I was very interested in the Viking-Packer Monday Night game. Wanted to see how Aaron Rodgers would really look in full game action. Needed to see how the Minnesota Vikings, who many “experts” have picked as world-beating NFL champs, would look. Ended up needing sleep more than either and passed out at halftime.
The verdict? Of course the Packers ended up winning 24-19. Pretty close. So much for those that predicted the Vikings to walk over the rest of the NFL easily.
Adrian Peterson looked scary. Scary, as is expected. Viking quarterback Tavaris Jackson looked scary in a different way, as many sane people expected. Scary bad. The Viking brass should find out why you don’t spend $42 million on Bernard Berrian when you don’t have a competent quarterback to throw to him. I’m glad the Vikings committed that gaffe and not the Bears.
Aaron Rodgers? He won the game, and the media including Dan Pompei are raving about his performance. Why, I don’t know exactly. He went 18/22 for 178 yards and a touchdown. He scrambled well. His offense also looked to be in disarray for much of the first half, and Rodgers overthrew his wide open tight end for a touchdown.
While the Vikings or Packers may very well win the NFC North, I am in no way scared by what I saw from either team. The Bears are in the ballpark with these teams, whether anyone in the media will give them credit for it or not.