Happy holidays everyone, welcome to the JSOnline live blog of the Packers-Vikings game.
Weather is beautiful and the field looks OK. You can see it's chewed up between the hashes. Might cause some bad footing. But you can't ask for a nicer day.
I'm sure Harrison Smith will be coming up to the line of scrimmage a lot and the Vikings will use a lot of their Double A gap blitz looks to try to get Rodgers off balance. They'll try to make him guess whether to audible to a run or pass.
I think it means we'll see a little more Allison and Davis then before. And I wouldn't be surprised if it results in a lot of double tight end with Cook split out and Rodgers inside. Look for a lot of that. Indy had great success with that last week.
Yes. If Detroit loses to Dallas Monday night then the division comes down to next week. There also are some wild card possibilities, most likely if Tampa Bay loses.
They have to try to kick it out of the end zone. They're kind of lucky that the weather is so nice today. I expect both kickers to have it easy.
Well, you don't want to change just because you think the Vikings are going to change. You still want to play to your strengths. You just have to be ready for some adjustment the Vikings make. It may take the Packers a series or two to see what Minnesota's reaction is. But you don't want to outthink yourself and not do what's been working.
He was hurt two weeks ago. You might have noticed he didn't have a catch against the Bears. I talked about it a lot in here last week, his ankle isn't right. it's probably a good idea to sit him.
Hard to say since he hasn't been playing. He might get some return possibilities today. Otherwise, your guess is as good as mine.
They need Mike Daniels to dominate inside. The Vikings are banged up on the offensive line and are playing C Joe Berger at guard and backup Nick Easton at C. Daniels has to take advantage of that. On offense, Cook and Rodgers have to have big days against the Vikings' inside linebackers.
Not unless someone sneaks it in my coffee.
I broke my 26-plus year streak this year when I missed the Houston game. I suspect that comes to 400-plus in a row.
I'm starting to think that little incident may wake the Vikings up. It looked like they were having fun with it and I suspect they'll be really relaxed today. It might help their game, especially if the Packers are a little tight.
It didn't hurt him not contributing last week. But they need Cook to pick up the slack.
He was listed as questionable.
I think he might not start. I wouldn't be surprised if Rollins is outside and Randall is inside today. He needs to come back and play a technically sound game. No gambling, no cockiness, just use his skill.
He didn't last week. He said his shoulder is much better this week. I think it all depends on how much he plays. If he plays more snaps then I expect him to at least have a couple of tackles.