Aaron Rodgers: Execution was pretty high on our side

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After an offseason that saw the Packers draft a quarterback in the first round and not draft a wide receiver at all, there were plenty of people waiting to see how Aaron Rodgers would kick off the year against the Vikings.

Rodgers said that playing in front of no fans at U.S. Bank Stadium was “one of the strangest experiences” of his life, but it seemed to suit him fine on the field. Rodgers was 32-of-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-34 victory over their NFC North rivals.

Rodgers said, via Lily Zhao of WITI, that “execution was pretty high on our side” when discussing the performance of the offense against the Vikings. He added that he felt like he was “in it from the start” and the results will make everyone around the team happy.

It’s the fifth time that Rodgers has thrown for at least 350 yards and at least four touchdowns without throwing an interception. That’s the kind of strange experience that the Packers will sign up for a few more times.

45 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Execution was pretty high on our side

  1. When young corners make an old declining QB look good and have a day for a fifth time most HOFers have triple that you know they have a long way to go and alot to learn.

  2. No opposing crowd. It was a practice.

    Don’t get me wrong the Vikings never showed, but the product on the field without full stadiums is as bad as WWE’s presentation.

    Put an * on the year. This isn’t football.

  3. Mike Zimmer is the Kirk Cousins of coaching. Any franchise with both of these guys has zero chance to win a Lombardi.

  4. The Vikings were exposed. Maybe 4 wins this year. And that’s if the other teams lose their starting QB and half their defense.

  5. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    When young corners make an old declining QB look good and have a day for a fifth time most HOFers have triple that you know they have a long way to go and alot to learn.

    +++++

    Young corners have a long way to go. Crisper.

  6. MNGoon is right. There should be an asterisk on this season. The kind that says a team overcame adversity the likes of which this nation hasn’t seen since WW2 when players were leaving the game to serve in the military. The kind that says a team deserves that much more in the way of props and respect for persevering through these strange, difficult times. This IS football. Football has always been about toughness and perseverance. This year, more so than arguably ever. The team that earns that asterisk of honor should brandish it with pride.

  7. Rodgers seemed to be more focused, but you could still see a tad of his wild side. I think he will be just fine after he settles in. How scary is that?

  8. No fans: no real season. This is all preseason. I call it a fake season with no real meaning just like the preseason.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm
    When young corners make an old declining QB look good and have a day for a fifth time most HOFers have triple that you know they have a long way to go and alot to learn.
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    Umm, triple that would be 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns. When you say something that stupid expect to be called on it.

  10. Well this is certainly odd since Zim is such a defensive genius, Rodgers is declining and the Packer’s overachieved last year. Huh.

  11. As a Vikings fan, that was hard to watch. I don’t think I have ever seen the defense play that bad under Zimmer. No pass rush, no chance. Also, why the hell do any teams use prevent defense? We almost came back because of it lol.

  12. Rodgers torched Minn,…….
    Zimmer is in for a long season if he can’t button up that secondary.
    On the otherhand,… the Packers looked good but there’s some work to be done.
    Nice to see the D hold Cook to 50 yds.

  13. Since Rodgers’ return from the broken collarbone he suffered in the 2017 season, Aaron has tossed 55 TDs. against 6 picks.
    And he’s also thrown for over 8,800 yards during that stretch.
    Not too shabby for a QB the Barneys always crow about being in a steep decline.
    Then again, we’re talking about a fan base that’s rather ignorant about football in general, so really, what would one expect. 🤣

  14. Most excellent Vikings strategy executed to perfection today! Keeping the Packers’ defense OFF the field! Only 20 minutes! And exhausting the offense by keeping them on the field for 40 minutes! Brilliant! That’ll get the Vikes to the Super Bowl, for sure.

    Keep it up Purple Dogs.

  15. arealisticpackerfan says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Mike Zimmer is the Kirk Cousins of coaching. Any franchise with both of these guys has zero chance to win a Lombardi.
    _________

    Agreed!
    And then when you throw in Rick Spieldope 🤡 it just becomes a very sad, pathetic kind of circus nobody wants to attend.

  16. Umm, triple that would be 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns
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    the yards and tds is what you read as being trippled? really? and your comment got lots of likes. Oh what a dopey fan base.

  17. iliketurtles says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    No fans: no real season.
    _______

    C’mon Man, there was always a good chance that Minnesota would end up without any fans there anyway, the way they’re playing. 😂

  18. The biggest difference among NFCN teams and their expectations for success is Aaron Rodgers. Nothing has changed.

  19. the yards and tds is what you read as being trippled? really? and your comment got lots of likes. Oh what a dopey fan base.
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    Well, considering your first post read like it was written by a monkey, how about explaining what you meant?

  20. It’s been 658 days since the Vikings have beaten the Packers.

    Just sayin’ 🤷🏽‍♂️

  21. Just a little taste of what Vikings fans can expect the next few years with the the Triple Trouble Trifecta of Micky, Dicky and Kirky. Losers, one and all.

  22. MNGoon says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:17 pm
    No opposing crowd. It was a practice.

    Don’t get me wrong the Vikings never showed, but the product on the field without full stadiums is as bad as WWE’s presentation.

    Put an * on the year. This isn’t football.

    I didn’t know there was a Sour Grape Crush flavor….

  23. Heck yeah you did, you guys were on point today. Not a Packers fan but appreciate the moment of unity. Changed my view of my arch nemesis in a positive way

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm
    When young corners make an old declining QB look good and have a day for a fifth time most HOFers have triple that you know they have a long way to go and alot to learn.

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    Cheese are you and your fellow Vikings fans just steaming inside?? Sure reads like it. We told you it would be so. Just don’t kick the dog please.

  25. I had no idea how the Pack was going to look today before the game. I watch the games with the same 4 or 5 friends pretty much every week and we were all in the same boat. Took us a quarter to figure out who was who on both sides of the ball. And trust me, we are not casual fans.

    All that being said, the Pack looked sharp for the most part the whole game. The 2 drops from Scantling were a cause for concern, but the kid redeemed himself for the most part. And usually a drop with Rodgers put you on the no throw to list for a couple weeks , but he went back to him. They got to get the Tight ends involved but I loved the way they got all the running backs involved., especially Tyler Erving. That kid can fly. Went to the prevent too early in the 4th tho.

    A good win. Take a division win in the opener every time

  26. Not too shabby for a “scrambling” and “having the worst roster in the league.” Agree, Cheese and Ariani?

  27. The Vikings fans are so funny!! Had the Vikings won that game today, they’d have been boasting how great they are and slamming Rodgers and the Packers.
    But because the Packers put a whupping on them, they’re calling it an exhibition season!!!
    Vikings fans, you really are hilarious!!!

  28. Zimmer is now 5-7-1 against the Packer’s, 0-3 against Coach LaFluer. Vaunted Viking Defense got schooled by Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. Kirk Cousins looking more and more like an overpaid Jay Cutler. Viking fans should be afraid, very afraid, this could be a long season.

  29. Not bad for a warmup Pack…

    Hopefully when they meet again the Packers will be firing on all cylinders…

    Should be fun mark the calendar 11/1…

  30. BREAKING NEWS: Just before the game, the Vikings defense was told that Aaron Rodgers had COVID, so they made sure to maintain a 6-foot-distance from him the entire game.

  31. People here are saying the Vikings defense was terrible. No, they just happened to go up against a future first ballot hall of famer who is ticked off and is highly motivated. Rodgers channeled his inner Waterboy and pictured the face of his GM on every single one of the defenders mocking him and saying Jordan Love is better than him.

  32. With no pass rush and Vikings young cornerbacks allowing most receptions to go uncontested, pretty much any QB in the league would’ve looked like an All-Pro.

    That had to be the easiest game in Rodgers career. Certainly his easiest road game.

  33. Ugly game for the Vikings. As horrid as their defense was, it’s only week one. Nothing is set in stone, and there’s still lots of football left to play(hopefully)
    That being said the corners played faaaar worse than anyone feared.

  34. I was more than confident the Pack would get the W in Minnie. Mission accomplished.👍

    Now the focus is Detroit. I feel that will be a tougher game. Stafford is legit and Detroit has a sneaky good roster. I am also hoping we get good news on Kenny Clark today. The fact he didn’t return to the game with the groin injury makes me wonder if he will be out a couple weeks. Also hoping the best for Lane Taylor and Lucas Patrick. Those injuries look more serious.

    One game at a time. Bring on the Lions!

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!✊

  35. Listening to Aaron talk about the game and the young roster, it is clear he is delighted with the ability of those around him. It’s everyone’s job, now, to continue to play at that high level……. and to stay healthy during these covid times.

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