here, I'll answer it for you: Going forward, the Vikings will play exactly one team that has scored more points per game than the Packers, and that team is the Rams.

 

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I'll repeat the question: who are the Vikings going to play, going forward, that are substantially better?

Here, I'll answer it for you: Going forward, the Vikings will play exactly one team that has scored more points per game than the Packers, and that team is the Rams.

you can turn that around and say who are substantially worse?

It's a game of chicken. Thus, 5-5
 





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I'll repeat the question: who are the Vikings going to play, going forward, that are substantially better?

Here, I'll answer it for you: Going forward, the Vikings will play exactly one team that has scored more points per game than the Packers, and that team is the Rams.

So your point is it’s not a big deal for the defense to play bad against an average offense because they’ll mostly play worse offenses the rest of the regular season? Ok.
 

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So your point is it’s not a big deal for the defense to play bad against an average offense because they’ll mostly play worse offenses the rest of the regular season? Ok.
That defense today was putrid. The crowd going crazy, 2 td leads, Green Bay getting penalties making it first or 2nd and 20 all day long. No answers whatsoever.

Thank you offense.

If I would have told you Rodgers throws 4 tds, 385 yards, and has a near perfect qb rating......I'd have said we got blown out.

Again, thank you offense.
 
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So your point is it’s not a big deal for the defense to play bad against an average offense because they’ll mostly play worse offenses the rest of the regular season? Ok.

My point is, we won a huge game against our border rivals, and it is permissible to feel good about the win without nitpicking and micro-analyzing the thing to death.

But that's just my approach to being a fan, and it's not gonna fly here on this board. I get it. Carry on.
 



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I didn’t think they’d do this but it’s a good move

I notice a couple bad plays on that one drive, where #97 on the Packers bulldozed him. I was like "did they put Bradbury back in????"

But other than that, I didn't notice him too much.

Not being noticed, as an OL, means you did your job well enough.
 
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So your point is it’s not a big deal for the defense to play bad against an average offense because they’ll mostly play worse offenses the rest of the regular season? Ok.
That was not an average offense out there, today.

Rodgers is just first ballot hall-of-famer when he runs to his left as a right hander and slings that perfect pass on the run for a TD.
 

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Can’t say I agree with leaving it up for Joseph to decide, but a win is a win. Heck of an exciting game.
Given that the previous GB scoring drive was 1 play in about 10 seconds, have to say it was absolutely the correct strategy to not let Rodgers touch the ball.

Worth the risk of missing the FG. If that had happened worst case was OT, then hope for good luck on the coin toss.
 

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My point is, we won a huge game against our border rivals, and it is permissible to feel good about the win without nitpicking and micro-analyzing the thing to death.

But that's just my approach to being a fan, and it's not gonna fly here on this board. I get it. Carry on.
Pointing out that the defense played poorly isn’t nitpicking. A few short posts isn’t micro-analyzing the thing to death.

I really enjoyed the game, especially since I live amongst Packer fans. The funny thing is you think a few posts represents everyone’s overall feeling of the game.
 

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Given that the previous GB scoring drive was 1 play in about 10 seconds, have to say it was absolutely the correct strategy to not let Rodgers touch the ball.

Worth the risk of missing the FG. If that had happened worst case was OT, then hope for good luck on the coin toss.
It was the right decision here for sure. The Packers we’re going to let us score.
 

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That was not an average offense out there, today.

Rodgers is just first ballot hall-of-famer when he runs to his left as a right hander and slings that perfect pass on the run for a TD.
This year they’ve been pretty average on offense.
 

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Green Bay is 18th in scoring offense. They really haven’t been that good on offense.
They’ve had injuries to Jones and Adams, and Rodgers was out with the ‘rona for a game. That certainly doesn’t help. But it’s amazing to see how they’ve constructed their offense viewing it from afar. They’ve seemingly intentionally not drafted good skill players to go with Rodgers and Adams. They could be a Chiefs, Rams, Cards level offense if they drafted a high quality second WR and legitimate TE. They are pretty close to just being able to outscore everybody. Instead, they keep spending most of their draft capital and free agent budget on trying to construct a defense. Oh, and drafting Jordan Love, which still makes no sense when you have a temperamental, petty, insecure guy like Rodgers you are trying to keep happy and still had 5+ years of elite play left in him when you drafted another 1st round QB.
 


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Given that the previous GB scoring drive was 1 play in about 10 seconds, have to say it was absolutely the correct strategy to not let Rodgers touch the ball.

Worth the risk of missing the FG. If that had happened worst case was OT, then hope for good luck on the coin toss.
Toe or not, Rodgers put the ball wherever he wanted yesterday.

They scored in one play because we brought the house and didn't get home, so we had a free safety man covered on a tall, fast WR that simply left him in the dust.

Nothing Woods could do there, if we didn't sack Rodgers.
 

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They’ve had injuries to Jones and Adams, and Rodgers was out with the ‘rona for a game. That certainly doesn’t help. But it’s amazing to see how they’ve constructed their offense viewing it from afar. They’ve seemingly intentionally not drafted good skill players to go with Rodgers and Adams. They could be a Chiefs, Rams, Cards level offense if they drafted a high quality second WR and legitimate TE. They are pretty close to just being able to outscore everybody. Instead, they keep spending most of their draft capital and free agent budget on trying to construct a defense. Oh, and drafting Jordan Love, which still makes no sense when you have a temperamental, petty, insecure guy like Rodgers you are trying to keep happy and still had 5+ years of elite play left in him when you drafted another 1st round QB.
Unless they knew that he wanted out to go home to Cali? Who knows.
 

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In terms of yardage, the 49ers have a better offense and a better defense than the Packers. Can't sleep on them.
 



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Heard on the radio that Mahomes said he wanted to work on his pocket passing, the two quarterbacks he was going to study were Brady and Cousins.

Mahomes, unprompted, placed Cousins next to Tom Brady as pocket passers he’s watched to help him develop his abilities in the pocket.

“I watch guys that play the game differently than I do, guys like Tom Brady, guys like Kirk Cousins — guys that play the game from within the pocket and have success that way,” Mahomes said.
 

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Toe or not, Rodgers put the ball wherever he wanted yesterday.

They scored in one play because we brought the house and didn't get home, so we had a free safety man covered on a tall, fast WR that simply left him in the dust.

Nothing Woods could do there, if we didn't sack Rodgers.
I'm guessing if Rodgers had 10 good toes he would have thrown for 400+ against the Vikings.

Leading up to the FG, I have no doubt had the Vikes chosen to score the TD with say 30 seconds left, #12 would have got the Packers to mid-field and their fate would have been a Hail Mary, for which he has a knack for hitting.

I'm still scarred by the one he hit vs the Lions on a Thursday night, while I was watching at the Aria sportsbook. Not a lot of dough, but losing 2 ways on a play like that (spread & O/U), really put me in a foul mood the rest of the vacation, having to play catch up.
 
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I'm guessing if Rodgers had 10 good toes he would have thrown for 400+ against the Vikings.

Leading up to the FG, I have no doubt had the Vikes chosen to score the TD with say 30 seconds left, #12 would have got the Packers to mid-field and their fate would have been a Hail Mary, for which he has a knack for hitting.

I'm still scared by the one he hit vs the Lions on a Thursday night, while I was watching at the Aria sportsbook. Not a lot of dough, but losing 2 ways on a play like that (spread & O/U), really put me in a foul mood the rest of the vacation, having to play catch up.
Is that the game where the lions defensive end got called for grabbing the facemark twice, the game would have been over without either call? He never touched the qb either time.
 

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Is that the game where the lions defensive end got called for grabbing the facemark twice, the game would have been over without either call? He never touched the qb either time.
There was a facemask that extended the game, but the call was legit as far as I can remember. Stupid and needless, but flag worthy.

Also I meant, to say "scarred" not "scared", though I suppose either is applicable when Rodgers is playing the Vikings. Regarding my gaming experience, zero chance I ever venture any action against a team he is playing for.
 
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