Packers move back into first place with win in Minnesota

AP

After a week out of first place in the NFC North, the Packers are back on top.

With a 30-13 win over the Vikings in Minnesota today, the Packers drew even in the division, with both teams at 6-3. The head-to-head win gives the Packers the tiebreaker advantage, so for now Green Bay is the division leader.

For the Packers, the win snapped a three-game losing streak that raised questions about what was going on with their offense. Although Green Bay didn’t necessarily answer all those questions — aside from a big day from James Jones, the passing game didn’t get much going — the offense did look better today. Eddie Lacy, who has been a big disappointment for most of this season, looked like the strong and powerful runner he has in years past. If Lacy is back to 100 percent after struggling with nagging injuries early this season, that would go a long way toward getting the Packers back on track down the stretch.

Packers kicker Mason Crosby had a big day, going 5-for-5 on field goals a week after missing a game-winner in a loss to the Lions.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not have a very good game, and a costly fumble squandered one promising drive. Teddy Bridgewater played well when he wasn’t getting hit, but he took six sacks and was drilled while passing several other times.

Both of these teams have a good chance of making the playoffs, especially in a year when there may only be a handful of winning teams in the NFC. But the Packers now have a much better chance than the Vikings of being home for the playoffs. It’s the Packers who have the inside track to win the division.

316 responses to “Packers move back into first place with win in Minnesota

  1. Packers are 10-1-1 against the Vikings since 2010. That is pure domination.

    That sound of silence you hear is queen fans heading back into their parents basements. If it were any other fan base I would say good game, but I will just enjoy your silence for a week.

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    How’s it feel to lose your Super Bowl by Eddie Lacy running all over you after you talked about how fat he was all week?

  3. What a pathetic game.

    The Referees clearly had an agenda this entire game to let the Green Bay Packers win.

    So many terrible calls that clearly favored the Green Bay Packers, it’s almost pathetic.

    The Minnesota Vikings still have the best team in the NFC North, and still have the best team in the entire NFL.

    Teddy Bridgewater also was statistically so much better than Aaron Rodgers, check the passer rating.

    We have a brighter future than you Green Bay, deal with it.

    Aaaand we’re still 7-3.

    We will win the division, and ultimately the Super Bowl….

    And Green Bay will choke like usual.

    The Historic Minnesota Vikings Dynasty will continue.. This is just one bump in the road to success.

    Let the Purple And Gold Confetti Fall.

    #Skol

  4. All week we heard from Viking fans that they were going to show us true, physical football. Where was it? Seems to me that the Packers defense was more physical than the “vaunted” Vikings defense. Tiny Hands Teddy looked confused more often than not. It’s a loss to the Packers Checkdown Ted, you will get very used to it.

  5. You held first place for a week, if I was a vike fan I’d be proud of that as well.. Now your schedule gets way harder, good luck hahaha..

  6. Ugh, as a Vikes fan, that really sucked.

    Congrats, the Pack clearly played a whole helluva lot better.

  7. Giants fan, no dog in this fight. Vikings fans were pretty loud all week and no doubt they will whine about officiating, it wasn’t that bad, but the fact remains when it comes to divisional play if you get a chance to come at the king you best not miss. The Packers were the mentally tougher team, again.

  8. Never thought Don Capers would call a better defense than Zimmer. Rogers just lost 3 straight games do to being blitz more and the Vikings decide to play one on one instead.

  9. Hey Ariani the Packers “tradionally horrible defense” just absolutely DOMINATED your little queens. The margin should have been even more than 17. Good luck with your upcoming schedule too. Haha. SKOL!!!

  10. I’m a fan of an embarrassing unnamed AFC team, but those Vikings fans sure were all over the comments on this site trash talking the Packers. I love it when overconfident fans get shut up. And I don’t even have anything against the Vikings.

    Where you at now??

  11. Florio’s take: As the Vikings prepared to face the Rams, folks said, “Win this one, and we’ll believe in you.” Then, after beating the Rams and preparing to face the Raiders, folks said, “Win this one, and we’ll believe in you.” Now, as the Vikings prepare to face the Packers after bearing the Raiders, folks are saying, “Win this one, and we’ll believe in you.” Come Monday, folks will say, “Well, the Packers stink now, anyway.”

    Florio’s pick: Vikings 34, Packers 19.

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    Silly homer.

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  12. Penalties killed the Vikings. That’s all there is to it. Won’t be that way when both teams meet again.

  13. It’s funny that for a fan base who’s team has done zero they talk almost as much as Bills fans. Good to see the Pack lay the smack down on those chumps.

  14. Vikings never go themselves on track. Too many penalties, and not enough big plays when we needed them. Hats off to the Packers. I am sure that the Vikings will have another chance the last game of the season in Green Bay.

  15. Packers move back into first place with win in Minnesota!

    Thank you Minnesoooota for waking up the sleeping giant.

    I don’t normally as a rule help out the Vikings or their fans but today is different, I happened to get the license plate number of the MACK Truck that was loose on the field today running over Vikings player it “27LACY” I hope this helps & tour welcome.

  16. Dang, that was what I was afraid of. Hope my fellow vike fans understand now that we haven’t won anything yet. Good game, Packers, we’ll see you in week 17. Skol!

  17. packfntk says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:39 PM

    If it were any other fan base I would say good game, but I will just enjoy your silence for a week.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Except we won`t get it. Without a doubt, the most annoying fan base in the NFL. I guess frustration, futility, and ineptness will do that.

  18. Very satisfying win for the Packers today. Their defense completely dominated the Vikings.
    As a Packers fan, I knew the Packers were not as bad as they had played the last 3 weeks. Injuries are never an excuse, but they are a reality. The Packers have had their share, and even today guys who are banged up sucked it up and played hard today.
    To the Minny fans — your team is a good young team. They have a tough road now over the next 3 weeks and it remains to be seen if they can hang in there.
    I look forward to playing the Vikes again in Lambeau in week 17. That could be for the division crown. One thing for sure — the Packers will be ready for it. Just as they were today.

  19. Packers showed up. The Vikings didn’t.

    Like I have said, the vikes have to beat the packers for me to truly believe.

    Bridgewater sucks. Hangs on to the ball too long, and takes way too many sacks.

  20. Bridgewater played good. Peaterson needs to be traded. Lacy played much better. I think we lost today because U of M Stadium is not a good venue. It’s too cold for the fans and players and too small (not enough noise). When we move into a more comfortable stadium the Vikings will start winning this series again.

    SKOOOL!

  21. Good game Pack, obvious that the Packers have been in this position to be successful much longer than the Vikes. They just seemed not ready for the big stage. We need some olineman tho, Teddy’s eventually gonna get his head taken off

  22. This is just a learning experience for the Vikings. Norve needs to give Teddy more throw instead of managing the game so when comes big games in the playoffs, he has that experience. No worry Vikings lose this game. They’ll be back for the playoffs with more experience and go father than the yellow n cheese.

  23. Well, I was wrong with some of my comments this past week. I said if both teams played their best game, the Packers would win. As it turns out, the Packers didn’t need the best game. The Vikings played as well as they could, and still got pounded pretty badly. Vikings fans sure talked a lot of smack last week. Looks like the Vikings aren’t as good as people thought, and the Packers are better than people thought.

  24. LOL The Vikings are still in first place!

    Divisional record comes before the head to head tie-breaker…

    It goes without saying that you can’t believe everything you see on Fox.

  25. The earth has returned to it’s appropriate axis. You don’t play AP any tougher than that….and sweaty Eddie is back! Short week….go PACK….and still much work to do. Happy early Thanksgiving all Pack fans!

  26. I thought Seahawk trolls were something else but listening to Viking trolls last week was special. Running your mouth about the Packers is one thing but bashing Aaron Rodgers was another. I also find it funny how tough guy Mike Zimmer preached how discipline his own team was after running his mouth about Jeff Fisher and the Rams, yet it was his own teams stupid penalties that help cost them this game. Please shut up. Just like the Bungal trolls. Please shut up. The Steelers and Packers own your franchises so when you run your mouths make sure you win a big game just once before you do… And I am not a Packers fan son!

  27. No need to rub it in to the Viking trolls faces.
    The final score and game is enough to show them that the Pack is back and that they still dominate the NFC North.
    Go ahead and dish out all the trash talking you want to.
    Doesn’t matter. Packers showed you who really rules.

  28. tutamus says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:39 PM
    Guys…. Let’s leave the comments to all the Vikings trolls since that’s what they’re really good at…. Talk.
    —-
    Well, we are not in the team so we talk. Just like you’re not on the team so you just…talk.

    Your point?

  29. This is just a learning experience for the Vikings. Norve needs to give Teddy more throw instead of managing the game so when comes big games in the playoffs, he has that experience. No worry Vikings lose this game. They’ll be back for the playoffs with more experience and go father than the yellow n cheese. Division is tied with Packers beaker but cheese heads keep laughing bc it ain’t gonna last long. Book it clowns.

  30. Total domination against a suspect team who built there record against creampuffs. Exposed for who they are, the jokers for the Kings of the NFC North!

  31. Speaking as a Vikings fan, our inept offense was totally exposed today. We can’t live on AP alone and expect to win. Congrats to the best team in the NFC North – the Green Bay Packers.

    Deep down inside, I knew the Packer’s wouldn’t give up 4 straight — and that my Vikings still had not learned how to win close games against strong opponents.

    Where was the passing offense we displayed late in the 3rd quarter all game?

    Sometimes I think Norv Turner is a tale of Jekyll and Hyde. Sometimes he overthinks things and gets too conservative, other times gives Teddy opportunities and opens things up. I knew at half-time this team had been beaten by a dropped Wallace 3rd down and a Blair extra-point miss. Stop the needless mistakes already.

    Reality check for the MN Vikings. Penalties and an inept offense through 3 quarters did this team in.

    I’m just not sure this team has more than it displayed tonight..

  32. OH, and that was an embarrassing performance by our fans, I heard Go Pack Go chants more than half a dozen times. Ridiculous. Fans need to step up their game, too.

  33. Now I know why Rodger was in town he made sure the NFL’s team won today. No penalties against the packers in the first half. The refs took care of the pack again today . That roughing the passer on Rodgers was a joke. This look like Northwestern game yesterday. The pack was Northwestern ofcourse.

  34. Hate the Packers. Can’t wait to see them eliminated. Will have to wait a little longer. Let’s hope the Vikes show up for the rematch.

  35. not sure i’d be happy if i were a viking fan, why leave teddy in there to keep taking a beating? that was a poor decision imo. the vikings have some nice young pieces, but i’m not sure they are ready to make the next step yet. but they will be tough to contend with for the next few years. and before anyone complains about the refs, there were plenty of penaltys on both sides of the ball. a.p. also no flag for removing his helmet?? and why would patterson head butt a kicker like that?? very dumb imo, good luck the rest of the way out. go pack go

  36. I’ll give the Packers credit for the win. But I will say the officials did insert themselves into the game in the first half. Never enjoyable when that happens. Packers earned the win, but it should have been closer and more enjoyable if the yellow hankies didn’t fly so much.

  37. looked to me like the purple, players and coaches, not ready for the big spot. hats off to McCarthy and the boys, they were. looking forward to the rematch in Jan.

  38. The “fat” man rolled today…. Great game by the Packer defense, on a side note….

    Bridgewater never quit, hats off to him, and I would not be surprised to see him on the injury report next week with bad ribs… he looked uncomfortable and could barely breathe on the iso shot of him on the bench.

    To the Heidi trolls, and you know who… I told you I would laugh, HaHaHaHa…. OK, On to the Bears.

  39. I hate the Pack more than any other team in the league but you have to admit, they never play cheap (unlike some of their fans). I don’t recall them ever throwing a cheap shot or hear of them being a dirty team. Their defense played lights out today.

  40. The Packers were the better team today. As a Vikings fan, I have no choice but to admit that.
    – The Vikings had stupid penalties all day long
    – The Vikings O-Line showed that they are, in fact, a bunch of backups

    You can’t blame this on the refs. The refs called lots of penalties, but the Vikings earned them. Case in point, the William Joseph “hit” on Rodgers at the end of the 1st half. Rodgers folds to the ground like a doll after being touched with two hands. Lame rule, but it is the rule, and the refs will call that. That was a pivotal call.

    At least we have one (and my gut tells me two) more game against the Packers and can play that one with our thinking caps on.

  41. Good game on the packers end. But, how the pack leap the vikings? We have the same record. But a better division record. And if you say the head to head? What about common opponents…. but that’s none of my business

  42. I figured the Viking fans would head immediately to the refs as an excuse and sure enough, that is the dominate theme.

    Truth of the matter is that you can’t give up 6 sacks, over 100 yards in penalties and have your leading rusher gain 45 yards and expect to beat Jacksonsville, much less the Green Bay Packers.

    Considering how soundly the Packers have beaten the Vikings over the last 5 years, you would have thought that Zimmer would have them ready to play. But just like the sun sets in the West, the Packers just always seem to win when they play the Vikings. The football gods seem to know the remedy for a Packer 3 game losing streak, just schedule the Vikings.

  43. purpleandgoldforever says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:41 PM
    Just two things to say…..

    Congrats to the Packers

    When did a team be able to take their personal ref’s on the road with them??? —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– funny i thought they were here for A.P.? after all they didn’t through a flag for him removing his helmet?? just saying… it was a good game. lets keep the refs out of it.

  44. The Packers were better, and they have a better quarterback. Defense did a nice job for GB.

    Happy about the Vikes season, but today was Green Bay’s day. Apply the old battle not-the-war quote here.

  45. There’s nothing like the sweet sound of a rousing Go Pack Go chant at the close of an away game.

    Packers left quite a few points on the board but a promising improvement. Cobb will get back to his usual performance. The defense is getting better. Adams coming back, Janis emerging, and we get Ty Montgomery back soon.

    Run defense against arguably one of the best RB in the game really stepped up. Have to say – Bridgewater played well and kept his cool under relentless pressure. This speaks well to a great rivalry. It may come down to week 17 – at Lambeau.

  46. I know ‘queens fans don’t want to hear this, but the Packers left an awful lot of points on the field with errant throws and dropped passes, too. If the Packers offense were clicking like it’s fully capable of, this game would have been over at halftime.

  47. Vikings can’t beat elite quarterbacks. Brady, Rodgers, manning, Brees, roethlisburgsr are the elite quarterbacks of the last decade and the Vikings have one win against all of them combined. That’s really really bad. And that’s why most Vikings fans know this team will always be, at best, a big tease.

  48. Good game Green Bay. We were thoroughly outplayed in this one. Crosby had an insane game and Peterson was shut down. I think we have two more matchups of these teams ahead of us this year. We shall see, Vikes have a tough schedule but I like where this team is headed. Good Game.

  49. Bunch of classless comments from classless fans. Was a hard fought battle from both teams, with extremely poor offensive line play on both sides. Vikings had some stupid penalties that could have easily been prevented and we’re blatantly obvious (headbutt and pushing rodgers a good couple seconds after the pass). Both were pretty harmless but showed a lack of concentration, something that Zimmer won’t be happy about. Should be an exciting second half of the season as both teams battle for the divison, it is still very much up for grabs. Also, the Packers receivers need to get their act together, minus two heads up plays from jones, they all looked absolutely terrible and could have cost the Packers the game.

  50. Carl Gerbschmidt
    Nov 22, 2015, 6:42 PM CST
    Vike fans: you need to all close it now. This is the time when the smartest thing you can say is NOTHING AT ALL. This is our division.
    —–
    First of all, the teams are tied. And I said it yesterday and I’ll say it now, week 17 game decided the division.

    Lacy played well. Had a good 25 yard run or so. So I guess his other 75 yards for the game was solid.

    Stat wise, the game was dead even. Crosby made the difference. Certainly some questionable calls from the officials, but the Packer field goals was the game difference.

    I’d be shocked if either team had a two game lead going into week 17. Both teams will be in the playoffs. And then whoever peaks is the difference. Or whoever makes it there without devastating injuries.

  51. That’s not the same D we’ve seen all year. I don’t think the vikes are ready for big time games yet. Good job to the pack. I know if the vikes won this would be the other way around with vikes talking smack anywho I think the end of the game when the Vikings gave so many chances to score it kinda took the hype out of the D. And penalties or not good teams over come those types of things. Hats off to pack. See u in week 17!

  52. I am a Packer fan but the refs were a bit flag happy this game, and then missed other stuff like Datone Jones spiking the ball, Adrian Peterson taking off his helmet, Bridgewater grounding a screen to no one, Bridgewater getting hit high, etc.

    Then you have other games where teams can hold all game on both ends of the ball, and only draw 2 or 3 penalties a game.

  53. jrclark1978 says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:42 PM
    Both teams are 7-3. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— yes but if it wasn’t for the packers the vikings could be 8-2??

  54. WOW just heard Zimmer on the injury to Bridgewater , he said “his feeling’s were hurt” and that was the extent of Bridgewater’s “injury”

  55. I am so glad my Green Bay Rodgers didn’t suck again. Now we all can sober up. For three days. Then it’s back into the tank.

  56. No, it wasn’t the ref’s fault. The Vikings have to play smarter than that.

    The Packers aren’t that good. Rodgers is obviously past his prime. But you still can’t spot him a bit lead and expect to claw back.

    The Vikings are very young. That means good things in years ahead, but crafty veterans like Clay and Rodgers still have a couple good years left in them and aren’t going to lay down.

    Should be a fun rest of the season. I have a feeling these teams will meet again in the playoffs.

  57. “No need to rub it in to the Viking trolls faces.
    The final score and game is enough to show them that the Pack is back and that they still dominate the NFC North.
    Go ahead and dish out all the trash talking you want to.
    Doesn’t matter. Packers showed you who really rules.”
    ——————

    “Dominate” is to run away with the division. Both teams are 7-3. This is going to be close down to the wire. No domination happening here……. the two teams, one nearing the end of its prime, the other just getting started. Will be exciting from here on out.

  58. Lets compare
    G.B. more yards rushing.
    G.B. more TD’s passing
    Minny more TD’s rushing.
    G.B. less sacks allowed
    G.B. more T.O.P.
    G.B. Less Turnovers. (thanks A.P)
    G.B. more points special teams (18-1)
    G.B. Less yards allowed rushing
    Minny Less yards allowed Passing
    Minny more penalty yards
    G.B. less punts
    G.B. more yards Kick off returns.
    G.B. more yards punt returns
    G.B. Coaching out planned Minny
    And Finally G.B. double Minny scoring plus 4

    So tell me, judging by this game, how is Minnesota better than Green Bay?

  59. thepftpoet says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:41 PM
    What a pathetic game.

    The Referees clearly had an agenda this entire game to let the Green Bay Packers win.

    Get real.
    The baby-beater was running around the field with his helmet off. No penalty.
    The officpplials ALWAYS let the queens walk.
    Grow up.

  60. purpleandgoldforever says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:41 PM
    Just two things to say…..

    Congrats to the Packers

    When did a team be able to take their personal ref’s on the road with them???

    ——————————————————————

    ooooo, so close, if you woulda stopped at one thing, you would have demonstrated class and sportsmanship

  61. mediasloppy | Nov 22, 2015, 4:43 PM PST
    Never thought Don Capers would call a better defense than Zimmer. Rogers just lost 3 straight games do to being blitz more and the Vikings decide to play one on one instead.
    _______________________

    Whole heartedly agree. I thought for sure Zimmer was going to blitz all day, not sure what went into the decision to rush four and sit back in coverage. Rodgers thrives when he can get out of the pocket and extend plays. But if you’re going to rush just four, you have to keep him in the pocket. Vikings did neither.

  62. I’m so relieved that Eddie Lazy didn’t look like he was totally bad. Just fat. I just wonder if he’ll be cranky on Thanksgiving because he won’t be able to eat right away.

  63. A win by 3 scores with Lacy pummeling the Vikings, while AP did squat, with “Go Pack Go” cascading down from the stands was very satisfying. Very satisfying, indeed.

    Sadly, the purples will have learned nothing from this and will continue to talk tough. They just don’t learn.

  64. Without a doubt, the most delusional fan base in the nfl. They claim we win at home because of the refs. Now we go to THEIR house, and they still claim the refs helped us. Come on, man! Enough with the excuses! Your team played awful and deserved every penalty. Stop with the conspiracy b.s. You lost to the better team. You can’t beat them in your own house. What makes you think you’ll beat them at Lambeau? Your schedule is just aboutique to begin. No more cupcakes like you’ve been playing the first half of the season.

  65. It’s amazing watching the Rodgers pass for more than 77 yards. I almost didn’t recognize them.

  66. The Vikings put everything into this game. The “BEAT GREEN BAY” shirts, showing that this was their most important game of the season. Packers reeling from some bad games, and you get them at home. All the trash-talk from the fans…….

    And……

    …….You get that. Exactly like we said. Not even close. All that talk of your “great” defense when you were playing the cream-puffs, yet Tim Masthay hardly even sees the field. Seven scoring drives. Ouch.

    The pretenders have been exposed, and it’s all down-hill from here. The Packers get in to the “easy’ part of the schedule, while the Vikings are left with their hardest stretch. And if you can’t beat a reeling, banged-up Packers team at home in your Super Bowl, you aren’t coming out of this upcoming stretch looking good.

    It was fun while it lasted….. Good bye.

  67. vikescry1
    Nov 22, 2015, 6:50 PM CST
    not sure i’d be happy if i were a viking fan, why leave teddy in there to keep taking a beating? that was a poor decision imo.
    ——-
    I thought that at first as well. But it also gives TB and the offense real experience at a hurry up situation with lots of passing. It’s about experience in case a game down the road comes down to a winning drive at the end.

  68. Firerodgergoodell better check his tiebreaking rules. Direct from the NFL;

    f, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs

    Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in common games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Coin toss

  69. I said this week the Vikings needed to play their A game to win. I thought GB played better than the Vikings and got a much needed and well earned win. Vikings O-Line will continue to be this teams Achilles heel and will ultimately derail any hopes aid a deep playoff run. Even the most dimwitted troll has to admit TB is a gamer though. I’m glad to have him as the franchise QB, even without any protection he still makes plays. AD once again kills me with a crushing fumble, just too many penalties and mistakes like that are the difference between contender and having a good season. Still like where this team is headed though.

  70. All I’m reading is “refs” “refs” “refs”.
    Since when is that an acceptable excuse for a loss?!
    Maybe your team just isn’t that good?

  71. don’t blame the Refs, Patterson head butted the kicker, plus Petersen should have been flagged when he took his helmet off, the truth is the Vikings cant beat the Packers its that simple, did the refs cause Peterson to fumble as well? Vikings have a tough schedule moving forward, sorry no playoffs this year .

  72. Stats look close but vikes still lost
    they are young .as pack is not
    Congrats on win but with a cost
    Young vikes on way up ,while pack peak is past

    See you next time vikes will be better
    Pack will be older Just a matter of time

  73. Maybe the Vikings will study film instead of resorting to high school tactics like useless tshirts

  74. drakescounsellor | Nov 22, 2015, 4:45 PM PST
    Get your qb an o-line, youre going to get the young man killed.
    _______________________

    This is the truth. They have a patchwork o-line that has been the weakness of this team from day one. I don’t see it getting much better this year. But they’ll have, arguably, their best two o-linemen coming back from injury next year and, hopefully, can now spend a couple of higher round draft picks on o-line. Still, not going to help them this year.

  75. What’s worst, the Vikes losing at home to the cheeseheads or Green Bay losing at home to a 1-7 Lions team?

    Don’t worry Packer Backers, you’re beloved franchise isn’t going to far come games vs Arizona or Carolina the way you looked today.

    I’ll take today’s game for the leagues second youngest team as a learning curve.

  76. Have to give props to a lot of Viking fans on here giving the Pack respect and credit for their win today. Your team goes on and I too see this coming down to Lambeau at the end of the year.
    Now for Green Bay, heal up and ride this important win into the Thanksgiving game against da Bears and Favre night!

  77. The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    54 years of failure and counting.

    conormacleod has ZERO arguement, the Vikings 7-3 record is not even a close representation of the actual team. We all saw that today.

    As the weather gets colder the Vikings get more revealed.

    ZERO.

  78. I would just ask all you Packers fans working and living in the Twin Cities – take it easy on the Vikes fans when you head back to work tomorrow. They will arrive with their tails between their legs. Enjoy the quiet…..

  79. Week 17 could be big. Vikes have a tough schedule ahead. TB played a gutsy game while banged up.

    I really just stopped by because the pftpoet is always a must read after (yet….another) Vikings loss to the Packers.

    Go Pack!

  80. rastaraji
    Nov 22, 2015, 6:49 PM CST
    Total domination against a suspect team
    ——
    The Packers earned the win, but total domination???

    Let’s see:
    -stalled drives
    -needed penalties to keep two drives going
    -gave up really good numbers against a QB that your fan base calls a bust.
    -stats dead even for both teams.

    Don’t kid yourself. The game was won on field goals and well timed penalties.

  81. The emotion and energy in the game turned after GB was gifted another shot at a TD (after the Rodgers flop). Please GB fans, tell me what happened to the flag when Bridgewater got hit in the head when he got hurt? How about the GB player spiking the ball after a sack, in front of the whole stadium? Why no flag?? Huh, that’s weird.

  82. You can’t expect to win when you allow the refs to penalize you for 110 yards.

    Many of the penalties put the offense in long yardage and negated what could have been scoring drives.

    But it wasn’t just the offense commiting penalties, the defense got called for their share and special teams got called too.

    If the Packer fans are honest, Teddy did very well today, inspire of all the hits, sacks an knock downs.

    Time to focus on the Falcons.

  83. Carl makes a great point. Vikings fans would rather see the Packers lose, than their own team win. That’s a sad truth and indicative of how deeply we Packer fans are inside their collective psyche.

    I said I wouldn’t rub it in, and I won’t.

    See you on 1/3/16.

  84. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:41 PM

    Good game GB. You deserved to win no doubt. Turrible O line play by my Vikes. Just turrible.
    ———————————————————
    Nope. You don’t get off that easily. Not after all the garbage you’ve spewed on Packer threads for the last 3 weeks. You numbskols have been hoping all week that the Vikings would end Rodgers’ season, and your QB was the one who ended up getting hurt. Stay classy, Minnesota!

  85. Such a disappointing game. Vikes just got outclassed today. Couldn’t stop the run, couldn’t run the ball, couldn’t protect the passer, couldn’t avoid penalties, couldn’t force a turnover, couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down.

    Spielman needs to make the offensive line his 1st priority this offseason, they’re going to get Teddy killed. It would also be nice to get another receiver who can get open other than Diggs. Wallace=trash, Wright=disappears for games at a time, Patterson=too dumb to understand the playbook, Thielen=should not be on an NFL roster.

    But I’m sure he’ll draft a LB to replace Greenway and a CB to replace Newman and a SS to replace Sendejo and ignore the horrid offense for another year.

  86. conormacleod says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:51 PM

    I’ll give the Packers credit for the win. But I will say the officials did insert themselves into the game in the first half.
    —————————————–

    Which flag would you have picked up? Every one of them was an obvious call. All the calls on Kalil, to the PI on Newman.

  87. packfntk says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:39 PM
    Packers are 10-1-1 against the Vikings since 2010. That is pure domination.

    That sound of silence you hear is queen fans heading back into their parents basements. If it were any other fan base I would say good game, but I will just enjoy your silence for a week.

    no, domination would be 12-0…also you aint getting home field away from carolina

  88. I can’t believe how uninformed my fellow Vikings fans are in regards to tie breakers.

    Head to head
    Division record
    Common opponents
    NFC record.

    It’s been the rule for decades. ( maybe 10 years ago the common games came in above the NFC record)

  89. conormacleod actually thinks that his team has shot, what a joke. The only difference was FG’s, LooL.

    Bustwaters is horrible and Peterson’s fumble was ridiculous.

    The only difference is the Packers are 13 time Championship football with the best QB in the game.

    The Vikings have zero championships and a high school kid with baby hands in stupid white gloves as their QB.

  90. Good win on the road against a team who’s arrow is definitely pointing up. Looking forward to the rematch at season’s end at Lambeau. That game will probably decide who wins the NFC North.

  91. As a neutral observer , it is clear as day that Bridgewater cares more about his precious stats than Peyton Manning does, never thought I’d see a qb care more about his stats than Manning but anyone with a brain can see that is all Bridgewater is about, him and Peterson

  92. Lacy is fat.

    Funny story.

    My wife doesn’t follow football. She saw Lacy running and said, ” who is that fat packer running with the ball”

    Shame on Zimmer for not stopping that fat slob!

  93. “The Vikings played as well as they could, and still got pounded pretty badly.”
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    Huh? As well as they could?

    Outside of the season opener, this is easily the worst the Vikes have played this year.

  94. judsonjr says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:59 PM

    I am a Packer fan but the refs were a bit flag happy this game, and then missed other stuff like Datone Jones spiking the ball, Adrian Peterson taking off his helmet, Bridgewater grounding a screen to no one, Bridgewater getting hit high, etc.

    Then you have other games where teams can hold all game on both ends of the ball, and only draw 2 or 3 penalties a game
    *************
    I said this before the game. Let em play and see who wins. The refs were flag happy, seemingly to the Vikings detriment. The vikes were flagged more in this game than in the last 4 together. Had I not seen one flag today, either way, I’d be ok with the loss, but what I saw was the nfl helping one team win. It was that obvious.

  95. Sweet Justice & Karma. This is what the people of Minnesota deserve after they cheered Micah Hyde’s injury. This is what they deserve after the Minnesota stations last week decided to ignore their Wisconsin viewers by putting on Paid Programming instead of the Packer game. Looking like another 7-9 year for the Vikings.

  96. Still the Packs whipping boy. Surprised it was that close. Out coached, out played, out hustled. Typical Viking egg laying. Seen it a hundred times. It may be a blessing in disguise because the Vikings were starting to believe their own hype. Especially AD. Now they know they aren’t quite as good as they thought and it will be good motivation. Sometime a step back is needed to take a giant leap forward.

  97. Winning is sweet after enduring all the Viking fans bravado all week long. And the continual comments about the refs and the league favoring the Packers is unfounded. See you at Lambeau for round two of our bi-annual meeting.

  98. Good game Packers. Got some calls but all in all they were the better team today. The Vikings OLine sucked as usual and it showed today. Packers deserved the win.

  99. Good game Green Bay. Knew you were going to show up, I just thought we would as well.

    Teddy still played a solid game with no help from Adrian, the offensive line or the Defense.

    The Vikings didn’t play well enough to win, hopefully they can take something away from it and get better. There’s a lot of season left and both GB and Min are 7-3.

    For the record, this comment section is exactly as expected. The majority of Vikings fans demonstrating class, and absolutely zero Packer fans returning the favor. You really are some of the worst people in all of sports.

    Either way, Rodgers played well, Lacy played well. GB will be tough to be the rest of the way.

  100. I like stand-up fans who can just admit when their team lost.

    The other ones who blame the refs, are simply sad and pathetic. It’s what true losers do.

    More experienced and knowledgeable fans know not to blame the refs. As a Bears’ fan, we’re harder on our own team than the refs or the opponents.

    Vikings’ fans? It’s everybody else’s fault.

  101. Still the Packs whipping boy. Surprised it was that close. Out coached, out played, out hustled. Typical Viking egg laying. Seen it a hundred times. It may be a blessing in disguise because the Vikings were starting to believe their own hype. Especially AD. Now they know they aren’t quite as good as they thought and it will be good motivation. Sometime a step back is needed to take a giant leap forward.w

  102. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:12 PM
    Wanna know why we win? We cheer for our team. Wanna know why you lose? You don’t cheer for your team, you cheer against ours. #badfans

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

    What are you talking about? All you do is troll the Vikings boards?

  103. Funny how Vikings fans wanna talk about how old the Packers are. As a draft and develop team, they are usually one of the youngest in the league.

    In 2015 – Packers average age is 25.5 years (3rd in NFL)
    Vikings are 25.8 years (7th in NFL)

  104. Good game on the packers end. But, how the pack leap the vikings? We have the same record. But a better division record. And if you say the head to head? What about common opponents…. but that’s none of my business
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    Head to head is the first tie breaker and MN and GB have the same number of division losses. MN has only one more win and since the season hasn’t ended yet….

  105. Carl Gerbschmidt | Nov 22, 2015, 5:12 PM PST
    Wanna know why we win? We cheer for our team. Wanna know why you lose? You don’t cheer for your team, you cheer against ours. #badfans
    _____________________

    Typical Packer fan arrogance. We could care less about the Packers. They just happen to be the team we’re currently tied with at 7-3.

  106. I wonder if the refs and packers fly back to gb on the same plane. Took what was a good close game and swung it 10- 14 points at the end of the half. Bridge water played well , I’ll get over ,I’ll just watch my warriors win their 15th straight.

  107. Hey! I see women and dogs walking around! Haven’t seen that for weeks. I guess winning helps.

  108. Shinnbone says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:15 PM

    Let’s keep it in perspective here Green Bay fans, we only beat Minnesooota we all know how much they suck.
    ========================
    Right, let’s keep it in perspective. They suck so bad, they still have the same record as you. Don’t forget you lost at home to the Lions just last week. You are far from the powerhouse you like to imagine you are.

  109. Saddens me when I see all my Green Bay cohorts stooping to a Viking fans level. We all knew it was gonna happen guys. Just sit back, watch Green Bay go 12-4, get a bye, and host the inferior team to the west of us. No need for childish banter.

  110. Shinnbone | Nov 22, 2015, 5:15 PM PST
    Let’s keep it in perspective here Green Bay fans, we only beat Minnesooota we all know how much they suck.

    S K O L !
    __________________

    If you’re tied in the standings with a team that “sucks”, what does that say about your team?

  111. What’s worst, the Vikes losing at home to the cheeseheads or Green Bay losing at home to a 1-7 Lions team?

    ____________________

    I think what was “worse” was hearing the Go Pack Go chant very loud and very clear…. in your stadium. Ouch.

  112. The Almighty Cabbage | Nov 22, 2015, 5:17 PM PST
    The Vikings aren’t that young. They’re the 11th youngest team in the league. The Packers are a good deal younger at 6th youngest in the league.
    ________________________

    Perhaps, but your key players (Rodgers, Matthew, Peppers) and older than our key players, sans Peterson.

  113. no, domination would be 12-0…also you aint getting home field away from carolina

    Baaawahhh… You do know you are just in denial… 10-1-1 in a domination, now just choke on those numbers all week while this win simmers in your weak psyche.

  114. gtodriver says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:20 PM
    If the Packer fans are honest, Teddy did very well today, inspire of all the hits, sacks an knock downs.
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    That TD pass to Rudolph was a well-placed thing of beauty, and I said that at the time.

  115. The Almighty Cabbage
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:17 PM CST
    The Vikings aren’t that young. They’re the 11th youngest team in the league. The Packers are a good deal younger at 6th youngest in the league.
    ——
    Pretty sure you’re wrong. On both teams actually.

  116. dirtyhelmet says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:03 PM

    Embarrassing loss today. Guessing it feels like it did for you guys when you got beat by the Lions last week.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Nope. We didn’t spend the week leading up to the Lions game thumping our chests and declaring how we would destroy them, and injure their guys, and all the other purple nonsense we’ve had to listen to all week.

    It never feels good to lose, but it is quite possible to lose with dignity, which is what the Packers and Packer fans did verses the Lions. I don’t expect your ilk to grasp that anytime soon.

  117. Don’t worry us Vikings fans will still be loud and proud and in your face wether you are better or not. Good win for the pack. But the Vikings are still better. The players were ready to perform on offense but norv is an idiot. The refs decided early that the packers needed help with 6 penalties against the Vikings before the first one was called against the packers… I’m still confident the Vikings will win the north

  118. The Almighty Cabbage | Nov 22, 2015, 5:19 PM PST
    Keep crying. Your purple tears are delicious.
    _____________________

    Who’s crying? Vikes are still 7-3, tied for first place, and in good position. Packers needed the win alot more than the Vikings. There’s alot of football left.

  119. beerbratscheese
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:21 PM CST
    conormacleod says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:51 PM

    I’ll give the Packers credit for the win. But I will say the officials did insert themselves into the game in the first half.
    —————————————–

    Which flag would you have picked up? Every one of them was an obvious call. All the calls on Kalil, to the PI on Newman.
    ——-
    The roughing the passer call and the interference on Barr.

    Replace with the hit to Bridgewaters head and the ball spike in Bridgewaters face.

  120. leatherface2012 says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:21 PM

    packfntk says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:39 PM
    Packers are 10-1-1 against the Vikings since 2010. That is pure domination.

    That sound of silence you hear is queen fans heading back into their parents basements. If it were any other fan base I would say good game, but I will just enjoy your silence for a week.

    no, domination would be 12-0…also you aint getting home field away from carolina
    ==================================
    So are you saying that for a defense to be dominant, they have to give up zero yards and zero points? Or an offense needs to score every time.

    10-1-1 is plenty dominant- and hilarious.

    Now get back to blaming the referees.

  121. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:25 PM
    My wife doesn’t follow football. She saw Lacy running and said, ” who is that fat packer running with the ball”
    //////////////////////////////////////

    I’m pretty sure she meant phat.

  122. Norv Turner out coached by Dom Capers. That has to hurt.

    Lots of OL holding not called on the Vikings today, along with Peterson taking his helmet off on the field, and Peterson kneeling in the end zone to celebrate after his TD. I don’t think the push on Rodgers should be a late hit on the QB, but by rule it is, so the player shouldn’t do it. He did, and it was called. Vikings discipline was terrible today.

    I’m a little disappointed because we may never get to see what poor winners Vikings fans are….

  123. The Vikings are good and they’ll be contending this year. They were too upwardly mobile recently and the Packers too downwardly mobile. The law of averages was in the Packers favor.

  124. Perhaps instead of t-shirts Zimmer should have organized a pep rally on Lake Minnetonka to motivate the guys.

  125. Viking fans should be embarrassed, not because they lost to a better team but because they allowed themselves to have hope again… Guess you wont be making that mistake again.

    Oh who am I kidding, hope is all you have.

  126. beer4guy says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:31 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt | Nov 22, 2015, 5:12 PM PST
    Wanna know why we win? We cheer for our team. Wanna know why you lose? You don’t cheer for your team, you cheer against ours. #badfans
    _____________________

    Typical Packer fan arrogance. We could care less about the Packers. They just happen to be the team we’re currently tied with at 7-3.
    =================================
    That’s funny- you sure seemed to care coming up to this game- you were posting quite a bit-

    Why not just own it rather than running away like a scared child?

  127. thermanmerman99
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:24 PM CST
    As a neutral observer , it is clear as day that Bridgewater cares more about his precious stats than Peyton Manning does, never thought I’d see a qb care more about his stats than Manning but anyone with a brain can see that is all Bridgewater is about, him and Peterson
    ——–
    Give examples. Because I’m not seeing it.

  128. conormacleod says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:18 PM

    The Packers earned the win, but total domination???

    Let’s see:
    -stalled drives
    -needed penalties to keep two drives going
    -gave up really good numbers against a QB that your fan base calls a bust.
    -stats dead even for both teams.

    Don’t kid yourself. The game was won on field goals and well timed penalties.

    ———-

    That may be true, but who is to say Janis doesn’t catch that pass if he isn’t interfered with?

    Also, the team that has fewer penalties is typically more prepared.

  129. carloswlassiter
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:49 PM CST
    All I saw was Bridgewater running for his life all day.

    What the heck happened to the Vikings O-line?
    ——
    Starting center and right tackle out for the year in preseason. So that’s what happened.

  130. Still the packers are Aron Rogers and the rest of the team. Without him they are the worst team in football. All of football including college! Jk they could still beat the jags lol

  131. I’ll take today’s game for the leagues second youngest team as a learning curve.

    ___________________________

    Uhmm… the 11th youngest team in the league. The Packers are the 6th…. but don’t let facts get in your way.

  132. Surprised my Packers won, but I’m not going to argue with it.

    Came out of that game with a lot of respect for Bridgewater. Pure toughness to stay in after the beating he took. The Vikings will be a good team for a long time with him in charge, but this wasn’t their day.

  133. Way to take the loss with class and dignity vikes fan. Your team was soundly beaten in all phases of the game and all you do is blame the refs? What a joke of a fan base

  134. coltluger says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:52 PM

    Green Bay toughness – head butt = personal foul. I guess his feelings were hurt.
    ==================================
    The ref called that because Patterson was stupid and it was right in front of him. It had nothing to do with the Packer player or anyone’s toughness. Crosby didn’t go to the ground or anything like that.

    Did you watch the game?

    Stop whining about the refs. It’s demeaning- to you.

  135. fartweasel says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:19 PM
    The emotion and energy in the game turned after GB was gifted another shot at a TD (after the Rodgers flop). Please GB fans, tell me what happened to the flag when Bridgewater got hit in the head when he got hurt? How about the GB player spiking the ball after a sack, in front of the whole stadium? Why no flag?? Huh, that’s weird.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Why wasn’t Peterson flagged when he removed his helmet on the field of play?

    We could do this all night. Move on.

  136. stellarperformance
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:20 PM CST
    Carl makes a great point. Vikings fans would rather see the Packers lose, than their own team win. That’s a sad truth and indicative of how deeply we Packer fans are inside their collective psyche.
    ——-
    Not even close. I went in record this week saying I’m happy to go 14-2 every year and lose to the Packers twice.

    If the Lions were 6-3 and your team was 2-7 this week, the focus would be on the Lions. It’s about beating whoever you play each week and winning the division.

    Only your arrogance makes you think we care about anything else.

  137. contra74 says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:44 PM
    Penalties killed the Vikings. That’s all there is to it. Won’t be that way when both teams meet again.

    _________________________________________

    You’re right the next game is in Green Bay. Get ready to lose even worse.

  138. beer4guy says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:43 PM

    Who’s crying? Vikes are still 7-3, tied for first place, and in good position. Packers needed the win alot more than the Vikings. There’s alot of football left.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    Who’s crying…? Just go back read this entire thread of commentary, or ask someone to read it to you, and you will see vast amounts purple boohoo.

    And oh, nos! What will this do to your precious Power Rankings? Jeebus, I still chuckle over that. Power Rankings.

  139. Packers fan here. Not going to talk trash. Vikings are going to keep getting better and keep challenging. Why? Because they’ve got the thing that’s been exclusive to us in the NFC North for a really long time.

    Bridgewater impressed me today playing behind a bad offensive line. He’s tough, elusive, and makes some really impressive passes. Congrats Vikings fans, you’re going to be able to compete for a long time.

    That being said, how about our defense? All those people who continually call for Capers’ job need to have a recording of this game sent to them.

  140. Packers have not been playing well and Vikings have been rolling but still couldn’t get the job done. You had your chance and blew it. Nothing like a Viking game to wake up the Pack.

  141. Uhmm… the 11th youngest team in the league. The Packers are the 6th…. but don’t let facts get in your way.

    _________________

    Ooops… bad stat by me, looked it up. Packers are the 3rd youngest team, Vikings are the 7th. Now the stat is corrrect.

  142. Thepftpoet yeah I can’t believe after all that talk too that the Vikings would choke…out coached and the Packers defame brought the house this time BOOM! Bwahhahhahahha! #Skol

  143. Packers are still the class of the division. The Vikings won’t overtake them until they get a requisite offensive line, which will probably take another two years.

    Packer fans are definitely not the class of the division. I couldn’t have been more disgusted by the visiting fans I saw at the game. Many were well behaved but a whole lot were as bad as it gets.

  144. Cheese heads you are as weak as Seattle 12th man. Get a life. It’s the Packers and ice fishing. Nice life you morons. Hey how did your boy Scott Walker work out?

  145. frank booth | Nov 22, 2015, 5:51 PM PST
    beer4guy says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:31 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt | Nov 22, 2015, 5:12 PM PST
    Wanna know why we win? We cheer for our team. Wanna know why you lose? You don’t cheer for your team, you cheer against ours. #badfans
    _____________________

    Typical Packer fan arrogance. We could care less about the Packers. They just happen to be the team we’re currently tied with at 7-3.
    =================================
    That’s funny- you sure seemed to care coming up to this game- you were posting quite a bit-

    Why not just own it rather than running away like a scared child?
    __________________

    That’s funny. I think I’ve posted about 5 times on this thread already. How is that “running away”? Do you want to talk football, or just run your mouth?

  146. Good win for the pack. The defense was really firing it up, which I didn’t expect. The pass rush was incredible to watch.

    Aaron is still missing throws, and his completion percentage is a little low. It was good to see the running game come back. The offense still has a lot of work to do, but this is a big win.

    I too have watched all the Vikings fans troll. It was a bit annoying, but maybe that will ease up a bit now?

    Trash talk is one thing, but making senseless bashing is another. Stay classy.

    Either way, I still think the Vikings could be a good team, but that O-line got dominated by a defense who has played poorly most of the year.

  147. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:56 PM
    That Peterson fumble just crushed me… Driving in red zone to bring it to one score. Bad Adrian… So bad

    Time for switch and a trip to the shed!

  148. conormacleod says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:44 PM

    beerbratscheese
    Nov 22, 2015, 7:21 PM CST
    conormacleod says:
    Nov 22, 2015 7:51 PM

    I’ll give the Packers credit for the win. But I will say the officials did insert themselves into the game in the first half.
    —————————————–

    Which flag would you have picked up? Every one of them was an obvious call. All the calls on Kalil, to the PI on Newman.
    ——-
    The roughing the passer call and the interference on Barr.

    Replace with the hit to Bridgewaters head and the ball spike in Bridgewaters face.

    —————————————

    Not sure why you’d want to NOT call the roughing the passer on Rodgers but then WANT the hit to the head on Bridgewater. Both were legit penalties. I’ll give you the fact they missed that one, but AP not getting called for taking off his helmet is a wash on them not calling Datone Jones for the spike. So that means the Packers were +1 in blown calls. Hardly a reason for most ‘queens fans to go all nuts about it. The Packers have been screwed far worse by the refs in several games this year.

  149. footballfan825 says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:54 PM

    Still the packers are Aron Rogers and the rest of the team. Without him they are the worst team in football. All of football including college! Jk they could still beat the jags lol
    ————————–

    Was it Aaron Rodgers that held Adrienne Peterson to 45 yards, or was it the rest of “the worst team in football”?

  150. stellarperformance
    Nov 22, 2015, 8:03 PM CST
    fartweasel says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:19 PM
    The emotion and energy in the game turned after GB was gifted another shot at a TD (after the Rodgers flop). Please GB fans, tell me what happened to the flag when Bridgewater got hit in the head when he got hurt? How about the GB player spiking the ball after a sack, in front of the whole stadium? Why no flag?? Huh, that’s weird.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Why wasn’t Peterson flagged when he removed his helmet on the field of play?
    ——–
    I’m guessing because the play was long over and he was heading toward the sidelines. The officials probably were spotting the ball and not even looking in his direction. That missed flag probably ranks about 15th on the list of officials questionable judgments.

  151. pack15forever
    Nov 22, 2015, 8:08 PM CST
    Packers have not been playing well and Vikings have been rolling but still couldn’t get the job done. You had your chance and blew it.
    ———-
    That’s quite the overstatement. The teams are tied right now and play again. And both teams will most likely make the playoffs. Pretty much what I thought the entire season.

  152. The Almighty Cabbage | Nov 22, 2015, 6:04 PM PST
    beer4guy says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:43 PM

    Who’s crying? Vikes are still 7-3, tied for first place, and in good position. Packers needed the win alot more than the Vikings. There’s alot of football left.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    Who’s crying…? Just go back read this entire thread of commentary, or ask someone to read it to you, and you will see vast amounts purple boohoo.

    And oh, nos! What will this do to your precious Power Rankings? Jeebus, I still chuckle over that. Power Rankings.
    __________________

    You care more about Rodgers passing stats than I do Power Rankings. All that matters at this point is 7-3, tied for first.

    But you keep beating that dead horse if it makes you feel better. After all, I mentioned it once (to prove a point that Viking are taken seriously, despite Packer fans in denial) and this is about your 10th time that you’ve brought it up.

    Obsess much?

  153. Go to the game and by the time I get home, there’s probably some sort of post-game comment record set.

    Congrats to the Pack and the team’s fans. I guess we’re still the irritating little brothers. After all the trolling from Viking fans, you folks certainly have the right to rub our faces in it. Well, everyone but that coyote guy. . . . .

  154. Contra quit complaining about the real and take your ass kicking like a man (although I have always been skeptical of that). You trolls just keep on trolling.

    To the rest of the Vikings fans good game. Your arrow is pointing up. Good qb, game coach and soon a good stadium. Much deserved

  155. Vikes got smoked today. No excuses. Back to work Vikes…. Unfortunately, we have zero talent at O line. Needs to be addressed in the offseason. Hopefully these games continue to be relevant for years to come!

  156. Remember the season when the Packers swept the Vikings in the regular season only to lose to them in the playoffs? I think history will repeat itself this year.

  157. Vikings thought they were the big brothers in the NFC north and got put back in their place.

    Vikings fans, it’s Zimmer you will be the Bengals of the NFC north and Packers will continue to beat you up.

  158. Bears fan here. The Pack is definitely back. Not very comforting to see them dominate a team with twice the defensive talent of my own squad. No delusions we will beat the Pack on Turkey Night but just hoping we don’t get embarrassed in prime time.

  159. Wow for a team that claims the Vikings aren’t a rival and just another game the Pack fans sure are fired up over a win in November . I give the Pack credit they out played the Vikings but I also know when the game was early those favorable calls set the tone for the game . Nice roughing call when they touched Rogers shirt and then nothing called when they smacked Bridgewater in the head and face , but hey the Packers are crowing loud and deservedly so . Packers and Vikings won’t do squat in the playoffs anyways . Enjoy the cheese one day the refs won’t be obligated to help you so much then you will fade away like the 70’s and 80’s

  160. footballfan825 says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:54 PM
    Still the packers are Aron Rogers and the rest of the team. Without him they are the worst team in football. All of football including college! Jk they could still beat the jags lol
    ———————————–

    I guess I missed the part where Aaron Rodgers sacked, bruised and beat up Teddy Bilgewater 6 times, or where Aaron Rodgers ran for over 100yds. Or the part where Aaron Rodgers returned a kick 70 yards or made every field goal and extra point.

    He’s a real dynamo there huckleberry.

  161. I don’t care which team you’re a fan of. That was a HARD FOUGHT game. I’m a Packer fan so I’m happy. Bridgewater is tougher than I thought. The Vikings are better than I thought.

  162. kvnhlstd says:
    Nov 22, 2015 9:09 PM
    Uhmm… the 11th youngest team in the league. The Packers are the 6th…. but don’t let facts get in your way.

    _________________

    Ooops… bad stat by me, looked it up. Packers are the 3rd youngest team, Vikings are the 7th. Now the stat is corrrect.

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    I looked it up last week myself and I also came up with 6th and 11th. I wish I had bookmarked the site but I didn’t. Either way… the Packers are the younger team.

  163. I’ll bet some of the loser Vikings Players are going to the protest in North Minneapolis to support that criminal instead of law enforcement.

  164. Damn with all the tears on here from the Minnesoooota fans I just Minnesooooota is under a flood watch, I guess their really taking the beatdown tough tonight.

  165. aaronrodgersisthenextcaitlyjenner says:
    Nov 22, 2015 8:01 PM

    LOL….beat ourselves badly today. Reminds us all of the opening night San Fran game.

    Congrats GB. Take the win…see you soon.

    Signed: Aaron Rodgers is the next caitlyn jenner
    /////////////////////////////////

    Oooooh, your posting name is missing the “n” in caitlyn – but you’re so clever you must already know that. I will go ahead and sign up for that as well as “teddybridgewateristhenextcaitlynjenner” and teddybridgewateristhenextcaitlyjenner” (minus the n) to match your brilliance.

    BTW, the Vikes did NOTHING to beat themselves in SF. You were whipped.

  166. The “You guys lost to the Lions” comments from Viking fans are cracking me up. What does it say about the Vikings then that they just lost to a team that lost to the Lions?

  167. Kudos to fans of both sides that have a respect for the opposing team, it makes wading thru the trash talk easier. Yeah the Vikes looked bad, but so did my Pack last week against the Motor City Kitties (which still hurts). Looking forward to both teams staying competitive for a long time – it’s so much better when both teams stay relevant. Week 17 is coming soon . . . Lambeau Field awaits.

  168. In Teddy We Trust

    Nov 22, 2015, 8:13 PM CST
    Packers are still the class of the division. The Vikings won’t overtake them until they get a requisite offensive line, which will probably take another two years.

    Packer fans are definitely not the class of the division. I couldn’t have been more disgusted by the visiting fans I saw at the game. Many were well behaved but a whole lot were as bad as it gets.

    ————-

    Sorry, Teddy, didn’t see you there. Not sure what you’re talking about, all the fans in our section were very well behaved, although a little loud between chanting “Go Pack Go” and “Kuuuuuuuuhn”

    By the way, thanks Vike fans, for all the tickets!!!

  169. For all the folks covering for Kalil, saying he was having a good year because he was merely serviceable, HE just call y’all out today. Kalil is an embarassment, the line as a whole is an ugly tragedy.

  170. Vikings fan here. Vikings didn’t respond to adversity and got beat – big time. I never doubted the Packers talent for a moment, and today’s game was a reminder how potent their offense is. I can’t chalk up this game as the refs giving it to the Packers (even though it felt that way early in the game). The Vikings have got to find ways to stop usually high-scoring offenses from scoring. I don’t expect next week’s game to be a cakewalk either. SKOL

  171. TThese are the same Packer fanss who are now coming out of the woodwork that were booing their own beloved team at home after a loss to the 1-7 Lions.
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    MINNEAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers were in a funk, booed by their loyal fans the week before

    ________________________________________

  172. As much as I hate the loss today, I have to admit seeing that squirrel run wild on the field was more running than Peterson did the entire game!…..and more entertaining!

  173. How sad is it that the pathetic packer fans catapulted this post to the number two most commented article?

    Truly sad. They act like they haven’t had a win in a month.

  174. 1st qtr AR intentional grounding, throws the ball in the flat and there is no Packer around for 50 yards – no flag.
    Packers d-line constantly lining-up in the neutral zone -no flag.
    Hit on BW head – no flag.
    Packers defense spiking the ball after a sack – no flag.
    Constant holding by packers oline -no flag.

    We brush AR and get a flag.

    Bottom line: we never had a chance in a million to win this game.

  175. Queens, queens you are exactly who we thought you were! Ha

    Chants of ” Go Pack Go ” at queens stadium a fitting tribute to the Heidi’s!

    Queen’s you crack me up. Stay purple and get your ponytails back together we just used them as handles!

    Did Rodgers drink a grape soda at the presser?

  176. If anyone actually thinks the Week 17 rematch is going to be for the NFC North title, you are freakin’ high. Green Bay will have a two-game lead (at least). Viking fans will just be hoping that the Pack is locked into their seeding so they just play backups and role players. Otherwise you’re going to see more of the same, but this time in the Mecca of professional football.

  177. I find it interesting that some of the people who blame the refs for today, think the Packers only ever win because of the refs, and think the refs give the Packers a huge advantage at home are some of the same people who think the Vikings are going to waltz into Lambeau week 17 and win the division.

    If you are so convinced the refs hugely favor the Packers, especially at home, how can you be so sure you are easily going to win in week 17?

  178. Bustwater Does Suck!!! We Need Peyton Manning BAD!!! Also I am not happy with the lack of Urgency and Clock Management by My Vikings in the 4th Quarter. The Blame deserves to be shared by our Coaches Bridgewater and Our Fans!!! I am Pissed Off!!! Packers will get Smoked in the Rematch!!!

  179. @thermanmerman99 Bridgewater cares about stats? Really? Funny. All the people watching game tape highlight how Bridgwater goes through his progressions and checks it down when nothing’s there. A sensible person would call that smart football, I guess you’re looking for the worst?

    Also, to another point made by someone, how does Bridgewater hold the ball more than say..Rodgers, Big Ben or Tony Romo? Some Qbs hold the ball and others don’t. A decent offensive line still protects regardless unless the QB is holding the ball for like 10 seconds

  180. And — Peterson should have been flagged for taking his helmet off, too.

    So — stop whining, Vikings fans. The better team won that game.

  181. Love the Duke flopping by Aaron Rodgers when he was tapped by Linval Joseph to draw the 15 yard Roughing Penalty. That is a nice new element to his game. Flopping for penalties. Well, at least Rodgers had the decency to apologize to Joseph (as caught on camera) for getting away with the flopping.

    So, now we have Matthews flailing to draw holding penalties and Rodgers flopping to draw personal fouls.

  182. The Vikings lost today because of negative plays, plain and simple, which was hard to watch. I expect the sacks, our line has struggled all year, but the penalties were uncharacteristic. And I’m not going to blame this one on the refs, there were definitely some bogus calls, but there were more that were well deserved. But all in all the team that played better today won.

    However the two teams are closer matched than this score suggests and I’ll chalk this one up to a learning experience for a young team still learning what it takes to be consistent winners in the NFL.

    I’m glad the Packer fans are gloating however. You’ve earned it this week. But don’t forget it was just one week ago you lost to the Lions at home and the Vikings fans were gloating. Both teams are 7-3, don’t expect to cruise to an easy division championship. Something tells me the NFC North division lead may switch places a few times this year.

  183. i liked the part where the refs fumbled. or the time they didnt cover cobb on that touchdown. or when they gave up that sack to Ha-Ha. i especially liked when they let lacy gain 100 yards. then they allowed jones to catch that TD on the sideline. thanks, refs. you rule.

  184. This reminded me a lot of the Packers/Cowboys games of the early 90’s. The Packers on the rise but could not get over the hump against Dallas. They got to high for the games and threw up all over themselves while the veteran team that’s has been there over and over just played. Nice team being assembled in Minnesota but still a couple years away. As much as I dislike the Vikings, Bears and Lions, the Bukings seem to have a bright future, not present.

  185. The Vikings are who we THOUGHT they were. After they lose to the Falcons, Seahawks and Cardinals in the next three games, they’ll be 7-6 and 3 games behind the 10-3 Packers.

  186. Ugh. That’s the only word I can muster. To all my fellow Vikings fans crying foul over the flags…stop it.

    The “headbutt” was b.s., Jones not flagged for spiking the ball, AP not flagged for removing his helmet, no flag for high hit on TB, and many more. These didn’t determine the outcome of the game.

    Eddie Lacy finding his groove, last weeks NFC defensive player of the week playing like a rookie (huge P.I. penalty and gift wrapping Jones’ TD), the Packers pass rush combined with what is probably the worst RG in the NFL (Mike Harris), and the copious amounts of dumb penalties that the Vikings committed are all a direct cause of the loss. Forgot to throw in Crosby’s foot…

    Hats off to the Pack, definitely the better team yesterday. To all the obnoxious fans (both fan bases), do yourself a favor and tone it down a notch.

    See you guys in week 17, hopefully we are not out of contention at that point but the remaining schedule for us is no cakewalk.

  187. Without Rodgers, Packers are a sub par team. I had the Vikes at 10-6, both loses to GB and now we need to go and play some tough teams. Offensive line is pieced together,missing 2 starters and banged up. No surprise they were beat yesterday, now they need to find a way to go 3-3 down the stretch.

  188. I’m a Vikings fan, but I’ll admit that I don’t know if they are very good. They can’t even beat the Packers.

  189. The comments about the Vikings youth is focused more on key positions than anything else. Sure, maybe they aren’t the youngest when it comes to the special teamers and role players who will cycle through over time, but their nucleus is young, outside of AP and key backup LB.

    Bridgewater to Diggs: 43 combined years
    Rodgers to Nelson: 62 combined years

    Average LB corps experience:
    Vikings: 4 years
    packers: 7 years

  190. Green Bay’s Offense is still in a funk. Other then a few big plays (pass interference, and one big run by Lacy), they were pretty stagnant. However, the play calling finally got better this game.

    Maybe this team just isn’t the offensive juggernaut that was predicted. They score big against bad teams, and that’s about it.

    Defense wins Super Bowls. When this teams defense shows up, they win. Its all about QB pressure.

  191. Um…Nelson did not play on Sunday (he is out for the season).

    Try actually watching a game for once instead of trying to make yourself feel better with obscure stats that you found with your Google machine.

    Nerd alert.

  192. hazelmn says:
    Nov 23, 2015 9:57 AM

    Bridgewater to Diggs: 43 combined years
    Rodgers to Nelson: 62 combined years
    —————————
    Yes, and Diggs only had 66 more yards (and the same number of TDs) receiving in this game than Jordy Nelson who didn’t play since he’s been on IR the entire season. Try and see if you can come up with any more meaningless stats. Here’s a stat for you: Rodgers and Nelson – 2 combined SuperBowl rings or 2 more than the combined Viking’s team history.

  193. hazelmn says: Nov 23, 2015 9:57 AM

    The comments about the Vikings youth is focused more on key positions than anything else. Sure, maybe they aren’t the youngest when it comes to the special teamers and role players who will cycle through over time, but their nucleus is young, outside of AP and key backup LB.

    Bridgewater to Diggs: 43 combined years
    Rodgers to Nelson: 62 combined years

    Average LB corps experience:
    Vikings: 4 years
    packers: 7 years
    ……………………………………………………………..
    hazel…. nelson is out didn’t play….. take peppers experience away and the pack lb are younger

  194. I don’t understand the crying over the officiating. Purple people should be angry about all the penalties, but not at the officials. They were all pretty glaring and there were others that could have been flagged but weren’t.

    The “no call” on Jones’ spike was correct. If anything, Teddy should have been flagged for flipping the ball at Jones’ face AND Jones should have been flagged for the spike. The penalties would have offset, making the net result the same. Both were “dead ball” penalties after the play was over so the down would not have been replayed. For all we know, the official was about to flag Teddy for the flip but decided not to when Jones spiked it. This was a perfect “no call.”

    The “illegal contact” call was correct. He can’t contact the receiver more than 5 yards downfield. He just can’t, that’s the rule. To say “Yeah, but it was only 7 yards downfield” doesn’t wash. The rule is 5 yards and that’s that. If they want it to be 7 yards, they should change it to 7 yards. But they haven’t. It’s 5 yards, and he broke it.

    The shove on Rodgers was pretty weak but they’ll call it every time. The defender knew that coming into the game. He just didn’t think about it when he really needed to think about it and his team paid the price. I suspect it will be a long time before he makes that mistake again, if ever.

    The “no call” on AP for removing his helmet technically should have been called. He yanked it off in anger or frustration and that’s exactly what they don’t want to see. Maybe they missed it. Maybe they felt bad that the Vikings kept shooting themselves in the foot by committing so many boneheaded penalties. It ended up not mattering but technically, it should have been called.

    I saw a lot of holding by the Vikings O-line that didn’t get called. I’m sure there was some the other way as well but I wasn’t looking for it.

    The DPI rule desperately needs to be revised. A 50 yard penalty is just insane. 10 yards and an automatic 1st down is what it should be. The automatic 1st down has to be part of it or defenders will take the penalty every time on 3rd and more-than-ten.

  195. Sigh….let’s call it what it is:

    Packers are a team that has been here before, knows how to win these types of games. Vikings a young team on the rise, still learning but will get better. Some bad officiating both ways (sorry Viking fans, TB didn’t intentional ground that pass to his offensive linemen?). Zimmer didn’t use the officiating as an excuse, credit to him, so you shouldn’t either.

  196. The DPI rule desperately needs to be revised. A 50 yard penalty is just insane. 10 yards and an automatic 1st down is what it should be. The automatic 1st down has to be part of it or defenders will take the penalty every time on 3rd and more-than-ten.

    ——-

    This is not the answer, though, DBs would always mug the guy if the options were give up a 50 yard pass play vs take the 10 yards and a 1st down. The rule is fine as is. The onus is on teams to find DBs who can cover without cheating. I’m fine with the rule and even as a Vike fan, I was fine with the call.

  197. It is much easier to lay blame anywhere else on your own team. That is why we are seeing so many sour grapes on the refs not penalizing GB enough.
    Well, maybe it’s because GB wasn’t doing anything that was worth a flag. Maybe they were the more disciplined team. Or maybe they weren’t doing the kinds of fouls that were blatant and obvious. Such as threating the kicker. Really. What the heck was up with that? The kicker? Glad I’m not a fan of the Yikes!

  198. shlort says:Nov 22, 2015 7:46 PM

    Well, I was wrong with some of my comments this past week. I said if both teams played their best game, the Packers would win. As it turns out, the Packers didn’t need the best game. The Vikings played as well as they could, and still got pounded pretty badly. Vikings fans sure talked a lot of smack last week. Looks like the Vikings aren’t as good as people thought, and the Packers are better than people thought.

    ——————————————————-

    The Vikings played as well as they could?? What game were you watching? They had 110 penalty yards and AP had like 45 yards rushing. I hardly think they were playing as well as they could.

  199. packmanfan says:Nov 23, 2015 2:19 PM

    It is much easier to lay blame anywhere else on your own team. That is why we are seeing so many sour grapes on the refs not penalizing GB enough.
    Well, maybe it’s because GB wasn’t doing anything that was worth a flag. Maybe they were the more disciplined team. Or maybe they weren’t doing the kinds of fouls that were blatant and obvious. Such as threating the kicker. Really. What the heck was up with that? The kicker? Glad I’m not a fan of the Yikes!
    ———————————————————

    The only non-call that I saw or had a problem with is when Peppers sacked Bridgewater and obvioulsy hit him in the head and also grabbed his face mask… That was a pretty big missed call.

  200. I tip my cap to the Pack. They handled the Vikes.

    GB Thoughts
    -Defensive pash rush & run D was awesome. I’d give their line the game ball.

    -I did not expect a re-emergence of Lacy until some other December game in Lambeau

    -Mason Crosby…..ka-BOOM!

    MN Thoughts
    -Zimmer got out-coached. Where was the blitz?

    -Penalties were completely stupid, but not the reason the Vikes lost.

    -AD needs to own his mistakes, not talk about “up & down” on the team.

    -Norv realized MN needed to pass to run about a quarter & a half too late! Seriously, how many 1st down runs were called. Adjust man!

    -Teddy Bridgewater showed that he is a leader & can make plays.

    Challenges continue next few weeks & hopefully Week 17 game at Lambeau has implications for both teams, preferably the Division at-stake.

  201. I have said asked this question for a while to Viking fans… What will happen when Theodore needs to throw it… down by 2 TDS late o4 in a shootout of a game?

    I give him credit when scram Ling he was more aware of the situations headfirst on 3rd down trying g to pick up a 1st. He nEeds to get better at sliding though he starts too late or just tries to duck and it defenders can’t react in those situations and he is going to get blasted by someone who can’t stop again.

  202. shaggytoodle says:
    Nov 23, 2015 3:51 PM
    I have said asked this question for a while to Viking fans… What will happen when Theodore needs to throw it… down by 2 TDS late o4 in a shootout of a game?

    I give him credit when scram Ling he was more aware of the situations headfirst on 3rd down trying g to pick up a 1st. He nEeds to get better at sliding though he starts too late or just tries to duck and it defenders can’t react in those situations and he is going to get blasted by someone who can’t stop again.
    …………….
    The biggest problem is Teddy has ZERO time. He trys to step up in the pocket and gets crushed time and time again. Kudos to the Pack for exploiting the Vikes biggest weakness last night…..O-Line.

  203. artic19 says:
    Nov 23, 2015 11:02 PM

    Can the Packers win one game without help? Just one? I don’t think they can, haven’t seen one in years.
    ===================================
    Really? Sounds like a conspiracy between the league and the Packers! Why is it that only Vikings’ fans have noticed this? I would think that at least Bears’ fans would have noticed this as well.

    Or is it that Vikings’ fans have been whining and making up excuses every time they lose to the Packers?

    1-1-10 over the last 12 games. Maybe that’s the real problem.

  204. Let’s take a brief look back to just the other week in the Packers game against Detroit. Where Davante Adams was blatantly held right in front of an official on 2nd down, it wasn’t called. Then the very next play Adams was again blatantly held right in front of an official, again it went uncalled. Then after that play a Detroit player got in Adams face to talk smack, there was no penalty for taunting. But, when Adams barely touched the defender to get the guy out of his face, he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

    Maybe, just maybe, the refs aren’t just trying to skew games in the Packers favor. But, you know, people only see what they want to see.

  205. Vikings fans whining about the refs because they lost by 3 scores is just another reason why they are ridiculed by the rest of the NFL fans.

    I wonder how you feel about the non-call on Adrian Beatyourson taking off his helmet and not getting a penalty? That’s one of the easiest calls to make and is called all the time. But not on Sunday.

    Just stop your whining. Your Queenie’s got their butt whooped by 3 scores. Refs had no impact on the outcome.

  206. PokeSalad says:
    Nov 24, 2015 3:29 PM

    Vikings would have won with unbiased refs. FACT
    ===================================
    Actually, that’s just an opinion.

    A sadly, sore, misguided opinion from someone who can’t handle the fact that his team lost.

  207. The Refs? Cuz it certainly couldn’t have been that “slow fat RB” running through the defense like “he was at a buffet” it wasn’t because the offensive line had to scrape Theodore off the turf a couple times every quarter… especially seeing as GB couldn’t contain AP as the best RB busted loose for alost 50 yards rushing.

    I mean there is NO way GB would try to show up after losing 3 straight games for the first time in over half a decade so it HAD to be the Refs.

  208. The refs sickened me in this game. Adrian Peterson takes his helmet off and no penalty?

    The vikings’ offensive line holding on every play and not getting called?

    Had this game been called fairly, the Packers may well have broken 100 points.

  209. Seriously, MN fans? The refs? They had 8 penalties I think, and the only one that was questionable was the head butt, but I can see why they called it. The others were good. Your team had a crappy day. Stop whining.

  210. I’m less concerned about the penalties than I am about the offensive line. That was wretched play. Clemmings and Harris need to buy cleats to replace the cinderblocks they were wearing.

    Teddy played hard, but he has got to learn to throw the ball away when facing a sack and not run 10-15 yards backwards to eventually get sacked or throw the ball away anyway. I get his desire to keep the play alive and try to find an open receiver, but when his linemen are beat, they aren’t picking up a second block. They just watch Teddy try to scramble.

    As for the penalties, can’t blame the refs. Linval should know he can’t push the QB over after the ball has been relased. The linemen should know they cannot move prior to the ball being snapped, and Patterson doesn’t need to be a dummy and headbutt a kicker.

  211. So sad. The freakin idiot CENSORS here have decided to delete my posts but they leave up those as totally ridiculous and worthless like the Viking trolls. Oh well. Another good reason to probably abandon this site. Idiots! !!

  212. Great Title! Should be Blonde Haired Hedi’s get ready to have your ponytails used as handles!

    The Minnesota ZERO CHAMPS!

    I won’t use Vikings because you embarrass the name Viking. Although they really did do a lot of beating….remind u of someone?

    Can’t wait to see u at Lambeau for your beating….AGAIN!

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