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The Packers wanted to be the NFC's No. 2 seed in the playoffs and earn a first-round bye. Instead, Green Bay's loss Sunday in Minnesota not only forces the Packers to play next weekend, it also set up a rematch with the Vikings.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 37-34 loss to the Vikings:
Passing Offense: A-
It's difficult to find much blame in Green Bay's passing game. Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of his 40 pass attempts for 365 yards with four touchdown passes and no interceptions, finishing with a passer rating of 131.8. Despite the loss, that is a great day for any NFL quarterback.
The negative aspect was the five sacks that were allowed, including one that resulted in a Rodgers fumble. Though Rodgers again, by design, stayed alive in the pocket long enough to cause some of that pressure, the Vikings' defense -- headlined by Everson Griffen's three sacks -- took it to the Packers' offensive line on several key plays.
Without Randall Cob...
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The Green Bay Packers fell just short in their season finale against the division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. Adrian Peterson also falls just short in his pursuit of the single season rushing yards record; he missed the record by nine yards in the Vikings 37-34 victory.
The Vikings’ win gives them a playoff birth and because the 49ers won their game, the Packers fall to the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- In Tuesday's weekly meeting with the media, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about an improving offense, the team's Transformer-like running back and much more.
Five question-and-answer highlights:
1. Does playoff experience help?
RODGERS: I think a little bit. It helps you with the week of preparation and knowing what to expect during a week like...
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Dismissing an utterly brilliant performance in a 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was criticized by the asinine sister of two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings, Valyncia. As a two-time … Continue reading →
In September, as the 2012 NFL season was just beginning, Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings knew this could be his last season as a member of the Green Bay Packers. As the season went on and players like James Jones and Randall Cobb began to emerge as legitimate threats to Jennings, it seemed likely that Jennings would not be returning to Green Bay. In fact, Jennings again admitted...
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers weren't satisfied with their NFC North title. They went all out for a better seed, hoping for a one-week break.
Adrian Peterson didn't let them catch their breath. Minnesota's relentless runner will be coming right back at them next week.
Peterson finished 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record...
Green Bay Packer wide receiver Greg Jennings finished with 8 catches for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday; however, that wasn’t good enough for sister Valyncia. Jennings sister felt as though the 12 targets her brother had just wasn’t enough and believed her brother was being [...]
In one of the most remarkable games imaginable, the Vikings beat the Packers 37-34 on a last-play field goal. Adrian Peterson rushed for 199 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Regular-season NFL games don't get any bigger than Sunday's regular-season finale when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers.
In the biggest game for Minnesota since the 2010 season-opener, the stakes are high with playoff positioning on the line for both teams. There's also the side story of Adrian Peterson's chase for the single...
Of the many changes and upgrades that the NFL has made to enhance its appeal in catering to the needs of its fans, the move to having all divisional matchups in Week 17 is among the shrewdest. The league, specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, have done just about everything right as it relates to the structure of the schedule, the matchups, and providing the most enticing and...
Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)
There are many reasons to like the Vikings here. They’ve played great football at home, going 6-1 with wins over San Francisco and Chicago, as opposed to 3-4 on the road. They played the Packers tight a few weeks back and that was in Green Bay. They’re also playing very good football right now, winning 3 in a row since that...