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I'm not too concerned about the Sat. night game, but am concerned beyond..

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  1. Brandon
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    I honestly think that on a short week, after the Vikings valiantly played their hearts out to barely beat us at home, that there will most likely be very little left in the tank. My opinion is the Vikings absolutely need to play perfect across the board, which they generally did at home in their win. I will say however that if Ponder throws a pick in the endzone on that play that miraculously found its way into purple's hands, they probably aren't in the playoffs right now.

    I think we win this game by a full two TD's against an overeager team. I don't however feel very encouraged about how we match up against various teams, namely a team like Denver. Does our defense have what it takes to even remotely come close to stopping the likes of Peyton Manning if Christian Ponder can effortlessly complete nearly every 3rd and long? And how many more times can we afford to let Rodgers take a hit before he doesn't get up?

    I just feel very uneasy matching up against a team that seemed better coached and more versatile on both sides of the ball. I am hoping that the return of Charles Woodson and hopefully ALL of our receivers will ease my concerns. Your thoughts?
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    WHOA Let's get by vikes first.
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    I think that there are a few adjustments to be made and that with the exception of 2-4 guys, we played pretty D* well. We got beat at our best because of a few underachievers and a few bad breaks. This week will not be easy.
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    Stopping Christian Ponder is a lot harder when you have AP on your team.

    If Peyton Manning had AP next to him we'd be ****** :)
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    We can beat the Vikes. Just need to play mistake free football.
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    Vikes played the Pack toe-to-toe TWICE and made our defense look like all 11 were conjoined-at-the-head Siamese twins (you get the idea, I don't know what the word is for 11 guys joined together is) ... while I admire the positive thoughts, I haven't seen anything that would warrant bubbling optimism that a victory is imminent.

    If the Pack play THEIR game and contain Peterson (read: hold him to 120 yards) and actually get some pressure on Ponder this time, the Pack CAN win this game. If the Pack rely on Rodgers and the offense to out-run the same crap defensive play we all witnessed on Sunday, the Pack will be golfing next week at this time.
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    Unlikely. 150 would be good though.
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    You're absolutely correct. A guy can wish though. It's kinda like sandbagging a budget deliberation, start low and let 'em work ya up. I'd take 150.
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    Last season, we went one & done, losing as the #1 seed, at home.
    The year before, thanks to David Akers missing 2 kicks in Philly, we didn't go one & done, and went onto Glory.
    The year before that, our offense was unstoppable, but we lost 87-81 in the Wildcard game at Arizona. One & done.

    No home playoff wins under Rodgers.

    We also went one & done 2 of the last 3 times with Farve too, losing at home both times, to Atlanta and Minnesota, 2 soft dome teams.

    If we bow out this week, we will start to be labeled the One & Done Boys.
    How worried are you that the 2010 was a one-year magic carpet ride in the playoffs?

    Remember, when we won the Super Bowl in


    http://jerseyal.com/GBP/2012/12/31/2012-green-bay-packers-which-history-will-repeat/
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    We just need to hunker down on defense and play with some pride in front of the home crowd. These guys don't need extramotivation as they know whats at stake. Letting a guy run for over 400 yards in just two meetings is just embarassing if i get played to defense smh. I would never use film from that game to teach how important gap integrity and form tackling should be. However i would use it to show what happens when you don't get multiple hats hustling to the football, bad persue angles, and poor efforts tackling. I would not be shocked at all if he ran for another 200+ yds on this defense.
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    I wouldn be surprised if MM went through each and every minute of film and asked each and every player "What happened here?" on every play.
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    I feel pretty confident about this game. Were it not for a missed call on the non catch by the Vikes and stupid crap by Tramon we probably win Sunday. Ponder won't play as well as he did on Sunday. AP, probably will. Also, we'll have Woody and Cobb back. Now SF will be a big challenge!!!:eek:
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    The best way to hold AP to under 120 yards is simple. Get out to an early lead and stretch it to force Ponder to throw the ball more. We got off to a slow start in large part because Cobb didn't play. Our WRs will be good to go across the board for the first time in months. I expect a score on our first possession and an early 10-14 point lead by the end of the 1st quarter. The Vikings won't catch up after that point.
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    No, but I WOULD be shocked if Ponder played another "best game of his career" in back-to-back games.

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