Packers hold on for 21-16 win over the Vikings

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The Vikings made it harder than it appeared it was going to be.

They also made it harder on themselves than it had to be.

The Packers held on for a 21-16 win over the Vikings, after jumping out to a 21-0 lead.

The early offense was an improvement, but they continued to play the kind of solid defense that has been the biggest difference for them this season.

They took the ball away from the Vikings four times, though the next-to-last one would more accurately be described as Kirk Cousins giving it to them.

Cousins threw a ridiculous interception on first-and-goal in the fourth quarter, a terrible decision topped by worse execution. Cousins was 14-of-32 for 230 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. They fumbled away their attempt to lateral around the final play of the game, which was a fitting end to a day of miscues.

The Vikings also had a touchdown nullified after review, when officials found an offensive pass interference penalty. They stelled for a field goal there, and while the four-point difference wouldn’t have changed the result it would have made it look deceptively close.

The Packers still have some questions to answer about the way their offense stalled late. Aaron Rodgers also took some shots from the Vikings defense (which isn’t anything new), but it was significant progress from their 10-3 win over the Bears in the opener.

146 responses to “Packers hold on for 21-16 win over the Vikings

  1. I defended Cousins originally. I was wrong. He doesnt have “it”…..Stuck with him through next year, unfortunately. Time to find a new QB.

  2. Man I wish we still had Keenum or Teddy or Bradford or Ponder or even T Jack for god’s sake. What an awful performance from Cousins. Congrats Packer fans……….

  3. Good win for Aaron. He is still the boss. Even when he runs out of gas.

    Matty has to learn to be quiet and not upset Aarongant.

  4. What have I been saying this entire year?

    Cousins and the management of the kicking game will doom this team.

    And here we are.

    Zimmer just got outcoached by some rookie nobody had ever heard of just 6 months ago.

    Zimmer, Cousins, Spielman all must go!

  5. Does anyone else remember Vikings fans on here saying that they were the best team in the north before Green Bay and Chicago game even ended?

  6. The Vikings will be getting the traditional letter saying the refs missed some calls.
    No holding penaltied on the packers today umm okay. 4 OPI against the Vikings today. They threw in a late one on Graham to “even” it out. But in spite of all that horrible officiating the Vikings still had a chance until Kirk threw the INT. Can we get Sloter back?

  7. Pretty funny to see the Packer faithful trying to preemptively argue the officiating. We all know it was bad, but the real difference maker was Cousins. He was absolutely awful

  8. Packers went up 21 to nothing, then laid down and are luck Cousins is so terrible. That is my take on the game as a packers fan.

  9. That game was called so crooked but our team is so much better that if KC & SD had just played their B game we would’ve won. The penalties & the bad interception call in the end zone that was incomplete are just BAD! Go Vikings!

  10. Cousins and Officials = Vikes loss. Even with all the non calls on the Black Rhinos, Cousins was in position to give them the win late in the 4th quarter, then he failed.

  11. The Vikings had THREE offensive pass interferences called against them!
    THREE in one game
    I’ve watched football for 40 years and have NEVER seen one team called for 3 OFFENSIVE pass interference calls in one game

    And it happened AT Lambeau…hmmmm
    Yes MN shot themselves in the foot, but the refs provided the gun several times

  12. That game was called so crooked but our team is so much better that if KC & SD had just played their B game we would’ve won. The penalties & the bad interception call in the end zone that was incomplete are just BAD! I’m not congratulating any team that won because they had 18 against our 11. Go Vikings!

  13. Both team’s defenses played well today. Cook is a beast, wish I hadn’t had to stash him on the bench this week. Viking D showed up in the 2nd half but GB defense is for real as well! Hope Smith is ok. Great game, but over-officiated as usual.

    Alone at the top of the division feels real nice. I’m sure we will hear about biased officiating until the next meeting, but right now it’s time to ask the purples how the juggaunaut that is the Minnesota Vikings lost to an old man whose clearly in decline, a garbage roster, and a historically terrible defense? How’d that happen? Perplexing given what we’ve been told since last season ended.

  14. I still don’t know what to make of the Packers offense. 21 points in the first 17 minutes and not much after. There were two huge drops on bombs, one by Adams and one my MVS. Great pass rush by the Vikings in the 2nd qtr and beyond. I like the defense, and holding Cook and the Vikes to 16 is impressive. I didn’t like the TD taken away for the OPI, it the rest of the calls on the Vikings were self-induced. I’ll take that win and 2-0 as Rodgers and LeFleur get comfortable.

  15. Got that *W* and are 2-0. That was the goal. Mission accomplished!

    Was not happy with the turnovers. G-Mo and Linsley nearly handed Minnesota the game. I also didn’t like going into a shell a bit on offense after the 21-0 lead. That is when you keep pedal to the floor and snap their neck.

    The *W* is what matters and now the focus is on Denver.✊

    2-0 and…

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  16. derp363 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    What have I been saying this entire year?

    Cousins and the management of the kicking game will doom this team.

    And here we are.

    Zimmer just got outcoached by some rookie nobody had ever heard of just 6 months ago.

    Zimmer, Cousins, Spielman all must go

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You need to relax man.

  17. Prior to the game I seem to remember Viking fan’s guaranteeing a Viking blowout. A Viking victory by 14 points. Funny thing, it didn’t happen. This was a good old fashioned black and blue division nail biter. Thankfully the Packers jumped out to a 21 point lead. It also helped that Cousin’s couldn’t hit wide open receivers. The interception by King in the end zone was huge. Packer offense was quiet after early in the second quarter. But all that matters at the end is the scoreboard. Good game, the rematch should be interesting.

  18. seriously, how can anybody think Cousins was going to do anything but throw a pick in that 4th quarter drive?

    It’s what he does! you notice how Rodgers after the game always kind of pats guys like cousins and Trubisky on the chest after they have another horrible game? it’s not because they are buddies. it’s because Rodgers is SO HAPPY those no talent ass clowns are the quarterbacks of their biggest rivals.

  19. I’ve never been one to give Cousins much credit, and yet he still managed to disappoint me. He just pretty much sucks.

  20. The Packers may have won, but by the end of the game, neither team looked good.

    The Lions on the other hand……three words!!

    BIG! PLAY! SLAY!!!!!!!!!!

    Packers, Vikings and Bears, pay heed…..THE KING OF THE JUNGLE IS BACK!!!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  21. Congrats on the win in the first 16 minutes of the game.

    We tried, but failed to overcome a 21 point deficit on the road.

    Not happy about the decision to take a TD off the board on something not remotely in the area of the ball and not called on the field. Dean Blandino (who I believe more then the current NFL stooge) didn’t agree with the decision. I concur.

    Looking forward to the rematch on December 23rd.

  22. good grief is cousins a liability. As a Vikings fan I can only hope that these next two years are not dictated by his fumbles and picks. Congrats to the cheese heads on your win. See you at the end of the year.

  23. Good. I hope the Viking fans feel like they got robbed. Now they know exactly how we felt a year ago tomorrow about the horrible roughing the passer call on Clay Matthews.

  24. gopackgocausecowboysblow says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    Prior to the game I seem to remember Viking fan’s guaranteeing a Viking blowout.
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    Prior to the game I know packer fans were claiming this was their bye week. But somehow they needed Cousins to choke in order to win.

  25. Cousins was actually pretty good at throwing the ball away when nothing was on …until 1st and goal, inexcusable. When Bailey steps up to kick, it’s a watch through your fingers job. The Vikings aren’t a bad team but it’s small margins that can turn 12-4 into 8-8.

  26. The Vikings were running the back down the throat of the Packers in that late 4th qtr drive. All they had to do was punch it in and instead, Cousins throws the game winning (for the Packers ) INT.

    Thank god Spielman doesn’t know a good qb, the Vikings would be lethal if they ever got one.

  27. Who just throws up a duck on first and goal when you have been successful at pounding the rock all day. Kirk freaking cousins that’s who. I completely give up on him. I dont care if he is lights out amazing next week. I no longer support him. God that was awful to watch. So many chances to come back and win.

  28. Why is no one talking about the defensive pass interference on the interception in the endzone. Yeah, Cousins never should have thrown that ball. It was his fault. But the defender did way more to interfere with Diggs than any of the offensive pass interference calls that were called against the Vikings in this game, including the score that they took away. The refs called this game unfairly and inconsistently. This is the biggest issue the NFL is facing.

  29. Not happy about the decision to take a TD off the board on something not remotely in the area of the ball
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    I was surprised they called the opi as well, but I disagree that it wasn’t in the area of the ball. Cook checked the first Packer defender then ran into the end zone and knocked the trailing safety off the route. Watch it again….not sure if Savage (I think it was him) could have closed in time but that’s still not a legal play and should’ve been called in real time.

  30. For those arguing that King didn’t intercept the ball in the end zone, the exact same call was made earlier in the game with Theilan when he caught the ball rolled over and then dropped it. He was down first. If you guys wanna complain about officiating you should complain about that non-call on Montravis Adams when he got pulled backwards on the Cook TD run. Also, thank Diggs for messing with your kicker. #WideLeft

  31. flviking
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    another blown game by cousins, the kicking game, and zimmer. you’re one of the usual homers on this site that guarantees viking superbowls every year. glad you’re feeling righteous after another choke job by your team.

  32. Packers had an extra 3 days of rest and time to prepare for this game and you could definitely tell in the firs quarter. Congrats pack fans the nfl is also giving you 4 of the next 5 at home. No other team gets that treatment.

  33. shlort says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm
    Packers went up 21 to nothing, then laid down and are luck Cousins is so terrible. That is my take on the game as a packers fan.
    ———
    Thank you for an honest assessment.

  34. it’s not because they are buddies. it’s because Rodgers is SO HAPPY those no talent ass clowns are the quarterbacks of their biggest rivals.

    LOL………

  35. It’s starting to become clear how Zim is vastly overrated as a coach. When a team gets burnt so badly and is coached to foul nearly every play because they can’t keep up on ability alone, some are bound to get called by the refs.

    Instead of correcting this going forward Zim will teach his players to continue to hold, pull, push, and pick as “the calls will even out”. But they won’t because the refs are now onto his coaching style after this game.

  36. who is the kicker going to be next week? Zimmer will cut Bailey because of his miss today. should be interesting to see how high of a draft pick this team gives up for another backup kicker.

  37. It still scares me that we take our foot of of the gas when we have a lead. I thought McCarthy was gone….
    I’m also irritated that we didn’t convert on that 3rd and 1 and didn’t take the points. By that point the offense had stalled on numerous drives and we were in good FG position.

    ALWAYS TAKE THE POINTS!!!!!

  38. I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I don’t believe the officials were paid by the Packers. I do believe the officials sucked and screwed the Vikings several times. The Vikings absolutely deserved to lose after playing like that, but nobody can deny the officials were brutal. Neither team is bound for much the way they played today.

  39. Rumor has it that Jay Cutler legally changed his name to Kirk Cousin’s. The way Jay Cousin’s played in this game was evident it could be true. Accuracy way off, and he is lucky Alexander dropped an easy pick.

  40. Let’s see, a guy runs for 154 Yards and on 1st & Goal from the 8, you decide to put it in the hands of a guy who’s already given gift certificate INT’s, like candy. Typical Vikings Football. A travesty of coaching! Absolutely Pathetic decisions. Yes, stripes gave head scratching calls out there, but, the game was still to be had. Add, undiscipline, and again, coaches being unprepared. They should never, ever, have been in a 21-0 hole !

    Feel so bad for Dalvin. We have to live with arguably, the worst free agency signing ever!

    Not sure who made that call on 1st and Goal from the 8, but, seems like this is a coaching harbing of things to come

  41. The Vikings gave this game to the pickers. Too many penalties, miss fg, stupid interception by cousins. Not as if the pickers actually played as they played only 1 quarter. That’s ok, give them a lead in the division as dodgers and flower will bicker and then all the excuses by the picker fans will be coming out.

  42. saxmachine69 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm
    Packers should fork up Cousins’ game check for this one. Vikings beat them up for 3 quarters…

    Not leading at any point in the game is a wear way to show dominance

  43. You guys got something fun to watch for the next 5 years with Hernandez, Clark and the Smith guys. Massive defense overhaul that looks the part. The Pack defense is back for sure. Looking forward to the chess match with Zimmer for years to come. We have to get rid of the 84 million mistake.

  44. Death, Taxes & Refs cheating for the packers is way more appropriate. The facts are in the team stats but of course that would require logical thought.

  45. I think all fans of football would prefer the referees not taking a touchdown away on a phantom OPi, and Diggs not removing his helmet.
    Diggs had made so many bad attitude mistakes in his career, that the coaching staff should be ashamed.
    Diggs had an OPI, a back shoulder drop, no separation, and when he finally makes a play, immediately negates it with a PF.
    Can’t win with players like that. Oh, and Cousins always knew he was stealing money, he is just waiting for everyone else to notice.

  46. 1st win for the packers in 2 years against the Vikings and the packer fans think they won the division and the super bowl! 🤔🤪🥴

  47. I have to say that I’m positively thrilled that the garbage roster Green Bay assembled, accompanied by an overrated, on a rapid decline QB, was able to muster enough moxie to beat such a talented and stacked team like the Minnesota Vikings. (snicker, snicker)

    But, besides the euphoric feeling of the Packers being alone on top of the NFC North, with a 2-0 mark in the division, the savory, salty tears rolling off those puffy Barney cheeks are absolutely exquisite.
    Thank you, each and every one of you, for making a fantastic Sunday of football all the sweeter, and by all means, please keep whining.
    I honestly relish every single crybaby post!

  48. Not a fan of either team, but i do recal a looooooot of vikings fans crowing about how the packers were going to get flattened. Wonder they all went to?

  49. Last week, the Packers offense was good for only one drive. Today, they were good for only one quarter. Maybe next week they can make it one half. Still great to be 2-0.

    Vikings fans, don’t blame the refs. Blame Sean Payton and the entire Saints organization with their incessant whining. All kidding aside, even after they took the TD away, your team still had 1st down in the red zone.

    Also Diggs knows you can’t take your helmet off and taunt the fans.

    And that INT. Even I’m man enough to admit the Vikings had started to impose their will on the ground. But thank goodness for Kirk Cousins.

  50. So .. Florio and MDS now 0-4 on the season in picking Packers games. We expect better from you two guys.

  51. Turnovers and penalties were the difference.. both teams played tough. Vikes defense kept giving the offense great opportunities… but didn’t cash in at the end. Good game GB.. can’t wait to see you in Minneapolis.

  52. All you crowing cheeseheads should shut your mouth. You needed call after call by your refs with marching orders and even a phone call from daddy in New York to save your bacon. The better team doesn’t always win the game and that was definitely the case today.

  53. vikingjack73 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    The Vikings had THREE offensive pass interferences called against them!///
    Actually it was 4.

  54. Well, what do you say? Let’s give the Whiners that TD and take away the FG. Now they lose 21-20. Happier?
    Heidi World could blame their coaching, their kicker, their QB,but it’s easier for most to bawl about the refs. Crying another 10,000 lakes.

  55. Vikings defense started out poorly. Officiating was worse. 4 offensive pass interference called against the Vikings. Never in a 100 years has this happened before. And the one on Thielen Savage stiff armed him. Then the packers were not called once for holding today. Amazing because I saw some. And in spite of all this the Vikings still had a chance to win because the Vikings defense shut out the packers for 3 quarters. And Cousins throws a horrible pick in the end zone. Also if Baily makes a FG the Vikings win with another fg at the end.

  56. Everyone talking about the packers great defense. The Vikings ran for over 200 yards against them. That doesn’t qualify for great defense so stop it.

  57. All of that aside though, can we talk about how special Jaire Alexander is? This kid is unreal. He made plays all over the field and the few catches that he did give up, albeit big ones, were as contested as humanly possible. And what about MVS? The kid got carried out of bounds over the course of 3 yards. I’ve never seen that happen. Also that unreal catch he went up for and secured against the Vikings DB. He only lost it after he hit the ground and the Vikings defender inevitably carried his shoulder through the ball. This kid is a baller with great hands and speed. This Packers team could really be something special with the last two drafts they’ve had.

  58. Just hanging with friends, hoisting a few tasty beverages, celebrating some Sunday football, and patiently waiting for Tuesday’s PFT Power Rankings.
    Barney’s heads are going to explode.

  59. Lol @ liberalsruineverything. Grab a tissue and hope your team doesnt play like dirtbags next week. Dismissed.

  60. That last Cousins’ interception should make it perfectly clear to Spielman and Zimmer why signing him was a colossal mistake. Top tier QBs don’t make throws like that.

  61. What a fun crowd you have, waiting for power rankings. Who even looks at that garbage? It is pointless. Someone that never played the games opinion, nothing more.

  62. curbstompkareem says:
    September 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm
    Lol @ liberalsruineverything. Grab a tissue and hope your team doesnt play like dirtbags next week. Dismissed.
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    It’s a long season slick. We’ll see where you are at the end. You got your Super Bowl so why keep going?

  63. usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Good. I hope the Viking fans feel like they got robbed.////

    You would not have written this unless you knew that the Vikings did indeed get robbed. Nothing new there for the Vikings. The Vikings will get another letter from the league.See the packers in MPls.

  64. derp363 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm
    flviking
    __________

    another blown game by cousins, the kicking game, and zimmer. you’re one of the usual homers on this site that guarantees viking superbowls every year. glad you’re feeling righteous after another choke job by your team

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Again, you really need to chill brother. Good game by the packers

  65. All you crowing cheeseheads should shut your mouth. You needed call after call by your refs with marching orders and even a phone call from daddy in New York to save your bacon. The better team doesn’t always win the game and that was definitely the case today.

    ———–

    I can only imagine what a sourpuss you will be when The Lions sweep the vikings this season……

  66. fmc651 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Good. I hope the Viking fans feel like they got robbed.////

    You would not have written this unless you knew that the Vikings did indeed get robbed. Nothing new there for the Vikings. The Vikings will get another letter from the league.See the packers in MPls.
    —————————————————–
    You mean exactly like the Packers got robbed last year, except the commissioner came out covering up for the refs who stole that game from them. BTW, I said the skol trolls FEEL like they got robbed (they didn’t, the officiating evened out over the course of the game) and I couldn’t be happier for you.

  67. theyearofthecat1 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    All you crowing cheeseheads should shut your mouth. You needed call after call by your refs with marching orders and even a phone call from daddy in New York to save your bacon. The better team doesn’t always win the game and that was definitely the case today.

    ———–

    I can only imagine what a sourpuss you will be when The Lions sweep the vikings this season……
    ———————————

    The Vikings swept the Lions last year by a combined score of 51 to 18. Stafford almost needed a cart to get back to the locker room in both games. Unless the Lions plan on bringing the Lambeau referees with them I’m not worried.

  68. conormacleod says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I don’t believe the officials were paid by the Packers. I do believe the officials sucked and screwed the Vikings several times. The Vikings absolutely deserved to lose after playing like that, but nobody can deny the officials were brutal.
    ——–
    The calls were fair. The INT was the same way Thielen had a catch ruled as a catch. The OPIs were all legit. The Diggs taunting was taunting, and btw, didn’t nullify the TD.
    What a bunch of babies Viking fans are after telling Packer fans all week to not have excuses. Not unexpected, but still disappointing. The Packers laid down for 3 qtrs and you still lost. Cousins is so bad you might really want Teddy back.

  69. I don’t remember seeing 5 OPI’s in a game -ever. I think there were 4 on the Vikes & 1 on the Pack? And then Cousins just stunk it up.
    Thankfully Cook stopped it from becoming a blowout, & the defense waking up from their nap.

  70. > I don’t remember seeing 5 OPI’s in a game -ever. I think there were 4 on the Vikes & 1 on the Pack?

    It’s a point of emphasis this year. Too bad it wasn’t when Michael Irvin was playing. Then you would’ve seen 5 in a game on one player many times.

  71. Barneys – did you see the terrible roughing the passer call and granted timeout the Bears got? Now that is some bad reffing. Getting calls made against your players who violated the rules is not bad reffing.

    btw – Vikings are already in last place. How do you vike that?

  72. theyearofthecat1 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    All you crowing cheeseheads should shut your mouth. You needed call after call by your refs with marching orders and even a phone call from daddy in New York to save your bacon. The better team doesn’t always win the game and that was definitely the case today.

    EXACTLY. God and the NFL want the Packers to win so why don’t you just go roll yourself into a giant Lefse ball and suck down some Lutefisk? Your team will never be allowed to win it all because of the conspiracies. Here’s some tin foil in case you run out.

  73. djvh2 says:
    it’s a point of emphasis this year. Getting calls made against your players who violated the rules is not bad reffing.
    //////////////////
    There was supposed to be an emphasis on OL holding this year too, yet the Packers were still able to continue doing it today.

  74. vikingjack73 says:
    September 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    The Vikings had THREE offensive pass interferences called against them!
    THREE in one game
    I’ve watched football for 40 years and have NEVER seen one team called for 3 OFFENSIVE pass interference calls in one game
    ___________________

    They also never called hits to the head and neck area for decades, BUT then it becomes a POINT of EMPHASIS, and I don’t mind it as the Offense all ready has the rules in their favor on many issues. The Packers had OPI called them as well.

    There are many reasons the Vikings lost this game Kirk Cousins is a big one with 2 fumbles 1 lost and 2INTs one being in the Red Zone, how about Diggs taking his helmet off to talk smack to the crowd in a game they are losing, to put their kicker in a tough spot. Be upset you lost, but the officiating should be some of the last people you are pointing the finger at… don’t pretend its the first time Zimmers had the team start slow in a tough road game.

  75. Wisconsin Narcissists says:

    There was supposed to be an emphasis on OL holding this year too, yet the Packers were still able to continue doing it today.

    —————

    Yes. Did you see the huge offensive holding that the Vikings got away with on their 75 yard TD? Man. Had that been called (as it was blatantly obvious), the Packers probably ride the momentum to a 35 nil halftime.

  76. If I was a fan of a team that has never won anything meaningful and had a unlucky history with kickers, I guess I would blame the officiating on every game they loss…….

  77. Well the answer why Cousin is a .500 team has been answered. One good thing is, Minneso owned the Packers after the first 15 minutes. I’d almost bet Cousins pocketed an extra few mill after he threw that game. Officiating was typical, even the announcers commented on it but it is ok. NO WAY Packers win at Minnesota. They figured out the offense and didn’t score a single point shortly into the 2nd quarter. I actually feel good about the rematch… Do you Packer fans?

  78. I sure look forward to the rematch.

    10 points and one good drive the first week.
    21 points and one good quarter in the second.

    By the time the Packers and Vikes meet again, Dalvin Cook will be our for the season, and the Packers will have hit their stride offensively.

    We could be looking at the worst blowout suffered by the Vikings in decades…and that is saying something.

  79. Remember when the Vikings front office decided they should get Michael Hughs after having two first round corners already.

    They should have drafted Lamar Jackson, but I am glad they didn’t.

  80. shaggytoodle says:
    September 15, 2019 at 10:05 pm
    Remember when the Vikings front office decided they should get Michael Hughs after having two first round corners already.

    They should have drafted Lamar Jackson, but I am glad they didn’t.
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    The Packers should have drafted Dalvin Cook, twice, but I’m glad they didn’t.

  81. If we had kepy Sloter and he played today… I guarantee you we would have won. But the bone headed Viking management cut him loose. I hate Cousins so bad and cant wait until his time is up here. What a huge waste of money for a garbage quarterback.

  82. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 15, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    The Packers should have drafted Dalvin Cook, twice, but I’m glad they didn’t.
    _______________

    He is very good, but he also has injury problems and had some off field issues, early in college hopefully he continues to mature, I am also happy with Aaron Jones and his 5.3 YPC average.

    I am equally happy with Kevin King whom they drafted that season, as he was in Perfect position for that 30 yard fade away prayer to the back of endzone Cousins felt compelled to heave up.

    I am glad you have a versatile running back and I am glad you appreciate him. Hopefully Cousins is out of town so they can pay him when the time comes he deserves it way more than him.

  83. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm
    I sure look forward to the rematch.

    10 points and one good drive the first week.
    21 points and one good quarter in the second.

    By the time the Packers and Vikes meet again, Dalvin Cook will be our for the season, and the Packers will have hit their stride offensively.

    We could be looking at the worst blowout suffered by the Vikings in decades…and that is saying something.
    *************************************************************************HAHA!YOUR
    Packers season will have been long over by our second meeting! Minnesota’s D showed the whole League how to stop their offense. after Minnesota brought one of the safeties up GB couldn’t run, and passing wasn’t effective. Every team will be showing that look and any team that can put some pressure, will be making your season very long and disappointing indeed! Plus Minnesota was playing practice squad DB’s, and you won’t have your home town referees ignoring your O-line and DB’s holding calls.

  84. Some good and bad… it’s one game. Congrats on the win GB. Hope you have a good time watching the power rankings. You know they mean nothing, right? I feel ok about my team. GB had the extra days off and they were home. Had a fast start and we clawed back into it. Just came up short. It’s September. See you guys in December.

  85. I thought going into the game the Vikes had a chance to pull out a win in Lambeau. I think Bart Starr day, having Mrs. Starr & Brett there got EVERYONE fired up & ready to play & rightfully so, he was an incredible man & a TRUE role model who touched many peoples’ lives.

  86. “I can’t wait to see how creative Viking fans get, blaming this one on the refs.

    Come on guys, don’t disappoint me…”

    Yeah the refs took points off the board on a bogus call before halftime. Points that would have given us the win. But we had our chances and blew them. Shame on us. That end zone interception was just plain stupid. So the loss is on is. It was an exciting game and typical NFC north hard hitting football. BUT FOR THE RECORD people like to say how all the Vikings fans thought cousins was a great signing. Honestly none of the fans I talked to at the time were sold on him. Many wanted Keenum (me too). He was solid and a bargain. The refs didn’t cost us the game, Cousins did. Not just on that play but on high throws and throws into traffic. By the time his contract is over, the window will have closed on this team. So maybe the refs didn’t cost us this game, maybe Spielman did. And maybe it will cost us a Super Bowl bid.

  87. Yeah the refs took points off the board on a bogus call before halftime.
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    You cant engage a block nore than a yard down field on pass plays when the qB still has the ball, Cooks did this on TWO occasions on the same play allowing Diggs to get WIDE open, while it didnt get called in the past, it is now being emphasised, and needed to be it was getting out of hand.

  88. Very hard not to blame the refs, until you look at Cousins box score. Green Bay handed Cousins the game. Instead of taking care of the game, he dropped it on the floor twice, and threw it at the Packers defense twice.

    If he could accept his position as an over-paid game manager, we’d be much better off. Cook, Mattison, and the o-line are good enough to get 21 points on their own.

  89. LIKEtheVIKE says:
    September 15, 2019 at 11:04 pm
    tokyosandblaster says:
    September 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm
    I sure look forward to the rematch.

    10 points and one good drive the first week.
    21 points and one good quarter in the second.

    By the time the Packers and Vikes meet again, Dalvin Cook will be our for the season, and the Packers will have hit their stride offensively.

    We could be looking at the worst blowout suffered by the Vikings in decades…and that is saying something.
    *************************************************************************HAHA!YOUR
    Packers season will have been long over by our second meeting! Minnesota’s D showed the whole League how to stop their offense. after Minnesota brought one of the safeties up GB couldn’t run, and passing wasn’t effective. Every team will be showing that look and any team that can put some pressure, will be making your season very long and disappointing indeed! Plus Minnesota was playing practice squad DB’s, and you won’t have your home town referees ignoring your O-line and DB’s holding calls.
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    Give it up boss, GB was the better TEAM yesterday. The better TEAM won.

  90. You cannot spot future HOFer Aaron 21 points, you will lose. However If i was the Packers I’d be concerned about the 11 consecutive drives after the fast start the yielded no points. Not every game is going to start out with your squad hanging 21 points on everyone by half.

  91. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 10:23 am
    You cannot spot future HOFer Aaron 21 points, you will lose. However If i was the Packers I’d be concerned about the 11 consecutive drives after the fast start the yielded no points. Not every game is going to start out with your squad hanging 21 points on everyone by half.

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    Would you be concerned, though?

    Looking at it logically, I’d say the Vikings defense (which is pretty good, correct?) made some adjustments and stymied the Packers. Also, the Packers offense is going to take a few games to discover plays that work and plays that don’t.

    If the Packers are up by 21 points, it looks like we have a defense that can capitalize on turnovers…and the second scoring defense in the NFL.

    So I’ll take my chances.

  92. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

    mrdarkness13 says:
    September 16, 2019 at 10:23 am
    You cannot spot future HOFer Aaron 21 points, you will lose. However If i was the Packers I’d be concerned about the 11 consecutive drives after the fast start the yielded no points. Not every game is going to start out with your squad hanging 21 points on everyone by half.

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    Would you be concerned, though?

    Looking at it logically, I’d say the Vikings defense (which is pretty good, correct?) made some adjustments and stymied the Packers. Also, the Packers offense is going to take a few games to discover plays that work and plays that don’t.

    If the Packers are up by 21 points, it looks like we have a defense that can capitalize on turnovers…and the second scoring defense in the NFL.

    So I’ll take my chances.
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    Again, your squad is not going hang 21 points on everyone by halftime. Packers defense couldn’t stop the run late in the fourth quarter when it mattered. The Packers D line was gassed and couldn’t stop Cook or Mattison. Capitalize off turnovers? Packers capitalized on one Vikings turnover, which at the end of the day was the difference maker in the game. Capitalizing off one turn over doesn’t make the Packers defense the second coming of the 85 Bears. Without the fumble its 14-10 at the half if the Cousins fumble doesn’t happen, no 7 points, the game is 16-14. That coupled with a bonehead throw by Cousins two mistakes by Cousins cost the Vikings this game. The Packers were only up 14-0 at that point of the game. But the fumble happened Packers got 7 outta it. Without the INT by King Vikings win that game 23-21 because as you said the Vikings D figured it out. Long way to go, many quarters of football left and we’ll see if you have the same success at The Bank

  93. If this…if that.

    If the Vikings get called for holding on the 75 yard TD run, the Vikings don’t score and maybe the Packers do. If Rodgers doesn’t assume the Packers had a first down when it was 4th, the packers kick the field goal, getting 10 points off turnovers. If the Vikings were more in it earlier, the Packers try pushing it more.

    As far as 21 points by half, you may be correct. But either the Vikings are a good team or they’re not. Which is it? Because the Packers did enough to beat the Vikings. If the Vikings are a good team, the Packers are, too. It’s just that simple.

    No one is claiming the second coming of the 85 bears. But in the past, the packers couldn’t make stops when they needed to make stops. This year they’ve done it in back to back games.

  94. Vikings not having Adams covered for the first quarter was as bad as Counsins mistakes. Vikings D-line allowing 5+ ypc was as bad as Cousins mistakes. This was another case of the Vikings coming out of the gate as if they had nothing to prove and proving they weren’t prepared.

    This loss was a team effort and Cousins wants to take the blame – fine, but there is plenty to go around.

  95. I get the call on Cook, but if the defender doesn’t stay engaged with Cook – Cook is left open. Is Cook obligated to change his route to get out of the defenders way? That doesn’t make sense either.

  96. qckappa says:
    September 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    Death, Taxes & Refs cheating for the packers is way more appropriate. The facts are in the team stats but of course that would require logical thought.

    Another gem from a viking fan. Many years ago a football coach told me; ‘son, stat’s don’t matter, the final score is all that matters’, he also said; ‘never blame the officials for a loss, we win or lose based on the scoreboard and that is all that matters. There is no such thing as a moral victory. Victory is defined by the scoreboard’
    At the end of Sunday’s game the scoreboard ready GB 21 ,MN 16. That is all that matters.

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