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Five More: Packers 42, Vikings 10

Jamari Lattimore

Hahahahahahaha! The Minnesota Vikings! Destroyed by the Green Bay Packers!

Sometimes things work out exactly how they’re supposed to and good triumphs over evil.

And yes, we’re way later that usual with this because the two-bit operation that is United Airlines not only can’t get a flight out on time, they also have no wifi on their shitty planes. United, you truly are the Minnesota Vikings of airlines.

Anyway, here are five more thoughts on that beat down.

A sigh of relief
Brad Jones was able to play Thursday night for the first time since week 1. We half expected Buffoon to throw him back into the starting lineup because these are the kinds of things Buffoon does. Thank god that did not happen. Jamari Lattimore remained the starter at inside linebacker and deservedly so. He turned in five tackles and an interception. My god, what was that?! A Green Bay Packers inside linebacker making a play?! Amazing! You know we wouldn’t be saying that if Brad Jones were in the game.

If only the Packers played the Vikings every week
Yeah, they’d be 16-0, but defensive tackle Letroy Guion would also, apparently, be tearing it up every week. Guion had his best game as a Packer, which was also his only good game as a Packer. Why? Because the Vikings cut him in the offseason, so he decided he was going to show those creeps what’s what. Four tackles and 1.5 sacks is what’s what. If only that sort of production would continue.

This pass rush looks REALLY good
The Packers have shown the ability to get to the quarterback this season. That hasn’t always translated into a lot of sacks, but they’ve consistently applied pressure, which is something they rarely did last season. On Thursday, that pressure translated into six sacks. That’s impressive by itself, but more so when you consider that the Vikings have a pretty solid offensive line. In fact, I’d argue that’s one of their strengths. The Packers’ run defense is still suspect, but if they can bring pressure like this all season, it might not matter.

Okay, fine, Morgan Burnett
We’re still pretty sure Morgan Burnett sucks, but hey, the sun shines on a dog’s ass every once in a while. On Thursday, it shined on Morgan Burnett, who easily had his best game since at least 2012. Burnett had a team-high 11 tackles and a forced fumble. That’s a hell of a line for anyone, but it’s eye-popping for Morgan Burnett. Did this clown find his mojo or something? It’s going to take more than one game to convince us, but nice performance anyway, jerk!

The line…
I know we’re all excited about Eddie Lacy’s return to form on Thursday and he did run better than he has. Less dicking around, more hitting the hole. That being said, the offensive line actually created some holes for Lacy to hit for a change. In previous weeks, there would be at least a few plays each game where Lacy would get blown up in the backfield because some jackwagon offensive lineman got pushed five yards backwards right at the snap. It’s hard to find a running lane when someone’s fat ass is in your face. Overall, this was the offensive line’s best game.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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7 Comments

  1. Ezwinnings October 4, 2014

    1. Burnett has been good all season now that he’s back at strong Safety
    2. I believe the Packers were in the top ten in sacks last year. So you’d be wrong about that as well

    1. Kato October 4, 2014

      The issue last year was when clay matthews got hurt the pass rush dwindled. That and it wasnt consistent. Sack numbers arent necessarily the best indicator number for how much pressure a defense is getting on a qb.

  2. Organicbuzz October 4, 2014

    Jennings looked like he was worth 9 mill a year.

  3. Howard October 4, 2014

    To me we are getting more pressure on the QB with a four man rush than last year. We still blitz but it sure helps coverage when you can pressure with four.

    Has anyone had to complain about Slocum or the special teams lately?

    Not saying their is not room for improvement in all phases but when you win like that things are good for at least a week.

    I can hear Greg Jennings now. ” Oh the humanity, as god is my witness I really believed turkey’s could fly”.

  4. Disposable h3ro October 4, 2014

    HHCD makes Burnett better because he is a play maker and has a ton of up side.

  5. Jtmax October 4, 2014

    Sustaining drives is still problem and need to improve there to have chance in playoff. Rodgers must be sharper with progresions to keep drives alive

  6. icebowl October 4, 2014

    Being up 42-0 at start of 4th quarter…
    Hard to tell what needs to be fixed