Vikings Shock Packers

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  1. redlishus

    redlishus PMFL Staff - El Guesser

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    For the first 12 minutes of the game.

    Minnesota started out playing some defense. Green Bays first possession saw them attempt a 4th and 1 at the Minny 40 and were stuffed for no gain. Minnesota couldn't get anything going on their first possession either and were forced to punt the ball. Rodgers uncharacteristically throws an errant pass that is easily picked off by Minnesota. Rodgers was getting harassed the entire first half to this point by the Vikings front 7. Minnesota, on the back of AP, methodically moved the ball downfield and the first score in the game with 4:29 left in the half. Green Bay sensed they needed to make the Vikings one dimensional and get the ball out of Peterson's hands. Quick scoring strikes is what they needed. After a Sateki Fehoko interception Green Bay decided to stop messing around. With 1:48 to go in the first half, Aaron Rodgers saw a streaking rookie sensation Steven Amber making his cut on his route and hurled the ball hard at him. Amber looked as he turned to see the ball right there and finished the 63 yard pass for the score and the tie game. Minnesota looked to rebound and did move the ball down the field. This time Morgan Burnett picked off the pass at their own 11. With under a minute to go, Green Bay decided to try for points. Rodgers amazingly threaded a post pattern over the middle to Steven Amber in very tight coverage who turned on the jets and raced 89 yards for the score to end the first half.

    Second half saw more of the same from the Packers. Tight turnover hungry defense and precision passing from Rodgers. DJ Williams would haul in a 16 yard pass and a 21-7 lead. The next series for the Vikings didn't end well. Clay Matthews would bull rush Adrian Peterson and he forced his league leading 6th fumble. A few plays later, Benjarvus Green-Ellis would punch it from 1 yard out. A 23 yard Mason Crosby field goal would round out the scoring, 31-7.

    Clay, who also leads the league in sacks with 14 was asked after the game if he has been overlooked by observers over his fast start and not being mentioned in media reports. "No comment" was all he would say on the topic.

    GG Eazy E

    Rodgers, 11-19, 328, 3 tds, 1 interception
    ROY WR Steven Amber, 4 catches, 213 yards, 2 tds

    Adrian Peterson, 18 for 46, 0 tds
     
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