Green Bay Packers: Take the good with the bad in win over Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is hit by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews during the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Though the Green Bay Packers pulled out a close, hard-fought win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon – both good and bad played its role.

It wasn’t the most complete game the Packers have played, as of late … neither on offense or on defense. After putting up back-to-back 50s on both the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles, I was expecting quite a clinic at Minnesota. The spiraling Vikings are no longer alive in the NFC race for a post-season berth, and are bottom-dwellers in the NFC North.

I guess the blowouts couldn’t last forever.

I don’t want to be the guy that calls down the wrath of the head coach [ala Alabama’s “we didn’t win by enough?!”] but … I was expecting a little more, especially by a high-powered offense leading the league with 33 points per-game, and a surging defense attempting to regain control of their own destiny.

All in all – a character win ensued. And … as always … a win is a win.

So, with that: the SILVER LININGS and the LET’s BE HONEST moments, brought to you by the week 12 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

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