That day is now upon us: the NFC North battle between the 10-4 Minnesota Vikings and the 11-3 Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium in a state with enough inbreeding to make Alabama blush. It’s Monday Night Football, folks.
We’re going to need the Packers defense to be firing on all cylinders today and hopefully QB Aaron Rodgers ate his Wheaties this morning. I’m tired of ugly wins – these clowns need to be crushed decisively. The Packers are still a very healthy team and will be facing the Detroit Lions next week without their QB1, Matthew Stafford. If there was a game this season to give 100%, this is the one.
The Packers have done well for themselves this season by allowing teams to make big yardage while keeping them out of the redzone and staying ahead of the turnover curve. Green Bay has only defeated a single team this season on the road that is more than .500 — and the team they did beat, the Kansas City Chiefs, were without their QB1, Patrick Mahomes. A repeat of the 49ers loss will be a disaster for the teams morale going into the playoffs.
A Few Things You Should Know:
A win tonight will give the Packers their first division title since 2016
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has never won a Monday night game
The Packers have never won a game at U.S. Bank Stadium
According to Vivid Seats, Packer fans will make up about 20% of the game’s attendance
If the Packers defeat the Vikings, and next week the Detroit Lions, and the Seahawks defeat the 49ers next week, the Packers will enter the playoffs as the #1 seed.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will not be active this game – he managed 154-yards rushing and 37-yards receiving against the Packers in week 2
The weather doesn’t matter because the Vikings are pansies that play indoors
The Packers are 5.5 point underdogs
Statistical comparison between the Packers and the Vikings:
Green Bay Packers Injury Report:
For Vikings fans that are getting a little too excited this season(have someone read it to you):
When: Monday – 7:15PM Central
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium
Radio: WTMJ – Stream Live
Forgot to mention: Happy Festivus, everyone. I got a lot of problems with you people
….and now, you’re going to hear about it!
“Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will not being active this game”
Care to rephrase?
Look…i don’t want to be a dick, but the Festivus thing was a bit weak. You feel me homie?
You’re being a dick
I know…but i didn’t want to be!!
I love that line….i just wasn’t feelin it brother. Ya gotta put a little hot sauce on it.
Ill be pissed massively if we lose this game with what is at stake. The Saints possibly having to come to Lambeau for a playoff game changes everything about the NFC in my opinion. No excuses. No, well we’ll will take this game off and beat the lions next week to win the division. Fuck that, They have to win this game tonight or they aint doing shit in the playoffs.
Skinny….What have you seen during the season that tells you the Packers will roll? Somehow….were 11-3, enjoy the ride, lets see what happens. But don’t break anything in your house or kick the dog.
GAMED DAY BITCHES!!…Contenders or Pretenders? Sit down, buckle up, this could be a rough ride.
Happy Festivus, everyone. i GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH YOU PEOPLE!!!
To be fair NEVER winning there is really 0-2. Cousins is 0-8 on MNF.
I am more interested in how many times Kevin King will be burned out of his jock strap…what is the over/under on that?
King actually played fairly well. He had one real good tackle that took me off guard
I know he did. Shocking.
If the Packers do not play to their abilities and do NOT LOOK for the open receiver, game over. This game could get real ugly if A. Jones does poorly. Trusting that J Williams can bring something to the table tonight as well. The game will also be decided by our middle defense (as usual). The TE and crossing routes will be very important to containing the Vikings passing game. The safeties will need to be aware of the deep ball all game long (including the first few plays). We need BIG EFFORTS from Clark, and the Smith brothers, I believe that Lancaster and Lowery are hurting a bit. King always seems to worry me defensively, he needs to step it up a notch or two . . . It will be interesting to say the least! Trusting that we will NOT have a return to San Diego or San Francisco type of game . . .
Hopefully it’s Aaron Jones and not Jamaal Williams!! For the sake of my fantasy football championship
^What’s not to like^…a realistic Packer fan who understands the concept and reality of the situation.
Agreed on all above, and i’ll add where games are usually won or lost. Up at the line, this can’t be another 49er deal, and that’s exactly what the queens are going for.
I know a few things….I know Packer Nation will bust a nut with happiness with a win…..i know if the Packers battle hard and compete like dogs for 4 quarters but lose, i have no problem with that…..i know if the Packers get embarrassed, it will show me how much this team has gained since Gute took the reigns,…… I also know the queens defense is no joke at home, where they only give up on average about 12 PPG
Can the Packers win….absolutely. Don’t get hammered up front, and show something of a running game and win the turnover battle.
Keep in mind, this is a growth year, not a Super Bowl year. Enjoy this for what it is…Perspective.
^good post. The only problem is that this just pushes expectations up for next year. And it also feels like they need to take advantage of their opportunity this year, because how often are you going to get through a year with their health? Literally no major injuries. Winning/sustained success isn’t easy, nothing is guaranteed. But yeah I generally agree with you sentiment that they are playing with house money at this point.
A few things I would like to see and that could increase their chances of winning tonight. Move Za’Darius Smith around along the defensive front, keep the Vikings guessing and make them account for him every play. Move Davante Adams around, play him in the slot like you did against Chicago. Get the other receivers involved, and in a related note, get the running backs involved in the passing game. They do those things, they have a decent shot at winning.
There is the tunnel vision for Adams coming back to bite them in the ass. A competent defensive coordinator will scheme for that
Sorry to say, but it’s not looking good for Rodgers tonight, he’s missing players, he’s missing plays, he’s throwing the ball over their head, and he had the tight end wide open down the middle and instead threw the interception to Davante Adams because he looks for him too much and the defense knows it. Plus it hasn’t helped that a few of the receivers have dropped balls as well. Rodgers needs to wake up. Once again, the defense has come out smoking only to be let down by the offense. By the middle of the second half the defense will be spent and the offense will continue to shit the bed. Sad
Oddly enough, I feel he is playing alright tonight. That was just a hell of a defensive playcall that resulted in the pick. Of course, it’s a result of Packers not throwing to anyone besides Adams about half the time
The Packers need to hold on to the fucking ball. Aaron Jones with the fumble and drop. Lazard with the drop. Adams with the fumble. Williams with the dropped INT
Total joke offensively. Turnovers. Cant catch the damn ball. Cant get the snap off. They aint going anywhere in the playoffs.
Fuck this team! How the hell do you play like this offense when you know damn well whats on the line! Horse shit! Same ol shit!
Wtf kind of throw was that Rodgers? That throw is the difference between being down one and being up 3. That will come back to haunt them, mark my words.
Haha what the fuck did I just watch, one win away from a bye seems crazy. Cousins is a loser, best thing to happen to the division since cutty.
We’re back baby! Im back on the train! The Super Bowl is in reach!
Lol. How’s the rollercoaster?
Fumble, Fumble, Pick, Here is the game Vikings, served up to you in your building with a side of here is Kirk’s big chance to shine….and Cousins just flat of plays like Cousins. An $84 million purple pile of pigshit. Keep feeding Z. Smith whatever you are feeding him, un-blockable.
If the defense plays like that nobody in the AFC has a chance against us in the Super Bowl.
I think the Lamar Jackson led Ravens have something to say about that. That is a totally different animal
Wow. That locker room is having a good time. That defense, where have they been the past three months? Kenny Clark’s resurgence has been key. Taking a load of attention off of Z
I have to work tomorrow, but I am getting fucked up anyway
Sure, but doesn’t it seem like Vitale’s regressed? What’s his 40 time these days?
Anyone seen Killer?
If watching the current iteration of this team doesn’t bring you joy, you’re doing it wrong.
He’s busy grading potential draft picks.
Lmfao. Ferris you win TP today