Well, the Green Bay Packers should have won this game comfortably. Except, we forgot to factor in the fact that they’re the Green Bay Packers.
And what does that mean? If you play for the Green Bay Packers, it means injuries.
Catastrophic. Season-ending. To key players. Each and every goddam year.
And this year, it might just have occurred to the only guy who can’t get injured — quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
So, first of all, I’ll say this. You’re a highly-successful football coach, Mike McCarthy? I guess we’ll really see how much of that success is tied to that one guy we all know it’s tied to, now.
All I saw on the field after Rodgers exited with a broken collarbone — the second such injury of his career — was out-and-out buffoonery.
Haven’t used that word in while. Frankly, my theory has always been that Rodgers covers up McCarthy’s buffoonery to a large degree. And now we’ll see. Rodgers is possibly lost for the season.
Not only that, but the offensive line that was out there in front of Brett Hundley at the end of the game? I didn’t even know who one of those dudes was.
David Bakhtiari finally came back. Left. Bryan Bulaga was in. Concussion. Lane Taylor, the only guy who has been consistently solid. Lost to a knee/ankle injury.
The Packers finished with Justin McCray, Corey Linsley — who was garbage, by the way, Lucas Patrick and some guy with the last name John. Who the hell is he? Where did he come from?
NO FUCKING IDEA.
That’s the state of things.
And ultimately, I’ll give the credit. The Minnesota Vikings beat the hell out of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, 23-10.
Hundley wasn’t ready and the Packers’ defense — big surprise — couldn’t stop the Vikings. The Vikings with a backup quarterback, backup running back, without their top receiver.
Really, the defense should have done one job. The only guy on the field who could have hurt them was receiver Adam Thielen. And what did they do about that?
Didn’t really even bother to cover him. Thielen went for nine and 97. And that may not sound like much, but for some reason, Damarious Randall, Josh Hawkins, whoever it was, would always line up five or 10 yards off the guy. I mean, don’t want to try to slow the only guy who can beat you at the point of attack, right?
BRILLIANT defensive strategy.
So Case Keenum dinked-and-dunked his way down the field. Jerick McKinnon did his damage on the ground, because frankly, if you get into the Packers’ secondary, no one can tackle worth a shit.
Seriously, can’t tackle. The secondary. Not at all. I can’t be more serious.
If anyone in the Packers’ secondary has a wife, I’m making a run at her, whether she’s hot or not, just because I know you have no chance of stopping me.
You’ll be laying on the ground wondering what happened and meanwhile, I’ll already have my dick in your wife.
All of that said, I’m not going to overreact and neither should you.
We all know what the Packers are. An amazing offense based on a garbage defense that needs to make one or two plays a game.
On Sunday, that defense made those two plays. Aaron Rodgers just wasn’t there to bail them out.
However, with a week under center taking the No. 1 reps, I would expect Brett Hundley to carry this team. That’s what he’s been there for, right?
And this guy wants to start for another team. Better go out and show us and earn that money, son.
Here’s your Matt Flynn shot. The one you always wanted.
Prove it, motherfucker. Earn that cash!