The NFC North still goes by Green Bay. The Packers dispatched a Vikings in convincing conform with a selected opening from Aaron Rodgers and a team’s defensive line in a 30-13 win. Here’s what we learned:
1. Take divided a records, and this looked like many Vikings-Packers games in a Mike McCarthy era. Green Bay’s defensive line deserves a many credit in a resounding win for positively manhandling Minnesota upfront all day. Mike Daniels, Datone Jones, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and friends all took turns punishing Teddy Bridgewater with 6 sacks. They also pressed Adrian Peterson to a balance of 35 rushing yards.
2. There was a lot for a Packers to be vehement about in this season-altering win. Now 7-3 and tied with Minnesota atop a NFC North, a Packers enter a widen opposite 3 loyal losing teams with a conduct of steam. Eddie Lacy (100 yards on 22 carries) looked totally rested after his week off. Aaron Rodgers also threw in his handful of vast throws, mostly on a run, usually like he was in September.
3. Teddy Bridgewater was considerable in a losing effort. He took shot after shot and kept removing adult notwithstanding clearly spiteful his non-throwing shoulder in a initial half. (Bridgewater quickly went to a locker room and missed a finish of one drive.) Still, Bridgewater had 4-to-5 pleasing dimes in a contest. He usually never had a loyal shot since of his descent line. It was one of his improved games of a deteriorate notwithstanding a final score.
4. This diversion wasn’t as imbalanced as a measure suggested. The Vikings outgained Green Bay and changed a round for many of a day, though a Packers were improved during capitalizing on chances. Minnesota’s chastisement yards (110) cursed them. The book is out: Pick on Terence Newman in a Vikings secondary.
5. Peterson fumbled for a sixth time this season. That’s a many of any using behind in a joining and it’s ruining an differently glorious season.
6. Rodgers threw to Randall Cobb 9 times for a sum of 24 yards and usually dual catches. Cobb had 2-3 drops and never seems to be where Rodgers wants him. This is a problem that hasn’t left away; it’s usually grown worse.