Site Editor Matt Loede’s Monday Night Thoughts on the Vikings-Packers

Packers Vikings Football
Site Editor Matt Loede shares his thoughts on the Monday night Vikings-Packers game in Minnesota:

* 14 play drive for the Pack comes up with no points in the third quarter down 28-14. I realize that you have to score TD’s to win in this league, but not getting points of any sort there was a killer for the Pack.

* You cannot possibly tell me that Favre didn’t play this game like a Super Bowl. He showed emotion all night, and even on the sidelines you could see him waving his arms trying to keep the crowd in the game.

* I’m convinced that Aaron Rodgers is the worst protected QB in the league, a mark that use to go to the Steelers Ben Roethlisberger. I realize that the Packers O-line is banged up, but seeing Rodgers run on every down makes me wonder if he’s going to last the year.

* Adrian Peterson runs like the strongest runner in the league on each and every down. He’s a beast, and I’ll debate anyone that says he’s NOT the best back in the league.

* Four weeks into the season, I love the MNF booth of Mike Tirco, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden, who has added a lot to the broadcasts.

* The Vikings O-line did an excellent job of making sure Brett Favre stayed upright, and it also shows how poor right now the Packers pass rush (or a lack of it) is right now.

* Jared Allen is a beast, and that Vikings D-line simply overwhelmed the Packers beat up O-line all night. Of couse I was getting a bit tired of seeing his rather stupid looking dance he does after sacks and hits.

* Mike McCarthy didn’t have a good night in challenges, he lost one early on a bad challenge on a fumble, and then in the fourth quarter trying to get a fumble reversed, it ended up being a safety on Rodgers that made it 30-14.

* Give Green Bay and Rodgers credit for trying their best to mount a comeback late. Rodgers led them on a gutsy 96-yard drive that made it somewhat of a competitive game in the final minutes.

* Give credit to Sydney Rice to leap up and grab the on-side kick after the Pack made it 30-23. It was a solid play by the Vikings to close out the win.

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to NFL Gridiron Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

One Response to “Site Editor Matt Loede’s Monday Night Thoughts on the Vikings-Packers”

  1. The only QB to beat every team in the NFL?? Congratulations Mr. Favre..!!