The Minnesota Vikings and their fans are all real impressed with themselves for winning the NFC North in 2015.
Just ask them about it.
Of course, that’s what happens when you’re dealing with a team where division championships and not Super Bowl championships are what you strive for.
Enter Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, who was on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. He managed to play that appearance alright, despite twice being asked about everyone favoring the Green Bay Packers over the Vikings in 2016.
“They have a great team in Green Bay and any time you have a guy like Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback, you’re always going to be talked about as a potential division champ. But… you can’t worry about that stuff. Each and every year is its own entity. If we’re worried about what’s going on over there in Green Bay and not our own business, then we won’t even have a chance to repeat as division champs. So our focus is just on building on what we did last year and we take what we learned from our division championship last year, but this year is a different season. All three teams in our division are very talented and we’re going to have to play well if we’re going to repeat as division champs.”
Later, on Twitter, things got chippy. What’s new, right?
Rudolph posted a link to his interview, which had the title: #Vikings TE @KyleRudolph82 wants the NFC North to run thru Minnesota!
And then this.
I really enjoyed this in your locker room.. pic.twitter.com/TmutyEpGI6
As you’ll recall, the Packers smashed the Vikings in their first meeting in 2015 in Minneapolis. The Vikings then came to Lambeau Field and beat the Packers to win that division title in week 17. And those dirtballs celebrated… in our stadium.
That dude on the right has been eating too much Hormel Chili, but I guess that’s beside the point.
Shots have been fired.
We will now accept nothing less than two Packers’ wins over the Vikings in 2016 by a combined score of 125-0.