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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Week 17: VIKINGS (9-6) vs. Packers (11-4) Reply with quote

Game 16

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When: 4:25 PM EST December 30th
Where: Mall of America Field (Minneapolis, MN)
TV/Radio: Fox, DirecTV Ch. 706 (TV), KFAN 100.3, Sirius XM 125 & 112 (Radio)

TV Distribution Map: http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2012/wk17.html

Notable Injuries:

Vikings - Probable: DE Jared Allen (shoulder), CB Marcus Sherels (quadricep), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), P Chris Kluwe (left knee), RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen), Questionable: DE Brian Robison (shoulder), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), Doubtful: None, Out: None


Packers - Probable: DE CJ Wilson (knee), RB Alex Green (concussion), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring), OG Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee), DE Jerel Worthy (hamstring), OG Josh Sitton (concussion), TE Tom Crabtree (hamstring), K Mason Crosby (illness), C Jeff Saturday (neck), Questionable: WR Randall Cobb (ankle), Doubtful: CB Davon House (shoulder), Out: RB James Starks (knee), S Charles Woodson (collarbone)


Please keep all discussion about the game here.[/quote]
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This game should be interesting because the Packers are going to be fighting for the second seed. However, if we win then I think we'll be playing them two weeks in a row so winning big next week will definitely have a big impact on the wild card match.

Not sure if AP will break the record though since Clay Matthews is back but he should get 2k yards at the very least and that should be a good milestone for his career.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never wanted to attend a game more than I want to go to this one. The dome is going to be rocking (literally)...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt any other fans believe in Minnesota, so it looks like no matter who we beat, it will always be overlooked. Laughing

Perhaps I was wrong about Greenbay. I said if you stop Aaron Rodgers, you beat the Packers, and I was wrong. They've really come together this past month, playing excellent football. With the #2 seed on the line, they'll be just as hungry for this game as Minnesota.

I don't doubt Minnesota for a second. We may not look like much, but great team chemistry along with solid coaching has taken this team a long way.

They don't believe we can beat Greenbay, but I'll say this again:

We did it BIG in Houston, and we are gonna do it BEST in Minnesota.

(and since I know there are a select few out there, this means Minnesota will play better this week than they did against Houston last week)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except for the past couple weeks, the Packers haven't looked very dominant as a team. The key to beating the Packers is to make Rodgers miserable: Have a disciplined pass rush, with atleast one guy in his face on as many throws as possible. A sack or two EARLY can really help the secondary by causing Rodgers to hurry his throws.

The game will be won by the defense. Our offense should have no problem, as long as they don't turn it over.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may sound crazy, but is Everson a better option? Our DL looked legendary yesterday. I love Brian, but the best player should always start.


Either way, I can't wait for this game. Stuff legends are made of.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Costello wrote:
This may sound crazy, but is Everson a better option? Our DL looked legendary yesterday. I love Brian, but the best player should always start.


Either way, I can't wait for this game. Stuff legends are made of.



I think Everson is a much better pass rusher. The Packers aren't a real threat on the ground so I'd prefer to see him play.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Costello wrote:
This may sound crazy, but is Everson a better option? Our DL looked legendary yesterday. I love Brian, but the best player should always start.

Either way, I can't wait for this game. Stuff legends are made of.


I think Everson is so verstaile that he is a better option.
Dont mean that I dont like what Brian brings to the table.
I've seen him lined up at DT, DE, LB, DE dropping back.
He is a confusing option to go against.
He does an above average job in containment to the inside as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think our d-line success had more to do with Fred Evans being in the middle, more so than Griffen starting in place of Robison.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Costello wrote:
This may sound crazy, but is Everson a better option? Our DL looked legendary yesterday. I love Brian, but the best player should always start.

that's at least a good problem for us to have.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazier: "You couldn't ask for a better scenario for us. If you were going to write a script this is the way you'd want it to be done, where we have a chance to play in front of our fans at Mall of America Field against our NFC North rival."

Kalil: "We need one more ticket, that's our phrase. We needed three tickets to win, we need one more and who better to play but Green Bay, and at home. That's going to be an electric atmosphere so I'm pretty excited for that."

Peterson: "We're playing our best football right now. We're definitely in a good position, momentum is high."

http://www.kfan.com/pages/vikingsblog.html?article=10657941#ixzz2Fyzd5Pbg
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we actually have a very good chance of winning this game.

1. home field advantage. we play great at home and it is going to be LOUD.
2. the defense has been phenomenal lately. Rodgers will get hit a lot.
3. AP is AP and the Packers defense isn't anything special.
4. Ponder played well last week and hopefully he can keep it going.
5. the team is fired up after that big win. I think they will come out hotter than GB.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we can make Green Bay one dimensional this time and not let them run all over us - I like our chances.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpmwr19 wrote:
If we can make Green Bay one dimensional this time and not let them run all over us - I like our chances.


I hope Fred Evans has a good game. The NT is key to allowing the pressure from JA/Brink/EG/HS/Win
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If Fred Evans doesn't start this game... Brick wall
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