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Packers get on the board first, after blocked punt

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins 35-18 during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Packers still aren’t quite clicking offensively, but they lead anyway.

The Packers got a blocked punt from wide receiver Ty Montgomery and a 40-yard pass interference penalty to get into position, and then needed a few plays, but eventually found the end zone for the first time in Minnesota’s new building.

Aaron Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for his second touchdown in as many games, giving Green Bay a 7-0 lead.

The drive came in fits and starts, and Rodgers has had to move his feet against an aggressive Vikings front seven. But thanks to the field position boost, he hasn’t had to do as much.

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31 Responses to “Packers get on the board first, after blocked punt”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 18, 2016 9:08 PM

    I’m posting this next to three Vikings fans who saw those interference calls several times on the jumbotron and all of them are telling me how horrible the calls are.

    Vikings fans: can’t take the heat, but think they own the kitchen.

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  2. ad28bestever says: Sep 18, 2016 9:13 PM

    Sandejo had the turnover, knee on the ground, and OFFICIALS gave GB the ball back. Typical GB drive, completed pass, flag, long pass, flag. 1st and goal until they get it in.

    I can’t stand Aaron Rodgers and his stupid mannerism, but considering his own family can’t stand him, it’s not to surprising.

    I guess way back then Lombardi signed a “favors” contract for life to make sure this team would stay relevant.

    As always, it’s the Vikings against the world, and regardless of how this game ends, the end result will be the Vikings on top when the season ends. The officials can only help this team so much before it becomes blantly obvious.

  3. pkrlvr says: Sep 18, 2016 9:19 PM

    Dang Viking whining and excuses starting early. How can you look at the Cobb play and not see the ball coming out long before the knee was down?

    AP is having a big game so far… 5 rushes – 3 yards. Keep talking about our horrible D.

  4. pkrlvr says: Sep 18, 2016 9:21 PM

    Bradford is playing pretty good though…especially considering that line.

  5. tjacks7 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:24 PM

    Packers all tied up and getting picked apart by a QB that’s been on the roster for 2 weeks. This is hilarious to watch.

  6. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:25 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:19 PM
    Keep talking about our horrible D.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))
    Fabio didn’t have 50 tackles last year. Dix as a safety was the leading tackler. No team with a good defense had a safety lead the team. Sorry you don’t know football.

  7. amishninjas says: Sep 18, 2016 9:25 PM

    Mike McCarthy always has a look on his face like his wife just asked him to run 5 miles with her.

  8. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:26 PM

    the official line was gb -13 1/2? ridiculous. well, they do bring their own refs usually.

  9. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:26 PM

    Randall can’t cover Diggs.

  10. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 9:27 PM

    Ball was out long before his knee hit the ground. Anyone with reasonable vision could see that. Don’t make things up to support the silly narrative that the officials favor Green Bay, or any other team.

    I’m sure that the Packers caused the motion penalties as well.

    Sam Bradford looks good. Just over a quarter, and he’s already thrown a TD pass and engineered a drive when he had to overcome offensive line penalties. It’s early, but he looks like an improvement over Bridgewater.

  11. pkrlvr says: Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM

    Uh oh…hope Bradford is OK. Like the kid.

  12. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 18, 2016 9:33 PM

    Come on Vikings fan! The ball was coming out and almost in cobb’s hands before sendejo’s knee was down. I’m a Vikings fan, and wish sendejo would have held on. But the zebras made the correct call on that one.

    Should have been a call on the contact on theilen on the fade. But it wasn’t called. Our D is playing good. And other than a few calls, we are playing a better all around game.

    Zim is putting some real good 3rd down pressure on Rodgers. One of the only coaches that can actually make Rodgers have to work! Usually Rodgers eats everyone up. But Zim can play with him.

    Bradford is looking good. Had a real nice td drive. Hope it’s nothing major with his hand.

    Since we couldn’t score first, I’m glad Nelson was the first one to score here. He’s a stand up guy.

  13. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Sep 18, 2016 9:35 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:08 PM

    I’m posting this next to three Vikings fans who saw those interference calls several times on the jumbotron and all of them are telling me how horrible the calls are.

    Vikings fans: can’t take the heat, but think they own the kitchen.

    ————————————————-

    I love my kitchen and glad I own it

  14. pkrlvr says: Sep 18, 2016 9:36 PM

    Viking fans full of vitriol and excuses. Ugly combo.

  15. beerbratscheese says: Sep 18, 2016 9:38 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:24 PM
    Packers all tied up and getting picked apart by a QB that’s been on the roster for 2 weeks. This is hilarious to watch.
    ————————–

    The Vikings made an adjustment and they were able to move the ball on a possession. The Packers made defensive adjustments on the next possession and stopped ’em cold again.

    This is an entertaining game to watch thus far.

  16. minnescrotums says: Sep 18, 2016 9:45 PM

    ad28bestever says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:13 PM
    Sandejo had the turnover, knee on the ground, and OFFICIALS gave GB the ball back. Typical GB drive, completed pass, flag, long pass, flag. 1st and goal until they get it in.

    I can’t stand Aaron Rodgers and his stupid mannerism, but considering his own family can’t stand him, it’s not to surprising.

    I guess way back then Lombardi signed a “favors” contract for life to make sure this team would stay relevant.

    As always, it’s the Vikings against the world, and regardless of how this game ends, the end result will be the Vikings on top when the season ends. The officials can only help this team so much before it becomes blantly obvious.

    —-
    ^^ What’s wrong with America.

  17. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:51 PM

    thought on that last completion to diggs, the refs were gonna say the turf at that spot is 1/4 too high so the catch didnt count

  18. amishninjas says: Sep 18, 2016 9:54 PM

    The official line is Packers minus two.

  19. leatherface2012 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:00 PM

    im shocked adams got called for that offensive pi.. gb receivers are normally allowed to just throw a defender out of the way to make the catch. guess the check didn’t clear

  20. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:01 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:25 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:19 PM
    Keep talking about our horrible D.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))
    Fabio didn’t have 50 tackles last year. Dix as a safety was the leading tackler. No team with a good defense had a safety lead the team. Sorry you don’t know football.
    ==================================
    It happens. In 2010, Eric Weddle tied for the team lead in tackles. The Chargers D was 10th in scoring, and gave up the least amount of yards in the league that year.

  21. amishninjas says: Sep 18, 2016 10:04 PM

    Man Packers fans are sensitive. Sitting back watching McCarthy waste Rodgers’ prime.

  22. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:07 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:25 PM

    . No team with a good defense had a safety lead the team. Sorry you don’t know football.
    ===================================
    Also, in 2004, the Patriots’ Rodney Harrison was 6th in the league in the tackles. The Patriots defense was 2nd in scoring, 9th in yards given up. The Patriots won the Super Bowl that year.

    That’s a pretty good defense, right?

    There are other examples as well. I’m sure you already know, because you know football.

  23. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:14 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:51 PM

    thought on that last completion to diggs, the refs were gonna say the turf at that spot is 1/4 too high so the catch didnt count

    leatherface2012 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:00 PM

    im shocked adams got called for that offensive pi.. gb receivers are normally allowed to just throw a defender out of the way to make the catch. guess the check didn’t clear
    ==================================
    A great example of what people can create in their head when they want to believe something that isn’t true.

  24. skol4life says: Sep 18, 2016 10:14 PM

    Say hi to your daddy cheese fans. Mike Zimmer

  25. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 10:22 PM

    I don’t get it. A roughing call against Green Bay. A spot that didn’t go in Green Bay’s favor (it was correct). I thought the Packers get all of the calls.

  26. minnescrotums says: Sep 18, 2016 10:38 PM

    skol4life says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:14 PM
    Say hi to your daddy cheese fans. Mike Zimmer

    —-

    What’s his record vs the Packers?

  27. coltluger says: Sep 19, 2016 2:05 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 18, 2016 9:08 PM
    I’m posting this next to three Vikings fans who saw those interference calls several times on the jumbotron and all of them are telling me how horrible the calls are.

    Vikings fans: can’t take the heat, but think they own the kitchen.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Packers stunk up the kitchen. Erin had 3 fumbles and a pick – very elite.

  28. coltluger says: Sep 19, 2016 2:07 AM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 18, 2016 10:22 PM
    I don’t get it. A roughing call against Green Bay. A spot that didn’t go in Green Bay’s favor (it was correct). I thought the Packers get all of the calls.
    ———————————————
    ^^^^^^
    Man crush on Erin Rodgers

  29. tomasseffect says: Sep 19, 2016 2:22 PM

    Same ‘Ol Packers…..

    The Packers are WAAAAAY over rated. No run offense per say, no wide receivers who can get open consistently, no pass rush, and a secondary that could average giving up 300yds a game by the end of the season.

    This team reminds me a lot of last years team….too R-E-L-A-X-E-D.

  30. expertatnfl says: Sep 19, 2016 2:33 PM

    Are “push-off” TDs also worth 6 points?

  31. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 2:53 PM

    They had better be, because they occur in almost every game by all sorts of receivers. Michael Irvin made his way to the Hall-of-Fame like that.

    If you watch the NFL, there is a lot of uncalled contact and subtleties that go on. If you’re inferring that certain teams constantly get favorable calls, I would suggest watching baseball or some other sport, because you clearly don’t understand football.

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