Packers vs. Vikings – Game Day First Impressions, Unfiltered: GB 23 MIN 14

James Jones Celebrates TD against the Vikings.

James Jones Celebrates TD against the Vikings.

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings:

My unfitered game day running blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.

Inactive for Packers today: CB Charles Woodson, RB Johnny White, CB Sam Shields, LB Clay Matthews, LB Terrell Manning, WR Donald Driver, DL CJ Wilson

Inactive for Vikings today:  WR Percy Harvin, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, CB Brandon Burton, LB Audie Cole, G Mark Asper, TE Allen Reisner, DE D’Aundre Reed.


Game Notes:

Greg Jennings returns to the field for the first time in 8 games.

Today’s captains are Josh Sitton, BJ Raji and Jarrett Bush

First of three straight NFC North games for the Packers; currently they’ve won nine straight games against division opponents.



Mike McCarthy Pregame Show on 620 WTMJ:

Noon game at home: A great day for football…

Control destiny: Any week you line up and have the ability to achieve your goals you set for the year, it’s a great thing.

Loss a motivator:  No doubt, any time you take a shot like we did, it’s an opportunity. Like Paul’s 2nd letter to the  Corinthians. I’m glad of weaknesses, for when I am weak I am strong.

Jennings: Will have to work him in the flow. Decision was made medically – we’re going to be smart with him. We’re taking him more as a situational and we’ll evaluate more at halftime.

Peterson: What he’s been able to accomplish is a credit to his work ethic, his genetics, the medical staff at Minnesota.

Ponder:  He has big play ability. Athletic – can make plays in and out of the pocket. Very good player with his feet.

Minny pass rush: It’s a key matchup today. We have to establish ourselves in the run and the play action.

OLine: You gotta play football. It’s starts with running the football, off of that play action. Sometimes guys have to win one on ones.



Packers vs. Vikings – First Impressions – First Half:

Vikings win the toss and defer. Unusual for Packers to start the game on offense this year.

Packers showing a good amout of three-wide on the first series – Jennings is not in.

James Jones: ball thief…

Packers favorite play is without a doubt the free play…