The Green Bay Packers took care of business on Sunday with a workman-like 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and once again control their destiny.
That’s because the Chicago Bears lost to Seattle 23-17 in overtime. Somehow, the Seahawks are repaying the Packers for that gift earlier this season.
As for Green Bay’s win, it went about like we expected.
The Packers got killed by Adrian Peterson, who piled up 210 yards on the ground and kept the Vikings in the game. As good as Peterson was, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was equally as bad.
Ponder threw for just 119 yards and tossed two interceptions — both to Morgan Burnett.
On the other side, Aaron Rodgers used all of his receivers (nine different guys caught balls) and put up 286 yards. Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley, who was way too excited, led the way with six catches each.
Surprisingly, the Packers were also able to run the ball. James Starks finished with 66 yards on 15 carries and rushed for a touchdown. Alex Green also contributed 58 on 12 rushes.
So what does this tell us about the Packers?
Not much. They were supposed to win this game. At least they managed to bounce back from last week’s embarrassment against the Giants though.
Maybe these guys do have some heart after all.