Teddy Bridgewater: We can’t make Sunday’s game bigger than it is

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The Packers and Vikings will bring the curtain down on the regular season on Sunday night when they meet at Lambeau Field to determine which team will be advancing to the playoffs as the NFC North champion.

The loser of the game will still be going to the playoffs as a Wild Card team, but the prospect of winning the division and hosting a playoff game makes for a pretty appealing prize. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t want thoughts of that result to get into players’ heads and keep them from playing their game on Sunday night.

“It’s a big game, but we can’t let the game become bigger than what it is,” Bridgewater said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We can’t let the game become too big. We’re playing for a lot right now, but at the same time, you have to go out there and be ourselves. We don’t have to do anything extra. We don’t have to put any S’s on our chests, capes on our backs. We just have to do our job and do it well.”

Bridgewater said he doesn’t think there have been any moments this season when he let the game get bigger than it was, but coach Mike Zimmer said that there have “been times he’s tried to do too much” over the course of his second NFL season. He’s played well three weeks in a row, though, and continuing that this Sunday would put the Vikings in good shape to wind up back at home for the Wild Card round.

150 responses to “Teddy Bridgewater: We can’t make Sunday’s game bigger than it is

  1. “It’s a big game, but we can’t let the game become bigger than what it is,”

    Tell that to your “fans.” They seem to think they’ve already won.

  2. Great wisdom from Teddy. Even the Super Bowl is just another game of football. You can’t play any different or try any harder than you did in the regular season – presumably you were giving your best effort all year long.

    The players that struggle in the playoffs are the players that make the moment too big.

  3. Teddy is absolutely right. He dictates this game. The calmer he remains, the better off they will all be. I have never seen him lose his composure, that’s what I like about him, I hope the rest of the team follows suit. They can win this game, and I truly think they will win this game if they stick with the plan. SKOL!!!

  4. Bridgewater has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in the month of December. His passer rating of 107.9 in December over the last two years is third best in the NFL.

    And he’s been especially hot over the last three games, completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 734 yards, 6 touchdowns and no interceptions.

  5. stellarperformance says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    “It’s a big game, but we can’t let the game become bigger than what it is,”

    Tell that to your “fans.” They seem to think they’ve already won.
    ________

    This from somebody who predicted the Vikings would finish 6-10, then predicted the Packers would clinch the division in October, then predicted the Vikings would lose their last five games.

  6. You guys think Fabio gets his HgH from Brauny ? # pony up #years salary #cheaters . Teddys comaaaan to get Dom capers fired hopefully McCarthy. Skol

  7. juice08 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    it’s bigger than Your hands though
    ————————
    Just wanted to point out the first post being from a Packer fan since they like to accuse the Viking fans of doing the same. Then I will respond by saying if the game is bigger than Teddy’s hands then there’s a very high probability it’s too big for Rodgers’ hands as well since they are a mere 1/8″ larger than Teddy’s.

    Happy New Year all

  8. Between Greenway’s comments on Packer intimidation and now Theodore’s comments, it seems like the Packers are living rent free in their minds. The more they think about it, the tighter they will become and come Sunday, they will be in fixed position with their hands clamped down on the throats in the choke position. A position that is all too familiar with the Viking franchise although it is usually saved for playoff performances.

  9. The pressure is all on the Packers. If they lose this game, they know their fans will turn on them because the most important thing in their lives is beating the Vikings. Can you imagine them having to endure an entire offseason with the Vikings as division champions?

    You disagree? Look at the comments from Packer fans the last six weeks. Most comments say something like “at least we beat the Vikings.”

  10. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    If the Vikings could finally beat the Packers just once, it would bring meaning to their fans lives.

    Other than that, it’s just another game.
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    You would only say his if you were scared of the Packers losing.

    Personally, I’m hoping for a great game with no injuries so both teams can get ready for the playoffs. If the Vikings win, great. If they lose then they can either stay in GB or fly to Washington. May the better team win in a fair hard fought game.

  11. No dog in this fight (Eagles fan…ugh).
    It’s been a long time since anyone could honestly say this but at this point, right now, the Vikings are the better team. The home field for the Packers evens things up. This one is a total 50-50, and neither team is going to the Super Bowl anyway.

  12. If the Seahawks lose to AZ, it might almost be better for the Vikings to lose this game. Then in the 1st rd of the playoffs the Vikings would get to play the redskins rather than GB or Seattle (who both seem to have their number).

  13. It’s a big game for the Vikings and their fans. They are not used to a Week 17 game having any meaning. But that’s what happens when you are also 1-10-1 against a team that has so thoroughly dominated you during that stretch.

    Which is also why Vikings fans have been so consumed with the Packers and every PFT post. Small dog syndrome is a deadly disease.

  14. Juice08,

    If this game is bigger than Bridgewater’s hands, what does that say for your QB Mr Munn who fumbled pretty much every time a Arizona defender touched him? Thought so.

    If Teddy put up the numbers he did against that Arizona staff (with Tyrann Matheu) he can certainly put up career numbers against that wannabe NFL defense at Lameblow.

    This of course is all dependent on the officials. Will they continue to give GB everything on a silver platter, or will they finally call a game between these teams down the middle and unbiased? The only way GB wins this game is with a lot of help.

    If the officials start throwing bulls😀It flags when the Vikes defense gets near Munn, then send them hard and at least give the officials a reason to throw a flag.

  15. Look at the comments from Packer fans the last six weeks. Most comments say something like “at least we beat the Vikings.”
    ———–
    Not exactly. There have been variations of that in response to some of the mouth breathing purple brethen when they mention how horrible the division leading Packers were. It’s a pretty easy comeback to a fan making stupid comments.

  16. whatjusthapped says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:10 PM
    Between Greenway’s comments on Packer intimidation and now Theodore’s comments, it seems like the Packers are living rent free in their minds. The more they think about it, the tighter they will become and come Sunday, they will be in fixed position with their hands clamped down on the throats in the choke position. A position that is all too familiar with the Viking franchise although it is usually saved for playoff performances.
    ————————————————————-

    Says a fan of the team the entire league has been calling play-off choke-artists for years now. Lol, ok guy.

  17. Neither one of these teams are going anywhere. I can’t see either of them beating AZ or Car.

    That being said, the pressure to win IS NOT on the Packers. Expectations for the Packers have been tempered this year. That cannot be said for the Vikings. Not to mention, 13 to 0 in Championships.

  18. Rodgers’ hands as well since they are a mere 1/8″ larger than Teddy’s.
    ——–
    When it comes to gripping a football…that 1/8 inch appears to be a pretty big deal. Rodgers doesn’t feel the need to wear high grip gloves on his hand to throw the football.

  19. As great as it would be to win the division and host a playoff game, I’d argue that it’s probably better to lose this game. Assuming Seattle loses in Arizona, the winner of this game will host Seattle next week, and the loser will go to Washington. I think most would agree that Seattle is a lot more dangerous than Washington, even if playing Washington means going on the road. We saw how well Minnesota did hosting Seattle earlier in the season after all.

  20. fecal/pancake/lettuce

    …..we here you……they say that cream is supposed to rise to the top but your cheese is curdling……with your O-line on the side line….and a defense for you is hard to find…..maybe it’s time to blow up your team……?

  21. juice08 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    it’s bigger than your hands though

    Bridgewater has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in the month of December. His passer rating of 107.9 in December over the last two years is third best in the NFL.

    And he’s been especially hot over the last three games, completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 734 yards, 6 touchdowns and no interceptions.

    rather have tb on the rise at 23 years old than goofus at 32

  22. leatherface2012 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:07 PM

    well at least Rodgers said they don’t need to crank it up till they get to the superbowl………….bug eyed moron
    ——————————————————-
    You must have missed Rodgers’ comments after the AZ game leatherface2012.

    ” when it matters for all the marbles, we are going to show up….”

    Appartently, the AZ game didn’t matter. (Possible second seed and a bye).

    But this week’s game does? That makes sense, because the Vikings are the Packer’s superbowl.

  23. Impossible not to like Teddy Bridgewater! His poise in any situation is off the charts, it’s hard to believe he’s only 23. With Teddy as franchise QB, Zimmer as coach, only great things in The Vikings future! No one will want to meet the Vikings in any game next year. Go Vikings!!!!

  24. Things are getting desperate in Packer land when they have to start talking about the size of Bridgewater’s hands. It’s not the size of the hands but what he does with them. So far he has done pretty well.

  25. Just like every time the Packers are their next opponent, this feels like Super Bowl week to the Vikings and their fans. Comical.

  26. So this game is supposedly the Super Bowl for Vikings’ fans, yet ironically 90% of the comments on this article are from cheesers?

    At any rate, 5 weeks ago the Vikes were riding high, the Pack wasn’t, and the Vikes got creamed on its home field — so anyone that thinks this game is a sure-fire Vikings victory has started celebrating New Years a bit early. The Pack still has Rodgers, and CMIII likely has distributed his Gurley Anti-Aging painkillers to the Pack O-line. Should be a good and close game.

  27. I do find it really entertaining to see more Vikings fans whining about the refs and legit penalties that were called in the first meeting. In fact…if you watched the game, there were a bunch of PI calls that were not called against them. Last I checked, when you grab a WR’s jersey (James Jones) and it gets stretched, that is called PI. Yet it happened twice in the first half and not one call.

  28. A Vikings win at Lambeau would be symbolically significant to Vikings fans, yet Packer fans are too dumb to realize that significance.

    It means its the Vikings division. Rodgers is getting old and the team around him is getting worse, this is the beginning of a long, sloping decline into irrelevance for the Green Bay Packers organization, years of 2nd place finishes, followed by 3rd place finishes, ect. They cant attract free agents because Green Bay is the single worst town that has an NFL team(Thats not a joke or a troll, its true), once Rodgers goes? KABOOM.

    For the amount of crap you guys talk(not just on the internet, but everywhere I go), I am going to take a nice long bath in Shadenfruede for the foreseeable future, if it doesn’t happen this year? Thats fine. But TB is 23 and Rodgers is 32, the trends are unmistakeable, the end is near, and I am going to enjoy every moment of it.

  29. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:10 PM

    The pressure is all on the Packers. If they lose this game, they know their fans will turn on them because the most important thing in their lives is beating the Vikings. Can you imagine them having to endure an entire offseason with the Vikings as division champions?

    You disagree? Look at the comments from Packer fans the last six weeks. Most comments say something like “at least we beat the Vikings.”
    ****************************************************

    C’mon Man, don’t flatter yourself.
    You really aren’t this simple, are you?

    It would more effective and meaningful for Packer fans to say, “At least we beat the Seahawks this year.”, but we aren’t being persecuted by their fans.

    No, we get the tired comedic stylings of the Dahmers and Woodfields on every single post.
    Otherwise known as sad, bitter, pathetic Viking fans.
    Hence, the comebacks. It is far less about obsession and more to do with answering raving lunatics.

    I hope I cleared that up for you.

  30. I was worried when the schedule was released that one of the annual rivalry games would turn out to be a meaningless Week 17 affair with one or both sides having nothing to play for. I’m thrilled that it’s meaningful for both teams. Ignore the trolls on both sides and enjoy the game.

  31. @rosstuckershair says:

    Yeah great stats which the Vikings love, however their December record is 2 -2.

    Keep up with those stats though

  32. If the Vikings could finally beat the Packers just once, it would bring meaning to their fans lives.

    ____________________________________

    Not a history major apparently. We beat the Pack in 2012 to go to the playoffs.

    And we’ll do it again this Sunday. Thanks for playing.

  33. Papa Bear says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:25 PM

    Rodgers’ hands as well since they are a mere 1/8″ larger than Teddy’s.
    ——–
    When it comes to gripping a football…that 1/8 inch appears to be a pretty big deal. Rodgers doesn’t feel the need to wear high grip gloves on his hand to throw the football.

    yep. kurt warner sucked too right? moron

  34. This game is about as big as it gets for Bridgewater. When you’re throwing 15 tds a year with 8 guys in the box trying to stop the best running back in decades, the most you’re ever going to play for is a division championship.

  35. It means its the Vikings division. Rodgers is getting old and the team around him is getting worse
    ———
    Name one elite QB that was washed up after just turning 32 that wasn’t due to injury. The odd thing is the Packers are a younger team than even the Vikings, so not sure where you are going with that. His WR’s have the 2nd most drops in the NFL this year and they lost what was arguably a Top 5 WR due to injury. Yet the offense is still ranked ahead of the Vikings and the scoring defense is still in the Top 10.

    When Bridgwater becomes anything better than a mediocre starter that you look to replace, come let us know.

  36. Son, you shouldn’t be yapping until you’ve done something. Meanwhile, judging by your Buffalo Wild Wings commercial, is there anything you can do to make your guns bigger?? My nine year old sister got ya beat.

  37. He’s right. After watching the majority of packer games and all the vikings it’s amazing the packers were able to pull out a win earlier this year. Although they had a lot of help from the refs. They’re just not very good at anything this year, at least not consistently. Just go out there and kick some cheese-eatin’ ass Sunday night and take the division title back home to Minnesota, where it belongs!

  38. yep. kurt warner sucked too right? moron
    —————
    Let me know when Teddy looks ANYTHING like Kurt Warner ever did. That is an absolute insult to Warner.

    Also, Warner only wore it late in his career after he had issues with his index finger after breaking it.

  39. When Bridgwater becomes anything better than a mediocre starter that you look to replace, come let us know.

    I already let you know when he was drafted the future was here.

  40. stellarperformance says:

    Tell that to your “fans.” They seem to think they’ve already won.
    *********************

    This from the guy with the constant posting of, “We own the Vikings”.

    Besides the fact that the current “ownership” is for a very short period of time, let me remind you that during that very same period of time, we “OWN” you in week 17 games with playoff implications between our two teams.

    Enjoy your 2nd Super Bowl appearance of the regular season this weekend…

  41. One thing I do know about the NFL is that if you have an elite QB, they are almost always good well into their mid to late 30’s unless they have an injury.

    Elite RB’s? Not so much.

    Not good if your entire team is based on the production and impact of a RB.

  42. I already let you know when he was drafted the future was here.
    ————–
    SKOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Teddy is the kind of QB that every team looks to replace, not make the future.

  43. Listen to the Viking trolls, Teddy and his team mates beat up on some washed up teams that mailed it in weeks ago, now suddenly they think they have Payton Manning, Brett Favre, and Tom Brady all rolled into one. Vikings are going down in this one too, and lucky for them, as they may well beat the Skins in DC.

  44. As the late, great Bud Grant once famously said “Viking fans are small people (figuratively), living small lives, beneath the giant shadow of the Green Bay Packers”.

    That’s why this game is the most important event in MN history – if they can finally win.

    Then, and only then, can Chad Greenway and the rest of MN let go of their life diminshing feelings of intimidation and persecution. The process of healing could finally begin.

  45. jjpmn says:
    Dec 31, 2015 1:12 PM

    I was worried when the schedule was released that one of the annual rivalry games would turn out to be a meaningless Week 17 affair with one or both sides having nothing to play for. I’m thrilled that it’s meaningful for both teams. Ignore the trolls on both sides and enjoy the game.
    ———————————————————-

    Post of the day!!! There are a few people on both sides, with multiple screen names each, that ruin the comment sections. Even the decent posters get sucked into the troll fest on Packers/Vikings articles here. It wouldn’t be so bad, if the trolls were at least funny or original!!!

  46. packers have been behind the power curve so long that winning the division the last 4 years has been their SUPER BOWL …..well guess what boys……you are still behind the VIKINGS in Division titles, ALL-PRO selections (66-28 ) & SB appearances since the merger ….. so try and catch up now…..!!!

  47. Can’t wait for the inevitable pftpoet comment hailing the Vikings as the greatest of all time, when they couldn’t even beat the Cardinals, who crushed Green Bay like balsa wood, who will then crush the Vikings this week.

  48. the only show in wisconsin is the packers …… you really need more diversity ( such as: baseball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, polo, cricket, badminton, dominoes ) in your life …… so every time you play the SUPERIOR Vikings, its not your SB ….. Have a Great Day…!

  49. Papa Bear says:

    It’s a big game for the Vikings and their fans. They are not used to a Week 17 game having any meaning. But that’s what happens when you are also 1-10-1 against a team that has so thoroughly dominated you during that stretch.
    **********************

    Don’t you hate it when your own words prove you wrong… 😀

    Week 17, 2012, the Packers lost a first round bye due to losing to the Vikings.

    That was a “win and in” game for the Vikings made sweeter by taking a week of rest away from the Packers.

    FWIW – The Packers NEVER beaten the Vikings in week 17.

    And as far as meaningful games at the end of the season – the Vikings make the playoffs more often than not. Not true of the Green Bay Packers.

  50. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:06 PM
    stellarperformance says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    “It’s a big game, but we can’t let the game become bigger than what it is,”

    Tell that to your “fans.” They seem to think they’ve already won.
    ________

    This from somebody who predicted the Vikings would finish 6-10, then predicted the Packers would clinch the division in October, then predicted the Vikings would lose their last five games.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    You’re lying, as so many Viking fans do. You’re trying to attribute sore points to me, which I never said.

    Your lying is another form of insult or putdown, which is all any of you ever fight with, because that’s all you have.

  51. viking1961 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 2:05 PM
    packers have been behind the power curve so long that winning the division the last 4 years has been their SUPER BOWL …..well guess what boys……you are still behind the VIKINGS in Division titles, ALL-PRO selections (66-28 ) & SB appearances since the merger ….. so try and catch up now…..!!!
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Drunk History.

  52. gtodriver says:
    Dec 31, 2015 1:53 PM
    Enjoy your 2nd Super Bowl appearance of the regular season this weekend…
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    The Green Bay Packer fanbase has enjoyed the real thing, many times. Teams that are still yearning, like the Vikings, have to accept the next best thing. There is nothing more important to a Viking fan than a victory over the Packers. The mere fact you try too hard to attribute this phenomena to Packer fans proves what a sore point this characterization is to a Viking fan.

    This, without parallel, is the closest you have come to a real SuperBowl in decades. You know it. Own it.

  53. I look at it as a learning experience. Lots of young guys playing for the Vikings right now. The Vets are a huge help. This is Teddy’s 2nd year as a QB. Rogers was learning the game watching a future Hall of Fame QB make him better. I just want a good game.

  54. What Teddy is saying is that unlike packer fans we Viking fans do not consider this our Super Bowl game.

  55. wafflestomp says:
    Dec 31, 2015 1:08 PM
    C’mon Man, don’t flatter yourself.
    You really aren’t this simple, are you?

    It would more effective and meaningful for Packer fans to say, “At least we beat the Seahawks this year.”, but we aren’t being persecuted by their fans.

    No, we get the tired comedic stylings of the Dahmers and Woodfields on every single post.
    Otherwise known as sad, bitter, pathetic Viking fans.
    Hence, the comebacks. It is far less about obsession and more to do with answering raving lunatics.

    I hope I cleared that up for you.
    __________

    Are you sure it isn’t the Viking fans who are responding to raving lunatics? It’s the Packer fans who kept saying the Packers would clinch the division by October and the Vikings would lose their last five games. Sounds like raving lunacy to me.

  56. Rodgers small hands caused him two fumbles and a pick. Obviously, the Packers are no body and Vikings are better. Bridgewater is right. Rodgers says he’s bigger then any player on the Packers that’s why they suck.

  57. Rodgers small hands caused him two fumbles and a pick. Obviously, the Packers are no body and Vikings are better. Bridgewater is right. Rodgers says he’s bigger then any player on the Packers that’s why they suck. Packers are mentally ill. Watch out for Bridgewater to put up at least 3 plus tds.

  58. Did you feel that? That is called a momentum shift… When a hapless Lions team, a hopeless Bears team, and a Vikings team whose QB has “tiny hands” all beat the Packers in Lambeau… When is the last time that has happened?

  59. ejmat2 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:09 PM

    juice08 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM
    it’s bigger than Your hands though
    ————————
    Just wanted to point out the first post being from a Packer fan since they like to accuse the Viking fans of doing the same. Then I will respond by saying if the game is bigger than Teddy’s hands then there’s a very high probability it’s too big for Rodgers’ hands as well since they are a mere 1/8″ larger than Teddy’s.

    Happy New Year all

    ______________________________________

    Just wanted to point out that Bridgewater, maybe has 1/64 of the required talent to play in the NFL and can’t throw the ball nearly as good as Rodgers.

    The Vikings still Suck and are the most failed team in the history of the NFL. 54 years of failing to win a Championship.

  60. If the Vikings are the Packers super bowl, how many Super bowls have the Packers won in the past 5 seasons? Like 8? LOL. You Vikings fans are sure precious with all your hopes and dreams riding on whether the Vikings can beat Green Bay. Bottom line is that the Packers have built a team to beat their most common opponents. The division teams haven’t fared well against Green Bay in recent years.

  61. jolly1234 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 3:03 PM
    Did you feel that? That is called a momentum shift… When a hapless Lions team, a hopeless Bears team, and a Vikings team whose QB has “tiny hands” all beat the Packers in Lambeau… When is the last time that has happened?
    //////////////////////////////////////////////

    See? They think they have already won. I believe Bridgewater was speaking directly to their delusional fans.

  62. tacticalgift says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:57 AM

    Washington vs Minnesota would be the Troll Superbowl with Logicalvoice vs PFTPoet in the comments!!

    )))))))))))))))))

    Just so you know PFTPoet is a packer fan pretending to be a Vikings fan, Tokyo in other words.

  63. packers have been behind the power curve so long that winning the division the last 4 years has been their SUPER BOWL …..well guess what boys……you are still behind the VIKINGS in Division titles, ALL-PRO selections (66-28 ) & SB appearances since the merger ….. so try and catch up now…..!!!
    —————-
    This could be the most hilarious post I’ve read from a Viking fan in a long time! SKOLOLOLOL

    Division championships, All Pro selections? Are you kidding me??? This is what happens when you are the fan of a team that has won NOTHING in it’s long existence.

    13 championships and a SB in the last 5 years is something a poor beaten down Viking fan could only dream of. so try and catch up now…..!!!!

  64. When a hapless Lions team, a hopeless Bears team, and a Vikings team whose QB has “tiny hands” all beat the Packers in Lambeau…
    ————-
    I’m sorry, but when has Teddy or any Vikings team won in Lambeau? 6 years ago?

  65. juice08 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 11:51 AM

    it’s bigger than your hands though
    *********************************
    Which are 1/8 of an inch smaller than Rodgers.
    So your point it?

    This distance:
    | |

    Wow, that makes him SO incapable of throwing a football.
    What a moronic comment…

  66. trolltoll11 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 2:58 PM

    13 – Nil
    …silly peon

    ))))))))))))

    The silliness is the packer fans being the only NFL fan base that counts old NFL championships. The Bears,Lions, Browns fans do not. Why do the packer fans? Because they can’t stand the truth. They aren’t Title Town anymore. Other teams have passed them by.

  67. What Teddy is saying is that unlike packer fans we Viking fans do not consider this our Super Bowl game.
    ———–
    Ummm……let’s see here. Your team is 10-1-1 against the Packers, hasn’t sniffed the playoff in years and has NEVER won a Super Bowl……ever.

    You really think the last 12 games of dominance against the Vikings has been our Super Bowl? That’s wishful thinking by a fan who wishes that they were the Packers biggest rival instead of the Bears. We know it bugs you because the Packers are yours, but it’s just another game to most Packer fans.

  68. Frank B changed his post name but not his MO. Papa Bear is another fraud fan aka Tokyo.We know you aren’t a Bears fan when you are concerned with defending the packers.

  69. The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    No room to be running their mouths, these homer Viking fans make me sick. Your team is not good, keep your trap shut until otherwise….especially ejmat2, going around correcting everyone’s opinion. It’s like you’re the only one that knows anything or can have an opinion. Your team hasn’t won anything since being in the NFL. Now sit down and shut up!

    ZERO.

  70. I do like the matchup this weekend, but I do think many of my fellow purple fans are acting like a bunch of morons with pent up frustration with some of their comments.

    Please stop. It’s embarrassing us as a fan base.

  71. Had it not been for a real flukey face mask call against the Lions the Packers could be looking at 1-5 in the division while the Vikings 5-1

    This could be an interesting game.
    Both team want to win but not to the point of putting somewhat injured players out there to possibly get hurt for the bigger game next week.

    Subs will be in the second half as the score will be 38-0 Vikings – final 55-10

  72. You think Green Bay would be busting at the seem to win as to be able to Seattle and try to make up for that playoff loss.Seems they’re trying to run and hide (and no, a week 2 win doesn’t cut it over Seattle).

  73. That’s the attitude of a quarterback who is maturing.

    Teddy doesn’t roll his eyes every play. He doesn’t raise his hands to the refs begging for penalties. He doesn’t publicly criticize his teammates. He doesn’t tell his coaches how or who to call plays. He’s a class act. He goes out there and does his job. He’s not an hof QB just yet but sky’s the limit with this kid.

    Can’t wait to see the packers lose at home. They have the most self-entitled, arrogant fans in all of sports and they need to be put in their place until next season.

  74. Bottom line – He needs to play well in this game, regardless of the outcome.

    Except for the FINAL play in Arizona, he played well in that game and it was not “too big” for him.

    But, bottom line nobody is going to consider him having arrived in any capacity until he wins a BIG game against a TOUGH opponent.

    It’s not his fault that the Vikings played such lousy opponents this year and that all the TOUGH games against non-divisional opponents were pretty much played on the road. (Seattle was the lone exception)

    One possible good outcome of winning the Division (if they do) will hopefully be some better match-ups by the NFL schedule makers next year.

    Instead of playing EVERY prime time game ON the ROAD, and having to OPEN on the road in the conference, and CLOSE on the road in Lambeau.

  75. The silliness is the packer fans being the only NFL fan base that counts old NFL championships. The Bears,Lions, Browns fans do not. Why do the packer fans? Because they can’t stand the truth. They aren’t Title Town anymore. Other teams have passed them by.

    _____________________________________

    Says the guy that roots for a team with (0) Championships/Superbowls since being in the NFL.

    You shouldn’t over look the history of the game to make yourself feel better about rooting for a pathetic team, it’s very childish.

  76. gtodriver says:
    Dec 31, 2015 2:13 PM
    Papa Bear says:

    It’s a big game for the Vikings and their fans. They are not used to a Week 17 game having any meaning. But that’s what happens when you are also 1-10-1 against a team that has so thoroughly dominated you during that stretch.
    **********************

    Don’t you hate it when your own words prove you wrong… 😀

    Week 17, 2012, the Packers lost a first round bye due to losing to the Vikings.

    That was a “win and in” game for the Vikings made sweeter by taking a week of rest away from the Packers.

    FWIW – The Packers NEVER beaten the Vikings in week 17.

    And as far as meaningful games at the end of the season – the Vikings make the playoffs more often than not. Not true of the Green Bay Packers.

    7 1

    Wk 17 decemeber 22 1996
    38-10 packers win

  77. viking1961 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    packers have been behind the power curve so long that winning the division the last 4 years has been their SUPER BOWL …..well guess what boys……you are still behind the VIKINGS in Division titles, ALL-PRO selections (66-28 ) & SB appearances since the merger ….so try and catch up. now…..!!!
    ————————————————————-
    I believe since the merger, the Pack is ahead in SB’s with winning 4 out 5. The Vike’s have only been to 4 that I remember. Unless you are counting 98 which they should of went to. So try and catch up now if you can…..!!!

  78. And as far as meaningful games at the end of the season – the Vikings make the playoffs more often than not. Not true of the Green Bay Packers.
    ————
    As a Vikings fan, even this statement perplexes me. They have been in the playoffs more than us.

  79. Some very arrogant Packers fans here since given their last performance was about as ugly as it could get while backing into the playoffs

  80. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    Memo to MN fans: The guard is not changing for a long time. Get yourselves another storyline.

    Packer fans just can’t accept the glaringly obvious. Packers are on the rapid decline. Minnesota is trending up. Packers will be mediocre for the next 10-20 years. Embrace the suck.

  81. -Packers fan goes to PFTdotcom
    -Packers fan clicks link to story about Teddy Bridgewater
    -Packers fan posts comments about how this game is the Vikings Super Bowl
    -Packers fan then posts comment about how this is just another game for his/her beloved Packers
    -Packers fan fails to see the contradiction in his/her previous actions

    If this is just another game to the Packers and the outcome means nothing to them because they’re more concerned with getting to the Super Bowl (hahahahaha yeah right). Why waste the time and energy smearing the comments section of a Vikings article with your snot?

  82. Every comment I read from a Packer fan wreaks of insecurity.

    You’ve won 2 “championships” not 13, no one cares what you did before 1970 as the competition and game have all changed since then. The Vikings weren’t even in existence for 11 of those championships, so why would you use that against us? “You’re pathetic because I’ve been on earth X many years more than you.” That makes no sense.

    Since both teams have been in existence, the Vikings have more division titles and playoff and superbowl appearances. The packers have more superbowl wins. Everyone wants the SB win, but to claim our franchise is “pathetic” when we have a better record of making the playoffs and winning the division just demeans your own franchise who has lost the division to this “pathetic” franchise more times than it has won it.

    Either way, stop living in the past and using it as a “weapon”, it has no teeth to real Viking fans.

    Also, the Packers are only “younger” because they don’t dive into free agency. While building from within is a great PIECE of the strategy, filing in the gaps with FA is a must these days. And the Pack aren’t young at the key positions, the Vikings are.

  83. tallyhooo says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:19 PM
    If the Seahawks lose to AZ, it might almost be better for the Vikings to lose this game. Then in the 1st rd of the playoffs the Vikings would get to play the redskins rather than GB or Seattle (who both seem to have their number).
    ————————–
    What a dumb comment. We want the NFCN and not the easy way out.

  84. viking1961 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 2:05 PM
    packers have been behind the power curve so long that winning the division the last 4 years has been their SUPER BOWL …..well guess what boys……you are still behind the VIKINGS in Division titles, ALL-PRO selections (66-28 ) & SB appearances since the merger ….. so try and catch up now…..!!!

    /////////////
    Um, so you want us to trade with you? No thanks. We’ll keep all our championships. You keep your pro bowlers who’ve brought that sorry franchise nothin.

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing! SKOL!!!!!

  85. If Blake Bortles had Norv Turner, he’d be leading a 12-4 team to the playoffs. Be thankful Minnesota. Teddy, Norv, and Zim are building a hell of a team.

  86. Vikings vs. Packers for the NFC “Norris” title. Its a classic rivalry match up….black and blue division game for all the marbles, in the cold. It doesn’t get any better than this. All the crap talk aside, I hope for a good, clean game and I hope the stripes leave that laundry in their pockets. No excuses on either side. May the best team win. Fellow Viking fans….as Rick Flair says “To be the man, you gotta beat the man” and as of the last several years, the “man” has been the Packers. Vikes gotta go out there and earn it to be the “man” again. SKOL VIKES!

  87. Packers are living rent free in their minds
    ———————————————-
    I realize you are limited, but use your own material.

  88. Hey I learned something from Cody. Say it twice with a small add-on and I’ll really look great. Add some terrible grammar and spelling could help too. Here goes:

    Vikings just suck.

    (New post)

    Vikings just suck real bad. So their.

  89. Packer fans just can’t accept the glaringly obvious. Packers are on the rapid decline. Minnesota is trending up. Packers will be mediocre for the next 10-20 years.
    ———-
    Yes. They are the 5th youngest team in the NFL with an elite QB that has won 1 less game than last year. What a hugely RAPID decline. You clowns said the same thing about the Packers after Favre left. Then you begged him to save you for a season. Well run teams don’t have to go into rebuild mode like the Vikings every 5 years.

    And yes, the Vikings are on the way up. Mostly because it’s pretty easy to improve on a 7-9 record and be considered a wild success. Unfortunately your entire team relies on an old RB. Old RB’s are never good to rely on.

    Teddy is poised. Unfortunately he doesn’t have the skill set to be a great QB with poise. That is obvious to most.

  90. Preseason I said Packers 11-5 and Vikings 10-6, with both making the playoffs. This is a great season ended. It’s a pick me game, even though the Packers are coming off a thumping and the Vikings had their best game of the year.

    Make no mistake about it though, the Packer fans will be much more crushed losing this game than the Vikings fans. We expected a wildcard. No disappointments here. Vikings improving, and will be even better next year.

  91. fngs1 says:

    I believe since the merger, the Pack is ahead in SB’s with winning 4 out 5. The Vike’s have only been to 4 that I remember. Unless you are counting 98 which they should of went to. So try and catch up now if you can…..!!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The merger you reference occurred in 1970. The Packers the merger until the playoffs of the 1993 season without even scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    The correct numbers are a total of three SB with 2 wins.

    Maybe you should try and catch up… 😀

  92. All these cheesebay bandwagoners trying to breakdown the Vikings weaknesses or bringing up the past.
    So, I will fall for it & rebuttal.
    Remember a Wr named Jordy Nelson?
    It’s amazing how 1 player, a wide out, is the sway in consideration of a pre-season Superbowl bound team versus a, now, defunct & disparaged joke; hoping to win the North.

  93. stellarperformance says:

    This, without parallel, is the closest you have come to a real SuperBowl in decades. You know it. Own it.
    *************************

    Once again, your own words discredit yourself.

    A week 17 game in a season that we have already clinched a playoff berth for is the closest we been to a Super Bowl in DECADES???

    We beat you in 2012 and made the playoffs just 3 years ago.

    Just going back 10 years, the Vikings have 2 Division Championships and an NFC Championship game appearance.

    Unlike the Packers, the Vikings don’t miss the playoffs for extended periods of time.

    You know, like for DECADES… 😉

  94. The merger you reference occurred in 1970. The Packers the merger until the playoffs of the 1993 season without even scoring a single TD in the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    The correct numbers are a total of three SB with 2 wins.

    Maybe you should try and catch up…
    ————–
    Not true. The merger happened in 1966.

    In 1966, the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they will merge effective immediately. The first “Super Bowl” between the two leagues took place at the end of the 1966 season. But it took until the 1970 season for the leagues to unite their operations.

  95. Make no mistake about it though, the Packer fans will be much more crushed losing this game than the Vikings fans.
    ————
    Why on earth would any Packer fan be more crushed? That is just silly. They will play in the first week of the playoffs regardless what happens on Sunday.

  96. Unlike the Packers, the Vikings don’t miss the playoffs for extended periods of time.

    You know, like for DECADES… 😉
    ———-
    You’re right. But….and it is a big BUT…..that was after winning a championship in 5 out of 7 years. But I get it…the concept to a Vikings fan of even winning a single championship is enough to blow your mind.

  97. OH…….WOW!!! IMPRESSIVE!!!!

    I’m happy to go back the last 10 years if you would like.

    5 division championships
    3 NFCCG’s
    9 playoff appearances (8 in a row including this year)
    1 SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP

    Guess what the previous 10 years look like for the Packers after going back the last 10? Almost exactly the same.

    Yeah, I think I’ll take that over what you seem to find as being a big deal for the Vikings.

  98. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Dec 31, 2015 12:10 PM
    The pressure is all on the Packers. If they lose this game, they know their fans will turn on them because the most important thing in their lives is beating the Vikings. Can you imagine them having to endure an entire offseason with the Vikings as division champions?

    You disagree? Look at the comments from Packer fans the last six weeks. Most comments say something like “at least we beat the Vikings.”
    /////////////////////////////////////

    If anyone knows firsthand what that feels like, it would be you guys……what, four years in a row? Maybe five?

    And show me where anyone said; “at least we beat the Vikings.” Another lie.

  99. Has anyone else noticed that Papa Bear seems a bit obsessed with our team? He sure trolls the sites a lot and quotes SKOL more frequently than I (and that’s a bunch). Hey, come on over to “the Purple Side”. It’s great over here! Once you’re in, you’ll be a fan for life! We are FUTURE guys, get used to it! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah, Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year to Everyone, too!

  100. After what seems like decades, the Vikings are finally going to the playoffs and Queen Nation is acting like a teenager with his first Playboy. Cute and amusing! More please.

  101. Well as we head to a close of another year, both the Pack and the Vikes are in the playoffs and playing each other for a division title. How much better can it get. Whomever wins really means nothing. It’s next weekend that counts.

    May 2016 bring good health and happiness to all and may we be witnessing the start of a great, intense and long term rivalry. By teams and fans alike.

    GoPackGo……and SKOL!

  102. I saw an interesting headline today in a Wisconsin paper. ” Soft as Clay?” it said.
    They noted Fabio hasn’t had a tackle in 2 weeks. I saw he didn’t make a play VS Arizona. But TWO weeks. And he is being paid $12.8 million dollars.
    It is about time packer fans paid closer attention. I had a packer fan say Fabio was in contention for defensive player of the year. Only packer fans and announcers are saying this kind of crazy stuff.

  103. fanboyarmy says:
    Dec 31, 2015 8:20 PM

    After what seems like decades, the Vikings are finally going to the playoffs.

    ))))))))))))))))))))

    Greenway has played a decade. He has gone to the playoffs 4 times. You must not be a NFL fan.

  104. gtodriver says:
    Dec 31, 2015 1:53
    This from the guy with the constant posting of, “We own the Vikings”.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    I never said that. Ever. I said the Packers own the Vikings, not we.

    They do, don’t they?

  105. Its refreshing to see a packer fan embrace the game for what it is ….. just a GAME …..! SO MANY of ZEALOTS from the green / yellow ….. just cannot keep from bashing the opponent …..! Expose SKELETONS in your own closet BEFORE attacking others…..!!!!

  106. cribbage12: Hmmmm…… hopefully you are being sincere, so in good faith: Happy New Year to All Fans, both Viking and Packer faithful alike. I hope it is a clean, well played game, with of course, the Vikings beings the victors! SKOL!!!!!!

  107. If an outsider were to read this site, they would come to a conclusion regarding Viking fans; they like to make stuff up, they like to get drunk, and they like to pick fights. It’s all here.

    Frustration and jealousy has that effect. And now that the Vikings are actually making some noise, their fans, with their inborn superiority complexes, cannot contain themselves. They are wetting their pants in anticipation of finally being legitimized and out of the shadow of the Green Bay Packers.

  108. I heard the same comments from the same Viking fans before the game at TCF. “Packers are in rapid decline! Vikes own the division now! It’s going to be a stomp out!” 30-13 embarrassment.

    You would think they would learn from that. But you would be wrong, because people who have never traveled outside of the borders of their state generally have a very narrow worldview. They also have short memories, but that’s a survival technique. If you were from Minnesota, you wouldn’t want to remember anything either.

  109. Yep. There you have it. Last game of the regular season and Queen QB thinks it’s the Super Bowl. God you people are cute! Like a puppy chasing it’s tail………..

  110. 13 Championships they say. Here are the first 6:
    1929 Curly Lambeau 12-0-1 (League Standing)
    1930 Curly Lambeau 10-3 (League Standing)
    1931 Curly Lambeau 12-2-0 (League Standing)
    1936 Curly Lambeau 10-1-1 Boston Redskins 21-6 New York
    1939 Curly Lambeau 9-2-0 New York Giants 27-0 Milwaukee
    1944 Curly Lambeau 8-2-0 New York Giants 14-7 New York

    Any of you posters alive then to root for those teams? Heck, World War 2 hadn’t even ended by 1944. Someone BORN when the sixth title was achieved would be 71 today. The first three were against such power houses like the Staten Island Stapletons, Orange Tornadoes, Providence Steam Rollers, and the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

    Color me unimpressed.

  111. “cribbage12 says:
    Dec 31, 2015 10:48 PM

    Well as we head to a close of another year, both the Pack and the Vikes are in the playoffs and playing each other for a division title. How much better can it get. Whomever wins really means nothing. It’s next weekend that counts.

    May 2016 bring good health and happiness to all and may we be witnessing the start of a great, intense and long term rivalry. By teams and fans alike.”

    Good post cribbage12.

    I’m not big into the “rivalry” thing but I do know a lot of Viking fans whose knowledge of the game I’ve grown to respect over the years. Only a few on the internet though.

    Outside of the Twin Cities, Vikings’ fans are all but identical to Packers’ fans … and I love ’em. Good folks by and large.

    I can’t say that I’ve ever been exposed to blow-hole Vikings’ fans as I’ve seen on this site — same goes for the trash talking Packers’ fans at this site. Vike fans I’ve shared Lambeau with have always been fun, courteous and great fans. Just want that stated for the record because if outsiders based their view on brain-dead comments here and here alone, they’d be sadly misled.

    By the way, Vikings’ fans here … could you please contact all of your buddies in Minnesota and tell them to stop texting me memes??

    Going to be a good game tomorrow night … dependent on whether or not the Pack’s O-line decides to show up.

  112. YES, and those so called ‘titles’ were won when there was 10-12 teams, in the WHOLE league…… and ….. ONE playoff game and you were called: ‘the champs’ ….hahahahahahaha.
    Versus 32 teams & 3-4 playoff games now. BTW the 1st two super bowls were against the MUCH WEAKER “AFC”..(’66,’67 )….!!!
    NOT title town by any STRETCH ..!!!!
    ….. only in the minds of people from green bay.

    TITLE TOWN is : New York ( baseball ), Pittsburg, San Fran, St. Louis (baseball ), Minneapolis ( basketball ) …etc…!!!!

  113. marvin1958: Nice comment. Living in Chicago, I’m sure you understand my situation. Try as I might, I have always tried to take the “high road ” when it comes down to the Packers as well as the Bears (you have no idea how many Packer fans live in the Chicagoland area! -one of my sisters as well as my father being part of that group!) YEP! I’m the only Viking fan, and honestly, quite proud of it! I have always stuck to my guns, though…NEVER wavering! HORNS on head, foam finger in hand, yes they laugh, but I don’t care, really I don’t. GO VIKINGS!!! and SKOL!!! (and again I liked your comment!)

  114. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Dec 31, 2015 3:43 PM

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    No room to be running their mouths, these homer Viking fans make me sick. Your team is not good, keep your trap shut until otherwise….especially ejmat2, going around correcting everyone’s opinion. It’s like you’re the only one that knows anything or can have an opinion. Your team hasn’t won anything since being in the NFL. Now sit down and shut up!

    ZERO.
    ——————————————-
    Brave words coming from behind your keyboard from your parents basement but I will address your concerns.

    First I ask you to show me one actual OPINION that I corrected> Just one! Personally I like a good football debate so people disagreeing with my opinion is perfectly acceptable to me. However, what I do correct is foolishness form fans such as yourself that evidently have a lack of NFL history knowledge and don’t understand that there are championships other than a superbowl championship. Let me explain once again for you.

    1) Your username shows proof of your lack of NFL knowledge. The Chiefs were in the AFL in 1969 and it was prior to the merger. Therefore, the were AFL champions (not NFL). They were also super bowl champions that year.
    2) The Vikings have won several championships.
    a) There are divisional championships which they have won more than any other NFCN or NFCC team.
    b) They have won 3 NFC Conference Championships.
    c) They have won 1 NFL Championship.

    Now if you would understand that the one championship that eludes them is the Super Bowl then maybe, just maybe, you can show to have a little more credibility. Telling someone to sit down and shut up is pretty immature and also lowers your credibility.

  115. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 1, 2016 12:08 PM

    If an outsider were to read this site, they would come to a conclusion regarding Viking fans; they like to make stuff up, they like to get drunk, and they like to pick fights. It’s all here.

    Frustration and jealousy has that effect. And now that the Vikings are actually making some noise, their fans, with their inborn superiority complexes, cannot contain themselves. They are wetting their pants in anticipation of finally being legitimized and out of the shadow of the Green Bay Packers.
    —————————————–
    Just as I’m sure the Packer fans did back in the early 90s after almost two full decades of being in the Vikings shadow but yes you are correct. Us Viking fans are pretty excited about the future of the franchise.

    As for your first paragraph, don’t kid yourself. I do agree that some Viking fans do that but if you think the Packer fans don’t you are highly mistaken.

  116. fanboyarmy says:
    Dec 31, 2015 8:20 PM

    After what seems like decades, the Vikings are finally going to the playoffs and Queen Nation is acting like a teenager with his first Playboy. Cute and amusing! More please.
    —————————————-
    Decades? You do realize they went in 2012 (3 years ago), right? Although there are two teams that went for decades as a drought for the playoffs. Guess what, neither were the Vikings.

    The Vikings longest drought was from 1961 – 1967 (their first seven years in the league). Since then their worst drought was 4 years from 1983 – 1986.

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