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Cardinals pull it off in overtime

In a game characterized by horrible defensive play, it was fitting that the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime with a fumble that was returned for a game-winning touchdown.

Defensive back Michael Adams blitzed Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, knocking the ball out of Rodgers’ hand.  The ball then caromed off Rodgers’ foot and landed in the breadbasket of Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, who sprinted 17 yards for the win.

Initially, we thought that the replay booth might call for a review, but it was clear that Rodgers wasn’t trying to throw the ball.

So the Cardinals, after scoring 51 points to advance to the divisional round, head to New Orleans on Saturday to face a team that flirted a few times with 50 but never managed to break the half-century mark.

Hell, the game was so exciting that I don’t care that we went 0-4 this weekend in our playoff picks.

Especially since Rosenthal picked them all.

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  1. ewurm says: Jan 10, 2010 8:12 PM

    Whiners post now

  2. Contra says: Jan 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    There sure are going to be a lot of women walking around Wisconsin with a black eye after this one.

  3. Alex B says: Jan 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    Great finish to this game, go home Packer fans, enjoy your crappy -10 degree weather.

  4. Chitown says: Jan 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    Refs missed helmet to helmet hit, Face Mask and Tuck Rule. The fix was in on this one.

  5. Mulva says: Jan 10, 2010 8:13 PM

    I am honestly perplexed that a ref didn’t see the face mask on Adams on that last play.

  6. bcdc26 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    so Florio…….0-4 so far on your picks huh? Looks like you were wr-wr-wr-wr-retarded.

  7. elks84 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    Hmm…facemask?

  8. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    how about that vikes-pack rematch you guaranteed us Florio????????????
    how about those picks?
    how about that packers defense?
    how about it! how about it!??

  9. packerfanfornot4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    were the people in the booth sleeping?? there was a blantant facemask on the final play

  10. DirtMcGirt24 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    Amazing that in a league where breathing on the QB gets you 15 the ref missed a prolonged facemask on Rodgers on the last play.
    But screw Green Bay, chumps they are.

  11. Glitch says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    I think even if they had replayed it, it would have still went to the Cards. The ball never touched the ground.

  12. rsa says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    After Rackers missed the potential game winning field goal (doh!), the refs took the rest of the game off. In the Packers’ last possession, they missed a roughing the passer call (clear helmet-to-helmet) and on the final play of the game, Rodgers was, again, clearly face masked while the ball was still loose.
    It’s a crying shame either team had to lose that game. That was one for the ages!
    Brett Farve who?

  13. ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says: Jan 10, 2010 8:14 PM

    I was really pulling for the Pack in this one. Sucks they lost, but that was one hell of a game. Go get em next year A Rod. I’m marking it down. Rodgers wins the MVP next season.

  14. biglebronski10 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:15 PM

    We need side-by-side video of the last play of this game and the famous “tuck rule” play.

  15. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 10, 2010 8:15 PM

    Nice job Aaron,hacky sackin the football to the defender so he could run it in! The greatest hacky sack kick of all time!! Favre you ARE NOT!!!

  16. Myballshurt says: Jan 10, 2010 8:15 PM

    Great play in overtime by Arizona. Like they say defense wins championships!

  17. madmike says: Jan 10, 2010 8:15 PM

    LOL. Eat it Packers fans.

  18. AR12isBetter says: Jan 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    UNBELIEVEABLE, come on Vikes fans-let’s hear it…….

  19. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    If Rodgers doesn’t lift his leg off the ground that’s a dead ball…tough break Packer fans, but you guys have a great foundation going forward.
    And to think that the Goat of the Cards D all night Adams is the one who made the game winning play…
    To think how dangerous the Cards O will be if Larry returns to his 08 postseason form AND Boldin gets back…Doucet played great, Breaston played great, Wells was good….Cards might be on track to head right on back to the dance.

  20. BigBaldPapaHawk says: Jan 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    Good game by both teams.

  21. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    Oh I don’t even know where to start:
    How about, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    One and done, like we all said, overrated teams always go one and done.
    Fire Ted, Omega, and the best one to boast to is GBP!
    I told you losers, I told you, haha!
    No one will stop the stud Brett Favre now that he is this close,
    all you guys wanted was to play the Vikes again, and they arent even reachable to a bad team like the Fudgies!
    Maybe next year girls, maybe next year!
    SKOOOOOOL VIKES!!!!!!
    THIS IS OUR YEAR!!
    THIS IS OUR YEAR!!

  22. boober says: Jan 10, 2010 8:16 PM

    hahahaha can’t wait for the packers fans to come crying and cowboys fan’s to come saying well atleast we don’t have to play the packers in NFC championship.
    you will be joining the smelly cheeseheads in 1 week to go ice fishing when you’re season also ends.
    LOVE IT CRY PACK CRY!!

  23. biglebronski10 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    I’m all for Arizona winning the game, but this shows why players complain about preferential treatment for Tom Brady.
    I’m just happy the Ravens crushed Brady’s punk ass today. As a Browns fan, I never thought I’d say that.

  24. jamesz23 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    Tough loss for Packers fans but I think Aaron Rodgers played a great game in the loss, Kurt Warner was just a little bit better. At least we lost to a class act & first ballot HOF. Good luck Cards fans :)

  25. doggz109 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    So how was a blatant facemask not called on the last play? Adams drug Rodgers to the ground by the helmet.

  26. tpbadam says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    Wasn’t the last play the Tuck Ruleā„¢?
    Man, Charles Woodson must be irate.

  27. phileborn says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    Best game I have seen in years…..but why would the replay booth challenge if he was throwing the ball or not. The ball never touched the ground. So it would be a fumble or an interception. Either way its a turnover and a TD.

  28. emricha2 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:17 PM

    do the overtime rules still need to be changed Florio?

  29. ErinRodgers says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    the ball was caught in the air, even if she was trying to throw it was a pick…Blow Pack Blow. Maybe next year!!

  30. Revacard says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Viking fan here. That was a facemask on Rodgers, but no one on TV talks about it. Reminds me of the Peterson fumble, caused by a facemask, but no on in the broadcast talked about that either. The media hates teams from the NFC North.

  31. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Shitty way to go out but hey, at least Green Bay saved itself from having to get stomped by the Vikings again.

  32. TheFALZ says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    No facemask???? thats automatic first down

  33. MkePackFan says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Great game, sorry to see the Packers lose, but the early turnovers is what did the team in.
    What a great game.

  34. DanRooney says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    “ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says:
    January 10, 2010 8:14 PM
    I was really pulling for the Pack in this one. Sucks they lost, but that was one hell of a game. Go get em next year A Rod. I’m marking it down. Rodgers wins the MVP next season.”
    No Media Manning will win again despite choking in the playoffs next week. How many times have we seen this?

  35. The Genius says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Yep.
    Welcome to Arizona.
    DOPES!!!

  36. troll_aikman8 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Fox in San Diego decided to not show the end of the game since it interfered with the highly coveted “Everybody Hates Chris”. Seriously Fox San Diego.

  37. howiseeit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Amazing game. Warner proves that when given time he is as good as anyone, ever. Game score next week could break this record.

  38. pdxbolt4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    Thump thump….that was the the bus running over rosenthal

  39. dr4iz says: Jan 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    GO PACK GO….home

  40. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    Packers are done, Vikes are the under dog, the stars are aligning perfectly for the Vikes!
    When they are picked to lose, they play their best!
    GO VIKES!!!

  41. 1stngoal says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    My team lost, but great game none the less. Congrats to Arizona, they earned it. The offensive line, Green Bay’s achilles heel all season, is what got them in the end…

  42. stanjam says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    This was a clear tuck. True, he was not trying to throw the ball, but he doesn’t have to. His arm was moving forward, and that is all that matters. He was trying to reset, and bring the ball back in. That is a tuck, and as such, should have been ruled an incomplete pass.

  43. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    elks84 says:
    January 10, 2010 8:14 PM
    Hmm…facemask?
    ————————————————–
    Packer babies…were you not the ones telling us Vikings to shut up about AD’s facemask in Chicago overtime?? LMAO Karmas a bitch son…live with it!!!!!

  44. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    @rsa: “Brett Favre who?”
    The Brett Favre whose team is still alive, that’s who

  45. The Genius says: Jan 10, 2010 8:19 PM

    “we thought that the replay booth might call for a review, but it was clear that Rodgers wasn’t trying to throw the ball”.
    Completely irrelevant since the ball was caught in the air.
    DOPES!!!

  46. ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says: Jan 10, 2010 8:20 PM

    tuck rule still hurts to this day. ugh being a raiders fan

  47. redsquare says: Jan 10, 2010 8:20 PM

    I don’t know about the game being characterized by horrible defensive play–the second half, maybe.
    Pretty amazing stuff–when Arizona shot out to 17-0 and it was barely a quarter over, I thought, there’s too much time left, it won’t be this easy. But I never expected this kind of shootout.
    That last field goal attempt by Rackers has to be one of the worst attempts I’ve ever seen in my life. It was just unspeakably hideous. He’s damned lucky the game turned out this way.
    Kudos to the never-say-die Packers, who must be galled at losing this way to both the Cardinals and Steelers at the end of the season. But they’re so close, and should be right back in it next year.
    And even more kudos to the equally never-say-die Cards. I would not want to be the Saints next week.

  48. Myballshurt says: Jan 10, 2010 8:20 PM

    Tuck rule smuck rule you a-holes the ball never hit the ground. Your choice a fumble for a TD or an int for a TD….what’s the difference. The stat freak Rodgers is just happy that it doesn’t count as a pick against his stats.

  49. The Genius says: Jan 10, 2010 8:21 PM

    “Refs missed helmet to helmet hit, Face Mask and Tuck Rule”.
    Completely irrelevant since the ball was caught in the air.
    DOPES!!!

  50. ErinRodgers says: Jan 10, 2010 8:21 PM

    Tuck Rule!!! You morons the ball never hit the ground!!! Interception you inbred, even if he was trying to tuck it. As I remember the tuck rule game, that ball hit the ground.

  51. darkchild says: Jan 10, 2010 8:21 PM

    The DPOY candidate got man handled today. If he wins it over Revis it will be a travesty.

  52. nodakvikes says: Jan 10, 2010 8:21 PM

    it was an interception not a fumble cheese turds

  53. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    Morons complaining about the Tuck Rule obviously:
    1) didn’t actually pay attention to what happened on the play
    2) Have no idea how the Tuck Rule works

  54. Contra says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    Remind me again but weren’t there Packer fans on here posting in such a way that suggested they were looking past AZ and aiming for MN? Remind me again why Packers were allowed…yes allowed…in the playoffs? Where are you Packet fans? Oh what, the refs missed a facemask and a helmet to helmet? Those are your excuses!? What else! Oh offensive PI!? Get over yourselves! Packers did not deserve to be in the playoffs with their overrated D and overrated O. The whole damn team, organization, and fan base is a big fat overrated stain on the NFL sheets.

  55. wrath4771 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    The Packers have heart – but no secondary.

  56. rooski443 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    How fitting that A Rot lost the game for the Fudge. At least they can watch all their buddies from across the river whoop up on Tony Homo and the girls.

  57. lezmaka says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    Where’s your bitching about NFL overtime rules that don’t allow the coin toss losing team a chance to win the game?

  58. Juan says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    I thought that looked like a tuck rule. I’m not a fan of either team, but it looked like his arm was still moving forward as he tried to tuck it away. Oh well, props to the Cards.

  59. Junior says: Jan 10, 2010 8:22 PM

    If the ball would have hit the ground it would be a clear case of the tuck rule. It didn’t, so it’s not.
    While Rodgers wasn’t trying throw the ball as Florio points out, it’s not a fumble when you are in the act of pulling the ball back in, so it’s obvious Florio doesn’t know the rules.
    Still, the ball didn’t hit the ground, so no tuck rule. It’s more like an interception which is how I’m guessing it will be recorded.

  60. Tsinakis311 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!!

  61. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    Tuck rule? The ball never touched the ground……

  62. ewurm says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    Refs missed helmet to helmet hit, Face Mask and Tuck Rule. The fix was in on this one.
    I am honestly perplexed that a ref didn’t see the face mask on Adams on that last play.
    Hmm…facemask?
    were the people in the booth sleeping?? there was a blantant facemask on the final play
    After Rackers missed the potential game winning field goal (doh!), the refs took the rest of the game off. In the Packers’ last possession, they missed a roughing the passer call (clear helmet-to-helmet) and on the final play of the game, Rodgers was, again, clearly face masked while the ball was still loose.
    We need side-by-side video of the last play of this game and the famous “tuck rule” play.
    ——————————————–
    LMAO. Keep whining.

  63. JDeezy says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    KrAzY!!

  64. vike4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    I really feel bad for those fudge guys in GreenBay. So on 3, lets here it! 1………2…………..3………….AWEEEEE……………

  65. baxstar says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    The tuck rule is irrelevant here, the ball never touched the ground. Whether you rule it a pass or a fumble does not change the result of the play.
    The ref was probably still looking at the holding call he was in the process of throwing a flag at when he missed the helmet to helmet contact a couple plays earlier.
    And the facemask by Adams after he knocked the ball out? Also a tough call when the ref is focused on trying to determine if his arm was going forward or not.
    The point is, while the Packer fans may have legitimate gripes about those two non-calls, they unfortunately happened in the midst of a lot of other action and were missed.
    In the end, they got a break with the missed 34 yd FG. Also, make a defensive stop somewhere in the second half and you don’t have to worry about any of that!

  66. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    PFT most commented…yep. count it.
    worst defenses i’ve ever seen in football history. both teams. AWFUL! whatever team won this game was going to be raped by the saints anyways

  67. packers4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:23 PM

    What a disappointing loss but the Packers had a fantastic season and made it into the playoffs which is a huge improvement from last season.
    Aaron Rodgers was fantastic today as well as Charles Woodson who made a fantastic play to force that fumble on Fitzgerald.
    I did feel the refs let the Cardinals get away with a few calls such as Fitzgerald pushing Woodson in the endzone which, in my opinion, should of been pass interference. Either way though the Packers should of done a better job at stopping Warner. He was lights out today.
    Let’s go Packers 2010!!

  68. ErinRodgers says: Jan 10, 2010 8:24 PM

    Too bad Karen blew it on first down, or GB would be on it’s way to NO. He’s great though

  69. darkchild says: Jan 10, 2010 8:24 PM

    If Rodgers was Tom Brady the refs wouldve called that a tuck. They missed so many penalties on that drive it was sickening.
    Still the Packers are the “#2″ defense in the NFl yet they couldnt do anything today. They got carved up and anally abused all day. They have noone to blame but themselves, refs aside.

  70. Mitch Cumstein says: Jan 10, 2010 8:25 PM

    Horrible day for both defenses…..and an even worse day for Scott Greene’s officiating crew, and not just on the last series. The NFL should be ashamed by the perfomance of this crew.

  71. EskinSux says: Jan 10, 2010 8:26 PM

    Cue the cheesehead’s who find solace in scoring 45 points againt the reigning NFC champs………….but still lost…I’m sure it was the ref’s fault…Let the Cow tipping begin……Aaron Rodgers is the greatest QB ever, Lambeau is the greatest field ever, Favre was the worst Packer ever………I think i summed it all up……

  72. techvet says: Jan 10, 2010 8:26 PM

    Mike: was it face-masking or wasn’t it?

  73. just_a_cigar says: Jan 10, 2010 8:26 PM

    If Rodgers didn’t choke on the first play of OT and miss a wide open Jennings for the game winning TD, we wouldn’t be talking about a possible facemask or tuck rule.
    Cards deserved to win. Green Bay defense looked like a high school unit.

  74. Steel Wheels says: Jan 10, 2010 8:27 PM

    Hey whiners, who cares if it was tuck rule or not the ball never touched the ground. As far as the helmet-to-helmet the ref was focused on the obvious hold of the left guard. He can’t see everything. Oh, I know let’s review every play and make sure every call is enforced and that there are no errors. I think they should review the coin toss, I think the fix was in that the Packers got the coin toss to start overtime. Now see how dumb you guys sound. The Cards Def hadn’t stopped to Packers in the last 5-6 drives and somehow the Packers get the ball to start overtime, but the fix was in. Retards!

  75. boysroll says: Jan 10, 2010 8:27 PM

    way to go rodgers…..one thing you do not do is turn the damn ball over dopey. where is favre when you need him?
    pack defense blows.

  76. i'm back says: Jan 10, 2010 8:27 PM

    I am a stand up Pack fan. I listened to it on the radio. It was awesome to hear it rather than see it.
    Having said that, congrats to A-Rod, first career playoff game, outside of his first pass, quite an impressive display.
    Dom Capers is still sitting on the john inside of the visiting locker room at U of Phx Field. For knowing the Cards weakness, and knowing YOUR weakness (middle of the field, LB pass coverage), you should have seen enough tape where you could have prevented this. Rodgers brought us back. Finley brought us back. It was hard fought, but like I told me buddy:
    Early & costyly TO’s could hurt the Pack.
    And indeed they did.

  77. PurpleNGold says: Jan 10, 2010 8:28 PM

    Great game. The Packers had a good run this season; they were close to winning this heartbreaker. They’ll be tough next year.

  78. Richm2256 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:28 PM

    Stunned
    …….. absolutely stunned by this weekend.
    Jets beat Cincy
    Cowboys CRUSH Philly
    Ravens demolished New England
    and now the Cardinals …… the freaking CARDINALS…. lay fifty one points on the Green Bay Packers????
    What a stunning weekend in the NFL. Unbelievable.
    By the way, will all the Packers fans now please STFU.

  79. Steel Wheels says: Jan 10, 2010 8:28 PM

    Oh by the way. Farve who?????
    You can see him next week when his team is still playing.

  80. AR12isBetter says: Jan 10, 2010 8:29 PM

    Hey Harvin, Favre he is not is right. Favre NEVER had 400yds passing in a playoff game. Just wait, Favre will have 0 GB records in 10yrs

  81. last starfighter says: Jan 10, 2010 8:30 PM

    Great game, I really wanted to see the Pack pull it out but it really didn’t matter, their D isn’t playing well enough to go all the way. Rodgers was amazing.

  82. p ditty says: Jan 10, 2010 8:30 PM

    wow great game. even thou my favorite team didnt win it might have been the most fascinating game I have ever seen.

  83. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:31 PM

    how about that #1 rated defense?
    i could have thrown against those defenses. TUUURRRIBLEE. TURRRIBLE.

  84. vike4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:31 PM

    WHERES JIMMY SMITS AND BOBBY NELSON…………..HAS ANYBODY SEEN THESE GUYS? I thought for sure they’d have some excuse why they lost!

  85. johnko says: Jan 10, 2010 8:32 PM

    Recap of Cheeshead post throught the season
    Preseaon after beating up other team’s 2nd units
    “Superbowl here we come”
    “Rodgers MVP”
    After the Vikes sign Favre
    “What a train wreck that will be”
    “Can’t wait for all the picks Favre will throw”
    After the first Viking lose
    “Favre will break down as the year goes on, just wait for the rematch”
    After losing at home to the Vikes a 2nd time
    “Favre will still break down, I gaurentee it’s coming”
    After the Tampa Loss
    “Fire TT! Fire MM! This team is a mess.”
    “We suck, this is awful”
    After 7-1 2nd half and Vikes lose 3 road games at the end
    “We can’t be stopped”
    “Favre is breaking down, see”
    “Minnesota is scared for a rematch, we are going to kill the Viking when we play them in the playoffs”
    After beating AZ’s 2nd unit in the last game of the season
    “McCarthy sure got the best of Whisenhunt”
    “Were the hotest team in NFL, Vikings must be scared”
    Start of today’s game behind 17-0
    “Fire TT, too many holes!”
    After the Pac come back
    “We can’t be stopped! What a great team!”
    After today’s loss
    “Facemask! Refs suck”

  86. Bob Loblaw says: Jan 10, 2010 8:35 PM

    Vikings fan here. This is what I have to say to Packer fans:
    Congradulations, you’re team had a hell of a season. They could have gone the way of the Bears and packed it in after the loss to Tampa, but showed lots of resolve the second half of the year. That game with Arizona was one of the most exciting playoff games I’ve ever seen. Could have gone either way.
    I ‘ve been impressed with your team the past month and a half. Given their lack if talent on the O-line, and injuries to Al Harris and Aaron Kampman, I think they overachieved. That’s a compliment, not an insult.

  87. marshall70 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:35 PM

    # AR12isBetter says: January 10, 2010 8:16 PM
    UNBELIEVEABLE, come on Vikes fans-let’s hear it…….
    —————————————————-
    It could not have happened to a nicer fan base.

  88. Richm2256 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:36 PM

    Myballshurt says:
    Great play in overtime by Arizona. Like they say defense wins championships!
    ————————————————-
    You mean the vaunted Cardinals defense that held the Packers to 45 points?
    THAT defense?
    By the way chuckles, the Cardinals haven’t won the championship yet. You might want to wait a couple of games before you brag about um, the Suoer Bowl, where , you know, championships are WON?

  89. Razon says: Jan 10, 2010 8:37 PM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    Nice job Aaron,hacky sackin the football to the defender so he could run it in! The greatest hacky sack kick of all time!! Favre you ARE NOT!!!
    ————————-
    Right, Favre he is not. Favre usually throws an INT.

  90. rudedog36 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:38 PM

    congrats to the cardinals. As a packers fan i hope you go all the way.
    Great game.
    pervy = 10 year old.
    go cowboys over queens.

  91. mnpackerfan20 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:38 PM

    As a forever Packer fan, I am thrilled at the Packers future and how Rodgers played. In Rodger’s first playoff start, he set the record for most passing yards by a Packer, ever. I was always a Favre fan, but Rodgers showed a hell of a lot today, more than I could have hoped for. The Packers defense was atrocious, but we Packer fans have a lot to look forward to, at least on offense. Losing doesn’t bother me too much, as I can’t imagine what the Saints would do to us next week. We’re not a super bowl team, yet. To all those who are critical of Rodgers, get a grip. He’s already one hell of a quarterback, and is only going to get better. After starting 4-4, I never thought we’d be in this position anyway. Down 17-0, Favre would have done no better than Rodgers (the last time Favre played against Warner in the playoffs, he threw 6 picks).
    Cardinals, great game. I’ll be rooting for you throughout the playoffs, hope your defense plays better than it did against us. One of the best games I’ve ever seen.

  92. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:39 PM

    worst defensive effort in playoff history.

  93. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jan 10, 2010 8:39 PM

    The refs? Did you see your defense?

  94. EMan says: Jan 10, 2010 8:42 PM

    Dear Packers fans,
    Good game. Goodbye. Remember to root for the NFC North now.
    E

  95. #1vikesfan says: Jan 10, 2010 8:43 PM

    That was a pretty good, as well as a fairly accurate synopsis of the Packer fans this season. Now that their season is over, I’m sure they will continue to try and talk smack to Vikings fans. I was looking forward to kicking their butts in the NFC Championship, but now we’ll have to beat the winner of AZ/NO. Skol Vikes!

  96. mnpackerfan20 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:43 PM

    To all you Rodgers haters, I just don’t understand. He just threw for more yards than any other Packer player in playoff history, after starting the game down 17-0. In his first ever playoff start. I don’t know how many times he got hit, including helmet to helmet hits that weren’t flagged, but I couldn’t have asked for anything more than what he gave us. You can call him Karen if that makes you feel better about yourself, but at the end of the day he played a great game, and it’s going to be a bright future for Packer’s fans.
    Thanks Cardinals for a hell of a game! I’ll be rooting for you throughout the playoffs, Warner was red hot and I hope he continues what he started today.

  97. cusoman says: Jan 10, 2010 8:44 PM

    Wait what? Packer fans are complaining about the calls in the game after multiple times of telling the Vikings fans they shouldn’t focus on the calls because a loss is a loss (AP Horsecollar tackle – Lions, AP facemask – Panthers)?
    You get what you deserve.
    Enjoy the offseason Pack fans, you earned the rest!

  98. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 10, 2010 8:44 PM

    Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
    1/16 4:30 ET At New Orleans -7 Arizona 57
    1/16 8:00 ET At Indianapolis -6.5 Baltimore 44.5
    1/17 1:00 ET At Minnesota -3 Dallas 46.5
    1/17 4:30 ET At San Diego -8 NY Jets 42.5

  99. BonerJams'03 says: Jan 10, 2010 8:46 PM

    One thing that should have definitely been called was Fitzgerald mowing over Woodson on that TD…
    Randy Moss did the exact same thing earlier today to a Ravens DB and guess what it was a penalty…

  100. Pervy_Harvin says: Jan 10, 2010 8:47 PM

    rudedog36 says:
    January 10, 2010 8:38 PM
    congrats to the cardinals. As a packers fan i hope you go all the way.
    Great game.
    pervy = 10 year old.
    go cowboys over queens
    ————————————————–
    Hey douche,quit beating your wife over a football game…theres alway next year!!!

  101. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 10, 2010 8:48 PM

    Percy_Harvin,
    Man are you a loser! All you do is run your mouth. How old are you 12? Get a life!

  102. Nordmann says: Jan 10, 2010 8:49 PM

    Typical Packer fans. Their defense couldn’t stop anything and they blame the loss on the refs.

  103. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:50 PM

    everybody was picking the packers to go to the superbowl. how am i the only one remembering this. remember that great preseason!? they have ZERO defense. as do the cardinals. saints will rape that defense.
    look at si.com
    they all pick the packers to go to the superbowl! except a couple. none picked the vikings. same as espn! this is a disapointing season for the packers!
    where’s the rematch stuff florio?

  104. favrecansuckit says: Jan 10, 2010 8:53 PM

    Most exciting game I can rememeber

  105. ErinRodgers says: Jan 10, 2010 8:53 PM

    Favre makes that throw in OT to Jennings just like he did at Denver in 07 on the first play of OT. Karen would be a good soccer player, or guitar playing hopeless romantic(watch fox sports special).

  106. #1vikesfan says: Jan 10, 2010 8:56 PM

    Johnko, that was a pretty good and fairly accurate synopsis of the Packer fans this season. Now that their season is over, I’m sure they will continue to try and talk smack to Vikings fans. I was looking forward to kicking their butts in the NFC Championship, but now we’ll have to beat the winner of AZ/NO. Skol Vikes!

  107. packers4life says: Jan 10, 2010 8:57 PM

    “The DPOY candidate got man handled today. If he wins it over Revis it will be a travesty.”
    You sir are a dumbass. Woodson made a fantastic play and forced a fumble on Fitzgerald earlier in the game. He fell down on the first Fitzgerald TD pass then Fitzgerald got away with pass interference on the second TD but that’s my opinion.

  108. Myballshurt says: Jan 10, 2010 8:58 PM

    RichM2256…way to pick up on sarcasm about defense wins championships. As a Packer fan I was being facetious you douchebag. I honestly believe that 9999 out of 10000 readers got it. How does it feel to be such an idiot.
    BTW….please stop bitching about the tuck rule…the ball never hit the ground. And all you packer fans that have been around for thirty years., rodgers reminds me of Lynn Dickey…..who I loved. Amazing stats but will win nothing. That “championship belt” move he makes is gayer that Ted Thompson’s boyfriend.

  109. Bob S. says: Jan 10, 2010 9:00 PM

    figures a defensive play would win the game

  110. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 10, 2010 9:04 PM

    stanjam says:
    January 10, 2010 8:19 PM
    This was a clear tuck. True, he was not trying to throw the ball, but he doesn’t have to. His arm was moving forward, and that is all that matters. He was trying to reset, and bring the ball back in. That is a tuck, and as such, should have been ruled an incomplete pass.
    ————————————————
    Proven stupidity again by the packer fans,
    How can it be an incomplete pass when the ball never touched the ground?
    Wow, you guys just get dumber and dumber, oh well, goodbye……………………………..

  111. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 10, 2010 9:05 PM

    All you crap talking queens fans remember this. Your team is in a down ward turn. Your clown QB will soon retire. When that happens T-Jack will again come in & stink up the joint. We will have one of the best YOUNG QB’s in the game. You’ll have T-Jack or Sage. Gook luck
    Remember that clowns.
    Man you guys are the worst fans in the business.
    Nice purple uni’s

  112. willmose says: Jan 10, 2010 9:08 PM

    It wasn’t a fumble return, it was kick return. The ball is knock out of Rodgers’ hand. Rodgers then kicks the ball and Adam catches it and returns it for a TD. It is a kick return for a TD. The amazing thing is if AZ hadn’t recovered it, it would still be their ball because it was a kick!

  113. GhostMom01 says: Jan 10, 2010 9:08 PM

    I couldn’t care less about the tuck rule.
    I care about the facemask that was missed!!! That call, made properly, would have brought back the touchdown and given the ball back to the Packers with 15yds and 1st down.
    How can you NOT consider this a facemask???? Rodgers’ foot is off the ground because he’s being pushed backward by his facemask.
    http://twitpic.com/xlnzb
    or this …
    http://www.twitvid.com/5FEB5
    Why isn’t anyone talking about THIS????? This was a monumental missed call. It wasn’t at the beginning of the game. It was the LAST PLAY. The headbutt on the play before this was bad but this missed call LITERALLY changed the outcome of a major game.

  114. MNFANINAZ says: Jan 10, 2010 9:09 PM

    HA HA PACKER FANS!!!
    Sincerely,
    Brett Favre
    (and Viking fans worldwide!)

  115. Mulva says: Jan 10, 2010 9:14 PM

    These Vikings fans are complete tools. You’d be slurping Rodgers nuts if he were behind center for your team.

  116. Philtration says: Jan 10, 2010 9:19 PM

    Obviously the only “Tuck Rule” the Packer fans know about is when they do their little bedroom tribute to Buffalo Bill from Silence of the lambs.
    Put the lotion in the basket cheesedicks.

  117. realityonetwo says: Jan 10, 2010 9:21 PM

    Should’ve been over in regulation.

  118. The Wolverine says: Jan 10, 2010 9:21 PM

    Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!! The Green Bay Packers were BEATEN!!!!!!!

  119. jamesz23 says: Jan 10, 2010 9:30 PM

    ErinRodgers – Favre’s the Pack’s QB this season in a game like this against Warner there is no overtime. See- 2001 playoff game at STL 6 int’s.

  120. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 10, 2010 9:33 PM

    That was a good game. The Packer offence played extremely well, it was their defence that failed them all in all. Good luck next year Pack.
    Now it is time for the Vikings to beat the Cowboys. :)

  121. pushing50 says: Jan 10, 2010 9:39 PM

    This game was a disgrace. Not well played. Why did they even bother to put the defense out on the field. This is what the NFL wants???? If this is where football is headed, Goodell can stick it up his ass.

  122. LoganSF2 says: Jan 10, 2010 9:40 PM

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over packqueers. Time to turn around those John Deer tractors and head back to trailerland. Now you must sit in your barns and watch the master, Farve while milking your wives.
    Always next year… Hahahahahahahahaha!

  123. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 10, 2010 9:40 PM

    guess who would have made that throw to jennings in OT?

  124. LoganSF2 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:02 PM

    Mulva says:
    January 10, 2010 9:14 PM
    These Vikings fans are complete tools. You’d be slurping Rodgers nuts if he were behind center for your team.
    Rodgers has no nuts and the Cards banged his muffin all the way to the win. Kotexpackers…
    LOL LOL LOL

  125. MNFANINAZ says: Jan 10, 2010 10:04 PM

    Mulva says:
    January 10, 2010 9:14 PM
    These Vikings fans are complete tools. You’d be slurping Rodgers nuts if he were behind center for your team.
    :Championship Belt:
    oops.

  126. sand0 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:15 PM

    Packers fans complaining about the face mask. Typical. Your defense failed on epic proportions today. What an absolute embarrassment.

  127. 1963 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:19 PM

    This was a very entertaining game and really wish the Pack could’ve pulled it out. I will take Kurt Warner over Brett Favre any day of the week. That guy is absolute surgeon on the field and a classy guy to boot. If Warner is not a first ballot HOF-who the hell is then! All these Vikes fans on here better watch out, cause it looks like they have a steamroller coming to town-the Cowboys. I am not a Cowboy fan at all, but that defense they have can really do some damage and Adrian Peterson may not be the best back on the field next week with the way Felix Jones is playing. Lets see if Favre can pickup his team when it really counts-the playoffs. Heck, I can think of several times in his career when the team he was “leader” of had their playoff hopes crushed by his poor decisions-whether it was 6 picks in St.Louis, the balloon ball in Philly, or the inexplicable int. in the NFC championship against the Giants. When it comes to crunch time lets see if he can really deliver when it counts! So Vikes fans have nothing to talk about either until their team actually wins a game in the playoffs. My gut feeling says the Vikes will be out of the playoffs this time next week and will still have Mr.Noodle as head coach for years to come.

  128. rudedog36 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:21 PM

    pervy….. now im in your head
    you got us this year, but we will own you in the next years to come.
    10 year old.

  129. packers4life says: Jan 10, 2010 10:23 PM

    “(and Viking fans worldwide!)”
    Hahahaa. Worldwide. Hahaha. Thanks for the laugh!

  130. Stinemonster says: Jan 10, 2010 10:23 PM

    Florio says
    Hell, the game was so exciting that I don’t care that we went 0-4 this weekend in our playoff picks.
    Especially since Rosenthal picked them all.
    ====================
    Way to throw Rosenthal under the bus Florio.

  131. Supersuckers says: Jan 10, 2010 10:24 PM

    Pervy_Harvin says:
    January 10, 2010 8:15 PM
    Nice job Aaron,hacky sackin the football to the defender so he could run it in! The greatest hacky sack kick of all time!! Favre you ARE NOT!!!

    45 points Pervy. This game would have ended 45-10 with Favre at the helm. You are smart enough to know that. Unless you have not followed Favre in the playoffs…

  132. BigEasy33 says: Jan 10, 2010 10:24 PM

    This was a defensive battle which showed the Packer’s D is much worse than the Cards…LOL!!!

  133. OmegaXxXNFL says: Jan 10, 2010 10:29 PM

    Funny thing is Viking fans will be whining and bitching next Sunday about this time. What comes around go’s around…

  134. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Jan 10, 2010 10:31 PM

    …and with a whole 15 mins at your disposal you decide to come out with pass, pass, pass? Not even one run play to soften things up?
    Not very smart.

  135. Stinemonster says: Jan 10, 2010 10:38 PM

    What’s funny is Rodgers didn’t look that bad. Rodgers will still be there next year and Favre, well, depends on retirement/unretirement.
    There’s a good chance Dallas is going to force Favre into retirement next week. They took him out of the game before half time the last time they played…
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=271129006
    Look for repeat.
    SB = Dallas over SD.

  136. Deb says: Jan 10, 2010 10:39 PM

    @Beer Cheese Soup (whenever you surface) …
    Gee, it seemed to a lot of these Pack fans like the refs just handed it to AZ. But that’s not possible because AZ is a victim team and the refs deliberately conspire against them. The refs only conspire for the Steelers and the Pats. But the Steelers didn’t make the playoffs and the Pats got clobbered and AZ won … thanks in part to some lucky calls/noncalls. So does that mean AZ is now bribing refs? Or did the Steelers and Pats forget to pay the refs this year? Or did the Cards just pay them more? Or did the Pack just not pay them enough?
    Wow, Agent 86, KAOS reigns. Better grab your shoe phone and start investigating.

  137. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 10, 2010 10:59 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    45 points Pervy. This game would have ended 45-10 with Favre at the helm. You are smart enough to know that. Unless you have not followed Favre in the playoffs…
    ____________________________________
    For once we agree. Favre under center would have been much worse. This loss wasn’t on Rodgers at all. He and Woodson played VERY well in fact.
    The truth is, we probably shouldn’t have been in the playoffs to begin with. Ted teams are only built to be young and inexpensive, not necessarily successful.
    We had the second easiest schedule in the entire league, a defense going through extreme growing pains, absolutely atrocious special teams, and as usual, late-round rookie starters. Rodgers is a very good QB, with a stellar receiving corps, but even he can’t overcome all that. The better team won today, plain and simple.
    Look for Ted to eschew free agents an draft more LBs and WRs once again this year while the OL and secondary continue to implode. Look for Jarrett Bush and Justin Harrell to still be on the roster as well, as cutting either of them would require admitting a mistake.
    We have quite a bit of raw talent, but that is all we have. It looks to be all we ever WILL have, at least until Ted is gone.
    We had no business being in the postseason, and that was proven today. At least take some comfort in knowing the Vikings will lose by a much larger margin next week.

  138. sodaknick says: Jan 10, 2010 11:04 PM

    Aaron Rodgers has great mechanics, but he lacks one important ingredient that the Packer’s old quarterback has in abundance; the will to win. Aaron Rodgers is not a winner. He has great skills, but he has no fire and he couldn’t lead a football team out of a paper bag. He may (although it’s extremely doubtful) break a few of Brett Favre’s more minor records, but he is definitely, no number 4.
    He is destined to break little cheese hearts for a long, long time.

  139. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 10, 2010 11:07 PM

    Florio says
    Hell, the game was so exciting that I don’t care that we went 0-4 this weekend in our playoff picks.
    Especially since Rosenthal picked them all.
    Schism Alert! Schism Alert! Where is Adam Schefter?? He needs to report this!! Florio is throwing Rosenthal under the bus!! Schism Alert! Schism Alert!

  140. MNFANINAZ says: Jan 10, 2010 11:07 PM

    SUPER BOWL HOMEBOY
    BYE WEEK WIN!
    ALL WE DO IS WIN
    ALL WE DO IS WIN
    2 wins away from our date with Destiny.
    Brett,
    “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
    Looking in your eyes, I see a paradise.
    This world that I found is too good to be true.
    Standing here beside you, I want so much to give you this love in my heart that im feeling for you
    Let them say we’re crazy.
    I don’t care about that.
    Put your hand in my hand, baby, don’t ever look back.
    Let the world around us just fall apart.
    Maybe we can make it if we’re heart to heart.
    And we can build this thing together, stand in stone forever, nothing’s gonna stop us now.
    And if this world runs out of lovers we’ll still have eachother.
    Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now.
    I’m so glad I found you, I’m not gonna lose you, whatever it takes to stay here with you.
    Take it too the good times, see it through the bad times.
    Whatever it takes is what I’m gonna do.
    Let them say we’re crazy.
    What do they know?
    Put your arms around me, baby, don’t ever let go.
    Let the world around us just fall apart.
    Baby, we can make it if we’re heart to heart.
    Oh, all that I need is you.
    All that I ever need.
    All that I want to do is hold you forever, forever and ever.
    And we can build this thing together, stand in stone forever, nothing’s gonna stop us now.
    And if this world runs out of lovers we’ll still have eachother.
    Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now.
    And we can build this thing together, stand in stone forever, nothing’s gonna stop us now.
    And if this world runs out of lovers we’ll still have eachother.
    Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us now. THE PURPLE… WHOOOOOOOO!!!
    Love always and forever,
    Viking fans across the fruited plain.

  141. DocBG says: Jan 10, 2010 11:10 PM

    it’d be a great day to own a liquor or kleenex store in WI today, with all you whiney little babies, it would be easy to make a killing.
    keep crying you big babies. Don’t think I’ve seen one pack fan man up to the fact that your defense couldn’t stop warner a single time, and the only reason you made it into overtime was because of a fluke missed kick. instead you imbred non-humans complain about an incidental facemask. grow up and get a little maturity about you, you spoiled little children.
    Cards are going into new orleans pretty skippy, and could probably steamroll the saints on emotion alone. Likewise, the cowboys are about spent emotionally on the back to back wins, plus wade has secured his job with this win.
    Cowboys won’t have anything left against the vikes, and cards will wallop the saints.
    Cards will be spent after another close win over the saints, and will be gassed after busting so much ass to get to the NFC championship game that they will lose to the vikes.
    Jets over SD, IND over baltimore, Baltimore over NYJ, then vikes over NYJ, easy easy easy but a great game anyway.
    Allen wins SB MVP with 4.5 sacks and 2 ff, Favre sets a superbowl record by completing 23/25 (96%) and has a rating in the high 140′s (also a record) and AD chips in 120 or so, WITHOUT any fumbles. good days are ahead.
    btw, SUCK IT PACK FANS

  142. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 10, 2010 11:12 PM

    Deb says:
    Gee, it seemed to a lot of these Pack fans like the refs just handed it to AZ. But that’s not possible because AZ is a victim team and the refs deliberately conspire against them. The refs only conspire for the Steelers and the Pats. But the Steelers didn’t make the playoffs and the Pats got clobbered and AZ won … thanks in part to some lucky calls/noncalls. So does that mean AZ is now bribing refs? Or did the Steelers and Pats forget to pay the refs this year? Or did the Cards just pay them more? Or did the Pack just not pay them enough?
    ____________________________________
    Strange seeing you here, after your accusations of “trolling threads of a team that isn’t even in my conference”.. Rather hypocritical of you. I guess you don’t have much else to do these days though.
    I didn’t see a lot of really bad calls in the game today. There were a few minor mistakes, but that’s normal. Nothing that showed a blatant bias.
    See, the “Pack fans” you mention are mostly what we call “Ted fans”. They are just grasping for every excuse they can as to why the Packers lost today, other than the obvious truth: The Packers are simply not that good this year, and their hero has failed to deliver once again.
    Don’t get me wrong, as a lifelong Pack fan, I am just as upset about this loss as anyone. However, there would be no point in denying that the better team won today. Plain and simple.

  143. cusoman says: Jan 10, 2010 11:15 PM

    I love seeing all the “Vikings will be blown out next weekend!” predictions by the sore ass Packer fans that have nothing better to do now that their previous predictions of “blowing out” the Cardinals in the rematch didn’t pan out.
    So yeah, keep making those incredibly lame predictions, Vikes fans appreciate it!

  144. pdub1970 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:20 PM

    Viking season ticket holder here…Congrats on GreenGay and their well played season (I can throw out props when they’re earned, still can’t stand GreenGay though…or Rodgers). The game tonight was horribly defensively played, GreenGay is better than that (don’t know about the Cards though). Rodgers looked good, you guys have a solid QB there for awhile…but I just gotta say HA-ha.
    Also, if you don’t know anything about football, don’t comment on a football forum. The “Tuck Rule” has one main ingredient that didn’t happen on the last play…the ball has to hit the ground!!!
    Know the rules before you whine…better yet, stick to watching figure skating or whatever it is you watch (you can always tell who the bandwagoners are).

  145. pdub1970 says: Jan 10, 2010 11:23 PM

    Beer Cheese Soup said…
    “We had no business being in the postseason, and that was proven today. At least take some comfort in knowing the Vikings will lose by a much larger margin next week”
    You have no business being in a football forum…if you knew anything about football, you’d know that the Cowboys will get smoked next week at the dome. You’re probably one of those bandwagoners that think the last play should’ve been a tuck rule aren’t you?

  146. Stinemonster says: Jan 10, 2010 11:42 PM

    @pdub1970
    Say good bye to Favre. Dallas took him out of the game before half time the last time they played him.
    To make it worse, that was the game Rodgers got his first TD pass. Hope your backup is good. Who is it these days? You guys haven’t traded for Vic yet have you?
    On the tuck rule, Florio already stated the ball didn’t hit the ground so the tuck rule didn’t matter. You are just trying to sound like you know something.
    Cowboys have Favres number.

  147. Nordmann says: Jan 10, 2010 11:50 PM

    The Packers can now focus on drafting another long-haired linebacker because they arouse male Packer fans.

  148. Canyonero says: Jan 10, 2010 11:55 PM

    Go Arizona Cardinals!!

  149. Deb says: Jan 11, 2010 12:03 AM

    @Soup to Nuts …
    Actually, my team won their 13th National Championship three nights ago–on top of winning their first Heisman. It’s been a great year for us. Half my family was at the game and I was getting firsthand texts throughout. Roll Tide!!!!!
    As one who loves the game (Oh. my. goodness. I’ve gone and stepped into your territory. I know you’re under the delusion that you’re the only one here who loves the game. But you’re completely delusional so if I were going to try and avoid all your hang-ups … well … it would be way too much tippy-toeing).
    Anyway, as one who loves the game, I generally glance at threads on other teams and comment occasionally. And of course, I scan all the playoff threads. That’s not exactly trolling. I don’t, however, purposely stalk one team–that’s outside my conference–week in and week out, screaming CHEATERCHEATERCHEATER like a demented four-year-old because it is my moral crusade and gives my life purpose. I actually do have better things to occupy my life, including more worthwhile crusades.
    Nor do I go around trying to rub in painful losses. Though the Bengals are our rivals, I left them alone. Because of a friend, I was supporting the Pack and wouldn’t have commented here today, except the posts about refs made me think of you and your mental impairment. You’ll find similar comments about refs tossed about on every thread by every losing team. Or you would if you could see straight. But you can’t. So sad.

  150. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 11, 2010 12:32 AM

    Deb says:
    Actually, my team won their 13th National Championship three nights ago–on top of winning their first Heisman. It’s been a great year for us. Half my family was at the game and I was getting firsthand texts throughout. Roll Tide!!!!!
    Nor do I go around trying to rub in painful losses. Though the Bengals are our rivals, I left them alone. Because of a friend, I was supporting the Pack and wouldn’t have commented here today, except the posts about refs made me think of you and your mental impairment. You’ll find similar comments about refs tossed about on every thread by every losing team. Or you would if you could see straight. But you can’t. So sad.
    ___________________________________
    Congrats on the Tide win then. That was a great game, wouldn’t have minded being there in person myself.
    Deliberately baiting me won’t get your PRO team into the playoffs though, and it also won’t give you the rehashed debate you seem to be seeking. If you truly have “more worthwhile crusades” then by all means, get on with them.
    I don’t think the refs had anything to do with this loss. Our defense couldn’t have stopped an eight year old boy on a bike with two flat tires, and that (as was demonstrated) won’t cut it in the postseason. That is where I stand.
    If you want to talk about corrupted officiating, or anything else you feel will distract yourself from the Steelers’ current woes, you’d do well to find someone else to discuss it with. Enjoy your offseason.

  151. badfish69 says: Jan 11, 2010 12:34 AM

    Favre would have quit after it was 31-10.

  152. packers4life says: Jan 11, 2010 12:41 AM

    “keep crying you big babies. Don’t think I’ve seen one pack fan man up to the fact that your defense couldn’t stop warner a single time,”
    Neither could your team you damn hyprocrite.
    And you Viking ‘fans’ were whining about that tripping call against the Steelers a month after it happened so don’t go calling Packer fans babies.

  153. Manbearpig says: Jan 11, 2010 12:43 AM

    Ahhhhhh, looks like Manbearpig was prophetic.
    # Manbearpig says: December 27, 2009 4:57 PM
    @ super
    Congratulations. You snuck into the playoffs, only to be one and done. Make sure to get your tickets to the first playoff game, as it will be your last.
    @canned
    “faggy ass pony tails” ????
    Pretty sure the Vikings have zero “faggy ass pony tails,” as opposed to the Packers, whose own Clay Mattews looks like a beefed up version of the 1987 Axl Rose. Not to mention that their coach looks like a real life, grown up version of Eric Cartman on Weightgain 4000.
    I guarantee the Packers lose in the first round. Guarantee. You read it hear first.

  154. packers4life says: Jan 11, 2010 12:47 AM

    It is no surprise that everyone on PFT hates Viking ‘fans’. Delusional, unintelligent buffons.
    I can’t wait to see how much they will cry after the Cowboys kick their asses next week. I also expect to see triple as many Cowboy fans than Viking ‘fans’ at the game too since most of the Viking ‘fans’ will still be hiding under their rock.

  155. savagenation says: Jan 11, 2010 12:55 AM

    # Nordmann says: January 10, 2010 8:49 PM
    Typical Packer fans. Their defense couldn’t stop anything and they blame the loss on the refs.
    I’m not a packer fan at all. But I watched every play
    and there were many bad calls and no-calls and all went against GB. Of course, you’d have to know something about football to understand.

  156. tjdpft says: Jan 11, 2010 2:01 AM

    At 53 seconds left in regulation, Fitz is thrown out of bounds and the ref wheels his hand for time to continue. NO F’n WAY ! Clock should have stopped and the Cards could have gotten at least another play run and Rackers could have been that much closer.
    He still might have missed. Or they could have taken a shot into the endzone and scored a TD in regulation.
    THAT WAS A MISSED CALL TOO.

  157. Pervy*Harvin says: Jan 11, 2010 8:08 AM

    Johnnyb612- Saying God must be a Packer fan makes you the equivalent of a toilet seat. Your defense led by Mr. woodcock sucks dude,so quit playing the Rodgers penis trombone! Rodgers was by far the second best qb on the field yesterday. Rodgers choked his teams win away…the Great Hacky Sack Touchdown to end the Defenseless Bowl!

  158. Supersuckers says: Jan 11, 2010 9:09 AM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    January 10, 2010 11:12 PM
    Deb says:
    Gee, it seemed to a lot of these Pack fans like the refs just handed it to AZ. But that’s not possible because AZ is a victim team and the refs deliberately conspire against them. The refs only conspire for the Steelers and the Pats. But the Steelers didn’t make the playoffs and the Pats got clobbered and AZ won … thanks in part to some lucky calls/noncalls. So does that mean AZ is now bribing refs? Or did the Steelers and Pats forget to pay the refs this year? Or did the Cards just pay them more? Or did the Pack just not pay them enough?
    ____________________________________
    Strange seeing you here, after your accusations of “trolling threads of a team that isn’t even in my conference”.. Rather hypocritical of you. I guess you don’t have much else to do these days though.
    I didn’t see a lot of really bad calls in the game today. There were a few minor mistakes, but that’s normal. Nothing that showed a blatant bias.
    See, the “Pack fans” you mention are mostly what we call “Ted fans”. They are just grasping for every excuse they can as to why the Packers lost today, other than the obvious truth: The Packers are simply not that good this year, and their hero has failed to deliver once again.
    Don’t get me wrong, as a lifelong Pack fan, I am just as upset about this loss as anyone. However, there would be no point in denying that the better team won today. Plain and simple.
    ——
    Get used to Ted. Being out coached and smacked in the mouth isnt on the GM. If you want to blame anyone the responsibility for yesterday is on McCarthy.

  159. Supersuckers says: Jan 11, 2010 9:10 AM

    Johnnyb612 says:
    January 11, 2010 4:34 AM
    @ Pervy
    the main reason that Aaron Rodgers is not like Brett Favre is the fact that Brett would have thrown 3-4 picks after we got down by 21. We never would have even made it to overtime if Brett was at the helm

    Well said. Minnesota cannot get behind against Dallas

  160. DuluthFan says: Jan 11, 2010 9:19 AM

    My first post regarding the Packers/Cardnals game…and I am a Vikings fan all the way…
    It was one of the best games I watched all season…could have gone either way. A lot of could’a, should’a, would’as.
    Packers played one hell of a game…Rodgers pulled himself out of a first quarter slump and played very well.
    Cardnals played a hell of a game as well…Warner was awesome.
    Nice win Cardnals…tough, tough loss, Packers.
    To Packer Fans like LBPACK, I feel your pain and want you to know you were a class act all season.
    For the douchebag Packer fans…now you can finally STFU. :)

  161. DuluthFan says: Jan 11, 2010 9:28 AM

    OK, now my second post after reading some of the excuses, er comments, from some of the Packer fans.
    Facemask should have been called as a spot foul. Ball was stripped before that. Should have been Cards first and 10 from the 33. No guarentee after the Cards missed from 34 to end regulation.
    Helmet to helmet hit…yes, but I’ve seen them missed before.
    Missed field goal…count your blessing there, Packer fans…should have never gone to OT.
    Charles Woodson looked great at times, but got burned a few times as well.
    Rodgers holds the ball too long.
    Packers defense…you know the one that played the 3rd easiest schedule in the league…showed they are vulnerable…not a #2 defense at all. Blame the refs all you want, but deep down you know your defense let you down big time.
    Final score…51-45.

  162. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 11, 2010 11:13 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    Get used to Ted. Being out coached and smacked in the mouth isnt on the GM. If you want to blame anyone the responsibility for yesterday is on McCarthy.
    ____________________________________
    If you want to give Ted credit for all the wins, you have to blame him for the losses. You can’t have it both ways.
    We weren’t outcoached. McCarthy’s playcalling was some of the best I’ve seen from all year. We came back from a 21-point deficit, in the playoffs. That’s almost unheard of. The Patriots couldn’t even do that and they faced a worse team.
    We lost because we didn’t have the talent to compete in the postseason, and because of critical weak points on the defense (read: Jarrett Bush), and that IS on Ted.
    Of course we all know how attractive you find him, and how much you respect his financial prowess. However, if you consider yourself a true Pack fan, you simply can’t let these things blind you from the truth.

  163. Supersuckers says: Jan 11, 2010 11:59 AM

    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    January 11, 2010 11:13 AM
    Supersuckers says:
    Get used to Ted. Being out coached and smacked in the mouth isnt on the GM. If you want to blame anyone the responsibility for yesterday is on McCarthy.
    ____________________________________
    If you want to give Ted credit for all the wins, you have to blame him for the losses. You can’t have it both ways.
    We weren’t outcoached. McCarthy’s playcalling was some of the best I’ve seen from all year. We came back from a 21-point deficit, in the playoffs. That’s almost unheard of. The Patriots couldn’t even do that and they faced a worse team.
    We lost because we didn’t have the talent to compete in the postseason, and because of critical weak points on the defense (read: Jarrett Bush), and that IS on Ted.
    Of course we all know how attractive you find him, and how much you respect his financial prowess. However, if you consider yourself a true Pack fan, you simply can’t let these things blind you from the truth.
    —-
    Obvouisly offense wasn’t the problem yesterday. being a play caller is one thing. Being a head coach is another. The Packers did not match Arizona’s initial energy surge. Thats on McCarthy and he said so himself. The defensive game plan Green Bay had obviously did not work. They have plenty of talent defensively. Whisenhunt out game planned Capers. Capers said so himself after the game. “We were expecting one thing and got the other look the majority of the time” – Dom Capers 7:46 pm. cst

  164. Deb says: Jan 11, 2010 1:08 PM

    @Beer Cheese …
    My pro team is exactly where they should be based on their performance. I don’t have a problem with that because I’m a big girl. I’m watching their off season adjustments with interest. Football is a strategic game–that’s half the fun.
    I don’t think the refs had anything to do with your loss, either. That’s a very mature attitude, Beer Cheese. Too bad you don’t display it more often. I have no desire to discuss corrupt officiating with you or anyone else because I don’t believe officiating is corrupt. Always flawed and occasionally incompetent, yes. But corrupt? No.
    As for baiting … that’s your specialty, isn’t it?
    See ya, Hannibal. Clarice out.

  165. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jan 11, 2010 4:36 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    Obvouisly offense wasn’t the problem yesterday. being a play caller is one thing. Being a head coach is another. The Packers did not match Arizona’s initial energy surge. Thats on McCarthy and he said so himself. The defensive game plan Green Bay had obviously did not work. They have plenty of talent defensively. Whisenhunt out game planned Capers. Capers said so himself after the game. “We were expecting one thing and got the other look the majority of the time” – Dom Capers 7:46 pm. cst
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    McCarthy is a perfectly capable coach. There are better ones in the league, of course, but none on the open market. He turned Rodgers from yet another Tedford-coached bust into a future MVP, and he assembled what is arguably the best receiving group in the league. If we had even a mediocre O-Line, I honestly think we could have set all-time records on offense this year. I’ve had my doubts about him, but he showed a Belichick-like field prowess and a serious set of balls yesterday. I hope we keep him for years to come.
    Capers has done a lot with the defense considering where it was last year, but that quote alone may show that he is past his prime. Anyone who saw Arizona’s run last year knows they save a whole section of their playbook for the postseason. If you and I know that, there is no excuse on this planet why a coach who is paid to study film (let alone one with Capers’ resume) shouldn’t know it. Also, that “psycho” formation was a disaster against Pittsburgh, he should never have used it in a playoff game, and the entire concept of a 3-4 is to disguise the blitz, which I saw VERY little of yesterday. I am not going to say that Capers should be fired, but he definitely has some thinking to do.
    We may also have “plenty of talent defensively”, but we lack depth. Injuries happen, you need to plan for them. There were critical weak spots as well. Joe Buck quoted Whisenhunt as saying that he saw something in the middle of the Pack defense that he intended to take advantage of (I am pretty sure that “something” wore #24). Clearly that worked well for them.
    When you lose, you lose either because of talent or coaching. I don’t believe coaching was the problem. I believe starting a 7th-rd rookie (albeit a decent one) in a critical position, letting a player who is not even worth the thread it took to sew his name on a jersey see the active roster, let ALONE the field, and generally not having the personnel to match up against a proven offense was the problem. In a word: depth.
    McCarthy isn’t responsible for insuring we have that depth. Neither is Capers. That only leaves one man to blame for this failure. The same man who is arguably to blame for every failure this team has had in the past five years. I’ll let you figure out who that man is.

  166. Supersuckers says: Jan 12, 2010 9:40 AM

    Beer Cheese,
    if you want to blame a administrative GM for the injuries to Harris and Blackmon…well…thats your choice. LOL I am convinced you do not get the NFL. You simply cannot blitz guys like Favre and Warner. They will kill you if you do. They have seen it all. The teams that have had success have played coverage against those two guys. There is no “disguising the blitz” like you would suggest. Please provide proof the AZ Cardinals have a “post-season playbook”. Anoter doozy Beer Cheese. I think McCarthy is a good coach. Never said otherwise. but in the game on Sunday they did not match AZ initial intensity and defensively were out schemed. If you do not want to make the players accountable for that which in these days isnt suprising because everyone is a bunch of whiners looking for someone to blame, then you have to go to the head honcho. There was no lack of talent. If there were guys out there that could come in and be better then Bush they would be there. Every peer of Thompson’s that has a public voice say he’s one of the best. yet a site clown named Beer Cheese Soup says he is an idiot. HMMMMMMM….who should I believe?????????
    post season playbook…….good grief…..

  167. JNB says: Jan 13, 2010 4:30 AM

    How about the play of the two QB’s? Warner looks like he could play til he’s fifty! O-line better keep blocking though…

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