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

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater passes against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Green Bay Packers win 24-21.Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports photograph


PASS RUSH: After Matthews moved inside, the OLB’s were on their own. They seemed to hold up with Mike Neal, Mike Daniels, Nick Perry and Julius Peppers leading the charge.

Matthews has been bouncing around from inside to outside, making the transition a little bit easier. Datone Jones is back from injury, but Nick Perry was unable to go Sunday, which weakened the pass rush without Matthews.

Bridgewater did see the turf a couple of times, but he had too much time in the pocket at times, as well. He seemed poised, calm and collected.

As a rookie, he wasn’t much rattled against a Packers front that has had some general success of late. I would have liked to see more of a challenge up front.Although I am excited by the prospect of seeing more of Jayrone Elliot.

In the preseason, he settled in nicely and found the opposing QB 4 times in two weeks.

All-in-all, the Packers fought hard and collected a win that resonated with everyone.

A “character win” was what the consensus was on Monday and it’s those types of wins that challenge guys to be better each and every week.

I hope that the Packers can carry over the silver linings and shore some of the misgivings up before next week’s matchup with the vaunted New England Patriots of AFC lore.

Tom Brady won’t be as gentle on the defenses’ stats if they continue to make the Let’s Be Honest list in week 13.