Packers vs. Vikings – Unfiltered Game Day Commentary and First Impressions: Green Bay 45, Minnesota 7

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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings.

It looks like the wind is picking up at Lambeau and…….wait a minute! Kyle Cousineau just appeared on ESPN. That was cool.

Minnesotans are surprisingly optimistic about their team’s chances against the Packers tonight. Christian Ponder has given this fanbase some hope and the Vikings have shown signs of life since the rookie from Florida State took over as the starter. We’re about to find out if that optimism is warranted.

No surprises on the Packers inactive list: CB Davon House, LB Jamari Lattimore, LB Robert Francois, LB Frank Zombo, OL Ray Dominguez, LT Chad Clifton, DE Mike Neal.

First half:

Packers win the toss, defer to the second half, and force the Vikings to go three-and-out. This is just what the defense needed.

Who needs the NBA when you have Randall Cobb taking a punt to the house, then shooting a jump shot toward the referee. Cobb is becoming the Packers version of Percy Harvin.

So far Matthews has lined up only on his usual left side. It won’t matter much where he lines up if the Vikings keep trying to block him with Toby Gerhart.

Vikings punt again and we go to commercial with Megadeth playing in the background. Props to Monday Night Football for playing some metal this season. I’ve also heard Pantera and Lamb of God in previous games.

Asher Allen is wondering how Driver — a guy twice his age — just out-jumped him on that 3rd-down conversion.

Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings and the Packers lead 14-0. Now lets see if they can put a team away.

Wow. Nice throw by Ponder to Visanthe Shiance for 31 yards. Ponder stepped up in the pocket after Matthews went unblocked.

Rookie QBs are no match for Charles Woodson. He almost intercepts Ponder on 3rd down. Then the Vikings move early, erasing a Ryan Longwell field goal. Longwell misses the 52-yarder. Vikings fans hurl objects at their TVs.

Jared Allen sacks Rodgers and does his silly celebration. I’m all for keeping your emotions high regardless of the score, but wouldn’t celebrating with your teammates be more appropriate when you’re down 14-0 and getting dominated?

Woodson really strgggling to tackle so far tonight.