Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/23/11

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing could stop the Green Bay Packers offense as they put up 421 yards of offense in a 33-27 win over the lowly Minnesota Vikings.

Like a broken record, Aaron Rodgers was great and the Packers scored a lot of touchdowns in their league-high seventh win. The Packers are now 7-0 for the first time since 1962, a year in which they won their eighth championship.

Rodgers also became the first quarterback in NFL History to record a QB rating of 110 or higher in seven straight games.


No matter what Vikings fans want to say, rookie QB Christian Ponder wasn’t very good in his debut as the starter. Yes, he may have been a little better than Donovan McNabb, but that’s not saying much. Ponder completed only 13 of his 32 throws and threw two costly interceptions to veteran Charles Woodson.

Minnesota is now 1-6 and pretty much set at the bottom of the NFC North. I think almost everyone can agree that the Chicago Bears (beat Tampa Bay 24-18 in London) and Detroit Lions (lost to Atlanta 23-16) are much better teams than the Vikings. Meanwhile, the Packers jump to a two game lead over the Lions who have now lost two straight and appear to be a notch under the Packers in the league’s pecking order.

Green Bay’s defense is mediocre at best, but it doesn’t really matter when your offense can score over 30 points in most of their games. The important part is forcing turnovers, something the defensive unit has done in pretty much every game they’ve played this season.

One thing which was really nice to see was how running back James Starks was able to close the game with a pounding run-game in the last couple of minutes in the fourth quarter. Similar to the late months of last season, Starks came on strong to rack up most of his 75 yards in his final few rushing attempts.

Next week, the Packers have the opportunity to rest up on their bye week and prepare for the San Diego Chargers in week nine. In regards to early favorites for the NFL MVP Award, you would have to think Aaron Rodgers is the frontrunner as he does lead the league in passer rating, completion percentage and touchdowns for the league’s only undefeated team.

What did you think of the Packers win over the Vikings? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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