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The Packers got the ball to start the second half and once again looked calm and efficient against a Vikings defense that appeared to have no answers for either Aaron Rodgers and DuJuan Harris.  An Everson Griffen sack on the drive wasn’t enough to derail the Packers completely but they did manage to hold the Packers to a field goal on a beautifully defended pass from Harrison Smith.

However, a 12-men penalty (Jasper Brinkley) unbelievably kept the Packers on the field inside the 10 yard line which of course is not good.  A quick checkdown to John Kuhn put the Packers up by three touchdowns.

The Packers, with a comfortable lead, were then able to key in on Adrian Peterson and contain him but a few nice passes to Kyle Rudolph and Jarius Wright gave the Vikings some life.  It wasn’t enough to keep them out of a 4th down scenario, however, and that play ended up being the nail in the coffin.  Joe Webb was stripped by Clay Matthews for the games first turnover.

On a great run stop from Fred Evans and Harrison Smith, Smith looked to be seriously hurt, proving that even when things go right for the Vikings they go wrong.  At least that seems to be the way of it tonight.  The Vikings did, however, succeed in getting the Packers offense off the field one play later.

The third quarter ended following a Joe Webb interception.

The fourth quarter has to be really, really, really, really, really, really good if the Vikings are going to pull this one off.

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Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

Just think of this;
We get a much better draft pick by not winning the Super Bowl.

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

It ain’t over until Fran has a stroke …………….. from them Cialis pills

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

SHEEEEEET Don’t need none of that stuff. (I’d have a stroke and die)

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

And AGAIN, why not put MBT in? And why the hell would Musgrave call another pass play the rest of this game? He doesn’t have a QB on the field!

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

The beer sales at lame blow have now ended, this is gonna get ugly

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

OMG

bjohnny
bjohnny
8 years ago

OMG what’s next? Starting to feel like the fix is in

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  bjohnny
8 years ago

There’s no fix in Johnny. We started the game with a WR, who can’t catch, at QB

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Fran the Man
8 years ago

I’ll say it again Fran, should have kept Rosencopter

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

This only one thing a punt returner MUST do, and that is to …… catch ….. the….. ball …..

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

Ole, he caught it this time!

bjohnny
bjohnny
8 years ago

Sure havent heard the names Brinkley or Henderson very much

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

What else can happen.

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
8 years ago

Is smith ok? Anybody see?

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  c.carterhof
8 years ago

He went back in

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Hell, just punt on 1st down

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

what is the Average Blood Alcohol Content at Lame Blow right now

I’m guessin’ .24

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

Has any team in the history of the NFL ever just ran out onto the field with a white flag? I’d rather see that at this point than risk injury to AD or Smith or anyone else for that matter (Except maybe Rodgers)
I mean seriously, whyare we still putting passing plays in for Webb? Guy can’t throw with any accuracy, why let him?

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

Might as well Freds, seems they can’t get a punt off on 4th down, terrible

bjohnny
bjohnny
8 years ago

I swear these Vikings qb’s are blind in one eye and cant see out of the other geez

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

Maybe they WANT Webb to get hurt, Fran…….. didn’t think of that, didja

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

What exactly are you saying Big Johnny? All Viking QB’s are blind one eyed monsters?

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

Maybe Ole. I see alot of open recievers that these qb’s cant seem to find

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

I’m alittle disappointed in our halftime adjustments, to say the least. It was glaringly apparent Webb couldn’t pass, so why not just run the freaking ball, mix in some Webb bootlegs, at least make the game fun with the added possiblily of surprising GB? Maybe they were thinking the same as me: The Draft.

Wayup North
8 years ago

Come on D . . .

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

At this point, might as well let Fred Evans run the ball, ’cause he’s the only reliable scorer the Vikings have right now. Just ask Big Johnnys Bigger Sister

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

Cmon Ole you know darn well she’s still a virgin

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

i would really be looking into a backup QB for next year…

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Purple Charlie
8 years ago

We’re not even sureabout Ponder yet Charlie. That whats so frustrating about not seeing him play this game. Hell we may still be without a STARTING QB.

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Name 3 Vikings that will not be with this team next year.

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Kluwe, Henderson, Jenkins

c.carterhof
c.carterhof
8 years ago

Do not let these pukes score again. Cmon do something offense, show some Damn heart!!!!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

So with this loss, are we picking #20 for this years draft?

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

I’ll try that one Freds

Harvin
Kluwe
Henderson

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Webb ( no way they keep THIS as a back up)
Aromoashdizzle
Carlson

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Cmon Freds you just asked for three and I agree with your 3 also

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

dang, I forgot about Carlson

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

To me, its inexcuseable not get a look at MBT. Makes no sense whatsoever to keep Webb in there.

CalVkg
CalVkg
Reply to  Fran the Man
8 years ago

yup. perfect time

Charles Brewer
Charles Brewer
8 years ago

Being one-dimensional has finally caught up to this offense…just wish it was not against the pack…

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Charles Brewer
8 years ago

Great point Mr. Brewer

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Is Tarvaris back out out there???

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Oh no Charlie that ship has sailed

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  bjohnny
8 years ago

Ok johnny lol.

Ole
Ole
Reply to  Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Wow Charlie, are you a masochist? Oh wait ……. you’re a Vikings fan ………. nevermind

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

The Dog just puked, Hes not watching the game!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

Get our freaking starters out of there.

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Fran the Man
8 years ago

Flashbacks of last December Fran?

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  bjohnny
8 years ago

You mean the MEANINGLESS game we played to win when winning would cost us the #1 draft pick and AD tore his ACL and MCL? Is that the game you’re talking about? Yeah, that’s heavily on my mind right now. That play a while ago with Harrison Smith scared the crap out of me.
Oh wait TD! We’re making a comeback. . . yaeah right.

Ole
Ole
Reply to  Fran the Man
8 years ago

Rogers is still playin’

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Paul McCartney is a fool for leaving Rogers out there

Ole
Ole
Reply to  Fragile Freds
8 years ago

isn’t he the douche who replaced Pete Best with a guy named Ringo?

Wayup North
8 years ago

green 18 is now my code word to punch somebody

bjohnny
bjohnny
8 years ago

Joe can throw that short slant tho

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

TD!!!!! ………………it ain’t over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

That’s some funny shit right there Ole. “It ain’t over”
Busted a gut on that one.

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

Wonder how many Hot Dogs Erin Rogers can hold in his mouth

CalVkg
CalVkg
8 years ago

both teams coasting, laughing, mailing it in

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

Say your sent to prison for ten years and you can choose your cell mate
Would it be:

a. – 2012 winner of the Miss Wisconsin beauty contest
b. – Big Johnny’s Bigger Sister

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

Is that a trick question Ole?

Ole
Ole
Reply to  bjohnny
8 years ago

yes it is Johnny

psst …… prisons ain’t co-ed

Wayup North
Reply to  Ole
8 years ago

Pretty sure it’s the same . . . girl . . . ?

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Freds would take the Iowa gal

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Sure it will leave a sour taste in the teams mouths…

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
8 years ago

The biggest negative about this game is that we didn’t get a chance to see Ponder play in it.
Now, we go into the draft still not sure if we have a QB or not. If Ponder could have played this game and won, we could concentrate on WR, DT and our secondary. We probably still will, but theres still the chance we need a QB.

Purple Charlie
Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Go 49ners!
Catcha later guys

bjohnny
bjohnny
Reply to  Purple Charlie
8 years ago

Chow Charlie

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Frans, Ponder is your starter next year. Denzel would never start anyone at this point, except young Chris Ponder.

They will draft a QB at some point, but it won’t be early!

Fran the Man
Fran the Man
Reply to  Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Scary but you’re right. Especially not knowing a thing about MBT. At least we can close the book on Webb

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

nineteen seconds left Fran

it ain’t over yet

Ole
Ole
8 years ago

one second, Fran

Fragile Freds
Fragile Freds
8 years ago

Hey, Joe looks good when the Packers ain’t trying

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