Given some confidence by the way they played in a close loss three weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings were hoping to put an end to the undefeated talk for the defending Super Bowl champion Packers.
Minnesota led early in the week 7, 33-27 loss to Green Bay. There was no Vikings' lead this time and a 17-0 deficit in the first quarter ended any hope of an upset early in Monday night's 45-7 loss at Lambeau Field. Minnesota wanted to use Adrian Peterson to keep the explosive Packers' offense off the field, but trailing big early even took Peterson out of the Vikings' plans. Peterson had 46 rushing yards at halftime, but finished with just 51 for the game on 14 carries.
While Green Bay remained the league's last unbeaten team at 9-0, Minnesota fell to 2-7 and has to fully embrace looking toward the 2012 season. Corrections can begin by figuring out these five things:
1.More than Antoine Winfield is needed against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Rodgers is making every defense he faces lo...