Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Here’s my attempt at a pseudo-live blog, as the Cover It Live blog I wanted to do did not get set up.
Injury Report @ 6:46 EST
Madieu Williams – Out
Maurice Hicks – Doubtful
Tarvaris Jackson – Probable
Robert Ferguson – Probable
Josh Sitton – Out
James Jones – Doubtful
Scott Wells – Questionable
A.J. Hawk – Questionable
Having Williams out helps free up the Vikings secondary for the Packers. Having Jones doubtful for the Packers means that rookie Jordy Nelson will see more time.
6:59 ET – Five of seven ESPN “analysts” pick the Packers…kickoff next…
7:03 ET - A Brett Favre jean commercial…a one commercial break. Hmm.
I’m wearing my Favre jersey, by the way. Gotta represent.
7:08 ET – Hank Williams, Jr. Ugh.
7:10 ET – Aaron Rodgers steps on the field.
7:11 ET – Completes first pass a starter to Donald Lee for four yards.
7:13 ET – Rodgers scrambles for first down. Greg Jennings says he doesn’t need to say anything else about Rodgers.
7:14 ET – Rodgers fumbles snap. Calls for Favre begin.
7:15 ET – Rodgers first drive as a Packer stalls.
7:16 ET – Derrick Frost impresses in his first punt.
7:17 ET – Work calls, so I’ll provide quarterly analysis and I’ll be back if the Packers score or the Vikings score. Feel free to comment. I’ll respond.
7:33 ET – Too many penalties.
7:39 ET – I hate Adrian Peterson.
7:40 ET – First quarter ends, 0-0. The Packers defense looks sluggish while the offense needs some time to get comfortable. TOO MANY PENALTIES.
7:44 ET – These guys are being pretty tough on Jackson. Ex-Packer Ryan Longwell hits a field goal.
Vikings 3, Packers 0
7:49 ET – Can we get off of Favre yet?
7:50 ET – Rodgers shows his arm. Kornheiser compares him to Favre. Props to Jennings.
7:52 ET – Holding in the endzone.
7:53 ET – TOO MANY PENALTIES.
7:54 ET – So close. I’m calling quarterback sneak next play.
7:55 ET – TOUCHDOWN TO KOREY HALL.
7:56 ET – Packers 7, Vikings 3
8:03 ET – Pass interference? Hmm…
8:08 ET – Nice run by Grant.
8:09 ET – Brandon Jackson, not so much.
8:10 ET – Nice run Rodgers. Korny brings up backup quarterback situation.
8:11 ET – Rodgers throws an absolute rocket to Driver. I’m on the Rodgers bandwagon. For now. I need my jersey.
8:13 ET – PACKERS 10, VIKINGS 3
Perfect kick by Mason Crosby.
8:24 ET – Rodgers gets a taste of the two-minute drill.
8:27 ET – Rodgers is rather spry. Showing some mobility.
PACKERS WIN! 24-19!
And I lose my whole blog…?
MVP: Aaron Rodgers. Just gotta go with him.