Anthony Barr: Facing Aaron Rodgers would be just another football game

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After quarterbacking the Packers to a comeback win on Sunday night, Aaron Rodgers said he will play against the Vikings this weekend despite the knee injury that temporarily took him out of the lineup.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t go that far when he spoke to reporters on Monday and one consideration will certainly be how well Rodgers can protect himself against Minnesota defenders. That group includes linebacker Anthony Barr, who broke Rodgers’ collarbone with a hit early last season.

Many around the Packers thought Barr should have been penalized and Rodgers wasn’t happy with Barr’s reaction after the hit, but said this summer that “it’s time to move on for everybody.” With a date at Lambeau Field looming, Barr sounded ready to do the same.

“It’s another football game,” Barr said, via the Pioneer Press.

Barr added he’s “not worried” about the reaction he’ll get from the crowd after getting an unpleasant one last December. It will be warmer outside than it was for that contest, but the fans will likely be chilly toward Barr whether Rodgers gets the green light to play or not.

152 responses to “Anthony Barr: Facing Aaron Rodgers would be just another football game

  1. It’s just a game after all. It’s not like we like seeing people get hurt.

  2. On one hand you have to wonder if the fix is in when the Packers not only get their first two games of the season at home, but against division opponents. On the other hand, the Bears and Vikings can be thankful that they are getting their games at Lambeau out of the way while the weather is still tolerable.

  3. After yet another disgusting dirty hit by Clay Matthews, I don’t want to hear a word about Anthony Barr’s legal hit that injured Rodgers…especially after Rodgers whined and cried…and went on late-night tv to whine and cry some more until the league finally appeased him and instituted the whiny little b!tch rule…

  4. bassplucker says:
    Vikings can be thankful that they are getting their games at Lambeau out of the way while the weather is still tolerable
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    Last few years the cold hasn’t stopped them from beating the Pack at Lambeau.

  5. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    The Packers are going to bury the Vikings so deep that they’ll need more helmet stickers.
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    That’s what I love about Packer fans. Making fun of people that pass away suddenly and leave behind devastated family’s. Good fun…

  6. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Anthony Barr is such a diva. Why doesn’t he just say no comment, shut his mouth and play football?

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    He sidestepped the question by calling it another football game, what else do you want out of him? You see, being a diva would be crying about the hit on late night television months after the play happened. Does that remind you of anyone?

  7. “It will be warmer outside than it was for that contest, but the fans will likely be chilly toward Barr whether Rodgers gets the green light to play or not.”

    The Packer fan base is not very sophisticated and doesn’t understand that in professional football a QB should expect to get hit when he goes back to pass.

    They should also expect their QB to know how to fall so as not to put undue pressure on their weaker bone structures.

    They expect other teams to treat their QB as a vestal virgin, something to look at from afar, but not touch.

    Fans of the other 31 NFL teams understand that QBs need to expect to get hit and how to fall so as not to break their own bones (Rodgers collar bone was most likely broken before Barr landed on him).

    For Barr, it is just another game.

    For packernation, it is their SB.

  8. @filthymcnasty3

    you are incredibly stupid. Why don’t you, Carl, Ariana, cody, Jeffrey, gtodriver. All get in a room, fight it out and let the best girl win.

  9. It’s a divisional game and that’s the only reason it’s so important in week 2. Add that it’s on the road and that doubles the stakes if MN wins. More pressure on GB to win this home game than MN to win on the road.

  10. packerLIES says:

    Anthony Barr is such a diva. Why doesn’t he just say no comment, shut his mouth and play football?
    ###

    All Barr said was, “It’s just another football game.”…

    Only a bold face liar would say that Barr acted like Rodgers – the most diva like player in the NFL.

  11. This overrated clown has gotten so much mileage off one dirty tackle. The literal highlight of his career to date has been the fact that he delivered a (late) hit that knocked Aaron Rodgers out for most of the season. And he’s celebrated as a hero for it by a classless fanbase that hopes for the opposing team’s players to get hurt. Sad all around.

  12. @Rob Brzezinski

    You mean like the flag thrown on Harris when he rolled up on Rodgers and did some knee damage, or the one thrown on Barr for unnecessary roughness? Yeah no flags, but you keep Whining you’re very good at it.

  13. bassplucker says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    On one hand you have to wonder if the fix is in when the Packers not only get their first two games of the season at home, but against division opponents. On the other hand, the Bears and Vikings can be thankful that they are getting their games at Lambeau out of the way while the weather is still tolerable.

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    Yup, I’m sure it’s a “fix”. Better keep a keen eye on the schedule the rest of the season to make sure the Packers play 8 road games like everyone else. Keep us posted, will ya?

  14. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Anthony Barr is such a diva. Why doesn’t he just say no comment, shut his mouth and play football?

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    Regardless of the team you root for, can we all stop using the word ‘diva’? It’s lost all meaning because everyone throws it out as soon as a player says a single word.

  15. I see Vikings fans like Rob Bryz are laying the groundwork for using officials as a excuse.

    Status quo in Barneyville.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #PackersNation

    #GoPackGo!

  16. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    Anthony Barr sums up my thoughts on the Packa’s as well, (crotch grab) “Suck it”.

    Anthony is coming at Rodgy early and often, get your popcorn ready.

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    You know Ragnar was fired from the vikings after a Khalil Mack like holdout, then he ended up wearing a cheesehead for fox?…..is that really the best name for you?

  17. I can’t wait to see guys like Barr, Hunter, Griffen, Richardson, Smith, and Joseph pound Rodgers into the ground. Take the penalties and give him something to whine about. The sport will be better the day that self centered Diva retires.

  18. bassplucker says:
    On one hand you have to wonder if the fix is in when the Packers not only get their first two games of the season at home, but against division opponents. On the other hand, the Bears and Vikings can be thankful that they are getting their games at Lambeau out of the way while the weather is still tolerable.

    Are you kidding me? The Vikes haven’t played a game at Lambeau in September in 10 years, which is pretty crazy considering they play there EVERY year. I can’t wait to hear the excuses next week!

  19. No penalty flag, no fine, and no suspension.
    This is football (or used to be). Packer fans never will stop whining.

  20. The rules committee has been called to an emergency session this week. They are considering making it a penalty to attempt to sack the QB without his permission first. This rule will be called the #Rodgerstoo rule

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm
    I just hope the Vikings’ defenders are really aware of what they’re doing around Rodgers. You know the flags are going to be flying
    ______________

    Just like the Barney excuses and even before the game already.

  22. You could probably say Rodgers isn’t nearly as good at reading defenses and setting his protections as say Brady is.It’s almost as if there’s more to being a professional quarterback than having a rocket arm.

  23. It will be, just another game, if or when Rogers takes a sack, he also know how to take a fall, and doesn’t stick his arm out, to break his fall.
    As we all know, or at least we should all know, when you are hit, & going down, do not stick your arm straight out. Only bad things happen, if you do, at that point.

  24. Hey big Vikes guy here , hey that Bears defensive collapse against Rogers on Sunday kinda reminded me of our collapse in the championship game against the Eagles , I hope it doesn’t happen again against Rogers he is pretty good .

  25. I used to give credit to Packer fans for understanding the game, but they’re clueless. Yes, Rodgers got hurt so you didn’t like the outcome….. but anyone who watches that form tackle and thinks that it’s somehow dirty doesn’t understand the game. Clay Matthews does worse every game and his fans doesn’t say a word. But one everyday normal tackle that happens every week has been cried about non-stop for a year now. Grow up Packer fans and understand the game

  26. Wow – was that a Vikings fan calling Rodgers brittle?? After Culpepper, Bridgewater, Bradford??
    They needed old man Favre to show them how to keep a skeleton together.

  27. I’m with IrishGary…pack up all your danged smurf/trolls and try posting as one person…just for one week.

    You guys aren’t even good trolls…same old lame junk, day after day…blah blah blah…

  28. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I see Vikings fans like Rob Bryz are laying the groundwork for using officials as a excuse.

    Status quo in Barneyville.
    _________

    Just making a prediction. We’ll see what happens. You seem kind of salty since your one-man team got broken.

  29. knew8411 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    It will be, just another game, if or when Rogers takes a sack, he also know how to take a fall, and doesn’t stick his arm out, to break his fall.
    As we all know, or at least we should all know, when you are hit, & going down, do not stick your arm straight out. Only bad things happen, if you do, at that point.
    _________

    You type like William Shatner speaks.

  30. Are we going to have to put up with this crap all this week? Haven’t they already said everything that’s needed to be said? How about a buck for no more vike/pack articles?

  31. I’ll go ahead and take a crack at talking about…..football. Everybody else should try this some time instead of the silly commentary from both sides.

    If Rodgers is 100% healthy, this is a fairly even match-up. The Packers 53 are definitely inferior to the Vikings 53, but Rodgers is the difference maker. He pulls plays out when the Packers are seemingly down and out. Cousins is still mostly an unknown this early with the Vikings, but had some really nice plays last week, and RB Cook clearly showed he’s good to go for heavy carries and may even catch 60 passes this year. The Vikes D let the TE’s run a little free last weekend, so that has to be tightened up. The Packers D and entire team looked like junk for 75% of that game. Let’s not forget, they were playing against the 5-11 Bears and second year QB Trubisky. Not exactly a tough opponent out of the gate, at home. Then again, the Lambeau mystique has been gone for a while now. The Vikings are 4-1 in the last 5 games against the Packers.

  32. That group includes linebacker Anthony Barr, who broke Rodgers’ collarbone ……
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    LOL
    Actually, Aaron’s collarbone didn’t break because of Barr’s hit.
    It broke because Aaron fell on the ground wrong.

  33. Clay Matthews does worse every game and his fans doesn’t say a word. But one everyday normal tackle that happens every week has been cried about non-stop for a year now. Grow up Packer fans and understand the game
    =====

    Plenty of Packers fans out Matthews for what he is at this point; an overrated cheapshot artist.

    Thought for sure his boneheadedness was going to cost us the game Sunday Night.

  34. Packer fans talking about the Green Jesus when they do not know if he is even gonna play yet. We’ve beat the Packers with a healthy Rodgers so don’t get your hopes up too high. I’d be more worried about whose backing him up and how your management failed to get a good veteran back up…AGAIN!

    With the Packers all they have is Rodgers thats it. You stop him you win the game. He makes up for lack of defense, lack of running game, lack of special teams etc. You better hope and pray he is ready Sunday, Packers lose to the Vikes at home in Lambeau they will be behind the 8 ball all season because the Pack is not coming into US Bank Stadium and winning at the Vikes House!

  35. Rodgers will certainly be more aware this time around. When you face players that purposely try to gain an advantage by playing dirty and hit late, he remembers. Oh, he remembers alright.

  36. downtownswinga says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    After yet another disgusting dirty hit by Clay Matthews, I don’t want to hear a word about Anthony Barr’s legal hit…

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    At least pretend that you actually watched the game before you make ridiculous comments that your fit your warped narrative. Matthews hit was closer to the release of the throw and he clearly held up as opposed to wrapping up arms and driving the QB into the ground with all his weight. But we are past that.

  37. stellarperformance says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Rodgers will certainly be more aware this time around. When you face players that purposely try to gain an advantage by playing dirty and hit late, he remembers. Oh, he remembers alright.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Rodgers takes after the Packer fans in that he whines entirely too much over things that shouldn’t be whined over.

  38. I just hope the Vikes don’t hurt him worse than he already is. Last year sucked having to hear all the pissing and moaning across the St. Croix all season that we’re somehow a dirty team. Let him stand in the pocket with his one leg and take his beating like a man.

  39. conormacleod says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Then again, the Lambeau mystique has been gone for a while now. The Vikings are 4-1 in the last 5 games against the Packers.

    +++++

    Aaron Rodgers is 51-8 in his last 59 games at Lambeau.

  40. skoltrain says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Anthony Barr is such a diva. Why doesn’t he just say no comment, shut his mouth and play football?

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    He sidestepped the question by calling it another football game, what else do you want out of him? You see, being a diva would be crying about the hit on late night television months after the play happened. Does that remind you of anyone?

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    The previous comment is called irony, based on whatever Rodgers says you Barneys find a way to make it look arrogant or selfish.

    You got sucked in hook line and sinker.

  41. codylaws says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    stop whining or Barr will put another lick on him.

    ————

    Relax.

    Barr is just another lnebacker in a league of them.

    He will be remembered on Rodgers coattails for a hit that cost rodgers half a season.

    Not illegal but just a hit…

  42. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm
    That group includes linebacker Anthony Barr, who broke Rodgers’ collarbone ……
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    LOL
    Actually, Aaron’s collarbone didn’t break because of Barr’s hit.
    It broke because Aaron fell on the ground wrong.

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    Agree.

  43. Viking trolls love to label Rodgers as a whiner and a diva. He is neither. He’s a class act, and Viking fans would take him over Cousins without thinking twice. Don’t kid yourselves.

  44. bassplucker says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    On one hand you have to wonder if the fix is in when the Packers not only get their first two games of the season at home, but against division opponents. On the other hand, the Bears and Vikings can be thankful that they are getting their games at Lambeau out of the way while the weather is still tolerable.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The Packers requested the Bears for week one due to the whole “100 seasons” thing. If you think about it, it had to be the Bears, right? I’d be willing to bet when the Bears kickoff their 100th season, the opener will be vs the Packers, at Soldier Field, in prime time.

  45. Barr is not a dirty player. I thought we were all moving on? It’s a new season.
    Brz… I read that in William Shatner’s voice. Perfect.

  46. For Barr, it is just another game.
    For packernation, it is their SB.
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    Hysterical, the Vikings are one of a handful of teams to never have won a championship, while the Packers have the most in NFL history. When one fan base measures their entire glorious history in terms of regular season wins because that’s all they have, it leaves Packer fans a little unimpressed.

  47. gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Fans of the other 31 NFL teams understand that QBs need to expect to get hit and how to fall so as not to break their own bones (Rodgers collar bone was most likely broken before Barr landed on him).

    +++++

    Are you claiming the collar bone broke in mid-air? That would be something new.

  48. stellarperformance
    Sep 11, 2018, 2:23 PM CDT
    Rodgers will certainly be more aware this time around
    ////////
    I disagree with your assessment that Rodgers wasn’t aware of players around him before. Kind of a big insult from you. Rodgers scrambles and makes plays all the time. That one time he just happened to hold onto the ball a little too long and took a tough hit. It’s football. That’ll happen sometimes, and happens every year to players.

  49. andrwken says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    The previous comment is called irony, based on whatever Rodgers says you Barneys find a way to make it look arrogant or selfish.
    You got sucked in hook line and sinker.

    ++++++

    Thank you Sir, both for paying attention and explaining it to the Purples.

  50. irishgary says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    @filthymcnasty3

    you are incredibly stupid. Why don’t you, Carl, Ariana, cody, Jeffrey, gtodriver. All get in a room, fight it out and let the best girl win.
    —-
    Spoiler alert – its the same person using multiple accounts

  51. Vikings beat GB 5 of the last 6 after Sunday…Kings of the North for the foreseeable future….It’s good to be a Viking fan. Take notice that after the Rodgers injury the Pack was allowed to hold and put hands to the face with no flags…Refs gonna protect Erin at all costs. They also let Allison push off blantantly for a TD to let GB get back in the contest vs. the Bears…

  52. love that viking fans think they got the number 1 defense when you dont you are ranked 12th and packers is ranked 6. its 2018 dont live in the past . we are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense suck !!!! cousins could not even give your team a break run time off the clock 3 3 and out

  53. stellarperformance says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Viking trolls love to label Rodgers as a whiner and a diva. He is neither. He’s a class act, and Viking fans would take him over Cousins without thinking twice. Don’t kid yourselves.
    __________

    Of course we would, because we would win the next five Super Bowls with Rodgers at QB. Now don’t kid yourself: Rodgers would take the Vikings over the Packers, too.

  54. Man Vikings fans sure do talk a lot about their team who hasn’t won anything significant since Gerald Ford was president. For those MN fans who are challenged with how long ago that was it was January 1977. But go ahead keep yapping.

  55. The new sack rule needs to be dubbed the “Aaron Rodgers crybaby rule” because that’s all it is.
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    Football is supposed to be a physical game matching strength against strength. 2 guys running full speed at one another or squaring off on the line of scrimmage is the definition of physical and the core of the mano y mano nature of the sport. Hitting a guy who cannot hit back isn’t physical. A QB is not able to punch, hit or fight back when he’s off balance throwing a ball. Anyone who thinks hitting someone who is completely defenseless is tough doesn’t have the first clue about being tough or physical. Many of us who have actually played the game know there is a huge difference between hitting someone who is prepared to fight and hitting a guy who’s feet aren’t on the ground and arms are in the air. If you think that’s tough, we have a very different definition of tough and physical.

  56. After seeing Claymaker unload and take the cheap shot on Trubisky, I think it’s time to let up on Barr a bit. Matthews shudda been ejected and fined. JUNK.

  57. Ive learned the people that tend to label Rodgers a diva, know as much about him, as they do football, or.atleast thats illusion i get, becauae they never want to talk about it

  58. At least pretend that you actually watched the game before you make ridiculous comments that your fit your warped narrative. Matthews hit was closer to the release of the throw and he clearly held up as opposed to wrapping up arms and driving the QB into the ground with all his weight. But we are past that.
    =====

    Stop.

    He gave Trubisky a forearm shiver to the back of the head.

    Absolutely indefensible.

  59. I’m going to go ahead and talk about… football here.

    The Vikings allowed 16 points to Jimmy G, and a bunch of people that either used to be good, or might be good in the future, but aren’t right now.

    The Packers defense allowed the same amount of points, and fewer yards to: Jordan Howard, Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Tarik Cohen, and Trey Burton, all of whom are better than anyone on the Niners offense.

    If you’re going to say the Packers defense played like garbage, you must also say that the Vikings defense, playing at home, and allowing team decimated by injuries to score the same amount of points as the Packers defense, is garbage as well.

    This is not up for debate.

    So, by all means, continue to insult the Packers defense, when they performed better than the Vikings defense. It doesn’t make you look like idiots. Promise.

  60. He’s right. To those Viking fans who think they are the Packers biggest rival, they are only legends in their own mind. The reality to the 80% of Wisconsinites who live east of Eau Claire is that your team is only that divisional opponent in that “little brother” state with the big shopping mall to our west.

  61. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Now don’t kid yourself: Rodgers would take the Vikings over the Packers, too.
    ++++++

    So THAT’s why he signed an extension with the Packers. Makes sense. Oh, wait….

  62. This has gone from friendly fire to wishing injury to making fun of people dying. Some of you guys need to step back and realize it’s a game. Looking forward to a great Sunday. SKOL

  63. shaggytoodle
    Sep 11, 2018, 2:59 PM CDT
    Ive learned the people that tend to label Rodgers a diva, know as much about him, as they do football, or.atleast thats illusion i get, becauae they never want to talk about it
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    Besides the fact that his family are “the people”, diva is defined as…. often rude and belittles people, believes that everyone is beneath them and thinks that s/he is so much more loved than what s/he really is. selfish, spoiled, and overly dramatic.

    Are you saying that does NOT describe Rodgers?

  64. shaggytoodle says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    Judging by the way a dozen or so of people obsess about their rival, it doesnt seem like just another game.

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    This coming from the guy, or gal, that spends a large majority of their so called life trolling Vikings threads. How ironic.

  65. jdbec12 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm
    love that viking fans think they got the number 1 defense when you dont you are ranked 12th and packers is ranked 6. its 2018 dont live in the past . we are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense suck !!!! cousins could not even give your team a break run time off the clock 3 3 and out
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    **jdbec12. This is the way this post would look if you went to school outside of Wisconsin:**
    -I love the fact that Viking fans think they have the #1 defense in the league. You don’t, you are ranked 12th and the Packers are ranked 6th. It’s 2018, don’t live in the past. The Packers are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense sucks!!! Cousins could not run enough time off the clock to give the defense a break, 3 consecutive 3 and outs.-
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    So, now go finish your 13th beer of the day, and go back to thinking that your Packers have a better defense and a better roster than the Vikings. Oh, please don’t bother reminding me that the Vikings trophy case is empty and The Packers are 13 time NFL champs. It’s 2018…Don’t live in the past.

  66. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Now don’t kid yourself: Rodgers would take the Vikings over the Packers, too.
    ++++++

    So THAT’s why he signed an extension with the Packers. Makes sense. Oh, wait….
    _________

    Oh gosh! You mean the Vikings could have signed Rodgers instead of Cousins? Man, how did they let that one slip away? Oh, because Rodgers had two years left on his contract and the only team that could make him the highest paid player in the NFL was the Packers? Gee, that seem kind of obvious but you don’t understand it. It’s almost as if you don’t know anything about football.

  67. Rob Bryz says:

    “You seem kind of salty since your one-man team got broken”

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    Why would I be “salty” Rob? I am as happy as I can be. Even laughing at you😀 I was merely pointing out that you were trying to lay the groundwork for using the officials as an excuse if you lose the game. Everyone can scroll up and see you trying Rob. It’s ok.

    Green Bay is 1-0 after one game. All is well. We take it one game at time.

    Are you having anxiety Rob? Because you realize that Aaron on one leg is still light years better than your “franchise QB”?

    The Vikings “Super Bowl Roster” vs. The Packers “Horrible” roster. The Vikings will surely win this game by 20+ points right Rob?

    As for the outcome of the game as you said: “We will see what happens”

    Yes indeed we will. Yes indeed we will👏👍

    #TruthAndRealityTour2018

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #RaiseThatGrapeCrush

    #GoPackGo!

  68. koreystringerswidow says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    The Vikings actually were penalized for the Barr cheap shot.

    On July 22.

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    Sadly, this is how I will consider most Packer fans to be in reality. Making fun of a player that tragically died, and a coach that also died too young, only because they didn’t wear the uniform they like the best. Garbage human beings. I see it on most Vikings posts and never see the other Packer trolls denouncing it.

  69. Just because we don’t denounce it doesn’t mean we support it. What the guy said is stupid. And every fan base says stupid crap all the time. Vikings are no different. People only care about the laundry on their backs and don’t care about anything else.

  70. jdbec12 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    love that viking fans think they got the number 1 defense when you dont you are ranked 12th and packers is ranked 6. its 2018 dont live in the past . we are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense suck !!!! cousins could not even give your team a break run time off the clock 3 3 and out
    ___________

    You’re right. The Packers’ defense is clearly better than the Vikings’ defense.

    Meanwhile, why do you people think Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL? It’s 2018. The stats clearly show Ryan Fitzpatrick is the best.

  71. Satanic Hell Creature says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    koreystringerswidow says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    The Vikings actually were penalized for the Barr cheap shot.
    On July 22.
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    Sadly, this is how I will consider most Packer fans to be in reality. Making fun of a player that tragically died, and a coach that also died too young, only because they didn’t wear the uniform they like the best. Garbage human beings. I see it on most Vikings posts and never see the other Packer trolls denouncing it.

    ——-

    Oh. I thought it was common knowledge that this guy is a Vikings fan with like 20 screen names. Filthy, Numba1, Cheeseisfattening, wiscowomenrplump, Jeffrey b dahmed, etc…

    They’re all one dude. One Vikings fan.

  72. Yeah, lets talk football from a truly objective standpoint, something folks above, including minneanerthal whose name alone implies bias, haven’t done.

    Rodgers lack of mobility will be a factor, making the short passing game more likely — something he is good at and the Vikings are capable of defending. If the Vikes are down to Hughes at the slot or outside, Rodgers will pick on him all day. Correspondingly, the Vike’s O-line is not great, making Perry and Daniels (not Fabio) realistic threats to pressure Cousins. If Cousins has time, they should have success against Packer’s young or suspect secondary. The Vikes short passing game should excel with the Pack LBs primarily run-stoppers. Both teams’ d-lines will tire out in the 4th quarter, so the team with the most depth will be more effective.

    In the end, if Rodgers plays and plays well, the Vikes likely lose. If he doesn’t play or has less mobility than Monday night, the Vikes likely win.

    And lo and behold, I didn’t break out in hives or go blind by saying something objective about the Pack.

  73. conormacleod says:
    Besides the fact that his family are “the people”, diva is definedq.

    ________________

    I am so sorry i totally forgot how well, so many people at PFT have the “TRUE” and complete story to better understand the Rodgers family situation, but this is another thing fans bring up instead of Football, if isnt that its who hes dating.

    Its as bad as my last GF worried about the Kardashians. Get over it.

    I dont pretend to know Rodgers enough to know if he os selfish or thinks people are beneath him, i know hes one of the best QBs i have ever seen. He geta upset when someone misses a block or runs the wrong route, but I get mad when coworkers mess up. Does that make me “diva” cuz i let them know the right way to do it after a mistake?

  74. stellarperformance says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    Rodgers will certainly be more aware this time around. When you face players that purposely try to gain an advantage by playing dirty and hit late, he remembers. Oh, he remembers alright.

    ////////

    Yes he remembers the pain and that’s why he is faking his injury, he’s too scared…j/k

  75. “win this game by 20+ points right Rob?

    As for the outcome of the game as you said: “We will see what happens”

    Yes indeed we will. Yes indeed we will👏👍

    #TruthAndRealityTour2018

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #RaiseThatGrapeCrush

    #GoPackGo!”


    The pure fact that you tossed more hashtags in your post than what the refs tossed the whole first week of the NFL season says one thing about you. It says you have been alive for so few of those #100 seasons that you’re opinion matters as much as as a pile of #steamingpoo.

  76. Should be a good game. If it looks like Roger’s leg is hampering him expect a lot of A-Gap pressure to make him move, which is usually the reverse of what you try to do with Rogers.

  77. #TruthAndRealityTour2018 – Your QB might not even play that’s the reality

    #100Seasons – Yeah and you were not around for half of those 13 Championships you brag about not even close
    #TitleTown – Would that be The Steelers with 6 rings?

    #RaiseThatGrapeCrush – get ready you will need plentyy of it come Sunday

    #GoPackGo! – Skol Vikings sounds better your chant sounds like it from the 1920 pr an episode of the Brady Bunch.

  78. brainranger says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    He’s going to try to lay on Rodgers like sasquatch at night in the woods again…Barr is just that kind of guy.

    _______

    I can only guess what that means- but you sound like you have loads of experience.

  79. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Oh gosh! You mean the Vikings could have signed Rodgers instead of Cousins? Man, how did they let that one slip away? Oh, because Rodgers had two years left on his contract and the only team that could make him the highest paid player in the NFL was the Packers? Gee, that seem kind of obvious but you don’t understand it. It’s almost as if you don’t know anything about football.
    +++++

    “the only team that could make him the highest paid player in the NFL was the Packers?”

    You understand guys under contract can be traded and negotiate an extension with their new team, right? Khalil Mack situation barely a week old and all.

    Gee, that seem kind of obvious but you don’t remember it.

  80. purpleguy says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    Yeah, lets talk football from a truly objective standpoint, something folks above, including minneanerthal whose name alone implies bias, haven’t done.

    Rodgers lack of mobility will be a factor, making the short passing game more likely — something he is good at and the Vikings are capable of defending. If the Vikes are down to Hughes at the slot or outside, Rodgers will pick on him all day. Correspondingly, the Vike’s O-line is not great, making Perry and Daniels (not Fabio) realistic threats to pressure Cousins. If Cousins has time, they should have success against Packer’s young or suspect secondary. The Vikes short passing game should excel with the Pack LBs primarily run-stoppers. Both teams’ d-lines will tire out in the 4th quarter, so the team with the most depth will be more effective.

    In the end, if Rodgers plays and plays well, the Vikes likely lose. If he doesn’t play or has less mobility than Monday night, the Vikes likely win.

    And lo and behold, I didn’t break out in hives or go blind by saying something objective about the Pack

    //////////////////////

    You’re completely right, having Rodgers stay in the pocket without rollouts and no threat to run will make him easier to defend. He still has a great arm but our secondary is heads and shoulders above what Chicago threw out there. Should be a good game, Vikings will have to score 21 to win.

  81. lp5710 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Hey big PACK TROLL here , hey that Bears defensive collapse against Rogers on Sunday kinda reminded me of our collapse in the championship game against the Eagles , I hope it doesn’t happen again against Rogers he is pretty good .
    _____________________________

    ^ You had a typo. Fixed it for ya.

  82. mnsportsapologist says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    jdbec12 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm
    love that viking fans think they got the number 1 defense when you dont you are ranked 12th and packers is ranked 6. its 2018 dont live in the past . we are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense suck !!!! cousins could not even give your team a break run time off the clock 3 3 and out
    ————————————————————————–
    **jdbec12. This is the way this post would look if you went to school outside of Wisconsin:**
    -I love the fact that Viking fans think they have the #1 defense in the league. You don’t, you are ranked 12th and the Packers are ranked 6th. It’s 2018, don’t live in the past. The Packers are going to put a lot points on the board and your offense sucks!!! Cousins could not run enough time off the clock to give the defense a break, 3 consecutive 3 and outs.-
    ————————————————————————————–
    So, now go finish your 13th beer of the day, and go back to thinking that your Packers have a better defense and a better roster than the Vikings. Oh, please don’t bother reminding me that the Vikings trophy case is empty and The Packers are 13 time NFL champs. It’s 2018…Don’t live in the past

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Now that is funny 😆

  83. nhpats says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    Sure….sure…..but is the Barr guy having fun? I’m asking on behalf of Lane Johnson

    ///////////////////

    Barr is having a blast, not as much fun as Rodgers. Did you watch the post game interview with Rodgers last night? They must have given Aaron the entire stash of oxy. I’m sure his knee is hurting a lot more today.

  84. Doesn’t really matter. The stage (aaron’s bum leg) has been set for an excuse. Looking past to week 3 already.

  85. packerLIES say:

    You understand guys under contract can be traded and negotiate an extension with their new team, right? Khalil Mack situation barely a week old and all.

    Gee, that seem kind of obvious but you don’t remember it.
    ###

    Gee. I didn’t know the Packers offered to trade Rodgers???

    You do realize there are rules against talking to players that are not free agents, don’t you?

    Oh yeah, you’re a Packer fan, so you just LIE all the time.

  86. “gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    For packernation, it is their SB.”

    It’s really not. Packer fans are accustomed to winning actual championships…not the preseason crowns that are always bestowed on the Vikings. There was a poll in the Pioneer Press last year that asked if Vikings’ “fans” would rather see a Viking win or a Packer loss. A Packer loss got the majority of the votes. The Viking fans obsession with the Packers is very evident here on the PFT comments. There’s not a Packers related piece without a bunch of Vikings fans commenting. The negative Packers themed usernames is another good indication of the Packers obsession. I’d be upset too if I rooted for a team that, in the grand scheme of the NFL, just doesn’t matter. The Vikings could be eliminated tomorrow and few people would care. So continue your obsession with everything Packers, but please don’t be so delusional as to think the Vikings matter as much to us. They don’t.

  87. gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Gee. I didn’t know the Packers offered to trade Rodgers???
    You do realize there are rules against talking to players that are not free agents, don’t you?
    Oh yeah, you’re a Packer fan, so you just LIE all the time.

    +++++++

    The original poster indicated that Aaron Rodgers would choose to play for the Vikings over the Packers. If that were true
    then Rodgers could have used his leverage by holding out – just like Khalil Mack did – to try and force the Packers hand.

    But that didn’t happen. For many reasons. One of which is Rodgers is happy playing for Green Bay and cares nothing about playing for Minnesota. Have I made this simple enough for you to follow?

  88. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    Anthony Barr is such a diva. Why doesn’t he just say no comment, shut his mouth and play football?

    ***

    Lol. “It’s just another football game” is about as close to “no comment” as you can get.

  89. Reality check Vikings fans: Your team just won a home game by only one possession, against a QB making only his 8th career start, who lost his #1 RB, his #1 WR, and 3 of his OL.

    The game before that? 38-7

    Your defense is good, but it’s not as legendary as you make it out to be. The Bears front 7 might be better with Mack than yours.

  90. My God, this Minnesota fan`s obsession with everything Packers is troubling. Packer fans understand your jealousy over not having what we have, but when the large majority of posts on Packers stories are from fans of the Minnesota club, you have to wonder about the mental make-up of most of them. It sure would be nice to come on here and talk about football- I think PFT means Pro Football Talk- but usually one of the first posts on a Packers story is from some obsessed Minnesota fan, most of who believe they are experts on everything. I implore my fellow Packers fans who are interested in talking about football to quit responding to the idiots, then maybe they will go away. After all, they do have 57 glorious years of history to talk about with each other.

  91. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Gee. I didn’t know the Packers offered to trade Rodgers???
    You do realize there are rules against talking to players that are not free agents, don’t you?
    Oh yeah, you’re a Packer fan, so you just LIE all the time.

    +++++++

    The original poster indicated that Aaron Rodgers would choose to play for the Vikings over the Packers. If that were true
    then Rodgers could have used his leverage by holding out – just like Khalil Mack did – to try and force the Packers hand.

    But that didn’t happen. For many reasons. One of which is Rodgers is happy playing for Green Bay and cares nothing about playing for Minnesota. Have I made this simple enough for you to follow?
    ___________

    This is the stupidest argument of all time. So you believe that, unless a player demands a trade to a division rival, he would never want to play for that team. Maybe I can simplify this for you. Hypothetically speaking (that means, “lets pretend”), if Rodgers had been a free agent this offseason and could go to any team he wanted to, the Vikings surely would have pursued him. There’s no way he looks at Green Bay’s roster and Mike McCarthy and then looks at Minnesota’s roster and Mike Zimmer and decides he wants to go back to Green Bay. You think he loves living there so much that he would pass up the opportunity to play on the best team he’s ever had so he could carry a lackluster bunch of losers that could barely beat Cleveland without him? I guess we’ll never know, but it would seem unlikely.

  92. gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    They should also expect their QB to know how to fall so as not to put undue pressure on their weaker bone structures.
    ============================================================================================================================
    Of course, whenever a player in the NFL gets hit in the heat of a game, they have so much time to think and figure out how they should fall when a 250-pound-plus player comes running at them and takes them down. I had no idea how many injuries could be prevented if players would just take the time to think and move properly when they are being tackled.

  93. WI is SUPERIOR says:
    September 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Reality check Vikings fans: Your team just won a home game by only one possession (well, they would have to score a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to tie), against a QB making only his 8th career start (who had never lost a game and was so highly regarded he was given a $137.5 million contract), who lost his #1 RB, his #1 WR, and 3 of his OL.

    The game before that? 38-7 (against the Super Bowl champions)
    __________

    Reality check, Packers fans: Your team just won a home game by ONE POINT, against a QB making only his 13th career start (and has been terrible in every game he’s ever played), who plays for a team that has won between 3 and 6 games and finished last in the division each of the last four years, that dominated the game for an entire half, and would have won if a cornerback would have held onto a gift interception.

    The game before that? 35-11 (against the Lions. Yes, those Lions, who just lost 48-17 to one of the worst teams in the NFL and a rookie QB making his first start.)

  94. WI is SUPERIOR says:
    September 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    Reality check Vikings fans: Your team just won a home game by only one possession, against a QB making only his 8th career start, who lost his #1 RB, his #1 WR, and 3 of his OL.

    The game before that? 38-7

    Your defense is good, but it’s not as legendary as you make it out to be. The Bears front 7 might be better with Mack than yours.

    ///////////
    Reality check – the only important stat goes in the win loss column. If the Bears front 7 is so good, they would not have not blown a 20 point lead.

  95. gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    Oh yeah, you’re a Packer fan, so you just LIE all the time.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Good Lord, the biggest manipulator of facts, the person who cannot post without twisting information for his own narrative, the guy that gives you sound bites in lieu of all the information, and who has the most selective and self-centered “memory” of anyone here…..

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you; The Lying Old Goat.

  96. frank booth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    They should also expect their QB to know how to fall so as not to put undue pressure on their weaker bone structures.
    ============================================================================================================================
    Of course, whenever a player in the NFL gets hit in the heat of a game, they have so much time to think and figure out how they should fall when a 250-pound-plus player comes running at them and takes them down. I had no idea how many injuries could be prevented if players would just take the time to think and move properly when they are being tackled

    /////////////////////

    Come on frank, instead of being here protecting your packer minions shouldnt you be commenting on the Bears story on how proud you are of your Bears team losing by only one?

  97. lawrenceofalabia says:

    There was a poll in the Pioneer Press last year that asked if Vikings’ “fans” would rather see a Viking win or a Packer loss. A Packer loss got the majority of the votes.
    ###

    Assuming there was such a poll, you have to remember the number of Packer fans that live in or near the Twin Cities. Dollars to Donuts that the vast majority of those “polled” were Packer fans – because to them beating the Vikings is their SB.

    This was the Packer fans claim to fame from the late 60’s to the early 90’s when the Packer only made the post season once at the end of a full regulation season. 25 years of futility – so beating the Vikings was the only thing that they could cling to.

  98. The QUITTER says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you; The Lying Old Goat.
    ###

    I take you calling me names a badge of honor, as you are so frustrated dealing with facts vs lies.

    May I remind everyone how you EARNED your name:

    stellarperformance says:
    September 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm
    This Packer team sucks. No o-line, no pass rush, no DB’s, no receivers, no running backs, and now…….no quarterback.
    ###

    This was after the first half of football. The QUITTER had no faith in his team and left Lambert Field – posting this after he left. BTW – he was too drunk to drive and had a designated driver to handle those duties so he could play on his phone before he passed out.

  99. frank booth says:

    Of course, whenever a player in the NFL gets hit in the heat of a game, they have so much time to think and figure out how they should fall when a 250-pound-plus player comes running at them and takes them down. I had no idea how many injuries could be prevented if players would just take the time to think and move properly when they are being tackled.
    ###

    Frank

    I was a ski racer for years. You don’t get a lot of notice while racing (or just recreational skiing) that you are going to fall. You need to know how to fall. I’ve had a ski come off in mid air and was able to get right back up and finish my run (and after I put my ski back on).

    You should be posting about how your Bears did, but here you are defending Rodgers. You really are a Packer fan…

  100. jdbec12 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 3:50

    “its 2018 dont live in the past”

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Absolutely classic coming from a Packer fan. No fanbase lives in the patmore than the Packer fanbase.

  101. How fitting. The Viking trolls have spent years whining and crying about Clay Matthews. But now when their own player hits a QB at full speed 2 steps after the throw then forcefully drives him into the ground, it’s a clean play. Hypocrite much?

  102. usdcoyotesfan
    Sep 11, 2018, 7:54 PM CDT
    How fitting. The Viking trolls have spent years whining and crying about Clay Matthews. But now when their own player hits a QB at full speed 2 steps after the throw then forcefully drives him into the ground, it’s a clean play. Hypocrite much?
    ///////////
    I had to check the date on this. Yep, it actually was posted today and not a year ago! Unreal.

  103. gtodriver says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm
    frank booth says:
    Of course, whenever a player in the NFL gets hit in the heat of a game, they have so much time to think and figure out how they should fall when a 250-pound-plus player comes running at them and takes them down. I had no idea how many injuries could be prevented if players would just take the time to think and move properly when they are being tackled.
    ###
    Frank
    I was a ski racer for years. You don’t get a lot of notice while racing (or just recreational skiing) that you are going to fall. You need to know how to fall. I’ve had a ski come off in mid air and was able to get right back up and finish my run (and after I put my ski back on).
    You should be posting about how your Bears did, but here you are defending Rodgers. You really are a Packer fan…
    =============================================================================================================================================================================
    I’m not defending Rodgers. I’m talking about the silliness of saying that an NFL player should know how to fall in order to prevent injury when they are wrapped up by a player who is forcing them down to the ground within a second or two. But if we’re talking about Rodgers on that play, his other option was to pull his arms in and have his shoulder absorb the impact- which is a great way to injure a shoulder in a variety of ways.

    Comparing football to skiing is ridiculous. Often, in skiing, you know when you are losing control and headed for a fall- and even with that, there isn’t always the reaction time to fall correctly. Typically, however, you don’t have 275 pound people hitting you from different angles in skiing. In football, your body and how it moves is often at the mercy of someone else. That’s what happens when someone is tackled.

    But if you truly believe in this, give Zimmer and Spielman a call and tell them you’d like to come to Eagan and teach players how to fall. Let them know that, due to the similarities of skiing and football, you understand what it’s like to be on an NFL field and what it’s like to be hit by an oncoming linemen or two and that you can apply your expertise as a skier to football. I’m sure they’ll jump at the chance. Good luck, and let us all know how it goes!

  104. minneanderthals says:
    September 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    I’m going to go ahead and talk about… football here.

    The Vikings allowed 16 points to Jimmy G, and a bunch of people that either used to be good, or might be good in the future, but aren’t right now.

    The Packers defense allowed the same amount of points, and fewer yards to: Jordan Howard, Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Tarik Cohen, and Trey Burton, all of whom are better than anyone on the Niners offense.

    If you’re going to say the Packers defense played like garbage, you must also say that the Vikings defense, playing at home, and allowing team decimated by injuries to score the same amount of points as the Packers defense, is garbage as well.

    This is not up for debate.

    So, by all means, continue to insult the Packers defense, when they performed better than the Vikings defense. It doesn’t make you look like idiots. Promise.

    —–

    What? Yards mean nothing if there’s no points scored… I’d take the defense that gives up 500 yard but 20 points over a team that gives up 300 yards and 23 points. The Viking defense has much better 3rd down percentages. which means they are able to get off the field more often, which means more rest… which then translates into better efficiency. Numbers don’t always tell the whole story. If the one interception a defense may get is the one that stops the other team from finishing a game winning drive, I’d take that all day and then some, over a team that gets 3 early picks and has the flashy numbers, but still lose in the end. This logic may be lost on you, but I’m trying to break it down as simple as I can. As far as saying the Bear’s rag-tag group of offensive players is somehow better than San Fran’s rag-tag group of offense is subjective at best.

    So uh…
    Try again?

  105. Of course Barr said it was just another game he didn’t want anymore death threats from drunken,crazy packer fans.

  106. The moral of the story in this thread is that Vikings fans are REAL nervous about Sunday and lashing out. Please forgive them as they are worried.

    I for one enjoy every Packer game and this one will be no different. One thing we all can agree on is that we are looking forward to Sunday at noon.

    So whether you bleed purple or Green and Gold..one thing is constant here:

    We love football and We love our teams. Yes OUR. We spend OUR hard earned money supporting these teams/franchises in many ways and damnit they are OURS!

    Anyone that tries to tell you different is just a lonely troll.

    Whatever happens Sunday I will be shaking the hand of a Vikings fan somewhere in Lambeau and saying Good Game✌ Have done this since the first Packers Vikings game I attended on October 26th, 1980 and will never change!

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #VikingsAtPackers2018

    #GoPackGo!

  107. packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    There’s no way he looks at Green Bay’s roster and Mike McCarthy and then looks at Minnesota’s roster and Mike Zimmer and decides he wants to go back to Green Bay. You think he loves living there so much that he would pass up the opportunity to play on the best team he’s ever had so he could carry a lackluster bunch of losers that could barely beat Cleveland without him? I guess we’ll never know, but it would seem unlikely.
    +++++++++
    The 2018 Vikings would be the best team he’s ever had? What are you even talking about.
    The 2011 Packers were 15-1 and scored 201 points more than their opponents. The 2010 team won the Super Bowl. The 2009 team finished either 3rd or 7th on offense (by points) or 6th and 2nd (by yards).
    The 2017 Vikings finished 10th and 1st. Scored 130 points more than their opponents. The Packers under McCarthy have bested this number 5 times.
    Can you please just win a playoff game without requiring a miracle before trying to elevate the Vikings to something they aren’t?

  108. paviking01 says:
    September 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    Guaranteed what will happen on opening kickoff “Holding Minnesota” to set them back …
    _________________

    Vikings fans don’t even wait till the game starts before they are crying about the officiating! LOL!

  109. packertruth says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:55 am
    packertruth says:
    September 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    There’s no way he looks at Green Bay’s roster and Mike McCarthy and then looks at Minnesota’s roster and Mike Zimmer and decides he wants to go back to Green Bay. You think he loves living there so much that he would pass up the opportunity to play on the best team he’s ever had so he could carry a lackluster bunch of losers that could barely beat Cleveland without him? I guess we’ll never know, but it would seem unlikely.
    +++++++++
    The 2018 Vikings would be the best team he’s ever had? What are you even talking about.
    The 2011 Packers were 15-1 and scored 201 points more than their opponents. The 2010 team won the Super Bowl. The 2009 team finished either 3rd or 7th on offense (by points) or 6th and 2nd (by yards).
    The 2017 Vikings finished 10th and 1st. Scored 130 points more than their opponents. The Packers under McCarthy have bested this number 5 times.
    Can you please just win a playoff game without requiring a miracle before trying to elevate the Vikings to something they aren’t?
    _______

    You are just all day dumb, aren’t you? I’m not saying last year’s Vikings were better than any team Rodgers has been on. I’m saying this year’s Vikings WITH RODGERS would be the best team he has ever been on. They would win the next five Super Bowls, which is a lot better than one Super Bowl or a 15-1 season with a lot of nice stats followed by a first-round home playoff loss to a 9-7 team.

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