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Aaron Rodgers has knee surgery

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At times in 2015, it seemed like Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t himself. It’s possibly because he was dealing with a knee problem.

According to Jason Wilde and Rob Demovsky (a/k/a Olivia Munn’s favorite reporter) of ESPN.com, Rodgers had arthroscopic knee surgery in the days following Green Bay’s loss to the Cardinals in the NFC playoffs.

Rodgers confirmed that he had an arthroscopic procedure; an unnamed source called it “minor” and a “cleanup of an old injury.”

As noted by Wilde and Demovsky, Rodgers was listed with a knee injury only once all year, after he took a low hit from Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah in November. He missed no practice time and took all but 10 of the team’s offensive snaps, explain Wilde and Demovsky.

While the injury could be viewed as a reason for the dip in his performance last season, it didn’t keep Rodgers from uncorking some of the best-thrown Hail Mary passes in NFL history — one against the Lions in a December rematch and three on one drive against Arizona (the first one was incomplete, but there was blatant interference by the Cardinals).

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  1. vikesfan320 says: Jan 30, 2016 11:37 AM

    Don’t let this become an excuse. Really, Aaron didn’t have that bad of a season. He moved fine and threw fine, his receivers were just terrible. Never could get open and when they did they dropped it anyway. Plus his O-line was banged up and his RB couldn’t get away from the buffet line. His coaching staff deserves a lot of blame, too. Terrible/inconsistent play-calling throughout the year, never really gave Rodgers chances to let it fly and make things happen, and to top that off they never went to Janis and Abbrederis when it was clear the other receivers (especially Adams) weren’t getting it done. Personally I was glad they never gave those guys a chance, lot more worried about them than I was Adams or James Jones.

    I guess what I’m saying is Aaron Rodgers knee should be the least of the Packers concerns as it was the least of their problems. I expect them to be back in full force next year, with a slimmed down Lacy (or expanded Stark role), a healthy Jordy Nelson, and a healthier O-line. The only thing that could really hold them back is Mike McCarthy.

  2. thejuddstir says: Jan 30, 2016 11:43 AM

    Will he still be able to wear his skirt or afraid of the scar showing?

  3. bondlake says: Jan 30, 2016 11:43 AM

    And if Ted Thompson doesn’t open up his checkbook and get AR some much needed protection, there’ll be many more knee surgeries.

    Ted Thompson – – – the GB Chief Scout. W/o AR, where would GB be?

  4. vikingforlife says: Jan 30, 2016 11:45 AM

    Seriously????? This is joke right?

  5. whatdoesjimmiefoxxsay says: Jan 30, 2016 11:45 AM

    I appreciate Rodgers’ leadership. No complaints, no excuses about his injury. For this of you who have had knee injuries (and he tour an ACL in 2004) it is not hard to imagine a knee injury impacting your game. Pushing off and putting weight forward on a knee that is injured may effect some throws. In any case I am looking forward to a healthy Aaron Rodgers in 2016. How blessed we are in Green Bay to have had Bart Starr, Brett Favre and now another future HOFer in number 12. Amazing run of greatness.

  6. whatdoesjimmiefoxxsay says: Jan 30, 2016 11:47 AM

    I appreciate Rodgers’ leadership. No complaints, no excuses about his injury. For those of you who have had knee injuries (and he tore an ACL in 2004) it is not hard to imagine a knee injury impacting your game. Pushing off and putting weight forward on a knee that is injured may effect some throws. In any case I am looking forward to a healthy Aaron Rodgers in 2016. How blessed we are in Green Bay to have had Bart Starr, Brett Favre and now another future HOFer in number 12. Amazing run of greatness.

  7. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says: Jan 30, 2016 11:48 AM

    Really sick of hearing about a Hail Mary pass that should never have been allowed to occur in the first place. It was very obviously not a facemask penalty against Detroit. I guess being the second biggest whiner in the league after Brady has it’s benefits when it comes to getting bs calls

  8. imodan says: Jan 30, 2016 11:48 AM

    Cool. Viking fan vs. Packer fan. And I was worried there was nothing to do this weekend. Got my popcorn ready.

  9. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 11:49 AM

    That explain why his mechanics looked off and he was always throwing off of his back foot a lot more than normal, given that it was left knee. Even the hail mary’s were thrown off of his back foot.

  10. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says: Jan 30, 2016 11:51 AM

    Maybe the “blatant interference” (didn’t happen) not being called was karma for the absolute garbage call the refs made to hand an undeserved victory to them against the Lions

  11. whatdoesjimmiefoxxsay says: Jan 30, 2016 11:51 AM

    Evidently not so obvious to the officials or replay guys. In any case an incredible play.

  12. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 11:51 AM

    It was very obviously not a facemask penalty against Detroit.
    ———-
    Perhaps you need to look at the definition of what a facemask is and re-watch the play. Or….would you prefer it to have been called a hit to the head? Either one results in the same call.

  13. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 11:52 AM

    Seriously????? This is joke right?
    ———————-
    No. It’s obviously an elaborate cover up. They are lying just to make you Vikings fans feel bad for whatever reason.

  14. norseyapper says: Jan 30, 2016 11:58 AM

    Arthroscopic clean up usually means a miniscus trim. No big deal. It would have been sore but in no way disabling during the season and the cleanup procedure is about a two week to full recovery deal.

  15. vikingforlife says: Jan 30, 2016 11:59 AM

    Exactly Sparty!! Really don’t understand all of that, either, but you know how that goes! You notice it was brought to light by his girlfriend just like Brady’s wife had to make excuses for him when he lost. But, as usual, just watch, the media will have a field day with this and praise him like he was playing out there with one leg!!!

  16. glac1 says: Jan 30, 2016 11:59 AM

    I’m guessing there is at least 31 other teams that would love to have him on their roster! Only 31 with a lot in his tank yet!

  17. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says: Jan 30, 2016 12:01 PM

    Only the biggest Pack homers can watch the replay of that play and not see that the defenders hand was open and not grabbing Rodgers’s facemask in any way shape or form. You make yourself look ridiculous when you argue against something that’s very clear when you watch the replay. At least the refs got it right when it counted the most in the playoffs but personally I’m shocked that they didn’t hand the whiner another unearned victory

  18. thehatefulnerd says: Jan 30, 2016 12:02 PM

    Aaron tanked the offense this year because of his tantrum against Mike. Sick of people blaming the WRs.

    Did the knee injury make Aaron ignore James Jones wide open down the sideline with 30 seconds left? Did the knee injury make Aaron throw for 0 yards to Richard “can’t break a tackle to save his life” Rodgers with the click ticking down to 24 seconds? Get real man.

  19. vikingforlife says: Jan 30, 2016 12:03 PM

    Exactly Sparty! Just wait, the media will be all over this acting like he played all season with ONE leg!!! It’s ridiculous, but anyone who knows anything KNOWS BETTER! EVERYONE KNOWS he never should have gotten to throw that ridiculous Hail Mary pass against Detroit! It WAS NOT a face mask, but he has to live with that nonsense. Not sure how some of these guys sleep at night!

  20. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 30, 2016 12:08 PM

    spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says:
    Jan 30, 2016 11:48 AM
    Really sick of hearing about a Hail Mary pass that should never have been allowed to occur in the first place. It was very obviously not a facemask penalty against Detroit.

    ———————————-

    Obvious? Really? Well, if you are sick about hearing about it, I’m really sick at you Detroit losers whining all the time because you think life is not fair.

    At full speed that gets called a Facemask 110% of the time. You slow down any play and look at 10 different angles, sure it can be open to interpretation. But don’t blame the refs, blame the idiotic Detroit defender who had no need to reach out like that and grab at the head since there was nobody behind Rodgers, he couldn’t do a forward pass, and there was another defender right there. There is nobody to blame but Detroit for that.

  21. mcjon22 says: Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM

    Throwing all of those Hail Mary passes does put strain on the ligaments.

  22. fartweasel says: Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM

    He probably hurt his knee while whining about the coin toss in Arizona.

  23. aypeeswhippingstick says: Jan 30, 2016 12:13 PM

    Enjoy your division “title” Viking fans because a year from now you’ll once again be looking to improve the qb position. Adding Tiny Hands Bustwater to the list of has beens and never will be’s. 55 seasons and going nowhere, enjoy the Pro Bowl!

  24. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 12:20 PM

    Maybe they can fix his arm while they’re in there.

  25. rosstuckershair says: Jan 30, 2016 12:21 PM

    Maybe this press release came from Olivia Munn’s publicist…

  26. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    Exactly Sparty!! Really don’t understand all of that, either, but you know how that goes! You notice it was brought to light by his girlfriend just like Brady’s wife had to make excuses for him when he lost.
    ————–
    Nowhere and I mean nowhere was it reported or brought to light by his girlfriend. If you slow down and actually learn to read, you would realize this.

  27. rosstuckershair says: Jan 30, 2016 12:26 PM

    Enjoy your division “title” Viking fans because a year from now you’ll once again be looking to improve the qb position. Adding Tiny Hands Bustwater to the list of has beens and never will be’s. 55 seasons and going nowhere, enjoy the Pro Bowl!

    The Green Bay Rodgers better dive into the free agent water this year…or it will be more of the same next year…Every team will be looking at isolating backs against Ryan, while jamming the receivers at the line while flooding the middle with safeties and linebackers. Obviously the last 5 years has taught the TT and the front office very little…

  28. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:26 PM

    Only the biggest Pack homers can watch the replay of that play and not see that the defenders hand was open and not grabbing Rodgers’s facemask in any way shape or form.
    ———–
    Watched it several times in slow motion. It hits the facemask. That is a penalty, regardless of whether there is an extreme twisting motion or not. Any hit to the helmet or the facemeask on a QB is a penalty for hit to the helmet or a facemask. In real time, the refs decided it was a facemask and you can’t really blame them. Or….it can be a hit to the helmet. Result is still the same.

  29. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:27 PM

    Maybe they can fix his arm while they’re in there
    ————-
    This is an article about Aaron Rodgers, not Teddy noodle arm Bustwater.

  30. lambeaudungbarn says: Jan 30, 2016 12:28 PM

    I knew there was a reason the Packers lost the division and all those games, Rodgers has a tweeked knee and doesn’t even limp, but he was only at 85%
    so the Packers played at 50%….makes sense now!
    You Packer fans and your excuses, come on now…tell us the truth. The Green Bay Packers are on a decline,
    Your team is in decline, your Coaches scheme is old and figured out, the Players have gotten so used to being Crowned Super Bowl Champs in June by ESPN and every other media outlet.
    If you look at the Super Bowl history teams usually go through about a 10 year cycle, bad to VG climbing in the playoffs then falling.

  31. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says: Jan 30, 2016 12:31 PM

    Obviously you Pack fans are biased towards your team and no one can blame you for that but the overwhelming majority of commentary that I heard from unbiased sources on the radio and television and from fans of the 30 other teams indicated that it was bs facemask call. Obviously you disagree because of your preexisting bias but you’re very clearly wrong.

  32. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:33 PM

    The Vikings have been on the same decline for 50 years. After setting a record for Super Bowl losses in the 70’s, they’ve never been able to recover from the humiliation.

    They were favored in all 4 SB’s.

  33. ariani1985 says: Jan 30, 2016 12:34 PM

    This explains why he didn’t make the pro bowl this year! When he wakes up from surgery, i am sure the staff will have a big teddy bear with a 2nd place #2 sticked on his belly! Well, at least the bear will have less facial hair then his GF.

  34. vikingcheesegrater says: Jan 30, 2016 12:36 PM

    Glad to hear the most recent excuse for this year’s performance and what has become an annual event – the Packers being eliminated from the playoffs.

  35. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:44 PM

    The Green Bay Rodgers better dive into the free agent water this year…or it will be more of the same next year…Every team will be looking at isolating backs against Ryan, while jamming the receivers at the line while flooding the middle with safeties and linebackers.
    ————–
    Yes. Because Free Agency is how they built a SB winner, right? Name me some big FA signings that have worked out well with the player fulfilling expectations based on what they are paid.

    Suh? Nope. Already trying to restructure his contract.
    Mike Wallace? One of the biggest FA busts in history.
    Mario Williams? Already being cut after this year.

    In fact, you could argue that one of the only teams that has actually won in free agency is the one that uses it the least.
    Woodson, Pickett, Peppers all met or exceeded expectations as a FA signing. Remember Barnyard Berrian? Another HUGE FA bust.

    The Packers are again as always one of the youngest teams in the NFL. The problem is that when injuries hit at certain positions, the young players that were asked to step up were not ready for an increased role because they were rookies or raw 2nd year players.

    As for Ryan, you saw one instance where that happened. Jordy coming back will be huge, along with some of the other guys who stepped up in the playoff game at the end of the season when they had no other choice but to play them.

  36. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:46 PM

    Glad to hear the most recent excuse for this year’s performance and what has become an annual event – the Packers being eliminated from the playoffs.
    ——————-
    I’ve been glad to hear the recent excuse about Blair Walsh for what was not an annual event for the Vikings: making the playoffs.

    You do realize that if you’re not in the playoffs every year, you have a much lower chance of ever winning a SB, right?

  37. golforepar says: Jan 30, 2016 12:49 PM

    Rodgers can throw 70 yards with 1 good leg. “Baby hands” Bridgewater can”t throw 50 with 2 little legs!

  38. davikes says: Jan 30, 2016 12:52 PM

    As long as the Packers employ McCarthy, every other team in the NFC North is in contention every year. Despite Rogers being the best QB of the last 10 years.

  39. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 12:52 PM

    If you look at the Super Bowl history teams usually go through about a 10 year cycle, bad to VG climbing in the playoffs then falling.
    ————
    Yep. Teams with 2nd tier QB’s like a Flacco, Manning, etc. The elite QB’s and future HOF QB’s have had a remarkable track record of always being in contention for most of their career.

  40. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 12:54 PM

    Teddy BustH20’s House of Noodles says:

    The Vikings have been on the same decline for 50 years.

    And the Packers have just started their decline so enjoy the next 50 years. The sweet thing is that majority of Packer fans here don’t realize what it’s like not to have a franchise QB. But, they’ll learn that lesson soon enough. I’ll tell you it’s not as fun as it looks.

  41. purpleandgoldforever says: Jan 30, 2016 12:58 PM

    I’m wondering why Rodgers was only listed once on the injury report when his knee was bad enough to require surgery.

    Funny how some Packer fans are already using this as an excuse.

    House of Noodles, you do realize that with a name like that, no one will take anything you post seriously, right?

  42. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:02 PM

    And the Packers have just started their decline so enjoy the next 50 years. The sweet thing is that majority of Packer fans here don’t realize what it’s like not to have a franchise QB. But, they’ll learn that lesson soon enough.
    ————
    Yes, the start of another decline because they a) Made the playoffs for the 7th straight year, tied with the Patriots and b) had a key loss in a Top 5 NFL WR. They finished 10-6 in 2010, won the SB and were in the playoffs every year after that. Given their record, shouldn’t that have started the decline?

    Get back to me when Rodgers is 39 and a year away from the Vikings begging him to play for them. Then we can talk about a real decline.

  43. stellarperformance says: Jan 30, 2016 1:03 PM

    Excuse? Excuse for what? He had a better season than Teddy the Wonder Horse and many other quarterbacks, most in fact. He just didn’t have the season he expects of himself, of which we have grown accustomed and spoiled.

    He’ll be back next year, ready to roll. The Vikings were an anomaly. They may have won the North Division, but by doing so only added to their already-owned NFL record (28) for post-season losses. More than any other team ever (including all pre-merger teams!) They didn’t do themselves any favors by winning the division. I mean…..you saw, right?

    Nobody thinks the Vikings have leapfrogged the Packers. Nobody.

  44. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:05 PM

    I’m wondering why Rodgers was only listed once on the injury report when his knee was bad enough to require surgery.
    —————
    Because in order to be listed on the injury report, you have to miss or be limited in practice. Pretty obvious if you understand anything NFL related. He could still participate in everything, but it was clear that he was doing more throwing with his weight on his back foot than normal. Which is why a lot of observers noticed that his mechanics were “off”.

    I think most QB’s would kiill for 32 TD’s 8 INT’s and 3800 yards passing though. That is an unattainable dream season for Christian….I mean Teddy Bustwater.

  45. ariani1985 says: Jan 30, 2016 1:06 PM

    Does this explain that he zero wins in OT! ZERO! Let that sink in!

  46. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 30, 2016 1:09 PM

    Just a few shorts years ago this story would have really mattered to Kevin Lanflisi.

  47. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:13 PM

    If the Vikings were smart, they would waste draft picks again this time to move up in the 1st round to grab Carson Wentz.

    They won’t do it of course, because they are still on this version of their future ex-starting QB, but it would solve the noodle arm problem.

  48. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:15 PM

    As long as the Packers employ McCarthy, every other team in the NFC North is in contention every year. Despite Rogers being the best QB of the last 10 years.
    —————-
    Explain why the Packers have won the division 4 out of the last 5 years and a Super Bowl then? What does that say about McCarthy’s competition in the division

  49. golforepar says: Jan 30, 2016 1:16 PM

    Rodgers has 3 MVPs and a ring. Bridewater can’t buy a ring small enough for those cute little hands.

  50. packmanfan says: Jan 30, 2016 1:18 PM

    I blame coach McMuffin for yet another year with yet another loss in the playoffs than anything Rodgers did.
    McMuffin really, really needs to go. Now!

  51. whatjusthapped says: Jan 30, 2016 1:18 PM

    The Viking trolls love to jump in on every Packer story, maybe its a welcome relief to hearing the phrase, Laces Out or recoiling everytime you hear the number 28, as in 28 yards out, wide left.

    The Vikings have a rich history of ways to lose playoff games, whether its outgaining the Saints by over 220 yards only to send the 12th man into the huddle or going 15-1 and being up by 7 points with less than 3 minutes to go in the game only to push the FG to the right and lose in OT to the Falcons. Given all the misery and having to try to convince myself that Teddy is a real NFL QB, that might account for it.

  52. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:19 PM

    Fun Fact: The only team to win the NFC North more than 2 years in a row is the Green Bay Packers. Of course it even happened multiple times.

  53. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 1:22 PM

    I’d take an accurate noodle over an inaccurate cannon any day. Isn’t he the one that got Jordy hurt because he couldn’t hit a wide open receiver?

  54. golforepar says: Jan 30, 2016 1:23 PM

    araini, Your team SBs 0 – 4 last 5 NFC Championship games 0 – 5 Let that sink in!

  55. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 1:27 PM

    I’d take an accurate noodle over an inaccurate cannon any day.
    —————-
    Odd thing to say about one of the most accurate passers in NFL history. I’m not quite sure how you end up having the highest career TD/INT ratio in the history of the NFL being inaccurate.

  56. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 1:33 PM

    It’s funny because Rodgers is falling apart and declining and we all know Ted Thompson has no plan B for Rodgers. It’s a one man band playing on a sinking ship.

  57. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 2:03 PM

    Teddy BustH20’s House of Noodles says:

    Odd thing to say about one of the most accurate passers in NFL history. I’m not quite sure how you end up having the highest career TD/INT ratio in the history of the NFL being inaccurate.

    —-

    All NFL QBs are accurate when the majority of their throws are check downs and screens. Rodgers average pass traveled 3.13 yards down field. Good for 29th in the league among qualifying QBs. Penciled right in between Sam Bradford and Colon Kap. Also, tied with Matt Stafford.

  58. glac1 says: Jan 30, 2016 2:06 PM

    It’s nice to follow a team that draws complaints after a 10-6 record and a divisional playoff appearance. Sums up the quality of organization Green Bay is. There are only a couple of teams that match our success over the last 23 years. You’re welcome to join us as a fan…

  59. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 2:11 PM

    All NFL QBs are accurate when the majority of their throws are check downs and screens. Rodgers average pass traveled 3.13 yards down field. Good for 29th in the league among qualifying QBs.
    ————-
    Yeah, now do his career and factor in his WR’s this year. You’d have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not hear every broadcaster and scout talk about the WR’s not breaking off man coverage with Nelson not there to stretch the field and take the top off the defense. It’s pretty simple actually.

  60. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 2:15 PM

    My apologies. It appears that Wilson was just able to eclipse Rodgers after this season.

    1. Russell Wilson (27) 8.1 2012-2015 sea
    2. Aaron Rodgers (32) 8.0 2005-2015 gnb
    3. Ben Roethlisberger (33) 7.9 2004-2015 pit
    Tony Romo (35) 7.9 2004-2015 dal
    5. Philip Rivers (34) 7.8 2004-2015 sdg
    6. Peyton Manning (39) 7.7 1998-2015 2TM

  61. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 30, 2016 2:15 PM

    I just signed up for Twitter so can stay updated on Eddie Lacy’s food cravings. Mmm mm mm China Food.

  62. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 2:28 PM

    Does anyone know when the last time the Vikings won a playoff game?

    Oh here it is! The Vikings have won ONE (anomaly) playoff game in the last 12 years. YIKES!

  63. ariani1985 says: Jan 30, 2016 2:41 PM

    Don’t worry NFL fans, the packer fans already guaranteed 2 super bowl victories next year so the season is cancelled!

  64. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 30, 2016 2:46 PM

    Yes, the Lions got robbed on the face mask call.

    And guess what else, the Packers got robbed the play before that when a missed pass interference kept them out of field goal range.

  65. packsupersoldier says: Jan 30, 2016 2:48 PM

    The pain in Aaron’s knee is nothing compared to the chronic throbbing butthurt afflicting the bitter Viking and Lion fans here.

  66. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 30, 2016 2:50 PM

    FACT: Teddy Bridgewater has never beaten an AFC South or AFC North team.

  67. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 30, 2016 3:17 PM

    Face it Cheese Turds, your window is rapidly closing and the Vikings’ window is wide open, and all little Erin’s lame excuses ain’t gonna change that.

  68. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 30, 2016 3:33 PM

    Teddy BustH20’s House of Noodles says:
    Jan 30, 2016 2:28 PM
    Does anyone know when the last time the Vikings won a playoff game?

    Oh here it is! The Vikings have won ONE (anomaly) playoff game in the last 12 years. YIKES!
    ——————-
    Once again a packer fan is totally wrong.
    The Vikings beat Dallas in 2009.
    The Vikings beat……wait for it…..Green bay in 2004.

    If you could add…that’s two wins.
    I’m not saying the Vikings are great. Just showing incorrect facts posted by packer fans.

  69. gbjax says: Jan 30, 2016 4:00 PM

    hejuddstir says:
    Jan 30, 2016 11:43 AM

    Will he still be able to wear his skirt or afraid of the scar showing?

    ___________________

    At least as opposed to some of the trolls on this site, his IQ is looking pretty good.

  70. lindacaseauthor says: Jan 30, 2016 4:08 PM

    Explain why the Packers have won the division 4 out of the last 5 years and a Super Bowl then? What does that say about McCarthy’s competition in the division
    ———————
    2015 Season: Mike Zimmer unanimously voted NFCN Coach of the Year. McFatso didn’t even get one top vote. The decline has begun in Cheese City.

  71. h0metownzero says: Jan 30, 2016 4:48 PM

    This is just one more reason why Rodgers is so well respected by everyone around the NFL. You’ll never hear any players calling him out for being a coward, like Bruce Irvin did to little Teddy Bridgewater.

  72. ariani1985 says: Jan 30, 2016 5:10 PM

    Look at the bright side packer fans, Mike McCheeseburger won the 4th of July hot dog eating contest! You can use that as a playoff Victory! Since you are immune to them come playoff time!

  73. greenbaychicksarefat says: Jan 30, 2016 5:14 PM

    While he’s under the knife, maybe they’ll attach male genitals onto him.

  74. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 5:45 PM

    FACT: Poiseless Aaron Rodgers has 14 career game winning drives. Less than Michael Vick, Andy Dalton, Russel Wilson, Joe Flacco, Matt Stafford, Jay Cutler, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Big Ben, Phillip Rivers, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Tom Brady. However he is tied with Andrew Luck (despite about 8 more years) and Matt Schaub. I hope he’s not my QB with the game on the line!

  75. squared80 says: Jan 30, 2016 5:46 PM

    Holy excuse, Batman. Players go through these routine surgeries every off-season. As if pathetic Green Bay fans need to find more excuses for their terrible team. And yes, take out All-World Aaron Rodgers, and that team is terrible (except Jordy Nelson).

    Ted Thompson: most over-rated GM in all of professional sports.

  76. tjacks7 says: Jan 30, 2016 5:48 PM

    There’s no joy in calling out someone who openly admits they’re scared:

    Said Rodgers: “I had an easy opportunity for a pitch-and-catch touchdown, and I got scared by something.”

  77. stellarperformance says: Jan 30, 2016 6:14 PM

    In three OT losses in the postseason, Rodgers never touched the ball. Never. Touched. The. Ball.

    Wake up NFL.

  78. stellarperformance says: Jan 30, 2016 6:23 PM

    Interesting fact about the Vikings NFL record twenty-eight (28) post-season losses…..

    They have to virtually win four SuperBowls in a row, while Pittsburgh loses four years in a row in the postseason, before anybody comes close to tying the record with them.

    If they do really well, and qualify for the postseason several years in a row, and if they don’t win the SuperBowl every year….they just may own that record for eternity!

  79. frank booth says: Jan 30, 2016 6:38 PM

    I like watching tjacks7 grasp at every straw, even going as far as making up statistics and find every way to show Rodgers in a negative light, when every NFL expert or any objective fan believes Rodgers to be one of the best QB’s in the league.

    Of course, he only does this to incite Packer fans, and doesn’t truly believe in what he’s saying.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, Teddy Bridgewater followed up his 14 TD rookie season with a 14 TD second year. Just above Josh McCown’s 12 TD’s.

    Teddy played 16 games. Josh McCown played 8.

  80. cheeseisfattening says: Jan 30, 2016 6:50 PM

    “Rodgers never touched the ball”

    I know this is now your excuse du jour but it is an ironic excuse in a funny way.

  81. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 7:40 PM

    100% of Vikings fans would reverse time and not skip on Rodger’s twice in the draft for Troy Williamson and Erasmus James. FACT. PERIOD.

    In fact, 100% of all Vikings fans would trade Teddy Bustwater for Rodger’s straight up without thinking once. That way they could get him earlier than when he’s 40.

  82. vikingforlife says: Jan 30, 2016 7:48 PM

    What does Teddy not winning AFCN or AFCS games have to do with anything?? You do realize he has only been playing in the league for 2 seasons, right?? What he has done is go 11-5 in his 2nd year and go on to win the NFC North with his teammates. The young man doesn’t complain, he makes smart decisions, and when he does make a mistake, he learns from it. I’m proud to call him the QB of my team. There are many, many out there who cannot say the same. I actually used to like AR, but the more he whines and complains, not so much.

  83. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 8:31 PM

    Teddy makes smart decisions and when he makes a mistake, he learns from it. Like not throwing the ball downfield because he’s horribly inaccurate with a noodle arm.

    Vikings fans are fooling themselves and flat out lying that they are proud to have Teddy. The dude lacks major skill and athleticism. After 2 years, you can see that the best he will ever be is a checkdown, 14 TD per year NFL QB. Even the announcers talk about how he is a check down game manager QB during games. Why? Cause that is all he’s capable of.

    Norv Turner’s offense is not based on checkdowns and not throwing the ball down field. He’s had to adapt his calls due to Teddy’s inherent weaknesses.

  84. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 8:31 PM

    Teddy makes smart decisions and when he makes a mistake, he learns from it. Like not throwing the ball downfield because he’s horribly inaccurate with a noodle arm.

    Vikings fans are fooling themselves and flat out lying that they are proud to have Teddy. The dude lacks major skill and athleticism. After 2 years, you can see that the best he will ever be is a checkdown, 14 TD per year NFL QB. Even the announcers talk about how he is a check down game manager QB during games. Why? Cause that is all he’s capable of.

    Norv Turner’s offense is not based on checkdowns and not throwing the ball down field. He’s had to adapt his calls due to Teddy’s inherent weaknesses.

  85. Teddy BustH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 30, 2016 8:32 PM

    Yes. Ted Thompson is the most overrated GM in football. SKOLOLOLOL

    He has drafted 98% of all starters for a team that has only fewer wins than the Patriots over his tenure and his team was tied with the Patriots again for most consecutive playoff berths.

    Very overrated, eh?

  86. azblonguy says: Jan 30, 2016 8:41 PM

    People need to chill TFO. Every great quarterback has a down year or so, most have down years…. Aaron will be back better then ever next year!!

  87. Kiss Bill's Rings says: Jan 30, 2016 8:54 PM

    Got give Rodgers credit for never blaming his knee injury during the season. Not sure why people are saying he’s making excuses when it came from a team source, not Rodgers himself.

    Only QB in the NFL that I would even consider taking over my boy Tommy.

    It’s very confusing to see all these Vikings fans here saying such ridiculous stuff. Looks like a very jealous fan base. Reminds me of Jets fans.

  88. finchy74 says: Jan 30, 2016 9:17 PM

    Soft.

  89. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 30, 2016 9:59 PM

    Soft??

    Makes perfect sense. I mean who plays through an injury for 2 months without saying a word and then gets surgery on it 2 days after a playoff game. Definition of soft, right?

  90. vegasgreek says: Jan 30, 2016 10:35 PM

    aaron rodgers will be the mvp next season and jordy nelson will be comeback player of the year . book it.

  91. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 30, 2016 10:35 PM

    He’s tough enough to survive training camp, and you can’t say that about everybody.

  92. stellarperformance says: Jan 30, 2016 10:47 PM

    cheeseisfattening says:
    Jan 30, 2016 6:50 PM
    “Rodgers never touched the ball”
    I know this is now your excuse du jour but it is an ironic excuse in a funny way.
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    Excuse? Excuse for what? The Packers don’t need excuses for anything more than thirty other teams that didn’t win the SuperBowl. That’s how it works.

    What’s your excuse?

  93. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 30, 2016 10:48 PM

    He should’ve been wearing knee pads. You don’t hear about his assistant getting knee surgery, so he probably wears them.

  94. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 30, 2016 10:52 PM

    Nobody survives training camp in my neighborhood.

  95. frank booth says: Jan 30, 2016 11:39 PM

    Kiss Bill’s Rings says:
    Jan 30, 2016 8:54 PM

    Got give Rodgers credit for never blaming his knee injury during the season. Not sure why people are saying he’s making excuses when it came from a team source, not Rodgers himself.

    Only QB in the NFL that I would even consider taking over my boy Tommy.

    It’s very confusing to see all these Vikings fans here saying such ridiculous stuff. Looks like a very jealous fan base. Reminds me of Jets fans.
    =================================
    It’s true. Vikings’ fans are like Jets’ fans, except without the knowledge of the game of football.

    But at least the Jets have won a Super Bowl.

  96. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 31, 2016 12:49 AM

    The reason Rodgers has so few game-winning drives is because he drove the Packers to take the lead only to watch the defense give it back so many times, thus eradicating the “win” part.

  97. leatherface2012 says: Jan 31, 2016 1:43 AM

    i’m sure rodgers said something like “i went thru more than any soldier did in iraq or afghanistan” pansy

  98. johngaltwho says: Jan 31, 2016 2:02 AM

    Wow, Vikings fans getting an early start on their offseason ranting about dynasties. Rodgers is a phenomenal talent and its pretty pathetic that they flock to an article about outpatient surgery to spew their venom. What a sad sad bunch of football fans.

    Rodgers took the Packers into overtime against the Cardinals playing with their #5 and 6 receivers. Yes thats right, no Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and no Ty Montgomery.

    I only hope you are as optimistic about the Vikings outlook for next year as we are for our Green Bay Packers. I like our team, and I like our chances.

  99. purpleandgoldforever says: Jan 31, 2016 5:15 AM

    All these Packer fans talking about how much better Rodger’s stats vs Bridgewater’s stats.

    My question is this: When did stats mean more than wins?

    Vikings 11-5
    Packers 10-6

    Nothing more to be said

  100. Rolo Tomassi says: Jan 31, 2016 5:56 AM

    Credit for not going to the Pro bowl since you didn’t deserve it

  101. Rolo Tomassi says: Jan 31, 2016 6:02 AM

    Another whining excuse brought to you Aron Rogers

  102. erikthepurple says: Jan 31, 2016 6:12 AM

    Actually, the Vikes were only favored in Super Bowl IV against the Chefs.
    Against Miami: 6 1/2 underdog
    Against Pittsburgh: 3 pt underdog
    Against Oakland: 4 pt underdog

    Source: VegasInsider/super bowl history

  103. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 31, 2016 3:14 PM

    My question is this: When did stats mean more than wins?

    Vikings 11-5
    Packers 10-6
    ———–
    Good point. Regular season records mean very little as long as you’re in the playoffs.

    Vikings Playoff Record: 0-1

    Packers Playoff Record: 1-0

    Who had a closer shot of winning the Super Bowl in the playoffs?

  104. Same Ol' 1 and Done Vikes says: Jan 31, 2016 3:15 PM

    Credit for not going to the Pro bowl since you didn’t deserve it
    —————
    If Rodgers and his 32 TD’s and 8 INT’s didn’t deserve it, then we SURE know that Teddy B didn’t deserve to be a fill in with his 14 TD’s and 8 INT’s

  105. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 31, 2016 4:41 PM

    Here’s a fun stat. The pack have had, according to their fans, a first-ballot HOF’er under center for 2 1/2 decades. With that talent, they’ve managed one whole SB trip & win in the past 19 years. yikes.

  106. ariani1985 says: Jan 31, 2016 6:08 PM

    I can see why this absolute loser never made the pro bowl! In turd Thompson you trolls still trust?

  107. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 31, 2016 6:15 PM

    Here’s a fun stat. The Vikings are one of the oldest NFL teams to never win a Super Bowl. Yikes!

  108. siuleno says: Jan 31, 2016 6:25 PM

    why are you bringing up a facemask call? haha. grasping at straws, dude. lol.

    also…

    “With that Viking talent, they’ve managed 4 SB trips & ZERO wins in the past every year. yikes.”
    there, I fixed it.
    I googled “viking super bowl” to make sure I had the correct info and I clicked the 3rd site listed…

    “404 NOT FOUND”

    HAHAHAHA!! #truestory

  109. ariani1985 says: Jan 31, 2016 7:17 PM

    Little Erin Rogers leads the league in fumble 6s! His tiny hands have anything to do with it?

  110. frank booth says: Jan 31, 2016 8:00 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 31, 2016 4:41 PM

    Here’s a fun stat. The pack have had, according to their fans, a first-ballot HOF’er under center for 2 1/2 decades. With that talent, they’ve managed one whole SB trip & win in the past 19 years. yikes.
    ==================================
    Actually, in the last 19 years, the Packers have been to two Super Bowls, winning one.

    The convenience of choosing 19 years as a cut off is lost on no one. In the last 20 years, the Packers have won 2 Super Bowls and been to three.

    Here are some fun stats:

    Since the Vikings last went to the Super Bowl, the Bears have been to 2 (winning one) and the Packers have been to 3 (winning two).

    The Vikings couldn’t win a Super Bowl despite having a team put together by a Hall-of-Fame GM, headed by a HOF coach, led by a HOF QB, who had 2 HOF lineman blocking for him, and 3 HOF’ers on defense.

  111. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 31, 2016 8:26 PM

    thanks for the correction frank. The pack have been to one SB in the last 18 years. You’re right, that sounds much more impressive.

  112. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 31, 2016 8:35 PM

    Lil Teddy just underthrew Julio Jones by 15 yards. Marcus Peters says “Thanks for the gift lil Teddy!”

  113. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Jan 31, 2016 11:07 PM

    I must say…..Teddy has to be the most disgraceful looking QB to ever play in the Pro Bowl. I’m sure a lot of the players there were laughing when he stepped onto the field.

  114. ariani1985 says: Jan 31, 2016 11:33 PM

    Maybe next year little erin Rogers can play with the big boys? Ohhhhhhh wait, he would have to make the pro bowl then!

  115. erikthepurple says: Feb 1, 2016 7:17 AM

    6/8, 129 yds, 2 tds.
    What’s wrong with that?

  116. vikingforlife says: Feb 1, 2016 8:45 AM

    Well, seeing as HOW WELL Teddy played in the PROBOWL, I don’t think ANYONE was laughing!!! You see, whatever the juvenile fan base that grace this page and so many like this one says, those guys are professionals and understand that so many of their UNPROFESSIONAL counterparts wussed out of the PROBOWL this year, so Teddy was next man up, and he MANNED UP!!

  117. frank booth says: Feb 1, 2016 11:36 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 31, 2016 8:26 PM

    thanks for the correction frank. The pack have been to one SB in the last 18 years. You’re right, that sounds much more impressive.
    ==================================
    An honest person would probably say that the Packers won a Super Bowl 5 years ago.

    A disingenuous politician would say they’ve been to one Super Bowl in the last 18 years.

    And any NFL fan knows that the Vikings haven’t been to a Super Bowl in 39 years. They’ve never won one.

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