With Rodgers, Packers harking back to their title run in 2010

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 1, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Different team and challenges. Same stellar passing production.

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dlhoff16Dec. 1, 12 8:56 AM

As a lifelong Vikings fan who hates the Packers with a passion, I have to admit that the Vikings have no chance to win tomorrow as long as Christian Ponder remains their quarterback. Our defense could step up and play well, and obviously we have the best running back in the league, but Ponder is one of the worst quarterbacks the Vikings have ever had. Seriously, T-Jack was better than this guy.

callmestupidDec. 1, 1212:03 PM

Helps to play a weak schedule like the last place Vikings too

vikesgal69Dec. 1, 12 2:35 PM

So if we are harkening back to 2010 that means the refs will be giving at least one game against the Vikes to the Packers in order to make sure they make it into the playoffs.

tjtwinsfanDec. 1, 12 3:20 PM

When are all you people going to realize it isn't Ponder that is so bad. It is our pathetic receivers we have. I mean pathetic. Not until the Vikings go out and pick up 2 great deep threat wide recievers, don't care who they put at Qb if we don't get a couple more quality wide receivers even Aaron Rodgers would be pathetic throwing to the receivers we have. You people who keep pounding Ponder into the ground, try watching the recievers and watch how covered they are and slow they are and see how many actually can make the tough catches. Jenkins shows up for one pass in the beginning of the game and you don't hear or even see him open for the rest of the game until the game in out of reach and the defenders just go into prevent defenses and give him a little room, then you might see him catch one. Aramadusu is scared to catch the ball in traffic. Face it boys we have 0 wide receivers other than Harvin. Any Qb can make the wide open throw. But no defenders on the other side don't give our recievers any respect and cover them so close from beginning to end of a play. A one legged turtle could cover our recievers.

tjtwinsfanDec. 1, 12 3:37 PM

Sure the Vikings played a weak schedule in the beginning but the Packers last year had a pretty weak schedule. That is the way it works if you are a weaker team the next year you play a little easier schedule than the top team. But no to much weaker. Teams in each division still play each other twice and the division also rotate each year in which rival division each team has to play. Our schedule wasn't as easy as everyone says. Indy tried hard last year to be able to get Luck as did St. Louis and Washington to get RG111. All 3 teams improved dramatically and beat some playoff teams. So our schedule was so soft. We beat Detroit 2 and San Fran, Should have beat Indy and Washington to . It all has to do with when you play a team, what injuries they have,if they are on a roll or not or if the team is out of contention or not. Many team lay down when they are out of playoff contention just as Indy did last year and St. Louis and if the Vikings were smart they would have tried to lose just as St. Louis and Indy did. Instead Peterson got hurt and although he has recovered it will affect his longevity. Next year is a make or break year for the Vikings Petey will not hold up forever and If the Vikings don't go get 2 deep threat star receiver in the draft and free agency they will never find out if Ponder can be a good QB or not. If you have 2 or 3 star recievers on a team almost Qb can be good. Rodgers even needs at the very least 3 great receivers or he is just a average Qb. Many people disagree with me but if you don't have any great wide receivers your Qb won't be any good. Some say it is the Qb that make the receivers good. I disagree, the recievers have to get open or the Qb will have a hard time connecting.

tjtwinsfanDec. 1, 12 3:55 PM

Everyone keeps telling us how weak a schedule we had. Green Bays schedule isn't any harder than ours. Green Bay played all the same teams we did other than they played NY Giants and lost to them. And New Orleans Saints. The 2 teams that we played was Washington in Washington with RG111 playing and a hot Tampa bay team. They both could have beat Green Bay this year also if they played them. So all you Green Bay fans quit whinning a say we had such a soft schedule your schedule isn't any harder than ours was. It is just that your team doesn't have a defense and Rodger boy is struggling without all his receivers not all playing. The Giants always beat your team and why, because your team has no defense.

packthrillaDec. 1, 12 4:09 PM

I can't believe Vikings fans are already making excuses and blaming the refs for a loss in a game that hasn't even been played yet. And please stop with the "Packers shouldn't have been in the playoffs in 2010" BS. The Packers/ Vikings games had nothing to do with the awesomeness of the Packers beating 3 teams on the road in the playoffs with over a dozen players on IR. Have some pride in yourselves and quit making excuses.

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