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Matt Flynn practices with Packers’ starters

Green Bay Packers quarterback Flynn passes against the Detroit Lions during the second half of their NFL football game in Green Bay Reuters

The last time he started a game for the Packers, quarterback Matt Flynn racked up huge numbers against the Lions and parlayed it into a huge contract from the Seahawks. Now Flynn appears set to start another game for the Packers against the Lions.

Although Packers coach Mike McCarthy has not yet named a starter for Thanksgiving in Detroit, he confirmed today that Flynn did the work with the first-string offense in practice.

Matt Flynn took the starter reps today. That’s where we are,” McCarthy said.

It sounds like Flynn will start, Scott Tolzien will be the No. 2 and Aaron Rodgers will be inactive.

“Aaron Rodgers went through the individual drills and was a limited participant. It does not look like Aaron is going to make it. He feels good but I don’t think he’s going to make it this week,” McCarthy said.

Asked if Rodgers’ chances of playing are “slim to none,” McCarthy answered, “Closer to none.”

And so Flynn will face a Detroit defense that still has the same head coach, same defensive coordinator and many of the same players it had two years ago, when Flynn torched the Lions for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-41 victory. But a word of warning to all the quarterback-needy teams out there: If Flynn has another huge game in Detroit, that doesn’t mean you should offer him a huge contract in the offseason.

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  1. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Doesn’t matter who starts. Green Bay has not won the last 4 games and the last 3 were to teams with losing records.

    And

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.

  2. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    I applaud Flynn’s heroic effort to come from behind and win the season series from the hapless and tasteless Vikings!

  3. jmac34 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:21 PM

    yeah not surprised that Rodgers won’t play but he may be able to come back for the falcons game.

  4. chinahand11 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:22 PM

    Karma sure is a weird thing. Get’em Matt! It’s your time, young man!

  5. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    You have so much more to live for Packer fans. Don’t worry about it!

  6. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 2:23 PM

    0-3-1 in the last 4 games.

    LOL!!

  7. ziggystheansah says: Nov 26, 2013 2:27 PM

    Let me clarify something; a guy with one arm with NO football experience could “torch” our secondary. At this point i don’t know why schwartz doesnt just make the CBs blitz every play; delmas and quinn are the only two DBs who can cover anyways.
    That being said, I wouldn’t put too much stock into Flynns performance Thursday.

  8. dsp518 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:27 PM

    Let’s get this right, Rodgers, Wallace, Tolzien, Flynn………I need a drink!!!!!

  9. biggestsaintsfanever says: Nov 26, 2013 2:27 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:
    Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Doesn’t matter who starts. Green Bay has not won the last 4 games and the last 3 were to teams with losing records.

    And

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.
    ——————————————————————-

    How many of those games did Matt Flynn start?

  10. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 26, 2013 2:28 PM

    Please make Jordy Nelson relevant again!

  11. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 26, 2013 2:29 PM

    What, Jeff Tuel wasn’t available?

  12. captainronmexico says: Nov 26, 2013 2:29 PM

    Karma???

  13. shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 2:31 PM

    If the Pack want a chance at making the playoffs they need to win both of their division games. I think starting Flynn is a step in the right direction.

    I think he is comfortable in this system…and will help the Lacy with teams not being able to stack the box… the Packers need to play a lot better though all around defense and on the oline. lucky for them No ones running away with the division right now.

  14. ps3988 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:32 PM

    “2 years in a row you couldn’t sweep the Vikings” LMAO, that’s grasping for straws. Losing an MVP quarterback, all pro wide receiver (led NFL in yardage last year), all pro tight end, and a pro bowl left tackle and the Queens still couldn’t beat us. C’mon man!

    Obviously a Packer fan here, and moving on to Detroit. It doesn’t matter who the QB is, even with #12 in the game GB will lose to teams with upper echelon offenses. The problem with the Packers this year is a massive gaping hole at the safety position. They have absolutely no production from that position and it creates a long, slow death for the Pack in every game against a decent offense. Calvin Johnson could set an NFL record on Thanksgiving this year.

  15. garyman1 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:38 PM

    Makes sense to start Flynn. Don’t risk your franchise QB until he’s healthy and Flynn clearly showed a spark on offense that Tolzien didn’t have.

  16. thelionsrgreat says: Nov 26, 2013 2:39 PM

    We have lost the last two games WITH our starting QB and you idiots are going to rip the packers? Careful what u say people. We should easily win this game, but don’t count them out just yet. Stafford has not been playing very good as of late, and until the coaching staff addresses his pathetic mechanics he will continue to be horribly inconsistent.

  17. chillyball says: Nov 26, 2013 2:40 PM

    Only delusional Packer fans would be estatic about 0-3-1 AND starting Matt Flynn. Getting excited about Matt Flynn is comparable to getting excited about Taco Johns — it is serviceable, but will give you heartburn later.

    Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

  18. whatjusthapped says: Nov 26, 2013 2:42 PM

    If Flynn has another huge game in Detroit, that doesn’t mean you should offer him a huge contract in the offseason.

    =============================
    Might as well address this comment directly to Rick Spielman. He loves ex Packers and especially ex Packer QB’s. Huge contracts are not even an issue, he’s already overpaying Jared Allen (about $3 million per sack) and Greg Jennings (roughly about $2.9 mil per catch) so what’s another bloated contract?

    And if you tell me that Flynn isn’t that good of a QB, well, compared to what? Ponder? Cassel? Freeman? He’s at least as bad as they are.

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 26, 2013 2:42 PM

    Detroit by 40.

  20. mikemccarthyhof says: Nov 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    this is a easy win for da pack! friggen idot loins are going down on turkey day. look for tramen willaims to OWN overrated-tron and clayminator to get 5-6 sacks on stoffird

  21. packerfansarefat says: Nov 26, 2013 2:46 PM

    Rogers is bringing Fey Matthews to meet his parents for turkey dinner…can’t let the game get in the way….:)

  22. shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 2:48 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:
    Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Doesn’t matter who starts. Green Bay has not won the last 4 games and the last 3 were to teams with losing records.
    ______

    It very much so matters, or are you going to pretend that Aaron Rodgers didn’t lead the Packers up and down the field on SNF only being stopped by the end of each half.

  23. gslumbers says: Nov 26, 2013 2:50 PM

    This is a good move. Rodgers will be back ONLY when he’s ready. Flynn can help bring them back to first place. 12 doesn’t play on Defense, and D wins championships. Capers will right the ship, and the pack will bring home the Lombardi. BANK ON IT

  24. qoojo says: Nov 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Doesn’t matter who starts. Green Bay has not won the last 4 games and the last 3 were to teams with losing records.

    And

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.

    ————————

    Are you sure you aren’t an obsessed packers fan?

    Anyway, this drama about who is going to play QB for packers is a joke. The team averaged 13 points a game with Tolzien, and last Sunday looked on track for another 13 total with him. Plus, you can’t trust him with the ball. He may have more upside, but that isn’t going to get the job done.

    Flynn is going to start, weaker arm or not.

  25. jimmysee says: Nov 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    All this smack and attitude from Vikings and Detroit fans whose teams have not won anything, like ever, in my lifetime, anyway, is amazing; breathtaking.

    Go for it, guys.

    The Packers may not win Thursday — but the team is stocked and loaded and will only get better in the 2014 draft.

  26. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    Steelers > you and your life

  27. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 26, 2013 2:53 PM

    Matt Flynn is one of the best young quarterbacks EVeR

  28. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Nov 26, 2013 2:56 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.

    ____

    Hmm, GB is 3-1-1 vs. MN since 2012. I’m going to go with “better than.”

  29. realtheprince says: Nov 26, 2013 2:57 PM

    Starts wondering, is Matt Flynn really a good QB and teams like Seahawks, Bills or Raiders dont know how to evaluate a QB and wont give him even a single Start

    or GB having a great system that even an (below) avg QB looks good (and Rodgers, a good QB looks great in that system)

  30. wlouden77 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:58 PM

    Rodgers, Wallace, Tolzien, Flynn > Weeden, Hoyer, back to Weeden, Campbell and Weeden again with a trick shot practice squad qb just signed..

  31. wannabear says: Nov 26, 2013 3:02 PM

    The Gods are angry with NFC North

  32. wannabear says: Nov 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Josh Mcnown has made back-up quarterbacks relevant again!

  33. grabgrabgrab says: Nov 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    If Matt indeed does get the start, that’ll be the 4th starter this year. That’s one more than they had in the last 21 YEARS!!! INCREDIBLE!!!

  34. dwarftosser says: Nov 26, 2013 3:10 PM

    It doesn’t look like the NFC North is going to produce a wildcard team, and the division is going to come down to Green Bay and Detroit.. which makes this game on Thanksgiving probably the most important game left this year for both of these teams. I don’t think the Packers have a chance to win this game without Rodgers starting. Detroit has been very inconsistent this year, but everyone has a big day against Green Bay’s defense. Realistically I think the Packers need to score 35 to win this game, and despite past glories they just aren’t going to do that with Flynn.

    Rodgers wants to play this week. For a game this important, I think McCarthy needs to take a little risk and start #12. Otherwise I think we are effectively giving up on this year.

  35. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    Rodgers will break his collarbone 5 to 6 more times in the next few years. Better get used to Flynn and an 8-8 record for the next several years y’all.

  36. paychrisjohnson28 says: Nov 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    Flynn starting for the Packers again after the first stint against the Lions again is like a chapter out of the Twilight Zone..

    Or the movie Ground Hog Day football version…

    The odds of a QB starting a game or 2 for a team then making upwards of $10 million bring beaten out, traded, then beaten out then cut then on another team for a few weeks then returning to the first team he started with and his first start against a team he set a team record by throwing 6 TD passes in a game is mind boggling… Obviously Flynn is a product of the Packers system ….

    Now let’s see what he can do in a 2 QB Fantasy Football league…ha ha

  37. jjh1982 says: Nov 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    Show a little pride Vikings fans, just cause your team is 2-8-1 doesn’t mean you have to give up there’s always 2030 to look forward to you might have a QB by than, probably not though

  38. axespray says: Nov 26, 2013 3:21 PM

    dwarftosser says:
    Nov 26, 2013 3:10 PM
    “Detroit has been very inconsistent this year, but everyone has a big day against Green Bay’s defense.”
    ——————————-
    Meh idk – Stafford had that one game in 2011 when we rested a ton of starters, aside from that – our D for some reason shows up against the lions….

    Helps that Calvin doesn’t have help.

  39. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 26, 2013 3:29 PM

    Make Bob McGinn suit up and play behind center. It’s all his fault.

  40. britishteeth says: Nov 26, 2013 3:30 PM

    wannabear says: Nov 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Josh Mcnown has made back-up quarterbacks relevant again!

    ——————————————————-

    It’s McCown. And no, he’s not related to Cade McNown. No wonder Bear fans are only regarded as slightly more intelligent than Packer fans.

  41. tokyosanbblaster says: Nov 26, 2013 3:33 PM

    mikemccarthyhof says:
    Nov 26, 2013 2:46 PM
    this is a easy win for da pack! friggen idot loins are going down on turkey day. look for tramen willaims to OWN overrated-tron and clayminator to get 5-6 sacks on stoffird
    ————————————————–
    Finally! Someone who can speak for all of us! Go Pack Go!!!

    >

  42. bigj9000 says: Nov 26, 2013 3:34 PM

    Should have kept VY on the team dumbasses!!!!

  43. mylionsroaring says: Nov 26, 2013 3:35 PM

    What is it with Flynn and a beat up Lions secondary??
    ‘Is there a luckier quarterback in NFL history. Any qb could lite up this Lions secondary, trust me I’m a Lions fan

  44. jfrogwi says: Nov 26, 2013 3:50 PM

    I’m a Packer fan… I didn’t have much hope for this game, until Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay gave me some.

    But I’d feel a lot better if the Packers brought back the play caller who directed that record day for Flynn against the Lions. Don’t forget Rodgers was a healthy scratch that day and McCarthy let him call the plays to keep him involved.

    I’d also feel better if our team could learn to cover or tackle. That would help, especially against a guy like Calvin Johnson.

  45. deltaoracle says: Nov 26, 2013 3:54 PM

    Yeah, GB should have kept Vince Young because look at how he’s lighting up the NFL with…?
    The guy couldn’t remember what routes receivers were going to be running or get the ball to them. Other than that he was okay.

  46. voiceofrealism says: Nov 26, 2013 4:20 PM

    obsessedvikingfan says:
    Nov 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Doesn’t matter who starts. Green Bay has not won the last 4 games and the last 3 were to teams with losing records.

    And

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.
    ——————————————————-
    Wow! So the Pack is missing about half their starters, and is on the 4th string QB, and the best you can come up with is haha the Pack didn’t sweep your team. Pathetic.

  47. zam0854 says: Nov 26, 2013 4:22 PM

    The Green Bay Packers will not be attending the 2013-2014 NFL playoffs due to a defense that would make the country of Bermuda seem like a military metropolis…

    #DontCallUsSlackersWerePackers

  48. atthemurph says: Nov 26, 2013 4:26 PM

    The Packers could lose Thursday and will still win the division. Rodgers won’t play this week but will be back for the balance of December. They have the murders row of Falcons, Cowboys, Steelers and Bears after this game. Hell they might go 5-0 the rest of the way or 0-5. Who the hell can tell.

  49. rikker12 says: Nov 26, 2013 4:31 PM

    Viking fans why are you posting here? Go back to your basement…
    The Packs defense is all about pressure on the QB, and the Safeties NOT getting out of position. To many games this year where this hasn’t happened. Also we need a DB that can catch. How many Int’s have we missed because of that!
    The Lions have too many weapons on offense for the Packers D …Unless there D does a 360 by thursday, it’s going to be another game, where we watch the other teams offense walk down the field….

  50. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 26, 2013 4:59 PM

    The good thing about Minnesota is that there are other sports teams to root for. There are no other sports teams in Wisconsin. There are also no doctors, libraries, tall buildings, art, theatre, hunting, fishing, golf or music. These things exist only in Minnesota. Trust me. If you don’t believe me, ask my high school friends. They are the only ones I’ve ever associated with because I am deathly afraid of the world outside of my graduating class in Apple Valley. Class of ’02.

    -Minnesotan

  51. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    Another year not making the playoffs is another year Rodgers ages. Just sayin’.

  52. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 5:03 PM

    rikker12 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 4:31 PM
    Viking fans why are you posting here? Go back to your basement…
    The Packs defense is all about pressure on the QB, and the Safeties NOT getting out of position. To many games this year where this hasn’t happened. Also we need a DB that can catch. How many Int’s have we missed because of that!
    The Lions have too many weapons on offense for the Packers D …Unless there D does a 360 by thursday, it’s going to be another game, where we watch the other teams offense walk down the field….

    xxxxxxxxx

    Way to break it down. I especially like the in depth analysis regarding the Lions D doing a 360. Well done.

  53. gsomatt says: Nov 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    Flynn at QB and Lacy at RB makes the Packers good for 21 points, maybe 28.

    But the D is limping bad. They get a few other guys back but I’m not holding my breath they can hold Detroit under 30.

    I just don’t see this defense making it past the 2nd round of the playoffs. Blame Teddy for this. He made his way in the NFL by clawing his way up as a line backer and doesn’t thinking drafting safeties or corners in early rounds is worth it.

    Well now you see that it is worth it!

    They lose this one and I think perhaps let Rodgers sit another 2-3 weeks or even rest of the season. Draft some secondary guys, fire Capers, hire Lovie Smith, hoist another trophy.

  54. GenXJay says: Nov 26, 2013 5:06 PM

    remember when cheese bay had a tie game last week?
    that was a good day for gb fans.

  55. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    ps3988 says:Nov 26, 2013 2:32 PM

    “2 years in a row you couldn’t sweep the Vikings” LMAO, that’s grasping for straws. Losing an MVP quarterback, all pro wide receiver (led NFL in yardage last year), all pro tight end, and a pro bowl left tackle and the Queens still couldn’t beat us. C’mon man!
    __________

    Wait, you mean Calvin Johnson played for the Packers? I’m also trying to figure out who are the all-pro tight end and pro bowl left tackle the Packers lost.

  56. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:22 PM

    2-8-1

    Viking fans could use a hug.

  57. teamnorsecore says: Nov 26, 2013 5:29 PM

    ruvelligwebuike says:
    Nov 26, 2013 4:59 PM
    The good thing about Minnesota is that there are other sports teams to root for. There are no other sports teams in Wisconsin. There are also no doctors, libraries, tall buildings, art, theatre, hunting, fishing, golf or music. These things exist only in Minnesota. Trust me. If you don’t believe me, ask my high school friends. They are the only ones I’ve ever associated with because I am deathly afraid of the world outside of my graduating class in Apple Valley. Class of ’02.

    -Minnesotan
    ………….
    So, being as young as you are, you have no memory of pre-Brett Favre Packer football? Typical Packer fan who posts on here.

  58. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 5:30 PM

    gsomatt says:
    Nov 26, 2013 5:04 PM

    Flynn at QB and Lacy at RB makes the Packers good for 21 points, maybe 28.

    Maybe 6.

  59. mubbcsoc says: Nov 26, 2013 5:34 PM

    all pro wide receiver (led NFL in yardage last year), all pro tight end, and a pro bowl left tackle and the Queens still couldn’t beat us. C’mon man!

    _________________________________

    You don’t know what All-pro means do you?

  60. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 5:35 PM

    0-3-1

    This Packer team is toast.

  61. sgtdiver says: Nov 26, 2013 5:39 PM

    so by a lot of players still on this team you mean the one player (C.Houston) that played in the secondary? There were players that got called up from the practice squad to play corner and safety.

  62. muskyhunter2542 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:46 PM

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth

    Practice report: Rodgers returns to the field

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Twenty-two days after he broke his collarbone, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to the practice field on Tuesday.

    Whether he plays on Thursday against the Detroit Lions is another story.

    Rodgers
    However, Rodgers was cleared by doctors to begin doing some on-field activities. Wearing the usual red quarterback jersey, Rodgers took part in all the individual drills during the portion open to the media. No team (11-on-11) periods were conducted during the open part of practice.

    It’s worth noting that during a period in which the quarterbacks took snaps from center, Rodgers was working with practice squad offensive lineman Garth Gerhart. Matt Flynn, who finished Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings took snaps from starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith, while Scott Tolzien worked with guard T.J. Lang.

    On Monday, coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers’ chances of playing against the Lions were “slim to none.”

    Among others who returned to practice on Tuesday were tackle Don Barclay (knee), cornerback Sam Shields (hamstring) and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (groin). All missed Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

    The full injury report, plus comments from McCarthy, will be available after practice.

  63. muskyhunter2542 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:49 PM

    Aaron Rodgers practices; Flynn takes QB reps with first team

    Green Bay – Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in his familiar No. 12 red jersey at practice Tuesday, taking part in the normal activities he would in the beginning of practice.

    But at his post-practice news conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers was extremely unlikely to play against Detroit Thursday – giving him a “closer to none than slim” chance. He said Matt Flynn took the reps with the first team, though he reiterated that both Flynn and Scott Tolzien were being prepared for the game.

    “Aaron Rodgers went through the individual drills and was a limited participant as far as our jog-through practice,” McCarthy said. “It does not look like Aaron is going to make it. He had a good day. This was a big day actually for him as far as doing throwing and doing some of the things the targets that the training staff wanted to hit with him, they definitely hit it.

    “So, he feels good but I don’t think he’s going to make it this week.”

    Rodgers broke his collarbone Nov. 4 in a game agaiinst the Chicago Bears. The Packers’ next game after Thursday is at Atlanta on Dec. 8, which would be five weeks after the injury.

    Several shoulder specialists told the Journal Sentinel recently that if the crack isn’t completely healed he would be at risk for a displaced fracture, which would end his season and require months of rehab. This could be a prelude to Rodgers being ready for the Atlanta game.

    But it appears to be just another step in the rehab process. The injury isn’t to his throwing shoulder and there’s no danger of him injuring the collarbone in a non-contact practice.

    McCarthy said Rodgers won’t be able to talk himself into the lineup.

    “It’s a conversation that’s been had,” McCarthy said of the risk factor. “You know, hey, I clearly understand Aaron’s role and responsibility here but this is a medical decision. He’s not quite ready but he did have good day today. He feels very good about what he accomplished today.”

    As for Flynn, McCarthy said he was completely confident in the quarterback’s ability to handle the game plan and all but declared him the starter. McCarthy said that Flynn received “starter” reps, which means he received the bulk of the snaps.

    “I think we’re so much further ahead than we were last week because you know, you go back where Scott’s been able to prepare fully for a game and Matt took the backup reps last week, and now he’s getting the full reps this week in a limited fashion – obviously because we’re on a four-day week,” McCarthy said. “Just as far as going into this game, I feel a lot better that both our quarterbacks will be better prepared.”

    When asked directly if Flynn was the starter, McCarthy said, “That’s where we are. Business as usual. Next man up. Getting him ready. Getting ready to go.”

    Flynn said things have come back to him quickly and that his comfort level in the offense is back to where it was before he left, However, he is still catching up with some of the different plays and line of scrimmage calls that have been introduced.

    “I feel good, really good,” Flynn said. “You know, I’m light years ahead of where I would be three weeks into any other system obviously because the time I spent here. So, you know I’ve been hitting the playbook hard and studying, and asking a lot of questions from Aaron, from you know, all the receivers, linemen, how they want things called, and how they want the operation to go.

    “So I feel good, and one more day tomorrow is going to help.”

    Quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo disputed that Flynn doesn’t have a strong arm. He said he showed the ability to throw downfield on a deep route to Jarrett Boykin against Minnesota.

    McAdoo said that Flynn definitely got the offense into a rhythm when he replaced Scott Tolzien.

    “He provided a spark,” McAdoo said. “He has good enough recall to do what he did. He’s an experienced guy. He did a nice job leading our offense.”

    In the meantime, the Packers got several key players back at practice.

    Cornerback Sam Shields (hamstring), DE Johnny Jolly (groin), RT Don Barclay (knee) and LB Nick Perry (foot/ankle) were taking part in warm-ups and had their helmets with them, usually a sign they are going to practice.

    Shields, Jolly and Barclay appeared to do the most and Perry was mostly riding a bike when special teams work was going on.

    Guard Josh Sitton (back) and TE Brandon Bostick (concussion) were in uniform with their helmets, but neither appeared to be doing much.

    LB Jamari Lattimore (thigh), RB Johnathan Franklin (concussion) and DE C.J. Wilson (ankle) were not practicing.

  64. contra74 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    Its just cruel to watch the packer fans hold on to hope that just simply does not exist. Cruel but funny. Sure they can throw history, stats, and what their dog ate during the 2010 season but thats just it…history that is not going to help them today. Funny to watch them cling on to it though.

  65. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:04 PM

    YEE HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Some things to be thankful for on Thursday:

    1) Ted.
    2) Aaron.
    3) A league record 13 World Championships.
    4) Meaningful football games.
    5) Were not 2-8-1, or hapless and tasteless.

  66. jjh1982 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    Im just wondering didn’t the Badgers just beat Minnesota for the tenth straight time, and isn’t the basketball team ranked 10th in the country, oh and I forgot about the women’s hockey being ranked 2nd, people from Minnesota should think before they comment

  67. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Nov 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    Tolzien, Flynn, Matthews and that buttplug he wears on his hand, Rodgers YMCA mustache..

    What a complete circus you guys are running over there.

  68. shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    Viking fans laugh it up cause the Packers are having problems with back up QBs… you know what’s sadder than that though… blowing a 16 point lead in 4th quarter even though your best player is still out there…

  69. thetruthcampaign says: Nov 26, 2013 6:37 PM

    “Wow, this will be an easy one.” – Lion’s fans and players in 2011.

  70. duece5 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    ps3988 says: Nov 26, 2013 2:32 PM

    “2 years in a row you couldn’t sweep the Vikings” LMAO, that’s grasping for straws. Losing an MVP quarterback, all pro wide receiver (led NFL in yardage last year), all pro tight end, and a pro bowl left tackle and the Queens still couldn’t beat us. C’mon man!

    Obviously a Packer fan here, and moving on to Detroit. It doesn’t matter who the QB is, even with #12 in the game GB will lose to teams with upper echelon offenses. The problem with the Packers this year is a massive gaping hole at the safety position. They have absolutely no production from that position and it creates a long, slow death for the Pack in every game against a decent offense. Calvin Johnson could set an NFL record on Thanksgiving this year.

    duece5 says:

    Dude,

    The Vikings have been playing with a back-up QB since Favre retired in 2010.

    THAT’s THE POINT!!!!!

    We also have been without our starting safety and BEST DEFENSIVE player-Harrison Smith for both packer games, Rudolph, our starting CB, our starting MLB, etc, etc…..injuries happen on EVERY team.

    But, teams like the Bucs, Bears, Raiders, and Rams have found ways to win games with their BACKUP QB.

    Why can’t the packers????

    Major fail on TTs part, but hey, if you want to give hima pass, so be it. All you guys need is a win or two to keep it afloat, and he and MM miscalculated and gambled.

    You lost, and 0-4-1 will happen on Turkey day.

    Season is bascially done, even with Rodgers in there, your dline is asive, and your oline is porous.

    You guys are WORSE than the Vikings without Rodgers, and it is in black & white.

    YOU GUYS WERE FAVORED TO WIN BY 5 points, AT HOME for crying out loud, and you tied…..yippeeeee!!!!!!

    Last 4 games of the Vikes: 1-2-1
    Last 4 games of gbay: 0-3-1

    Hey gbay, embrace the suck!!!!

  71. duece5 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    Viking fans laugh it up cause the Packers are having problems with back up QBs… you know what’s sadder than that though… blowing a 16 point lead in 4th quarter even though your best player is still out there…

    duece5 says:

    Wow, you must mean the rest of your players on gbay suck?!

    Well, our best player TORE YOU GUYS UP, AGAIN,and our BACKUP RB, Gerhart, TORE YOU GUYS UP TOO.

    Trust me, Adrian Peterson would LOVE TO PLAY THE PACKERS EVERY SUNDAY. He averages more yards against the packers than ANY team in the NFL. Even semi-smart packer fans understand who this beast is…..obviously, you have either dimentia, or lack any real knowledge of football.

    If he did, at 142 yards in which he gained on Sunday, he would smash the NFL yards rushing in a season at 2272…..yep, he would take that!!!!!

  72. ruvelligwebuike says: Nov 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    I wish the Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette Warriors, doctors, dentists, industry, walleyes, muskies, golf coarses and whitetail deer existed in Wisconsin. But they don’t. Believe me, I went to Hill-Murray, Class of ’99. They assured me that I was elite and attending one of the finest schools in the nation and that Wisconsin is a scary place.

    -Another Minnesotan

  73. duece5 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:04 PM

    YEE HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Some things to be thankful for on Thursday:

    1) Ted.
    2) Aaron.
    3) A league record 13 World Championships.
    4) Meaningful football games.
    5) Were not 2-8-1, or hapless and tasteless.

    duece5 says:

    Filthy, you forgot to add, WINLESS IN NOVEMBER!

  74. johngaltwho says: Nov 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    contra74 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    Its just cruel to watch the packer fans hold on to hope that just simply does not exist.

    ————————————————–

    You wouldnt understand. You’ve been conditioned to abandon hope, abandon your team year after year. Its just cruel to watch NFL fans that lose hope at the first sign of adversity. Optimism through adversity is what keeps football fun for fans. And if it doesnt work out, we start out with a fresh outlook for next year. Be positive about something – try it – you might enjoy it.

  75. duece5 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:10 PM

    Several things for the Vikings to be thankful for:

    1. Ted “the genius” Thompson
    2. Ted “the QB killer” Thompson
    3. Harrel, Brohm, Coleman, Wallace, Tolzien, Rubely, and Flynn
    4. a post-Ponder future
    5. Back to glory days of DOMINATING the packers like the late sixties, 70s and 80s (an era that is shunned by all packer faithful). Winning 10/11 championship in those days of real competition.
    6. Continued dominance of the division as we have amassed 18 titles to the packers 11 division titles since we became a franchise. That is more than 50% more than the packers, that’s right, WAY more than our oderous little brother to the southeast.
    7. Mike McCarthy’s look on his face on the sideline like he lost his wooby (Rodgers).

    Life sucks without a QB, eh packer fans!!!!

  76. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:28 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:02 PM
    contra74 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    Its just cruel to watch the packer fans hold on to hope that just simply does not exist.

    ————————————————–

    You wouldnt understand. You’ve been conditioned to abandon hope, abandon your team year after year. Its just cruel to watch NFL fans that lose hope at the first sign of adversity. Optimism through adversity is what keeps football fun for fans. And if it doesnt work out, we start out with a fresh outlook for next year. Be positive about something – try it – you might enjoy it.

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

    Very true, and well said.

    Viking fans wave their little white flags at the first hint of trouble.

    It’s a form of cowardice.

  77. orcheon says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 PM

    More starters the last 2 games than in the last 20 years…

  78. GenXJay says: Nov 26, 2013 8:43 PM

    lol.
    if flynn starts, that means big mike has no real back up plan if flynn goes down.
    tolzien got benched last week. what a tool.

  79. johngaltwho says: Nov 26, 2013 8:47 PM

    duece5 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    Season is bascially done, even with Rodgers in there, your dline is asive, and your oline is porous.

    ———————————————————

    Yull undesrtand if I dout your veracity

  80. shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    duece5 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:56 PM

    shaggytoodle says: Nov 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    Viking fans laugh it up cause the Packers are having problems with back up QBs… you know what’s sadder than that though… blowing a 16 point lead in 4th quarter even though your best player is still out there…

    duece5 says:

    Wow, you must mean the rest of your players on gbay suck?!

    Well, our best player TORE YOU GUYS UP, AGAIN,and our BACKUP RB, Gerhart, TORE YOU GUYS UP TOO.

    Trust me, Adrian Peterson would LOVE TO PLAY THE PACKERS EVERY SUNDAY. He averages more yards against the packers than ANY team in the NFL. Even semi-smart packer fans understand who this beast is…..obviously, you have either dimentia, or lack any real knowledge of football.

    If he did, at 142 yards in which he gained on Sunday, he would smash the NFL yards rushing in a season at 2272…..yep, he would take that!!!!!
    ______

    You’re right Peterson and his back up TORE IT UP and had 16 point lead and still couldn’t beat the Packers…

    I also remember the first time when they Packers played Minnesota this year GB TORE IT UP.. and the ONLY thing that stopped them was the end of each half…and Peterson didn’t even have half of the 142 yards you wished he would get every Sunday if he played GB it was more like 60…GB did get the W that day.

    Keep running around and thumping your chest though… its really funny.

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