Aaron Jones leads Packers over injury plagued Dolphins

AP

The Packers have been looking for a reliable option at running back for some time. They may have found him.

Led by a career day from second-year back Aaron Jones, the Packers cruised to an eventful 31-12 win over the Dolphins to improve to 4-4-1.

Jones finished with 15 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns, on a day when a touchdowns, plural, were plenty. The Dolphins settled for field goals if that, but the Packers stayed comfortably ahead all day.

Jones had plenty to do with that, with his 67-yard run setting an early tone. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sharp enough, going 19-of-28 for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

The loss was a brutal one for the Dolphins (5-5), as they walked in hurt and became more so as the day went along.

Wide receiver Jakeem Grant was carted off with a leg injury. Already dealing with an Achilles problem, he pulled up after coming out of a break, with no contact. He couldn’t put any weight on his left leg, and helped to the sidelines before getting his ride to the locker room.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker also left the game with a shoulder injury.

Cornerback Bobby McCain was also unable to finish, suffering a head injury after an illegal blindside block by Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. McCain walked to the locker room under his own power, but athletic trainers took his helmet away from him before he left the field.

That added injury to insult, on a day which began with three starting offensive linemen out, leaving backup quarterback Brock Osweiler with a lack of protection (six sacks). He didn’t exactly help matters, with a pair of turnovers (an interception and a fumble).

79 responses to “Aaron Jones leads Packers over injury plagued Dolphins

  1. Worst case scenario for Green Bay: Packers go on a winning streak and sneak into the playoffs, allowing Mike McCarthy another highly “successful” season. Then comes the annual playoff blowout and they can start the same process all over again next year. That’s a best case scenario for the rest of the league.

  2. Great win. Thanks to the Dolphins for bringing their B team up here for a scrimmage.

  3. It’s nice having the best QB and RB in the division.

    Lots of injuries for both teams but the Packers depth in the secondary is also the best in the division.

    Hopefully they can build on this win.

  4. Phinsfan here. Can we just lose every game from here on out and avoid the embarrasing playoff blowout? Wait no. Because we have to play the Bills twice and that will guarantee we pick outside the top ten yet again. The dolphins have been in purgatory for 20 years. Pull a browns and Jags and build a foundation already.

    By the way. Dont think for a second beating the Miami Slumpbusters has allowed the Packers to find their RB1. Everyone gets to feel good after beating us. Congrats to no one.

  5. I am a Packers fan and I am more impressed with their defense than their offense. That is not how it should be.

  6. Good to see the Packers offense didn’t stall in the red zone as much today – they used Jones more which is exactly what McCarthy needs to do since defenses will be playing the pass.

  7. Joshua Pickett says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    Phinsfan here. Can we just lose every game from here on out and avoid the embarrasing playoff blowout? Wait no. Because we have to play the Bills twice and that will guarantee we pick outside the top ten yet again. The dolphins have been in purgatory for 20 years. Pull a browns and Jags and build a foundation already.

    I understand the frustration but if you think the Jags or Browns are a model to follow then good grief!

  8. Frazier28/7 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    Holding.
    Just sayin’
    ===========================================================================================
    All teams hold roughly the same amount, get caught, and get away with it. Sure, little kids think always think their rivals get away with everything, but most of them grow up.

  9. The whole Miami Dolphins organization is hot garbage, a full on dumpster fire, complete trash from the owner all the way down. The real question is how long will Stephen Ross allow this wanna be coaching staff stick around? My guess is another 7 years so they can try to figure out if Tannehill is going to progress to is ceiling and become a franchise QB. What in the world is going on with the strength and conditioning staff. Players are dropping like flies. Something is seriously wrong with the entire Miami Dolphins organization. Fans need to protest with their wallets.

  10. vaphinfan says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    Dolphins should cut everyone. Until Goodell retires the Patriots will own the division.
    ———————–
    How can they cut anyone when they’re all injured??? I honestly felt bad the way they were dropping like flies out there.

  11. frank booth says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm
    Frazier28/7 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    Holding.
    Just sayin’
    ===========================================================================================
    All teams hold roughly the same amount, get caught, and get away with it. Sure, little kids think always think their rivals get away with everything, but most of them grow up.
    —————————
    Its’s part of their chant……………….SKOL, Holding!!!

  12. It only took Mike McCarthy 10 weeks to find out what most people have been saying all season, that Aaron Jones needs to run with the ball.
    I’m a Packers fan and I think Mike McCarthy is an over-rated head coach and I can’t wait until he’s gone.

  13. All it takes is to watch 3 runs by Aaron Jones to realize he is ridiculously talented. The Packers may have found something here. If they’re smart they’ll ride that horse to the playoffs instead of the anctient play action slow developing incomplete pass or sack that has become the norm with McCarthy’s offense.

  14. shlort says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I am a Packers fan and I am more impressed with their defense than their offense. That is not how it should be.
    +++++

    I am a Packer fan and that’s certainly how I’d prefer it.

  15. It was a blessing in disguise Montgomery ran out that kick return, fumbled, then got cut. Knowing McCarthy, he would’ve changed RBs today right when Jones was getting hot.

  16. “It only took Mike McCarthy 10 weeks to figure out what most people have been saying all along”.
    ___________

    I’m sure that MM, the coaching staff, and front office are all tuned into what you and “most people” are saying. Hopefully you and most of your people are running the team soon. That should work out really well.

  17. frank booth says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm
    Frazier28/7 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm
    Holding.
    Just sayin’
    ===========================================================================================
    All teams hold roughly the same amount, get caught, and get away with it. Sure, little kids think always think their rivals get away with everything, but most of them grow up.
    ________________

    I’ve tried to equate it to them that it’s like arguing balls and strikes in baseball.
    Some umpires have a great strike zone, while others meander about during the course of any given game.
    Any truly knowledgeable sports fan realizes that these calls even themselves out during the course of any given season.

    Unless you’re a dim witted Barney fan, who plods their way through life knit picking this call or that call, all while completely ignoring infractions their own team commits.
    Almost as if they don’t commit any at all.
    It’s tiresome, yet sadly predictable.

    Good Bears game, by the way.
    They really are starting to look good and are going to be tough to catch.
    Hopefully, when our teams meet up again, it will still be an important matchup.
    I have my doubts, though.

  18. This Packer team is still hitting on seven cylinders. They’re getting more cohesive each week. I expect big things before it’s all over.

  19. 8 more field goals and the Dolphins could have taken this game. Time to hang a help wanted sign.

  20. The last month or so a certain team has been beating up on undermanned, mediocre squads and their fans are all “we fixed our running game” and “our defense is trending upwards”.

    So I guess Rodgers has fixed his accuracy issues, and our defense is trending upwards. Right?

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm
    Where are all the calls for MM to be fired that were posted in here by cheese eaters over the past 2 weeks? I guess I’ll have to wait until this coming Thursday.
    _____________

    Maybe, I know one thing though, if the Packers get beat it’s simply because Seattle just played better.

    You won’t hear a bunch of whining about traveling across two time zones on a Thursday night like Zimmer and all the rest of the Barneys howled about earlier this year.
    skoLOL!

  22. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm
    Good to see the Packers offense didn’t stall in the red zone as much today – they used Jones more which is exactly what McCarthy needs to do since defenses will be playing the pass.
    ———————————

    The huffing and puffing in the downhill slide is hilarious.

  23. Today the Packers took care of business against a team they should have beat at home and cheese eaters are in here puffing about hitting on all cylinders like they are now suddenly the team to beat because of this win. Some things never change.

  24. All-time NFL yards per carry leaders:

    1) Vick: 7.0; 2) Cunningham: 6.4; 3) Motley: 5.7; 4) Charles 5.4; 5) Jim Brown 5.2

    Aaron Jones current career ypc: 6.2. Let that sink in!

  25. Got a W. Needed it. The fact the haters that were glued to their TV’s praying for a loss were letdown always adds to my enjoyment.

    Injuries are a concern. I guess none of the haters noticed half the Packers defense was out most of the game. Still didn’t allow a touchdown all game. Jaire Alexander summed it up after the game:

    “Mike Pettine is the best defensive coordinator I’ve ever been around”

    Let’s hope the word tomorrow is better on some of these guys that are down or went down today. I was proud the way the defense hung together today with 3rd string guys like Raven Greene and Tony Brown having to play major roles. Shows the strength and depth of this roster.

    #OneGameAtATime

    #OntoSeattle

    #GoPackGO!🧀

  26. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Today the Packers took care of business against a team they should have beat at home and cheese eaters are in here puffing about hitting on all cylinders

    ++++++

    Maybe you should be inquiring as to why your own fanbase has been thumping their chests so loudly for winning 4 of their last five when the four teams they defeated are a combined 12-24. Ya know, for consistency.

  27. wafflestomp says:
    November 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Good Bears game, by the way.
    They really are starting to look good and are going to be tough to catch.
    Hopefully, when our teams meet up again, it will still be an important matchup.
    I have my doubts, though.
    ===========================================================================================================
    We’ll see. All I wanted from this year was for the Bears’ to competitive and for Trubisky to grow. And he definitely has, and in a newer more complex offense. I had them at 8-8, maybe 9-7. The Bears O-line gave him a clean pocket to work from today. He won’t get that time with the Vikings’ next week.

    Trubisky does look better than last year for sure- but even on his completed passes, he’s not putting the ball where he should. His receivers really have to work to get the ball sometimes. The way they are playing, they can beat almost anyone, but with Trubisky’s inconsistency, they can lose to almost any team as well. It’s an encouraging year for Bears’ fans, especially if we have a potentially up-and-coming QB. You have to understand- the best QB statistically in the history of the Bears is Jay Cutler, and the best QB they ever had was Sid Luckman the 1940’s. Green Bay has had 26 years straight of watching HOF QB’s. The Bears have had 70 years of awful quarterbacking.

  28. Maybe you should be inquiring as to why your own fanbase has been thumping their chests so loudly for winning 4 of their last five when the four teams they defeated are a combined 12-24. Ya know, for consistency.
    —–
    Or better yet, he could just let packer fans talk about their team in peace, and enjoy a good win, but he’s much too immature for that.

  29. Brock Osweiler went to Green Bay and moved the ball all… day… long. Miami’s backup QB torched the Packers secondary with practice squad recievers and practice squad OL opened up huge holes for a 35 year old RB to run all over you… thats what passes as a great defensive performance in GB?

    Green Bay didn’t beat Miami… Miami’s second string players beat themselves!

  30. frank booth says:
    November 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm
    wafflestomp says:
    November 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Good Bears game, by the way.
    They really are starting to look good and are going to be tough to catch.
    Hopefully, when our teams meet up again, it will still be an important matchup.
    I have my doubts, though.
    ===========================================================================================================
    We’ll see. All I wanted from this year was for the Bears’ to competitive and for Trubisky to grow. And he definitely has, and in a newer more complex offense. I had them at 8-8, maybe 9-7. The Bears O-line gave him a clean pocket to work from today. He won’t get that time with the Vikings’ next week.

    Trubisky does look better than last year for sure- but even on his completed passes, he’s not putting the ball where he should. His receivers really have to work to get the ball sometimes. The way they are playing, they can beat almost anyone, but with Trubisky’s inconsistency, they can lose to almost any team as well. It’s an encouraging year for Bears’ fans, especially if we have a potentially up-and-coming QB. You have to understand- the best QB statistically in the history of the Bears is Jay Cutler, and the best QB they ever had was Sid Luckman the 1940’s. Green Bay has had 26 years straight of watching HOF QB’s. The Bears have had 70 years of awful quarterbacking.
    ******************
    Nobody Cares!
    Trubisky’s going to be carried out on a stretcher next week just like Rogers was last season.
    And I’m going to laugh and laugh.
    The Bears are no better than the Packers and they’re barely just a step up from the pitiful Lions.
    So save your Trubisky insight for a Bears article, or his obituary.

  31. packertruth
    Nov 11, 2018, 7:13 PM CST
    shlort says:
    November 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I am a Packers fan and I am more impressed with their defense than their offense. That is not how it should be.
    +++++

    I am a Packer fan and that’s certainly how I’d prefer it.
    ///////////
    And all you need is to play more teams with 60% of O-line injured and a journeyman QB that stinks, and your defense will continue to dominate!

  32. The Vikings and their fans are chewing their fingernails and staring into the rearview mirror.

  33. “Today the Packers took care of business against a team they should have beat at home and cheese eaters are in here puffing about hitting on all cylinders like they are now suddenly the team to beat because of this win. Some things never change.”

    Wow, my eyes are going I guess, because I didn’t see anyone claiming the Packers are the team to beat.

  34. stellarperformance
    Nov 11, 2018, 9:21 PM CST
    The Vikings and their fans are chewing their fingernails and staring into the rearview mirror.
    ////////
    It’s a good place to be. Thanks.

  35. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 11, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    Brock Osweiler Lol. The cheeseheads are scraping these days
    =====================================================================================
    Teams get knocked for beating bad QB’s now? Or are you supposed to lose to them, like the Vikings did to Josh Allen and the Bills?

  36. frank booth says:
    November 11, 2018 at 11:05 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 11, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    Brock Osweiler Lol. The cheeseheads are scraping these days
    =====================================================================================
    Teams get knocked for beating bad QB’s now? Or are you supposed to lose to them, like the Vikings did to Josh Allen and the Bills?
    ————————————

    It’s as if you’re Packers lost Frank. Don’t worry, the Vikings will be fine. What will the Bears do? The Vikings are ready to drop the hammer. Watch the fireworks and bow down boy…

  37. PurpleReign357 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 9:58 pm
    Nobody Cares!

    Trubisky’s going to be carried out on a stretcher next week just like Rogers was last season.
    And I’m going to laugh and laugh.
    The Bears are no better than the Packers and they’re barely just a step up from the pitiful Lions.
    So save your Trubisky insight for a Bears article, or his obituary.
    ============================================================================
    Then he won’t get carried out on a stretcher, because if you watched the Packer-Vikings game last year, Rodgers didn’t go off on a stretcher either. No, the Bears aren’t just a step up from the Lions- and the Vikings’ aren’t the juggernaut that Vikings told us they were either. Ariani has a new screen name. They’ve proven so far that they don’t belong with the best teams in the league, as they can’t beat the Rams or the Saints. Their signature win is over a 4-5 Eagle team and they could only muster a tie against a team with a roster characterized by Vikings fans as “garbage”.

  38. packertruth
    Nov 11, 2018, 10:12 PM CST
    Green Bay controls their own playoff destiny (barring some other team being involved in a future tie game). That’s all you can ask for.
    //////////
    They do? Bears 6-3. If they lost to Packers again, but won out otherwise, they’d be 12-4 and Packers could be 11-4-1. Vikes could lose to Packers and finish 11-4-1 as well. Then a big tie breaker between Vikes and Packers. Bears would then finish no better than 11-5 with two losses to Vikings. Explain how Packers control their own destiny.

  39. conormacleod says:
    November 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Explain how Packers control their own destiny.

    +++++

    Game behind Vikings who are current #6 seed, and ahead of the rest of the NFC. If Green Bay wins out they will own head to head tiebreaker over Minnesota by virtue of being 1-0-1 against Minnesota.

  40. conormacleod says:
    November 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    packertruth
    Nov 11, 2018, 10:12 PM CST
    Green Bay controls their own playoff destiny (barring some other team being involved in a future tie game). That’s all you can ask for.
    //////////
    They do? Bears 6-3. If they lost to Packers again, but won out otherwise, they’d be 12-4 and Packers could be 11-4-1. Vikes could lose to Packers and finish 11-4-1 as well. Then a big tie breaker between Vikes and Packers. Bears would then finish no better than 11-5 with two losses to Vikings. Explain how Packers control their own destiny.
    ==============================================================================================================================================
    Green Bay does control their own playoff destiny. The wildcard leaders right now are Carolina at 6-3, Vikings at 5-3-1, Green Bay at 4-4, and then 4 teams at 4-5. Assume Carolina wins out, leaving one wild card available. If Green Bay wins out, that means they’ve beaten the Vikings in their second game and the Packers and Vikings end up tied at 11-4-1 (assuming MN wins out as well). That means that GB has beaten the Bears once, and MN has beaten the Bears twice, which means Bears at best are 10-6 and out of the playoffs. Packers win tiebreaker against MN on basis of better head-to-head record (1-0-1 vs. 0-1-1). GB wins the division, MN to the wildcard.

    If MN and Chicago split, that puts Bears at 11-5 and Vikings at 10-5-1. Packers would be at 11-4-1. Vikings out of the playoffs.

    You said if the Bears lost to the Packers, and won out otherwise, they’d be 12-4 and Packers would be 11-4-1 and the Vikings, with a loss to the Packers, would be 11-4-1. Incorrect. The Bears winning out would mean the Vikings lost twice to the Bears, which would leave the Vikings with 2 less wins, at 9-6-1, not 11-4-1. There is no scenario where if Green Bay wins all of its remaining games, they are out of the playoffs.

  41. I don’t think the Packers will win out. I am still sticking with my 10 wins for the Pack that I predicted in April. Though, I think 9-6-1 could win the North.

    It is however true that if the Packers win Nov. 25th they will hold the tiebreaker over Minnesota. Also true if the Pack win Dec. 16th they hold the tiebreaker over Chicago.

    One game at a time though. Seattle next and it will be a very tough game, but I like our chances.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #OneGameAtATime

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  42. stellarperformance says:

    This Packer team is still hitting on seven cylinders. They’re getting more cohesive each week. I expect big things before it’s all over.
    ###

    I’ve been told by Packer fans that Rodgers is the GOAT and with him the Packers are like the fastest Ferrari.

    The Ferrari F12 has 12 cylinders.

    Hitting on 7 cylinders in a 12 cylinder Ferrari is not a good thing.

  43. BTW,
    Only AZ, SF and the NYG, are the only teams who likely can’t get in the playoffs even if they run the table.

    So 13 of 16 teams in the NFC control their own destiny.

    Yet packer fans think the packers are unique in their possible playoff appearance?

  44. There’s only one team in the North Division with both the defense and the offense ranked in the Top Ten past the halfway point. Here’s a clue; the quarterback has finally begun to play with two legs……..finally…….in week 10.

    None of these facts bodes well for the other division members. The team I’m describing is the team to beat and be concerned about if you’re the Bears, Lions, or Vikings.

    Figured out who it is yet?

  45. I should add that the Packers will hold the tiebreaker vs. The Bears with a win Dec.12th in the event of tie records which is unlikely.

    The thing that should indeed be of a concern to the Bears and Vikings and other teams in the NFC is that neither the Packers offense or defense has yet played up to near their potential.

    This team starts clicking fully on offense and defense for a couple games and look out.

    Oh, and one other positive is special teams. We will see no more gaffs on returns with Trevor back active Thursday Night! I know somebody thought of me when Tramon fumbled yesterday. Trevor to the rescue👏👍

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  46. Wow, my eyes are going I guess, because I didn’t see anyone claiming the Packers are the team to beat.
    —————–
    Then its your eyes my friend. The Packers get their first win in a few weeks and Packer fans are busting at the seams to talk about all the other north teams now being scared of the Packers. LOL. Its like its their first win in such a while their are so excited they can’t control themselves. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh.

  47. FF Diary says:
    November 12, 2018 at 6:49 am

    What are the odds on McCarthy giving more touches to Williams next week?

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

    Who knows? When he brought Williams in yesterday, I about lost my mind. Thankfully, it was only for one or two carries, apparently while Jones was getting a breather… I hope. Not that I dislike Williams; I think he has some upside in a limited role; but Aaron Jones has to be the featured back.

    McCarthy is painfully stubborn and slow to react but I don’t think he’ll go backwards here… or at least I hope not, anyways. Ten years ago, McCarthy was “an innovator, doing new things within the traditional WCO.” Now, it appears he’s fallen behind; now that Rodgers appears to have two good wheels under him, and an electric RB, we shall see. Andy Reid adapted, let’s hope McCarthy does as well. I am most decidedly NOT on board with the “fire McCarthy” crowd but like McCarthy, I’m painfully stubborn and slow to react.

  48. As probably the biggest Vikings here I am very fearful of Green Bay. I also fear the Bears. As much as I hate to say it those are the two best teams in the NFC North right now.

    If the Vikings lose to the Bears Sunday and the Packers November 25th…Our season is over. Yes I’m fearful. All Vikings fans who are honest with themselves are fearful as well.

  49. nathanp2013 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Brock Osweiler went to Green Bay and moved the ball all… day… long. Miami’s backup QB torched the Packers secondary with practice squad recievers and practice squad OL opened up huge holes for a 35 year old RB to run all over you… thats what passes as a great defensive performance in GB?

    Green Bay didn’t beat Miami… Miami’s second string players beat themselves!
    ________________

    I’m not quite sure what you’re talking about?
    Osweiler was hampered most of the day by a leaky O-Line, but if you honestly equate 212 yards for 0 Tds and a pick as “moving the ball all day” on the Packers D, you are sorely mistaken, even for a troll.

    In fact, three of those field goals given up were directly aided by great field position caused by Packer miscues.
    A fumbled and then a blocked punt, not to mention a questionable 4th down decision that resulted in a sack, gave the ball to the Dolphins at midfield or better on those drives.
    And I’m pleased the defense was able to make the best of several bad situations.

    Giving up 131 yards on the ground is a little more worrisome to me than Osweiler’s “passing attack”.
    Though a chunk of that gain came off of one play early in the game, it all counts, so I’ll chalk it up to a bad day at the office against a future Hall of Famer.

    Now, before you go full Barney on me, I’m not saying that I’m completely satisfied with all of our defensive play.
    But, the Dolphins weren’t the only ones dealing with injuries yesterday.
    So yes, I was pleased overall with the effort they put in.

  50. “When he brought Williams in yesterday, I about lost my mind”

    =======

    Aaron Jones is not the type of RB you run 30 times a game. Running him into the ground would be foolish. Yes he is the more talented of the two backs, but Williams is a good change of pace back and is no slouch in his own right.

    McCarthy gave the majority of the carries yesterday to Jones as it should be, but he also kept him healthy. He is not a bruiser. Jamaal is. The combo of the two is a good thing and will keep Aaron Jones legs fresh down the stretch.

    A Ferrari(Aaron Jones) is not a everyday driver. Keep the miles low. You need to bring out the Range Rover here and there. That’s Jamaal.

  51. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 11, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Jaire Alexander summed it up after the game:

    “Mike Pettine is the best defensive coordinator I’ve ever been around”
    _________

    He’s a rookie. Am I supposed to be impressed with his opinion that Pettine is better than the college and high school defensive coordinators he’s been around?

  52. stellarperformance says:
    November 12, 2018 at 7:46 am

    There’s only one team in the North Division with both the defense and the offense ranked in the Top Ten past the halfway point. Here’s a clue; the quarterback has finally begun to play with two legs……..finally…….in week 10.

    None of these facts bodes well for the other division members. The team I’m describing is the team to beat and be concerned about if you’re the Bears, Lions, or Vikings.

    Figured out who it is yet?
    ___________

    Congratulations. I know those yards gained/yards allowed statistics are the only things that really matter to you. Maybe you can laminate those stat sheets and caress them lovingly while you’re watching the two teams ahead of you play for first place on Sunday.

    Of course, by that time I think it’s a pretty safe bet that the vaunted defense of your team to beat will no longer be top 10.

  53. gtodriver says:
    November 12, 2018 at 7:04 am
    I’ve been told by Packer fans that Rodgers is the GOAT and with him the Packers are like the fastest Ferrari. The Ferrari F12 has 12 cylinders. Hitting on 7 cylinders in a 12 cylinder Ferrari is not a good thing.
    //////////////////////////////

    Umm. Yeah. That’s was my point. Hitting on only seven cylinders is not a good thing. Einstein.

  54. I don’t know about offensive and defensive ranks, but I do know the Packers are 1-2 in a very tough stretch of 5 games. They will need to be 2-0 in the next two weeks to make a run at the playoffs.

    BTW: when somebody says their team is running on 7 cylinders, I’m pretty sure it’s insinuating that is 7 out of 8, not 7 out of 12.

  55. vikings111 says:
    November 12, 2018 at 10:17 am
    As probably the biggest Vikings here I am very fearful of Green Bay. I also fear the Bears.
    ////////////////
    I’d say your biggest fear is posting as the actual Packer fan you are. I never understand why people do this.

  56. It so weird. The very same Vikings fans who were puffing their chest out over having one good defensive effort (against the lions, might I add) are on here saying that being top 10 in offense and defense at the halfway point is nothing special.

    It’s almost as though Vikings fans are the worst in all of sports.

    Oh, wait, that’s fact.

  57. If the Vikings have only had one good defensive effort, why are they ranked fifth in the NFL? That must have been a really good game.

    And if being 10th in the NFL in defense is so special, what does that make being fifth? Or fourth, as the Bears are?

    Rankings are meaningless. You were .500 after five games when you were top 10 in offense and defense, and you’re .500 after nine games when you’re top 10 in offense and defense. You are what your record says you are.

  58. conormacleod says:
    November 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm
    packertruth
    Nov 11, 2018, 10:12 PM CST
    Green Bay controls their own playoff destiny (barring some other team being involved in a future tie game). That’s all you can ask for.
    //////////
    They do? Bears 6-3. If they lost to Packers again, but won out otherwise, they’d be 12-4 and Packers could be 11-4-1. Vikes could lose to Packers and finish 11-4-1 as well. Then a big tie breaker between Vikes and Packers. Bears would then finish no better than 11-5 with two losses to Vikings. Explain how Packers control their own destiny.

    first rule of tie breakers head to head, do I need to explain more.

  59. stellarperformance says:

    Umm. Yeah. That’s was my point. Hitting on only seven cylinders is not a good thing. Einstein.
    ###

    Yet you claim the Packers are a top 10 offense.

    Besides – the Packers are 13th in points scored and 16th in points allowed – negating your claims of top 10 in offense and defense.

    In final anaylysis – the Packers are firmly entrenched in 3rd place in the NFC North and tied 14th in the NFL standings.

    A win on Thursday night could possibly move you up a spot or two in the league standings. A loss would drop you to just a bit above the Browns who are currently 22nd.

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