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Vikings Are Intimidated By Packers

Chad Greenway and Mike Daniels

The Minnesota Vikings are intimidated by the Green Bay Packers, according to veteran linebacker Chad Greenway. And why wouldn’t they be?

The Packers have been kicking the Vikings’ asses all over the field for years. Since Mike McCarthy has been the Packers’ head coach, they have a record of 10-4-1 against Minnesota.

Still, it’s rare to hear a football player admit they’re intimidated by anything or anyone. Yet, here it is.

“I think there’s some truth to that honestly,” Greenway said. “Really since [Aaron] Rodgers has come in and taken that role over and actually during the time of [Brett] Favre as well. But we just haven’t played that well against them… So I think it’s just the old adage of, you know, the division goes through Green Bay. We have to go there and prove that we can win, we have to prove that we can beat that football team… [W]e have to get over that hurdle and that’s something we didn’t do and we played uncharacteristically in that game [on November 22] and it just kind of goes to show that fact that we need to play better against them specifically… But again there’s some truth to that for sure.”

Unfortunately, that alone isn’t going to get this Packers team a win against that shit stain of a franchise and another NFC North title on Sunday.

In fact, this scenario reminds me of years past, when the Packers were the up-and-comer — like the Vikings are now — and a superior team that owned them was in their way.

The Packers took their beatings for a while, but eventually they broke through.

I’m speaking of the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys beat the shit out of the Packers in the 90s, with eight straight wins, including three in the playoffs. Then, all of a sudden, the Cowboys got old and gave way to the Packers as the dominant NFC team. The difference in this scenario, is there was no head-to-head match-up that settled it.

Dallas just faded and the Packers kept improving. Ultimately, they didn’t settle it in the playoffs, but in the playoff seeding (or playoff fortitude, if you like).

The point here is, the Packers were clearly intimidated by those Cowboys teams. How could you not be?

Those pricks were a goddam juggernaut.

But eventually, it didn’t matter.

Eventually, the young buck overcame.

And that always happens.

It could happen for the Vikings. Hopefully not this week, though.

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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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6 Comments

  1. JD December 30, 2015

    I don’t think any of this matters since nobody will be able to beat Arizona the way they played last week. Hopefully, the torch is not passed to Minnesota, that was a long time ago after the Bart Starr era when Minnesota ruled the north.

  2. icebowl December 30, 2015

    Murphy needs to grab Chip Kelly as OC with option to replace MM in 2016 …..

    1. Phatgzus December 30, 2015

      Dear, God, no.

  3. ay hombre December 30, 2015

    Same situation as last year week 17 versus Detroit. That was a different team though. If the Vikings play even reasonably well, I don’t give the Packers much of a chance. The Vikings played very poorly last game and didn’t have Harrison Smith manning the back of the secondary.

    We are in big trouble in my estimation.

  4. Jschizl December 30, 2015

    The sky is falling

  5. Phillthy December 31, 2015

    Same situation as vs Detroit and @ Chicago. It’s a tough division but we should do better.