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Aaron Rodgers: “We’re not going to overreact”

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 17-14. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants everyone to relax after last night’s loss to the Vikings.

Although Rodgers’ passing numbers declined last season and are continuing to decline this season, Rodgers said he doesn’t think the Packers’ offense needs wholesale changes.

“I don’t think this is anything to get super crazy about,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers completed 20 of 36 for 213 yards with one touchdown, one interception, three fumbles and five sacks on Sunday night.

“Well, we’re not going to overreact,” Rodgers said. “It’s been two weeks. We’ve been not quite finding our rhythm yet, but we’ve got some guys working in that haven’t worked together a whole lot. So we’re going to trust the process and believe we can get this thing turned around.”

The reality, however, is it’s been more than two weeks: Rodgers’ struggles go back to last year. Although his career passer rating is 103.8, Rodgers has now gone 14 straight games without a 100 passer rating. Rodgers may be right that it’s not time to overreact, but it is time for Rodgers to play better than he has recently.

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  1. ariani1985 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    Karma for Packer trolls making fun of death/TRAGEDY in Minnesota!

    Looking at you frankie booth!

  2. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 19, 2016 12:52 PM

    Big PACK guy here. Rogers is looking a little rough this year. Hate too say it but I think we need to make a move to get a solid backup. Don’t think he’s going to hold up getting destroyed every week. Vike’s made a great move for Bradford, wish we had gotten him tbh. GO PACK

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  3. mccarthyisamoron says: Sep 19, 2016 12:53 PM

    Bradford and Diggs found their rhythm in less than two weeks.

  4. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 19, 2016 12:53 PM

    I made a joke last night that Bradford should drink ecto cooler at the press conference, like rogers drank grape crush a few years ago haha

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  5. pourman says: Sep 19, 2016 12:54 PM

    Good. That’s our job.

  6. kowboydmac says: Sep 19, 2016 12:55 PM

    I think week 2 was more of a testament to the Vikings defense than an Aaron Rodgers decline

  7. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Sep 19, 2016 12:56 PM

    We’ll be back count on it.

    Also, Vike thunderclap is stupid. What kind of football team steals a chant from a soccer team?

  8. aut1111 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:59 PM

    “Well, we’re not going to overreact,” Rodgers said. “It’s been two weeks. We’ve been not quite finding our rhythm yet, but . . . we are playing the Lions next week.”

    There, fixed it for him.

  9. politiciansareallthesame says: Sep 19, 2016 12:59 PM

    Manning got a lot of hate for only winning 1 championship before last year.

    And here you have Rodgers, who last won a title 5 years ago. Fact is, Rodgers has been declining as a player for quite some time now.

  10. aypeeswhippingstick says: Sep 19, 2016 12:59 PM

    Relax Packer fans, championships are neither won or lost in September. How many Viking teams have rolled through September undefeated and come the colder days of December retreat with barely a whimper? So many years where everyone you talked to was a HUGE Viking fan early then when you ask them about a game later in the season they say, “Oh, I didn’t watch it.” The bandwagon is full now but watch out below. After a couple of losses this team and it’s fans abandon ship faster than drowning rats!

  11. tronkoopmn says: Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM

    So how did the game go last night? Heard AP got hurt. No way Vikings won without Teddy and AP. Packers must just be rolling with Jordy back and Lacy slimmed down. No way Vikings will do anything with Bradford. He is terrible and his stats are worse than Hill. Rodgers is so good, so many weapons. McCarthy is such a good coach.

    Right?

  12. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM

    “We’ve been not quite finding our rhythm yet, but we’ve got some guys working in that haven’t worked together a whole lot.”
    _______

    I know! You can’t expect Rodgers to be on the same page as Nelson, Cobb, Lacy, etc. It isn’t fair. Sam Bradford had a whole two weeks to develop chemistry with guys whose names he hasn’t quite learned yet.

  13. rhusby28 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:01 PM

    The Packers shouldn’t overreact. That whooping they took from the Vikings D last night is for real! SKOL!!!

  14. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 1:01 PM

    kowboydmac says:
    Sep 19, 2016 12:55 PM

    I think week 2 was more of a testament to the Vikings defense than an Aaron Rodgers decline
    ______

    Why can’t it be both? Over the last year+, each has been trending in the opposite direction.

  15. MichaelEdits says: Sep 19, 2016 1:03 PM

    I guess he has to say “relax” again.

  16. intelligent cement says: Sep 19, 2016 1:04 PM

    Why does McCarthy need such a huge play call sheet?
    You can’t fit ‘chuck it up deep and pray for the PI’ on an index card?

  17. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 1:05 PM

    This is nothing that some hand stretching exercises can’t fix.

  18. shaggytoodle says: Sep 19, 2016 1:06 PM

    The Packers have had several drives start inside thor own 15 this season and they haven’t been able to.move field position, and while they aren’t afraid to attack one on one coverage with athleticn WRS down field sometimes u need to work the medium and shorter passes in as well.

    One thing I am not going to call an over reaction is my disgust towards not kicking that FG when they should have after Rodgers was stripped.

    They need to take the pitch play out of the playbook too.

  19. mmack66 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:07 PM

    Isn’t that what Troy Vincent said when asked about Rodgers having the footballs over-inflated?

  20. juice08 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:10 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings for winning their Super Bowl.

    Wide left. You lose again.

  21. milkcan44 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:10 PM

    Fact is Rodgers was lobbing marshmellows off his back foot most of the night, especially that last interception.
    He needs to start firing.

  22. simpmcgee says: Sep 19, 2016 1:11 PM

    I’m a Packer fan.

    Mike McCarthy’s play calling has never been great, he just had otherworldly play out of his quarterback to cover it up. Now Rodgers isn’t what he used to be – way too cautious, not as accurate – and that bad play calling has been exposed.

    On top of that, Dom Capers’ defense gives up huge numbers to good WRs, with Diggs last night being the latest example. Yes, they stop the run but you can’t let one WR torch you like that. Double cover him.

    The in-game adjustments by this coaching staff are nonexistent.

    The Packers have looked bad for over a year now. I don’t expect things to turn around without some major changes in coaching philosophy.

  23. scrp2 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:13 PM

    There’d be more touchdowns if they would have kept James Jones, probably could have paid him $25K a game

  24. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 19, 2016 1:13 PM

    We’re not going to overreact?

    Ha! That’s not right. We always do.

  25. hawksfansince77 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:14 PM

    It’s funny to see the “drama” in the short term. What GB was going to go undefeated? What Vikings are going to go undefeated now? Sky falling or dynasty born after week 2?

  26. brendafortheboyz says: Sep 19, 2016 1:14 PM

    AR doesn’t come across quite so arrogant after getting stomped and a bad performance, too boot…lol..I love Zimmer!

  27. proat17052 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:15 PM

    14

    Nobody seems to talk about the significance of that number?

    It’s the number of games in a row the great Rodgers has not posted a QBR of 100 or more!

    That is almost an entire season, maybe it should be explored if this is coincidence or real decline!

    My guess is personal decline has started and the overall talent level around him has declined yearly for 3 or 4 years now so it is accelerating his demise.

    Either way though the packers despite the media love affair they have and refs charity towards them are not what they used to be!

  28. cfos00 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:15 PM

    Don’t know that there’s much wrong with Rodgers so much as none of his wrs get any separation. He’s not missing wide open runners. He’s having to consistently throw to guys who aren’t open.

  29. nflgtcfl says: Sep 19, 2016 1:17 PM

    R-E-L-A-X

  30. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:18 PM

    E-X-P-O-S-E-D.

  31. fartweasel says: Sep 19, 2016 1:25 PM

    The packers were exposed last night, for any that don’t live on the manlove for Rodgers. They live and die by gimmicks. Free plays when a defender jumps offsides then chucking it downfield to draw a PI, free play with defender running towards sidelines but doesn’t get out quick enough, defensive PI when the receiver runs back into him to draw the foul, etc. etc. When that cheap stuff doesn’t work, they are lost. Half of their offense last night was unearned through penalty yards and they still couldn’t get it done.

  32. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 1:26 PM

    cfos00 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:15 PM
    Don’t know that there’s much wrong with Rodgers so much as none of his wrs get any separation. He’s not missing wide open runners. He’s having to consistently throw to guys who aren’t open.
    _______

    He used to fire the ball into tight windows and hit those wide receivers despite not having separation. Now he’s floating it in there and hoping for pass interference. Packer fans are used to Rodgers being other-worldly and now he’s average. This team isn’t built for average quarterbacking.

  33. purpleguy says: Sep 19, 2016 1:28 PM

    The Vikes were better last night, but again, not by any huge margin.

    Harder to see everything at the game, but it seemed like Rodgers’ O-line had a tough time with the Vikings’ D-line, the WRs weren’t getting open, and they ran the same old predictable offensive scheme/routes. The only guy that ever seemed to get open was 89.

    I was impressed by the Pack’s front 7 on D, and have no doubt Rodgers will get that offense going even if MM’s schemes seem to handcuff him. No reason to troll the cheesers today — was a fun game to attend.

  34. universalchurchoftruth says: Sep 19, 2016 1:31 PM

    “It’s been two weeks.”

    Maybe he should try not taking a vacation 2 days into training camp instead of complaining about not having enough time together as a team.

  35. sc5000 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:37 PM

    Mike McCarthy is a problem sorry but this guy is wasting the best QB in the league. Just like he wasted another shot at the SB 2 years ago. Punch drunk packers fans should wake up. Period.

  36. gtodriver says: Sep 19, 2016 1:40 PM

    “The reality, however, is it’s been more than two weeks: Rodgers’ struggles go back to last year. Although his career passer rating is 103.8, Rodgers has now gone 14 straight games without a 100 passer rating. Rodgers may be right that it’s not time to overreact, but it is time for Rodgers to play better than he has recently.”

    That’s an understatement…

    His passer rating over those 14 games has been between 62.4 and 99.5. His 62.4 was against the Bears in a game played at Lambeau Field last year. The 99.5 was against a decimated Cowboy squad – also at Lambeau Field.

    Rodgers is currently #34 in yards per attempt with a 5.9 average for 2016.

    Passer Rating – Rodgers has an 82.6 good for #24 in the NFL.

    Last year, Rodgers claimed that it was the loss of Jordy.

    What’s the problem in 2016?

    Maybe the Prima Donna should have played a little more in preseason – you know – to get some timing down with his receivers that were out there getting their timing down with Brett Hundley or whoever else was tossing the rock.

  37. senxic says: Sep 19, 2016 1:41 PM

    It’s 2 games into a season, who cares really. GB has started slowly many times before. Yea, they have looked like trash. They always seem to make it into the playoffs in the end. I have faith in AR.

    Haters can hate him all they want, but hes still one of the best out there at improvising and making big plays. He isn’t perfect, and he does have flaws just like anyone else. The offense may never go back to what it was but there is always room for improvement.

    They lost to a good Vikings team. The Packers had 4 min left and 3 TO at the end and were still in the game. 8 times of 10 they run down the field and score in that situation, AR just had a rare throwing turnover. That’s life. To say GB was manhandled is a little bit much, but they did out play them. GB defense put some big hits on Bradford. Season is still young.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship.

  38. patsfan1820 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:43 PM

    Rodgers doesn’t have the excuse he did last of year of not having Jordy Nelson in the lineup. Packers need to invest in a backup because soon Rodgers won’t be able to take being blasted every week. Minnesota could make this division a laugher if they stay consistent. Even great qb’s decline eventually some faster than others.

  39. shaggytoodle says: Sep 19, 2016 1:46 PM

    politiciansareallthesame says:

    Fact is, Rodgers has been declining as a player for quite some time now.

    Yes declining so much the past 3 years he only has 1 MVP during that span.

    When you have high standards and expectations everyone gets put under the microscope. This one loss does not take them out of playoff hunt as much as many seem to act as if it does.

  40. The silence you hear is lambeau field says: Sep 19, 2016 1:47 PM

    *Crickets chirping*

  41. leatherface2012 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:47 PM

    Rodgers is on the bad side of 32 years old.soon to be 33 .only gonna get worse

  42. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 19, 2016 1:51 PM

    this is an annual thing now

  43. edelmanfanclub says: Sep 19, 2016 1:51 PM

    Give credit to the Minny defense they are animals, they had Rodgers flinching all night and you could tell by some of those mis-throws he was very uncomfortable in the pocket. Even the return of Jordy Nelson couldnt save the Packers offense against this stout D. Rodgers is a still going to be a top 5 QB this year but im not surprised he looked pretty ordinary on the road against a superb defense like Minnesota. Also gotta give props to Bradford he finally has a good team around him, and while its just one game I think its impressive the performance he pulled off on short notice with a new playbook.

  44. lambeauleaper says: Sep 19, 2016 1:53 PM

    simpmcgee says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:11 PM

    I’m a Packer fan.

    Mike McCarthy’s play calling has never been great, he just had otherworldly play out of his quarterback to cover it up. Now Rodgers isn’t what he used to be – way too cautious, not as accurate – and that bad play calling has been exposed.

    On top of that, Dom Capers’ defense gives up huge numbers to good WRs, with Diggs last night being the latest example. Yes, they stop the run but you can’t let one WR torch you like that. Double cover him.

    The in-game adjustments by this coaching staff are nonexistent.

    The Packers have looked bad for over a year now. I don’t expect things to turn around without some major changes in coaching philosophy.
    ——————————————————

    I came on here to vent about the Packers. Didn’t have to cuz this guy said exactly what I was going to say. Couldn’t have said it better, which hurts since I’m a huge GB fan…

  45. davikes says: Sep 19, 2016 2:05 PM

    A great QB can make a coach look great, but that great QB can also keep that coach around for too long. McCarthy, Capers and Thompson are the biggest problem for the Packers.

  46. sparky900 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:07 PM

    Packer fan for about 50 years, through all of the bad times of the 70’s and 80’s. I almost didn’t watch last night, as I was pretty sure that the Vikings would handle the Packers. The Vikings’ defense is great, and the Packers’ offense used to be great. But it hasn’t been for a long time.

    Jordy Nelson isn’t even remotely like he was; his one long pass reception still had no separation. It’s early, but he’s not back yet. Eddie Lacy had no place to run, and although he had a few good runs, he doesn’t look P90x fit to me; I’ve done it, and it changes your body more than that (and when you stop doing it, you regress immediately; believe me, I know). Honestly, the only bright spot on offense was Jared Cook, who probably wishes he had re-thought his decision to play with Aaron Rodgers, who looks completely differently than he did just two seasons ago.

    Defensively, I am grateful the Packers won’t face another game-changing receiver like Diggs. Oh, they will? He’s not the best receiver in the league, and yet there was no stopping him? (Shudder).

    Again, it’s early, but two games in, and no offense, but plenty of very offensive play.

  47. mp740 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    Bears fan here-
    My son is a die hard Packers fan and my son-in law is a life long Vikings fan.
    That was a great NFC North game to watch and IMHO the better team one last night and the best part was; no player on either team took an unpatriotic “knee” during the National Anthem!
    GO BEARS!

  48. screamingyellowzonkers says: Sep 19, 2016 2:11 PM

    Translation……
    ” It’s not my fault.”

  49. djvh2 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:13 PM

    McCarthy is the biggest problem, I’ve said it since he was hired. He has had great play from his QBs for most of his Packer head coach career and still finds ways to hurt the team. It looks to me like Rodgers lost confidence in the coach a few years ago, and after Denver last year just cannot overcome it any more. He doesn’t seem to be mentally into it.

    Also, Capers needs to go to a lesser extent, the middle of the field is almost always open. Whenever Green Bay plays the Saints, Brees has a field day throwing over the middle. It’s nice that every other team doesn’t see it, but it is usually open. Last night was the same. Make some great run stops, then give up a first down pass over the middle. Luckily the Vikings didn’t do it every time or they would’ve won handily.

  50. ragnarthemagnificent says: Sep 19, 2016 2:14 PM

    The Fudge was totally and utterly out-coached. Now you know who Sebastian Thunderbucket is. Now you know that Stefon Diggs is the real deal.

    Rodgy has always been more of a game manager anyway, what are you so surprised about? You can’t expect to win when your game manager gives the ball up 4 times. Yikes!

  51. immafubared says: Sep 19, 2016 2:20 PM

    Being the great oserver that I am, two years ago a red hot rogers and packer team went into kc and got kicked. Rogers had two quick picks.
    Kc figured it out, rogers was picking about zone defenses. They played man and rogers was horrible. No one wide open to pass to. Other teams have learned that and his records and numbers have declined.
    He is not a favre like rifle arm so that rules a new style out.

  52. packertruth says: Sep 19, 2016 2:24 PM

    Quite often, the Packers under Mccarthy have struggled in September. I wont worry about the offense until it looks this out of sync after the bye week. They should stop pitching the ball to the running backs, throw more screens and slants, and stop using the “back shoulder throw” which has not worked since Nelson got hurt. And I like what I see from the defense, though I pray for Sam Shields as a person I also pray as a Packer fan because Randall isn’t ready to be a #1 corner.

  53. ruvelligwebuike says: Sep 19, 2016 2:27 PM

    Collinsworth, on the interception: “Adams had Waynes on the slant, but for whatever reason, he ran an out to the sideline and Waynes was able to undercut the route.”

    Or maybe Adams ran an out like he was supposed to and Rodgers underthrew it badly. Sure looked like that to 99% of the people watching. This is a common theme for the better part of the last 2 years. Don’t forget, Adams smoked Richard Sherman off the line in the 2014 NFC Championship on the first drive and Rodgers made a terrible throw that ended up an INT instead of a TD.

    Sure, lots of things go into a bad loss, but Capers? The D has been more than adequate. The best game of Bradford’s life and an offense that’s a walking 3 and out and the Vikes still only put up 17.

    Thompson…not the problem. This team has more than enough talent.

    MM…his play calling is questionable at times. But he runs an offense that relies on a quarterback making the throws he’s capable of making. And Rodgers doesn’t make those throws anymore.

    I’m telling you, something is not right with Rodgers. Wouldn’t even surprise me if he up and retires Week 8 to lie on the beach with Olivia. There is just no denying anymore that the guy is aloof and THE problem with this team’s play in the last 20 games or so.

  54. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 19, 2016 2:32 PM

    It was a good game. Fun to watch our D. Sam B looked really comfortable last night, more comfortable and composed than I’ve ever seen him, even more so than his Oklahoma days. Hopefully the O line gets its act together, especially Kalil. Otherwise the purple are definitely taking on the personality of their coach–mean, nasty, aggressive, unyielding. . .

    AR looked uncomfortable most of the night, most probably because it’s hard to read Zimmer’s defenses–he had no idea what was coming at him. I also agree with the above comment that the Packers don’t seem to make in-game adjustments–must not be the coaches’ thing. Their plays are predictable and have no edge. Gimmicky was a good description.

    A big positive were the refs. Though there were missed calls, I thought this game was one of the fairest I’ve seen between these two teams.

  55. All-American Voltron says: Sep 19, 2016 2:33 PM

    I agree, the offense doesn’t need a total overhaul, there’s only one guy on the offense that needs to re-evalute and play like he did 4-5 years ago and that’s the QB. #hardtruths

  56. gbpack50 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:34 PM

    It was the second game of the year!!! As a die-hard Packer fan’s we should know better! Perfection is not going to happen, there will be some bad games, and yes we will lose some!! But, I fully expect the Pack to rebound and once again compete for the Super Bowl. I do think our chances would have been much better for the last several years if Ted Thompson was not in charge. He needs to go, it’s time for Eliot Wolf to take over.

  57. packertruth says: Sep 19, 2016 2:36 PM

    On the other side of the comment board, as I said last night congrats on a good win Vikings. But it’s kind of silly to come on here thumping your chests about a 3 point win in your brand new stadium….be happy about the win, Bradford’s performance and Digg’s emergence. But your O-line looks bad (Kalil turnstile), for all the money spent for them you’d think they could run block, waynes performance was concerning (I know Rhodes was out). And Sendejo is a weak link in that unit. Really weak. Congrats on 2-0 though, and a good start to the season.

  58. claymaker23 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:41 PM

    numba1wiscosportsfan

    Gotta wonder if you are really a Wisconsin sports fan let alone a Packer fan… Any “Big Pack Fan” would already know that we have a more than capable backup QB that is ready and willing when and if the time comes to play…

    Coming from a Real Pack Fan….The Packers offense stinks right now…and Rodgers holding the ball out like a loaf of bread made things pretty easy for the defense…

    Randall looks great some games and this one….truly a different corner playing scared. Would have been better in press coverage maybe.

  59. anarchopurplism says: Sep 19, 2016 2:47 PM

    Years from now, many Pack fans will look back at Aaron Rodgers in his prime & realize there were things management could have improved to make the team even better.

    The hubris behind personnel strategy & mistakes at the head coaching level will lead to questions on “what might have been.”

  60. allight59 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:48 PM

    Uncharacteristic sloppy game by Minnesota, especially the penalties, but Green Bay gets those every game. Game should have been a blow out. Will be at Lambeau. SKOL!!!! NFC North Division Champions stomp the Pack, life is as it should be. Better football for better people….

  61. greenmtnboy31 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:49 PM

    sc5000 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:37 PM

    Mike McCarthy is a problem sorry but this guy is wasting the best QB in the league.
    ************************

    That’s an interesting thought, but Brady, Brees, Rivers and Newton don’t play for McCarthy.

  62. misterpositivity says: Sep 19, 2016 2:55 PM

    Surprised to read PFT’s peanut gallery claiming that a mere 3 point win means this was a close game. Classic example of how stats do not tell the true story.

    Green Bay somehow recovered a statistically anomalous 4 of their own fumbles. Replay this game 100 times, and those fumbles become turnovers, and short fields for Minnesota to exploit.

    Were I a Packer stock owner right now, I’d be looking to sell.

  63. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 19, 2016 2:59 PM

    juice08 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 1:10 PM

    Congrats to the Vikings for winning their Super Bowl.

    Wide left. You lose again.
    _______________________

    Actually- it’s our second consecutive “Erin-Rodgers-For-All-The-Marbles” Bowl victory. Thanks for playing.

    Just a reminder- Walsh didn’t miss a kick last night. Good stuff.

    But the facts are- the last 2 times these teams have played- you’re 0-2. YOU lose AGAIN.

  64. trozenfundra says: Sep 19, 2016 3:02 PM

    I thought Rodgers looked pale and kinda sick before and during the game and in the post game press conference. He may have caught a cold. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was unreported. The crud is already going around now that school is back in.

  65. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM

    Fumbled 3 times, you better react somehow bruh.

  66. shaggytoodle says: Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM

    Green Bay somehow recovered a statistically anomalous 4 of their own fumbles. Replay this game 100 times, and those fumbles become turnovers, and short fields for Minnesota to exploit.
    _____

    That could happen if you replayed it 100 times or Rodgers would protect the ball better which he normally does.

  67. gtodriver says: Sep 19, 2016 3:06 PM

    packertruth says:

    Quite often, the Packers under Mccarthy have struggled in September. I wont worry about the offense until it looks this out of sync after the bye week.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Did you watch the Packers last season?

    The Packers started out with 6 straight wins to start the season.

    Then the bye week…

    3 straight losses and they finished the season 4 – 6.

    Packer fans – they just don’t remember what has really happened. They just make it up as they go along…

    And, BTW, they were swept at home in Lambeau Field by the NFC North.

    All after the bye week.

  68. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:13 PM

    Aaron Rodgers: “We’re not going to overreact”… because Jordy Nelson will be back and Ready-Eddie will be in shape.

    Wasn’t this what he told everyone was missing last season? Now what’s missing? Who is he going to throw under the bus now?

    Speaking of…

    Did you catch the “eye” he gave the center when he didn’t snap the ball for the patented-Rodgers-free- throw? Priceless.

  69. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:19 PM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:03 PM
    Green Bay somehow recovered a statistically anomalous 4 of their own fumbles. Replay this game 100 times, and those fumbles become turnovers, and short fields for Minnesota to exploit.
    _____

    That could happen if you replayed it 100 times or Rodgers would protect the ball better which he normally does.

    _____

    Yeah- we’ve heard it all before. And he doesn’t throw picks either. Yawn.

  70. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:26 PM

    I am the biggest Packers fan in the universe, but Rogers looked like dog crap last night. Perhaps it was the stupid haircut?

  71. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 19, 2016 3:48 PM

    Has anyone noticed that the Packers are 5-9 in their last 14 games? And this was everybody’s Super Bowl darling?

  72. shlort says: Sep 19, 2016 4:06 PM

    First off, the Vikings defense is really good. Second off, Rodgers needs to concentrate on football and prepare better. It is all on Rodgers now that Nelson is back.

    Now, let’s all be realistic about the NFL of today. Preseason has spilled over into the regular season. Most teams don’t play many starters in preseason anymore. So, the first couple weeks of the regular season are of no real consequence.

    I saw where the ratings were down 16% for the game. Maybe there are a lot o people who decided the politics being injected into football is something they would rather not watch? Perhaps this is a small taste of what the NFL will become, with declining ratings and low game turnouts? That is the future of the NFL and the damage is already done. Wait until the MNF ratings come out tomorrow. A lot of people are talking about not tuning in to that one.

  73. MichaelEdits says: Sep 19, 2016 4:12 PM

    Yeah, he can say “relax,” but another popular five-letter word is “Favre.”

  74. cornerblitz says: Sep 19, 2016 4:21 PM

    pass interference yards = passing yards, they just don’t get accounted for in qb rating.

  75. deltaoracle says: Sep 19, 2016 4:23 PM

    They’ll be tied with Mini a week from today.

  76. senxic says: Sep 19, 2016 4:42 PM

    Vikings fans can ‘talk’ all the crap they want. They outplayed GB that game. No problem admitting that. Congrats.

    Having said that, none of the talk matters until the playoffs.

    Real talk comes with Championships. That truth has the only real teeth in the argument; unless you like to lie to yourself.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship.

  77. Bluestree says: Sep 19, 2016 4:51 PM

    Wow, the mighty Vikings demolished the lowly, declining Packers…..by three points!
    We’re on to Detroit.
    How’s that Viking offensive line going to hold up against the Carolina pass rush? Kawaan Short and company can’t wait! Thank God the Vikings have such a durable, mobile qb!

  78. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Sep 19, 2016 4:53 PM

    Beyond me why GB isn’t playing Abbrederis more than Adams.

  79. dadsource says: Sep 19, 2016 6:26 PM

    R-E-L-A-X. The refs have got this.

  80. gtodriver says: Sep 19, 2016 6:37 PM

    Bluestree says:

    We’re on to Detroit.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No, your home to Lambeau.

    Where the Packers lost every game to their NFC North Rivals last year.

    I think a second year in a row would be a wonderful thing.

  81. huffx116 says: Sep 19, 2016 6:54 PM

    So can Stellar, Frank Booth, or Carl G please explain to me how the vikings managed to beat GB with a mediocre Qb that they mortgaged their future on, against a defense that is essentially every bit as good as MN’s?

    I mean, GB now has a healthy Jordy, a motivated Lacy, and a two time MVP in Rodgers, so their offense is just as (or even more) potent as ever. Not to mention their offensive genius McCarthy calling the plays, who happens to be a far superior coach than Zimmer.

    Plus the Packers are way younger and more talented team, thanks to Ted Thompson.

    Then you have to factor in the fact that the vikings have a choker for a kicker, and two first round busts at WR.

    I just don’t get it. It must have to do with AP carrying the team? Or maybe the refs gave the game away? Or possibly the Vikings got lucky on some turnovers? There must be an explanation!?

  82. senxic says: Sep 19, 2016 7:23 PM

    GB doesn’t need the division. they go furthur into the playoffs whether they win it or not compared to MIN.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship

  83. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 19, 2016 8:38 PM

    Rodgers shouldn’t be blamed for having no receivers who can get separation.

  84. skolvikes says: Sep 19, 2016 8:39 PM

    deltaoracle says:
    Sep 19, 2016 4:23 PM

    They’ll be tied with Mini a week from today.

    —-

    Actually delta, that’s just not possible. You’re in a 2 game hole right now with the head to head loss. While Carolina will definitely be a difficult game, get used to looking up for awhile.

    Don’t sleep on the Lions either, or did you already forget they beat you at Lambeau last year. Not to mention the refs gifted you a win at Detroit. Man, now that I say these things, the Packers really are in decline….

  85. southbison says: Sep 19, 2016 9:03 PM

    Packer lost. Rodgers ok but not great. He has been declining. Rodgers still good but one questions packers being a dominant team versus a good team.

  86. packertruth says: Sep 19, 2016 10:08 PM

    Yep, you need to work on your reading comprehension. Since McCarthy took over, the Packers have mostly struggled in September. Last year was an anomaly. Which is why I used the qualifier “quite often”. You then continue your off-point blather, stating “Packer fans – they just don’t remember what has really happened. They just make it up as they go along” by referencing last year alone. Which if I recall correctly, was when your master coach continued his impressive streak of one-n-dones he has been compiling from Dallas and Cincinnati, while the Packers advanced to the next round. You can look it up.

    ______________________
    gtodriver says:
    Sep 19, 2016 3:06 PM

    packertruth says:

    Quite often, the Packers under Mccarthy have struggled in September. I wont worry about the offense until it looks this out of sync after the bye week.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Did you watch the Packers last season?

  87. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 19, 2016 11:03 PM

    *can’t get separation

  88. 49tinakane says: Sep 20, 2016 9:50 AM

    senxic says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:23 PM

    GB doesn’t need the division. they go furthur into the playoffs whether they win it or not compared to MIN.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship
    ——————————————————-
    Your team has choked the last 2 years in the playoffs and your precious tears taste delicious

  89. senxic says: Sep 20, 2016 10:16 AM

    Still made it further than MIN, which was the fact that was actually stated. We aren’t playing twister.

    derail attempt thwarted.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship.

  90. senxic says: Sep 20, 2016 10:29 AM

    Jealousy is a sin.

    Now I do realize MIN won a game, and that is fine. I just wouldn’t be thumping my chest if I beat a team that has owned my team for the past decade. Nor has my team won anything, ever.

    It just amazes how a fan base can talk so much smack and have literally no leverage to be doing so. Win something before you stomp around like the king of campus, otherwise you just look really silly. And no, I don’t mean a regular season game, or a division.

    – Let’s be honest, the only stat that matters is a championship.

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