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Aaron Rodgers rolling, but Vikings hanging around

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The Vikings can’t match quarterbacks with the Packers, but they’re still within a score by using what they have.

A late touchdown by Adrian Peterson cut the Packers lead to 24-17 at halftime, after a wild first 30 minutes.

The Packers matched Vikings return man Cordarrelle Patterson’s game-opening 109-yard kickoff return, with Micah Hyde going 93 yards with a punt return which gave the Packers a 24-10 lead.

But the Vikings responded, with Peterson scoring an 8-yard touchdown just before the half, keeping the Vikings within a touchdown. Running in that situation was a bold call, but it’s easier when you have a back like Peterson to hand it to.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was nearly perfect in the first half, completing 13-of-16 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to Jordy Nelson.

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51 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers rolling, but Vikings hanging around”
  1. redrat2012 says: Oct 27, 2013 9:59 PM

    Nice PI call to set up that td run by AP

  2. jhein23 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:00 PM

    I thought only Tom Brady could move the football with a bunch of nobodies? And he was sooo much better than everybody?

  3. vfan76 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:00 PM

    Screw Rodgers.

  4. stellarperformance says: Oct 27, 2013 10:04 PM

    The Vikings are the luckiest team I’ve ever seen. Every game they get bogus call after bogus call in their favor . The league tries to keep them in the game so the fans don ‘t abandon them and screw up the stadium deal.

  5. tjacks7 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:04 PM

    I’m still laughing at the “brilliant call by bill musgrave.” they had to run the ball from the 10 yard line because Ponder would have tossed a pick or taken a sack. Just happened to get lucky and get a TD out of it. But, it was textbook “hope for a field goal” musgrave play calling.

  6. fatsolio says: Oct 27, 2013 10:04 PM

    Yeah the Vikes are using what they have by getting a horrible PI call going their way and setting up that TD. That was one of the worst PI calls I have seen in quite some time.

    Sad that in this league you can’t even play tight coverage without being flagged. I’m sure I’m not the only football fan who after an incompletion because of solid coverage looks for a flag to be throne and gets shocked when one isn’t. That is how conditioned I have become to this crap.

  7. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 27, 2013 10:05 PM

    That PI call on Tramon Williams was garbage.

  8. vfan76 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:06 PM

    AP is a beast. Admit it.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 27, 2013 10:15 PM

    vfan76:

    I admitted it before the Vikings admitted it when they were able to snatch him so low in the draft!

    Plus I’m rooting for him extra tonight since I live in Detroit.

    Give the ball to THE Beast!

  10. orangepeanut28 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:17 PM

    Who cares, its just football

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 27, 2013 10:23 PM

    vfan76 says:
    Oct 27, 2013 10:00 PM
    Screw Rodgers.

    Oh. Hey, Contra.

  12. backdapack4evr says: Oct 27, 2013 10:26 PM

    TT is a genius!!

  13. dobber707 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:28 PM

    could you please let Chris Collinsworth Rodgers is playing against the Vikings

  14. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 27, 2013 10:35 PM

    This Vikings defense looks GOOD.

  15. themostlogicalofvoices says: Oct 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    vfan76…..What is your synopsis of Green Bay’s rushing attack vs Minnesota’s rushing attack?

  16. backdapack4evr says: Oct 27, 2013 10:39 PM

    The beast is lacy!!

  17. justinsdailypay says: Oct 27, 2013 10:45 PM

    I don’t think I have ever seen a defense this bad in the PROs. How do the Vikings fill those holes…yes Harrison is out…..That’s about it (Sanford is not good anyway, Does not count)

    As a Vikings fan (Yeah we have been competitive a lot) I do not see how they are going to fix this Defense in the next three years. Poor Peterson……..

  18. allday296 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:49 PM

    Ted Thompson looks like he drinks so much his nose is gonna fall off, sums up the Vikes season, breaking on the execs

  19. theoriginalbvan says: Oct 27, 2013 10:49 PM

    Goodbye and good riddance to The Dump!
    >>-GO-PACK-GO->

  20. 4to12andbeyond says: Oct 27, 2013 10:53 PM

    So nice to get an extra bye for a lot of our guys before the Bears matchup. Not only did we get to sit everybody who was banged up and still get an easy win, our punter and defensive players get a mini-rest since they hardly had to step on the field.

    I can’t wait to watch us mow down this easy 2nd half schedule.

  21. vikescry1 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:55 PM

    How about that ground game of the packers viking fans??? The vikings and their 3 first round draft picks are gettin takin to the wood shed by a butch of greenbay backups….

  22. jayniner says: Oct 27, 2013 10:55 PM

    “but Vikings hanging around”

    Yeah, but as a bystander at this point…

  23. allday296 says: Oct 27, 2013 10:55 PM

    Need h smith to knock somebody’s helmet off

  24. lawrenceofalabia says: Oct 27, 2013 10:56 PM

    Peterson must have ditched the HGH. He’s not much of a ‘beast’ this year.

  25. rcpecook says: Oct 27, 2013 11:00 PM

    Lost your yearly super bowl? What a bummer. Now what?

  26. mediasloppy says: Oct 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    MN needs to start drafting some monster players. Next to Green Bay players the difference in size is crazy.

  27. themostlogicalofvoices says: Oct 27, 2013 11:03 PM

    lawrenceofalabia says:
    Oct 27, 2013 10:56 PM
    Peterson must have ditched the HGH. He’s not much of a ‘beast’ this year.

    ————-
    If you are going to troll the viking fans you should get your facts straight. He’s on pace for more yards than he had last year.

  28. teal379 says: Oct 27, 2013 11:04 PM

    Viking Fan – don’t pin your hopes on drafting high this year.

    Ponder was a #12 pick.

    You drafted 3 times in the first this year.

    What, exactly, makes you think you’ll do anything with a high draft pick next year? The history just isn’t there.

  29. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 27, 2013 11:04 PM

    I wonder who AD and Allen will get traded too?

  30. gbgangstas2 says: Oct 27, 2013 11:09 PM

    remember when vikings fans were talking all that garbage before the season started??? How they were the up in coming team in the NFC bc of their draft picks and Mvp…Where is that now vikings fan??? oh wait…#your team will always suck

  31. stellarperformance says: Oct 27, 2013 11:09 PM

    The Packers totally dominated. The Vikings were spotted two TD’s, and still couldn’t hang with the big dogs. Now, wait for the personal insults to come from Viking “fans,” instead of football-related insights. Once again…..that’s all they have to fight with. As always.

  32. gbmickey says: Oct 27, 2013 11:09 PM

    What a beatdown!

  33. rcpecook says: Oct 27, 2013 11:11 PM

    Lots of empty seats and cheers for the Packers. Great fans you got there.

  34. gbpackfan4ever says: Oct 27, 2013 11:14 PM

    Vikings score to make it 41-24. Viking laughing and smiling on side lines. Really!!!! 1-6. Baby!!!!

  35. rcpecook says: Oct 27, 2013 11:20 PM

    Greg Jennings …… nine yards, keep your mouth shut.

  36. pootytang66 says: Oct 27, 2013 11:26 PM

    Hanging around? Are you serious? Have you seen the 2nd half? The whole coaching staff needs to be fired!!! The Packers are playing their pre-season (2nd half) team and we are still getting whacked!!!

  37. pootytang66 says: Oct 27, 2013 11:29 PM

    That final score you see wasn’t even that close!

  38. The Doctor says: Oct 27, 2013 11:29 PM

    Been following the Vikings for the past 38 years, and tonight was one of the lowest moments in our sorry history. The Vikings need an enema, and a thorough cleansing. If Ziggy is too blind to see that, then we need a new owner also.

    Fire Frazier, we need a regime change.

    On offense, other than the obvious need for a quarterback, the Vikes need two new guards. Our interior O-line stinks, and no matter who the running back is, if there is no hole, the running game is grounded.

    On defense, we need a stud d-tackle and middle linebacker to shore up the middle. The d-line gets no push. Trade Allen for a first rounder if you can get one, and pick a DT. Also need another corner, Cook does not impress. Henderson stinks, and Williams is past his prime. Can them both at the end of the year.

  39. sikoix says: Oct 27, 2013 11:32 PM

    I haven’t missed a Viking game since opening day in 1991. However, I don’t know how much more of this I can take this season — I’ve never seen them look this absolutely terrible and non-competitive. Ponder doesn’t have terrible numbers, surprisingly (although it’s sad what I consider non-terrible numbers to begin with…) but watching him run around hanging on to the ball for seemingly 55 seconds and taking terrible sacks is making me want to rip my hair out. The defense is completely inept. There’s no consistency in any phase really — all of the coaches need to go. No interim coach, no promotions from within — they all need to go. Goodbye.

  40. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 27, 2013 11:34 PM

    Why are the Vikings always such a bunch of gutless quitters?

  41. mikezakmn says: Oct 27, 2013 11:38 PM

    Vikes are simply not in the same class of talent this year,..

  42. axespray says: Oct 28, 2013 12:02 AM

    Imagine if Clay/Perry/Brad/Finley/Cobb/James Jones had played this game….

    The vikes would’ve had negative points from the butt whooping.

  43. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 28, 2013 12:50 AM

    A lot of complaining about the phantom PI call on the Packers but I see no one is mentioning the earlier phantom PI call on the Vikings.

  44. seahawkgoat says: Oct 28, 2013 12:57 AM

    fatsolio –

    Dude – It’s thrown, not throne. You have to know this. For the children man, for the children.

  45. allday2k says: Oct 28, 2013 1:05 AM

    That was hilarious when Gerhart ran over Jennings at the goal line on his way to a TD. I laughed so hard.

    Also hilarious was when Cris Collinsworth used the words “Musgrave” and “brilliant” in the same sentence. I’d like to get some of whatever it is he’s smoking.

  46. dollabanks says: Oct 28, 2013 3:40 AM

    The best part of the game was the Packers just shaming the Vikes by going for it on 4th down twice without hesitation and getting the 1st down. The final score doesn’t tell the true story of this game.

    AP will end up pulling a Barry Sanders request a trade, the vikes will say no and he will just retire.

  47. themagicfanguy says: Oct 28, 2013 6:43 AM

    Soft.

  48. sergisbauer says: Oct 28, 2013 6:55 AM

    vfan76 says:Oct 27, 2013 10:06 PM

    AP is a beast. Admit it.
    ______________________________

    OK, I’ll admit it. AP is indeed a beast. If by that you mean he’s Eddie Lacy’s b!tch.

  49. toolkien says: Oct 28, 2013 7:44 AM

    As for the reffing on that PI call and reffing in general, I can accept when something happens and they miss it, I don’t have to like it but I can accept it. What I can’t stand is seeing something that ISN’T there. The speed of the game is so fast I can understand missing something that happens and not call it. but to make something up out of your own mind that DIDN’T happen and throw a flag is not acceptable. That pretty much has to be the standard the NFL uses when they cut out the bottom part of the reffing crew. You can’t determine the outcome of games by seeing ghosts.

  50. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    dollabanks says:
    Oct 28, 2013 3:40 AM

    AP will end up pulling a Barry Sanders request a trade, the vikes will say no and he will just retire………

    *******************************************

    …….to spend more time with his kids.

  51. vikescry1 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:03 PM

    allday2k says:
    Oct 28, 2013 1:05 AM
    That was hilarious when Gerhart ran over Jennings at the goal line on his way to a TD. I laughed so hard.

    Also hilarious was when Cris Collinsworth used the words “Musgrave” and “brilliant” in the same sentence. I’d like to get some of whatever it is he’s smoking.

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————— i laughed at the td catch’s that were caught right over viking defenders head’s. also as lacy and starks ran into the endzone, really i laughed most of the game. i actually feel bad for most viking fans.

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