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