Packers vs. Vikings: 5 Things to Watch

The Minnesota Vikings (1-5) will start rookie quarterback Christian Ponder Sunday when they take on the undefeated Green Bay Packers (6-0) at the Metrodome. The basics  When: 3:15 CDT; Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Where: Mall of America Field at the Metrodome; Minneapolis, MN. TV: FOX; Thom Brennaman and Troy Aikman with the call, Pam Oliver on the sidelines. […]

Know Your Packers Enemy: Previewing Packers – Vikings with Max Ginsberg

In this week’s installment of “Know Your Packers Enemy,” I talked with Max Ginsberg of Purple Pants, Green Jersey, a blog dedicated to news and information about both the Vikings and Packers. Max also writes on occasion for Cheesehead TV. He’s a great follow on Twitter (@MaxGinsberg) for news and opinions on both franchises. Enough […]

McCarthy: Packers Won’t Overlook Struggling Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are just two years removed from playing a pair of games that essentially decided the NFC North in 2009, but the franchises couldn’t have veered in more different directions since then. The Packers rebounded from two crippling losses to Brett Favre in ’09 to win the Super Bowl […] Poll: Was Week 1 the Death of NFL Defenses?

The first week of the NFL season is usually ruled by defense. Not this year. Quarterbacks and passing dominated opening weekend in 2011 and it’s going to be interesting to see if the trend continues throughout the season. Some stats: Offenses racked up 7,842 passing yards in Week 1, the most in NFL history. According […]

Around the NFC North, Week 1: Packers’ Division Foes Impress Early On

Here’s how the NFC North fared in Week 1 of the NFL season: Bears (1-0), beat Atlanta Falcons, 30-12 All summer we heard how the Bears were destined for collapse in the 2011. Publications and respected sports writers from across the country picked Chicago to hover somewhere around or below .500 and willingly hand over […]