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Vikings win; Packers will host Vikings next weekend

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 30, 2012 – 6:47 pm

QB Aaron Rodgers fumbles the ball.

MINNEAPOLIS–The Packers and Vikings will face each other again next weekend, in Lambeau Field, in the wild-card round of the playoffs, following a 37-34 Vikings win in the Metrodome on Sunday.

Trailing 20-10 at halftime, the Packers cut their deficit to 20-17 when Aaron Rodgers completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings to cap the Packers’ opening drive of the second half.

Minnesota roared back on a drive that involved a critical replay review and a second-and-27 play the Vikings converted on a 27-yard run by Adrian Peterson. The Vikings moved their lead to 27-17 when Christian Ponder flipped a 2-yard touchdown pass to Peterson.

The Packers stormed back with an 87-yard touchdown drive, the big play of which was a 73-yard completion from Rodgers to Jordy Nelson. The touchdown play, an 8-yard throw from Rodgers to James Jones, was first ruled a fumble and a Vikings recovery in the end zone. Replay review awarded the Packers a touchdown, but not before some tense moments after Coach Mike McCarthy tossed his challenge flag unnecessarily. It resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty but did not disallow the touchdown. Referee Mike Carey explained the review had already begun when McCarthy tossed his challenge flag.

Trailing 27-24, the Packers tied the game on a 40-yard Mason Crosby field goal early in the fourth quarter.

That’s when Ponder, not Peterson, made the big play. His 65-yard completion to Jarius Wright caught the Packers by surprise and was the big play in a go-ahead touchdown drive. On third down, Ponder pitched a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mike Jenkins, and the Vikings led, 34-27.

Facing a must-score possession, Rodgers moved the Packers slowly but surely down the field as the clock ticked toward the two-minute warning. A pass interference penalty against the Vikings put the ball on the 2-yard line, from where Nelson caught a back-shoulder throw for a touchdown that tied the game, 34-34, with 2:54 to play.

That’s when the excitement began.

The Vikings took possession at their 28. Two failed plays left Ponder to face a third-and-11. Following the two-minute warning, Ponder found Jenkins alone on the sideline for 25 yards and a first down at the Packers 48.

At that point, the clock favored the Vikings, who would try to move into field goal range. Peterson seven yards on first down, and the clock ticked. Peterson rushed for four more and a first down, and the clock ticked.

That’s when Peterson won the game. He burst off left tackle for 26 yards and with three seconds to play, rookie Blair Walsh booted a 29-yard, walk-off field goal.

 


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274 Responses to “Vikings win; Packers will host Vikings next weekend”

  1. By Ty Payne on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I would put this game in one of the worst losses in possibly the last five years. So this year, we have two of the worst losses in the last five years. Honestly, I can not believe how the coaching staff and players gave up. I am a Packer fan, true to the heart. But today…I am just entirely disappointed.
    Not to mention…next week could just get ugly. Peterson running around the field at will and the defense deciding to stay home for the winter. This is probably just anger after a tough loss talking, but I just hope that we can play lights out offense next week. Else I will have to start looking to next season even earlier.

  2. By Norwegian Packers fan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Should have won this one, silly penalties lost us the win…

  3. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations Vikings. You will be facing 49ers in the divisional round.

  4. By L E Long on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Same old story, on the last drive the Packers defense forced a 3rd and 11 and what did the defensive co-ordinator call? Why the good old 3 man rush prevent defense and just like every other time he called it, it didn’t work. How much longer do we have to put up with this? The prevent defense does not work, period. History has shown that it fails significantly more than it prevails. Last year they set a record for most yards allowed in a season. The Giants eliminated them, at home, by completing 9 of 11 3rd and longs, every single one against a 3 man rush. The Packers desperately need a new defensive co-ordinator.

  5. By Matt on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    If this week’s Packers team shows up it’ll be a very short playoff run.

  6. By Canadian Bill on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have said all year the Packer Achilles Heel is their secondary not Crosby and it showed today. They got beat by a poor quarterback. Hopefully we will see better results next week. Hey its never easy.

  7. By WM on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tramon Williams is the new Deion Sanders…does not want to make any tackle or get physical at all!! not to mention he costs the team 4 points with his STUPID penalty that ultimately led to a Vikings touchdown! that play might not have directly led to the Packers loss, but it certainly didn’t help. I’ve been SO tired with Williams all season long on not making plays(especially against the Vikings). I honestly think he’s afraid of Adrian Peterson…..pathetic. i would not bring him back next season

  8. By jamie on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Another unprepared 400 plus yard Capers defensive scheme. Every important game is the same old story. Sure hope he`s looking for a job after this season!

  9. By Jeremy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Are we ever going to NOT give up a big third down conversion? I, for one, think Capers and his D plan is overrated. I may be talking out of anger but think about it, how many big third down conversions has our “defense” given up? I can think of more than a fair few. Not too confident about next week to be honest. Hoping for a better D plan and D effort. Congrats to AP on an awesome season. Hope we can shut you down on the frozen tundra next week.

  10. By jim on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    did not don capers know that peterson was playing tonight? what kind of game plan was that? I would hope that next week he might consider stopping him!

  11. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    THAT WAS PATHETIC. 3RD AND 12 AND YOU CALL A PREVENT DEFENSE? WHAT KIND OF SENSE DOES THAT MAKE?

    AND THEN YOU LET PETERSON RUN FOR 25 YARDS WHEN THEY’RE GETTING IN FIELD GOAL RANGE? HE’S THE ONLY GUY YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT, AND THIS SORRY DEFENSE LETS HIM RUN FOR 199 YARDS ON 5.6 YPC.

    DOM CAPERS HAS GOT TO GO, HE CLEARLY HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S DOING.

    THIS TEAM WILL CHOKE NEXT WEEK AT HOME, JUST LIKE LAST YEAR.

    I WONDER IF PETERSON WILL MOON THE PACKERS FANS.

  12. By AG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    When is the defensive secondary going to be held accontable?

    As far as I’m concerned, they lost the game. No one know how to tackle anymore.

    How stupid is Williams for causing that hand to the face penalty.

    Like Rodgers always says, we control our oown destiny, well I guess it’s now or never, ya better come up with a miracle now,
    Lights out football, we sure won’t get past next next week playing like we did today.

    The team better dig deep!

  13. By kda on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    When McCarthy asked Dom Capers why their defense didn’t know how to tackle after last year’s playoff loss, I guess neither one of them took it seriously to fix the problem for this year’s season. Definitely the worst tackling team in the playoffs….and with a rematch against the Vikings next week, it will be interesting.

  14. By Rodrigo Orvañanos on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dom capers may have a shiny record but its just stupid to take the prevent decision today… hope the pack gets revenge for this one.

  15. By Conor on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    We have to keep outside containment on AP, he had too many opportunities to bounce the ball outside. Also, Woodson needs to replace MD.

  16. By Jared on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry. The Vikings will pay next week!

  17. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    wow you people are just plain pathetic go root for the vikings then if all you do is cry after a loss big deal life goes on and im confident my team will show up next week and all you guys do is look for a reason to call out Dom Capers, TT, and MM grow up already

  18. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Williams should be fined 20,000 for that STUPID 3rd down play witch cost the packers a touchdown!!!! And Hayward would of done what he was supposed to do on that 3rd down play, Vikings would of punted!!! TO MANY DUMMYS IN THE SECOUNDARY!!!!

  19. By mina on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care, we will win the Super Bowl

  20. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    T. William didn’t tackle anything in this game and still gave the Vikings a free TD, what a joke is this. Packers will lose next week again just like the Bears in 2010.

  21. By TjBuilder on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome stuff boys! “We are ready to play”, for sure. It is horrible to watch the lack of effort… another 1 and done season shaping up. Totally awesome job Capers/defense- you guys rock. Nice game McCarthy.

  22. By Bart on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    They lost the super bowl tonight plain and simple.

  23. By me on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    get rid of mcarthy…maybe the nwe can win games we should not have lost.

  24. By Bart Starr fan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    How can you be a “professional” football player in an important game and do something stupid like hands to the face and cost your team by giving up a touchdown on the subsequent series of downs. Use your head and grow up Tramon Williams. Don’t tell me it’s an emotional game – it’s a stupid undisciplined penalty that cost the team BIG! Blown coverages in week 17 are unacceptable Hayward!! These kind of stupid antics need to stop Mc Carthy & Thompson!!! FIRE Capers and get some defensive players – especially the secondary. Mc Carthy get the offense’s act together and stop wasting timeouts – which also cost you in this game! Again, it’s week 17 you idiots!! Looks like the Pack may be one and done in the playoffs if they continue to play like this.

  25. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    RYAN, if you think its OK to PLAY STUPID and win . GOOD LUCK!!!!

  26. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Haywards a rookie stop the b***hing im glad he’s a part of the team i think that would be his first mistake all year as a ROOKIE! my god

  27. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    This team CHOKED away the 2nd seed in the playoffs. You don’t think that’s important considering all the injuries the team has? This defense looked SCARED of Peterson, never wanting to take him on and try to tackle him, always settling for pushing him out of bounds after he gains 15-20 yards. Like on that 27 yard run on 2nd and 27, Morgan Burnett didn’t go in to try and stop him, he just backpedaled over to the sideline like a coward.

    How could this defense make Christian Ponder look good? Like I said earlier, Capers has got to go.

  28. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well loyal packer fans, what excuse do you have for me this week?

    Injuries?
    Referees?
    Not enough sleep?

    Because your stupid packers can do no wrong, right?

    Well, they’ll win next week. Wrong! The Vikings own your stupid team!

    Stop recruiting all rookies and spend some money to get a veteran who can do the job correctly, or is TT too cheap? The patriots have the recipe for success. Why don’t you guys follow their example. At least they can back up their talk with results.

    The packers organization is too stubborn and pig-headed to change. You guys got lucky two years ago, and it looks like your luck ran out again. You’ll get another championship in 30 years.

  29. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @smokin1256 if u have such a big problem with this team then go jump on another bandwagon cuz crying on this website will not get u anywhere. Try rooting for the bears and see where that gets you my god

  30. By Big Cheese on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Great entertainment, unfortunate outcome. I have to keep reminding myself about the last SB year. Maybe we need to keep playing, and a game at Lambeau against the Vikes in a Wild Card game sounds like a good start to me. I do have a problem with NFL teams allowing one man to beat them. AP is ridiculous. No crying or whining here though. I’m still feeling pretty good about the Pack in the Playoffs. Unleash the critics now… But I Love the Packers, and have since 1962. The Packer Faithfull have seen so much worse in the 70’s and 80’s. Or how would you like to be a Bills or a Browns fan? Go Pack Go….

  31. By Packer Joe on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    once again the laughable defense will be the demise of the Packers, they couldn’t stop a little old lady from crossing the street…. AR can’t do it alone…. Packers will handle the Vikings at Lambeau, but that’ll be it….

  32. By mina on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jesus so many haters here. GO PACK GO, we’ll beat Vikings next week, take revenge on Niners, and destroy Stealhawks in NFC Championship game. Super Bowl is ours!!!

  33. By Eric on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, people, panic is for losers. Yes, I expected the Packers to play a better game defensively, and the slow start on offense really hurt. But they kept fighting back in a hostile environment, showing a lot of heart. There is every chance that next week will be different. This is not last year’s defense, and I don’t expect two bad games in a row out of them. The key, though, is that the offense has to get off to a fast start.

  34. By bob on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not stopping them on third and long killed us today! Good job by Ross! Lets kick the Queenies to the curb next week! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. By Gomez on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s time to FIRE Dom Capers. His defenses have ranked near the bottom of the NFL.
    What can you say about a defensive scheme that only causes the opponent to punt twice in a game?
    What a pathetic defensive game. It’s been the case all year. You rely on the defense to stop the opponent and give your offense good field position. Everything about Capers coaching is sub-par. Fire Capers now, it will not make any difference because the Packers are going nowhere in the playoffs.

  36. By mina on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    you’re silly

  37. By Ty Payne on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Digging deep on the offensive side yes. Honestly Clay Matthews, BJ Raji and possibly MB Jennings looked like they cared whether or not they one that ball game. The rest of the defense…they gave up on that last drive. And the coaching staff did as well.
    We are going to have to be lucky, if we decide to arive like we did today, to win the ball game at home.

  38. By Vikes Rule on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey looks like you guys lost :)

  39. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’L TAKE MINNESOTA AND GIVE 10 POINTS FOR $500.00 any takers!!!!!

  40. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fire CAPERS!!!!!!!!

  41. By Pat on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packer defense is still suspect. The Green Bay defense has been feasting on weak teams the past few weeks. Blown coverages today against an average QB, poor tackling and a dumb penalty in the red zone. If they can’t find a way to contain Adrian Peterson to 100 yards next week, it will be a one and done playoff run.

  42. By Woodro on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The thing that keeps aggrevating me, is Dom Capers working out of the booth. I think our Defensive top guy needs to be on the field kicking some but, and if nothing else, giving some facial expressions to the idiots that make the errors that cost us games. We should not have lost this one, only mistakes and blown coverages on defense beat us up. You are not going to stop Peterson, but the rest of your game needs to be at the next level on Defense. Always praise for Capers, yet its his side of the ball that gives up 37 points!

  43. By Ty Payne on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    There is no Panic here Eric. But if you can look anyone in the eye, and honestly tell them that if play, coach and react the same next week that we will win the game. Then what are you thining!

  44. By Joe G on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Usually when you score 34 points in a professional football game you win the game. Good job to Aaron Rodgers and the offense after a VERY rough start. Harris is a beast! Defense needs to call Chuck Pagano, Mariucci on NFL Network said they held Peterson to 60 yards and beat the Vikings! We have a team we know, at home, in the first round. Let’s kick their butts by playing Packers Football! Go Pack!

  45. By CMC on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    You have got to be kidding me, How much money shall we all spend before you can dig deep?

  46. By kenn715 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh we practiced tackling all week oh Morgan would you please tackle Adrian for me???? oh I’m sorry but I cant I broke a nail!!! Why don’t you tackle him? well my hemorrhoids are acting up again and my lazy butt don’t want to catch him, Besides I’m scared of Adrian he is going to hurt me and I will cry……Does this look like gb defense in this game today????

  47. By Shaun on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tough loss today, We’ll get ya next week!

  48. By Michael on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What Just happend. I WOKE UP AND IT WAS 2009.

  49. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Somebody better tell Hayward to sew up that hole he has in his hands,Can’t believe he let that one go right threw!!!

  50. By Brant on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand the hysteria. If we lose next week, then I will believe all this apocalyptic nonsense. Giving up 200 yards to Adrian Peterson who is probably the best back of this generation, is not a cause for despair. The teams are closely matched, but the Pack have the best QB. The game will be close next week, but with the result will be the opposite. Just relax and congratulate Minnesota.. for the moment.

  51. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Another thing, the DBs were getting ABUSED by the Vikings WRs in the run game. As good as some of these guys are in coverage, they’re atrocious in run defense. Tramon got all mad because he’s a soft player, then lost his cool and had that idiotic penalty because of it.

    How about teaching the players a little bit of discipline, McCarthy? Oh wait, you almost messed up big time by throwing the challenge flag when you weren’t supposed to. Where’s your head at, Mike?

  52. By Samjay on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    THE PACK HAS NO DEFENSE, NO RUNNING GAME, & NO HEART. WHAT A JOKE. I HAVE BEEN A PACKERS FAN ALL MY LIFE & THEY JUST HAVE NO BACKBONE, THEY REALLY MAKE ME SICK. YOU GIVE UP A 1ST DOWN ON 3RD & 11 REALLY………PLAYING PREVENT……….REALLY. CAPERS NEEDS TO GO & SOMEONE NEEDS TO SLAP SOME SENSE INTO WILLIAMS WHAT A JOKE.

  53. By Joyce Joy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon man…grow up..its a loss…in a hostile environment. We will come back strong next week….You all sound like Vikequeen fans now.

  54. By rjorgPACK on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Too predictable running on first down to start game. Essentially giving away a down. Switched from hurry up after one down. Just did not step onto the field and take control by imposing offense. First two series three and out and stupid mistakes cost them the game and a bye.

    Waster timeouts hurt them in the first half and maybe even cost points because they could not review. Then in the second half a TD is scored when a penalty gives them a second change. Another instance of extra points.

    Dropping into zone and letting them convert on third down was just wrong. Man to man was getting it done and they abandoned it.

    Last but not least….poor tackling again. WOW. A lot to clean up for next week to actually “be ready.”

  55. By kda on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey “Vikes Rule”, when you win 4 Super Bowls come back to our web site and we’ll talk football…..moron.

  56. By CMC on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Can yiu say DEFENCE?

  57. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    If there weren’t ANY 3RD DOWNS IN FOOTBALL,GREEN BAY WOULD BE OWESOME!!!!!!

  58. By Clancy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    We knew what was coming and failed to stop it. Defensive Backs running away from Peterson for a chance downfield. Sad.

    Will the offense show up next week to offset the defense? Hope so!!! See you there!!!

  59. By Joe on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    So as it turns out, the bad call in the Seattle game cost Green Bay a first round bye and posssibly a second home game in the playoffs depending on how things go.

  60. By muse on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Williams is a wimp and is another Deion! I hope Woodson is back next week and Williams is on the sidelines.Packers have to stop the run next week and the secondary has respond.Jennings and Nelson looked great.

  61. By UP-Brewer on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is the 2nd time Coach McCArthy has cost the Pack a game due to his short sighted, too quick, contesting of a play. Don’t fire him… dock his salary for next season by 1 M$

  62. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder 78.8 rating for season (26th in NFL) 120 today! Vikings run offense- 160 avg… 217 today 240 December 2nd!
    Last week I praised Capers for first time in 2 yrs, this week…… FIRE HIM!

  63. By James on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Overall, the Packers did pretty well for themselves by coming back from 13-0. Just too much time on the clock and several unlucky plays on the final drive. They should be able to take revenge without the “12th” man for the Vikings. Go Pack Go!

  64. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    this is stupid, very stupid. T. William gave Vikings a TD and he couldn’t tackle anything, Packers D dropped 8 and couldn’t cover 3 receivers. I like what I see in D. Harris and Ross.

  65. By Alice on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What’s done is done, the Packers lost and it’s no use belly aching about it now. All we can do is to look forward to next weekend and root for a win.

  66. By PackerBilly on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    L E Long, you said it well. I know Casey is only a rookie, but with his nose for the ball, I’d like to think he’d have been looking for the pick-six instead of letting the receiver stand on the sideline wide-open. “Prevent(you from winning) defense” almost NEVER works.

  67. By jeff on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings still suck and will choke like they always do in big play off games!!!! Go Pack!!!

  68. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan and Mina,

    You guys are so naive! Stop being so blindly optimistic, and criticize this team who claims to be professional, which I consider to be a separate joke all in its own. My high school football team could play better than this ridiculous group of people did tonight. I would call them a team, but to do that they need to be motivated. If there’s something worse than pathetic packer football, it’s pathetic packer fans that believe blindly in this organization. Hold this organization accountable.

  69. By Dave on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    These comments are sickening. You want to kick Tramon Williams off the team because of a penalty? You want Dom Capers fired. There were errors made in this game, but for the love of God be happy that our running game looked good, our offense is finally looking normal again with Jordy and Greg making plays, and Mason is making field goals. We will win next week. Part of being a Packer fan is having faith in TT and the team to do what they historically do: win.

  70. By john on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    too many drops on both side

  71. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Williams made a dumb play that cost us but if you think putting him on the sidelines will help then you are pretty dumb. Do u think Bush would be a better option smh..

  72. By hurry up and wait on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Great to see the defense how the defense is able to choke in a playoff type game and atmosphere. The Vikings deserved the win, plain and simple.

  73. By LukeSkywalker12 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Some Guy,
    you call a prevent defense to force a short throw and force a tackle, it was a good call, poor play since we failed to force the short throw.

    If you have a good plan to stop AP, please share.

    Dom Capers needs to be here as long as possible since he’s done a great job, especially this year with his playmakers missing a lot of time.

    Please don’t come here and rant because you’re upset about the loss and when you clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

    But chin up, we have a second chance next week at home to kick some purple butt. Go, Pack, Go!

  74. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    DuJuan Harris should be the starting running back. Grant did his patented “Run it up the middle and get 1 yard” routine on the first two possessions. Grant will probably just fumble the game away in the playoffs anyway.

  75. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    “We will win next week”

    Base on what?

    No chance

  76. By kenn715 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    our Offense is the only hope we have Bench….. Williams….. he can’t tackle if his life depended upon it

  77. By David on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Please tell BJ to get excited on 3rd down stops and stop pointing after his 2 nd down stops especially when the next play all you see is 28 running over him for 27

    All day ponder gets pressured and when you need to apply pressure you rush 3

    Minny has the look of the giants from last year

  78. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    WHO WAS THE ‘ M V P’ FOR THE PACKERS. THE DEFENSE!!!!!!

  79. By 4dingos on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Williams should be given a game ball for that smart play of hands to the face and Dom Capers one for the great defensive game plan. Good Luck next week

  80. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Offense is not the problem, we scored 34 points. Mccarthy does fine calling that (except for his jumpy challenges) esp. his indefensible routes on the goaline. he doesn’t make defensive play calls.. keep Mccarthy fire Capers!

  81. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Next week will be a totally different story. The Packers gave this one away and now can concentrate on next week..Looks like no major injuries except Worthy. Hopefully he is OK.. All they need now is 4 wins in a row…They have responded with winning streaks twice this year after bad games..
    They will do it again..
    GO PACK GO !
    Phil

  82. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan, J. Bush might tackle Peterson better than T. William.

  83. By fernandopandre on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    So we stop opponents for 20 or less points in I don’t know how many games and one bad game is “Fire Capers” all over again? It wasn’t Capers that left Jenkins alone on the sideline on that 3rd and 11. It wasn’t Capers who missed the tackles. It wasn’t Capers who committed the foul that gave the Vikings a whole new set of downs inside the 3.

    Let’s stop for a moment and breathe. And then let’s start thinking.

  84. By dale on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    worst tackling secondary ever

  85. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @gbconscience any REAL packer fan knows that calling for MM, TT and Dom capers to be fired is a complete joke and even wanting to fine Williams and have him sideline are you kidding me? And now Casey Haywards a big joke for making one of his first mistakes of the season as a ROOKIE lol if you can’t accept losses then just keep jumping on the bandwagon every year for who ever wins the SB, because the real joke is all these dumb comments

  86. By bruce on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The person that needs to grow up and set a better example was Tramon Williams on defense. We held the Vikings to a field goal and his penalty killed us.. We gave up 7 instead of three.. That was really costly. He needs to stay in control. We will be ready next weekend. Cobb will be back too..

  87. By Jray on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    We all knew what the Vikings or should i say the Peterson Show would bring to the table. Way to give up on Plays and to let Peterson again run circle’s around the Pack! What a joke!!

    Looking forward to another Green Bay lose, all this money spent for what?!? With the amount of payroll we have we should be up there with the Patriots!

    Injuries or not, stop the excuses and play!

  88. By Brokenbackjack on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I keep hearing Dom has this and that planned and it is the same old thing year after year. I have to agree we need a new thinker for our defensive coordinator. Tramon wake up man and use your head.
    How did we not knock the ball down on that touchdown in the second half. I thought our man intercepted it and then they signaled touchdown. Pathetic.
    Hayward should have been playing back on that 3rd down play there was no one in front of him.
    I have to agree on that prevent defense call. It is stupid and it never prevents nothing! It just prevents us from winning.
    Better get our act together next week guys cause it is in our house and we must win in our house!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ryan, I agree with you 100%

  90. By Frank on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Funny how all you closet Vikings fans are now crowing…especially liked the one that said the Packers had their 2 lucky years, and they may win another Championship in 30 years..How many Championships have the Vikings won??? Oh, thats right 0 0 for 4 Super Bowls too..

  91. By bajacheese on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not Capers defense people, it’s the players not being able to tackle. Period!

  92. By arizona today on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s my game story:

    Coach McCarthy hands victory to Minnesota by not using timeouts to save time for the offense to go back and win the game. How could any coach stand there with two timeouts in his back pocket and NOT stop the clock while Minnesota neared the end zone? Unbelievable. Poor strategy, coach. I could see it coming. I kept saying, “call timeout, stop the clock.” But Mac just kept snoozing on the sideline. What was he thinking? They’d miss an easy FG and the game goes to OT? Mac’s grade for today’s game: F

  93. By kenn715 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    marshmallow = Tramon

  94. By Roy P on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow…. lots of Teddy Bears and Queens fans trolling here.Bears fans of course have nothing else to do because their not in the plaoffs. And to the Queens… enjoy your 1 win in the last 6- the a** kickings will continue again next Sunday :) GO PACK GO!!

  95. By 4dingos on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Poor showing for the Pack BUT THE BEARS STILL SUCK

  96. By CapersMustGo on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Fern,

    Go back and look at ALL of Capers’ good games. They were ALL against bad teams. Oh and before you even say Texans, look at the Texans record against winning teams this year. It’s 1-4 BTW.

    Any D coach worth anything knows you don’t play prevent until you are up by 2 scores, or AT LEAST a TD if under 2 min.

  97. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    some of these comments are just stupid. Now we will get to see Packers play next week. I hate waiting to see my packers play, i hate the bye. I want to see my packers play next week.

  98. By Dan in Texas on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packer Fans: Yes we are frustrated and we should be with our DEFENSE. Our Offense, well, Rodgers, was awesome and made plays all second half. If we stop them on 3rd and 11 with 2:00 to go GAME OVER! We win! Now, let’s not let the purple in our stadium. We have 4 Superbowl Trophies; They have 0! Now let’s create a home-field and kick their…. well, you know! Frustrated Packer fan in Texas who knows we will get back at them next week though! Go Pack!

  99. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Now we will get to see Packers play next week. I hate waiting to see my packers play, i hate the bye. I want to see my packers play next week.”

    And lose next week!!

  100. By Mike Cheek on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m amazed at the negative comments I see. Come on Packer fans. I’ve been with this team since 1960. You guys are just spoiled. This was an awesome game that could have gone either way. I thought the Vikes got the most breaks which often happens at home. Also, they HAD to win. I fully expect the Pack to get the job done next week at home. Chill out!

  101. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you CapersMustGo!!!!!

  102. By Firedomcapers!!! on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It is capers, his scheme is terrible, this is not the 1990’s , he needs to go

  103. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    So I remember the article that came out a day before this game that said “We’re ready.” Will this team be “ready” next week, too? All the shills on here that blindly defend everything this organization does and don’t think this loss is significant need their heads examined.

    Protip: Stopping Peterson is a good way to beat the Vikings. Maybe try tackling him before he gets 20 yards.

  104. By Samjay on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    LETS SEE WHATS HAPPENS NEXT WEEK. HOPING FOR THE BEST BUT EXPECTING THE WORST. MAYBE SOMEONE CAN TACKLE PETTERSON NEXT WEEK………. HOPEFULLY. NO MATTER WHAT I LOVE THE PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. By Vic. on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tramon Williams should be benched. He wasn’t willing to tackle at all.

  106. By DawnWis on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    You Packr fans..are nothing but a bunch of crybabies.You talked smack..all week about beating the Vikes…GUESS WHAT??PACKERS LOST! PAYBACK IS A BEACH! WAIT TIL NEXT WEEK!
    JUST REMEMBER..PACKERS WILL NEVER BE PERFECT!

  107. By packman123 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    that fact is if ponder has time to throw we lose, cause we can’t stop peterson

  108. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    AT LEAST ARE COACH ISN’T LIKE REX RYAN, WHOS WOURTHLESS!!!!! HE STILL THINKS SANCHEZ IS THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!!!

  109. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The playoffs will shape up this way .The Packers will beat the Vikings next week and Seattle will be the Redskins. The Packers will beat the 49ers in a revenge game from earlier this year and Seattle will beat the Falcons…Then the big revenge game will finally come when Seattle will come to Lambeau to play the PAckers…I cannot wait for that one to happen.On to the superbowl my friends….Go Pack go !
    Phil

  110. By billfromc'ville on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s why they call it home field advantage guys! We have it next week1 GO PACK GO!!!!!!

  111. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    DawnWis PAYBACK IS A BEACH SO I CAN’T WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK WHEN THE VIKINGS LOSE!

  112. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    1 and Done, if Packers will lose any way, next week or in two weeks don’t really matter right?

  113. By Packer Fan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    If I did my job 1/2 as bad as Capers, I would have been fired a long time ago….simply PATHETIC!!

  114. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    A real COACH WOULD HAVE PULLED WILLIAMS OUT OF THE GAME AFTER THAT STUPID PENALTY!!!!!ON THE BENCH AND $20,000 FINE!!!

  115. By rbielefeld4625 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, but no way you should lose when you score 34 points. Defensive effort was poor. After the last two seasons I am believe a change in DC is needed. The defense has not been good this year period. Those in the know keep saying the D is getting better, but then you get what we saw today and against the Giants for another example. The offense is fine, but the D is not. Next week will see AP running by us and on to the next playoff game, as I just don’t see our D stopping him. They have not in the two games so far. Sorry to say it, but on and done again this year unless there is a miracle on D.

  116. By gopackxlv on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Unlike many of the people here, I can’t blame Dom Capers and his scheme for this one. How many times did they have Peterson bottled up only to see him run through pathetic arm tackles? I’m sure Capers didn’t tell Tramon Williams to run away from AP like he’s afraid of him instead of tackling him and I’m pretty sure Dom Capers wasn’t one of the three Packers DBs standing there watching Jenkins make that catch on the sideline either. With all the emphasis supposedly placed on tackling, I can’t understand why we still can’t tackle. I feel like we’re always the softer team and, in my opinion, that’s more about the players’ pride and less about the coaches on the sideline or in the booth. Gut-wrenching loss.

  117. By kenn715 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Rodgers lost this one with the fumble

  118. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Ryan,

    Have faith! Because GB’s tackling, fumbling, injuries, etc. are all gonna be solved by next week, next year, next decade. Optimistic thinking gets you everywhere fast. At least negative thinking is realistic thinking

  119. By Laurie on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good Grief! If you’re really a Packers fan – be one! None of us fans are out on the field. Do you not think they are trying? If you’re so disguisted with the Packers go be some other team’s fan. Otherwise back our guys. GO PACKERS!

  120. By al holbrook on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    You play this team 2 times a year and you don”t think there going to run the ball! DA! I think it was all a plan to get the Vikings first in Greenbay and have clear sailng after that! There is now way the Vikings are going to win in Greenbay! So as the the other play off teams there are elimanating other teams from the the play offs. So the Packers might be in a better spot for the the SUPERBOWL!

  121. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    At least you do not live in Philly and have the Eagles and Andy Reid to deal with all week…Be happy !

  122. By man alive on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It figures!. Same old Packer defense when the game is crunch time. Going nowhere in playoffs because of D.

  123. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think some of the defense was trying I heard at least 3 times when the ANALYSTS called them out on it too… saying they don’t want any part of ap.. or hee just stared at him in the backfield

  124. By gage on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Free agency is not the answer. The bears use free agency and out doesn’t work for them. So do the cardinals and jags and chiefs. The pats drafted a majority of their good players. Also, they have the lowest budget in the league and use their money to pay and keep people like arod and clay and bj. It was a good game and a team had to lose, you can’t call out an entire organization that just got the the seed.

  125. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hate to say it, but 4 out of the 5 losses or to playoff teams!!! Hate to say it, but Green Bay will be 1 and DONE!!!!

  126. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    This defense will let Peterson run for 250 yards and 3 TDs next week. They’re afraid of him, and absolutely refuse to tackle him unless he’s got 3 other guys helping him. And even then, Peterson pushes the pile for another 5 yards.

    Soft defense will cost this team another shot at the Super Bowl.

  127. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone LIKE fire dom capers page on facebook

  128. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Go pack fans go! You’ll beat the Vikings next week, sure! Frank, keep living in the past, your team doesn’t even have that! I hope that this loss tweaks your nerve. Maybe you and your organization will wake up, and see how many problems this team has and needs to fix. Wake up and do something about it instead of thumping your chests. Stupid blind optimists!

  129. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Phil Paul, thank you so much. I fell much better when you mentioned Eagles and Andy Reid. We are lucky to have MM, TT, DC. Some packers fans need to cool down, all I care is I get to watch Packers play next week.

  130. By Rusty on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I kept waiting for Ponder to make a mistake… I guess I will have to wait until next week.

    He had 2 throws (at least) that should have been intercepted. The fumble by Rodgers and the slow start was the difference in the game.

    The good news is that the Vikings are 7-1 at home and only 3-5 on the road. The Packers are 7-1 at home and 4-4 on the road. I do not see the Packers losing to the Vikings in back-to-back weeks.

    Go Pack GO!

  131. By SAMJAY on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    RELAX MY FRIENDS THE PACK ARE GOING TO BE FINE. ALL THOSE HATERS ARE MOST LIKELY GIANT OR JET FANS LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! AT LEAST WE ARE PLAYOFF BOUND!!!!!!!! DOWN WITH THE VIKINGS, PONDER STINKS LETS JUST STOP PETTERSON HE IS NOT HUMAN

  132. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Defense was the difference! slow start no we scored 34 points… fumble< it was third down anyway we weren't getting it & it just would've meant a punt and longer until the vikes scored bc our D couldn't stop them… DEFENSE not a 34 point offensive performance… DEFENSE

  133. By Will on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad you all have negative things to say, shows how true of a fan you are. Win or lose you should be proud to be a cheesehead! Unless of course, you are hopping on the bandwagon.

    For the slick comments listed above about T. Williams, why don’t you go out there and try to tackle peterson? Oh yeah.. you aren’t in the NFL, you are too busy criticizing the team you claim to be a fan of. If you aren’t a fan of the packers, you can stop posting immature comments on GREEN BAY PACKERS page. Go back to fantasy football, I’m pretty sure that’s the only football you can play.

    For the true fans: “GO PACK, GO!”

  134. By Gomez on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL should fine the Vikings for beating a “defenseless” team.

    Ryan, and you other dreamers, we did all the rah, rah, rah through the 70’s and 80’s to no avail. The organization kept taking our money as long as we chanted rah, rah, no matter how pathetic those teams were. It wasn’t until we stopped chanting rah, rah that the Packers organization woke up and realized they better put together a professional team.

    So, you go rah, rah somewhere else while the rest of us speak of reality. The Packers defense sucks and Capers needs to be fired. We need a real defensive coordinator.

  135. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know what day the Packers will play next week ??

  136. By Roy Person on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vi-Queens better go sign some secondary free agents this week- your going to need them. Not much of a defense/secondary- and with all the inuries mayber you can start Petersen at linebacker- he’s the only talent on the team. I cannot wait to see them get buried at Lambeau…. because they suck- almost as much as the Bears! Almost :)

  137. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ladies & Gentlemen…It’s the Green Bay Stubborn Idiots Website!

  138. By Ted on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fire Capers?
    McCarthy is an idiot?
    Our defense hasn’t improved at all, and is still awful?
    TT should go after free agents to fix things?

    LOL

    Ain’t the Internet grand? Any moron with an Internet connection can put his or her 1/10 of a cent’s worth in.

  139. By Roy Person on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Will- 100% correct and right on target… lots of trolls on this post.

  140. By Danpackfan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Giants are out of the playoff,who can stop my Packers? No one, go PACK!!!

  141. By nonie on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey I am upset as everyone is and know we should have beatten them down. But we did not. Take a deep breathe and refocus. The game was not a blow out.. Pack are a better team than the queens. We all know that. I would be lying if I said I wanted to have to replay the queens next week; but here we are. So; suck it up; put on your big boy pantries and tidy up defence pump up offense and take your home field advantage all the way to New Orleans. No need to panic yet.

  142. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know what day the Packers will play next week ??
    I need to make my tee times for golf.

  143. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Whats it going to take for some people to realize capers needs fired, the worst defense in the league…. o ya tht happened last year

  144. By Eric on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Its amazing to see everyone complain about everything. AP is a monster and does what he did to everyone. The defense came up big at alot of times. If Capers would of called a rush and they would of gashed us thats what would be talked about. Instead, our young rookie corner didnt drop deep enough. Players not plays, we had 3 guys around the ball that that time. People should turn against their team and prob a top 3 coaching staff in the NFL.

  145. By PackAttackIsBack on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Capers called the perfect defense on 3rd down…Hayward just blew the coverage for no good reason except that he’s a rookie.

    Any close loss is hard to swallow, but all this one means is that we need to win next week. Big deal.

  146. By GBConscience on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad to see all the “Go Slack Go” comments. It’ll cushion the loss that’s going to come next week, and in all the games that you’ll boast about winning in the future. Keep putting down the other teams that have no weight to what’s happening. Whatever gets you through the work week. To those who pity the players who go out and play…They chose to play that game. They know the implications. Either do well or get out! That’s what employers say.

  147. By Fire Ted on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @fernandopandre done breathing. No we still need to fire Capers like we did in 2009. Why don’t we? Cuz him and Thompson are butt buddies, they both have to go. McCarthy is overrated as well but the problems all start and stop with Thompson. He’s the reason Capers is here, he’s the reason we won’t go to the superbowl. If ya don’t get that, you haven’t been watching.

  148. By Brad on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    This was a winnable game but it’s tough to win on the road in the nfl. It is laughable to see all the fire this guy and get rid of that player posts. We are in the tournament and have the best qb in the nfc and maybe the nfl!! Season’s over…let’s focus on the next week. This team has as good a chance as any to win the SB and there are at least 20 plus other teams who wish they had our problems.

  149. By Gomez on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, join the new Facebook page, “Fire Dom Capers”

  150. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    YEAH!!!! Packers lost. Now I will get to see my Packers play next instead of two weeks. I hate the bye.

  151. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lose or Win, I love my Packers.

  152. By KuhnFan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nice game. Wishing the Pack had won, but it was not to be. Looking forward to the rematch next weekend. Congrats to the Viks; they controlled their own destiny and did.

  153. By Barlowmaker on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, the idiots are out tonight.

  154. By Barry on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What day do the Packers play? Is it Sunday because they are the highest seed? I have tickets and need to do my flight arrangements

  155. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    GO Lee Young GO !

  156. By Osi on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packers need to start coming out to play in the first quarter. i dont understand why they always get hot late in the game but they need to start the game putting points on the board. The o line needs to step up and protect Rodgers & the D needs to tighten up if were to beat the vikings next wee and Niners.

  157. By johngaltwho on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packers will take em next week. Peterson really is a great back and Ponder really is a mediocre quarterback. Didnt love the refs judgment but the biggest problem was the third down defense. The only thing prevented by a prevent defense is defense. Gotta pressure Ponder on 3rd and long, not rush 3 and let him survey the field. He will predictably make a stupid throw under pressure like he did earlier in the game which unfortunately was called a reception for the vikings even though it hit the ground. Usually however, those kind of panicked throws are high percentage plays for the defense. Also like having Woodson on the field.

  158. By Ted on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, “Fire Ted” – were you wearing a #4 Jets or Vikings jersey when you made your post?

    … Another Favre Fan (as opposed to Packer fan) taking any opportunity to dump on Thompson…

  159. By Justin on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh and as far as the worst tackling secondary in the league, get the facts. This is statistically one of the best tackling secondaries this year. Sometimes you have to give credit to the RB Peterson didn’t get 2100 yards by not being a punishing rusher and not breaking tackles. Man, I can easily see who the true fans are out there.

  160. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    TRAVON WILLIAMS DESERVES A GAME BALL!! FOR ‘STUPIDITY’

  161. By Roy Person on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    GO PACK GO!! It will be fitting to beat the Queens in GB in the playoffs- and then I hope Seattle comes calling. Minn is almost as bad as Atlanta in playoff games….. and- are 0-4 in the SB. That so called defense of theirs barely held ground on home turf- and they’ll get smoke checked playing outside in the weather- they always do :)

  162. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    lmao at all the shills calling people that dare to criticize the team and coaching staff “trolls”. I’m a troll because I acknowledge this team has some serious issues that need to be worked on? I bet you were the people in the 70s and 80s that cheered and defended everything that the organization did, even if it turned out to be a disaster.

    If the Packers lose next week, heads need to roll.

  163. By Greg on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously the Packers defense needs help, I agree its time to fire capers, he has had a chance and it’s too inconsistent, not sure which team is going to show? We can not expect Rogers to score 40 points a game to bail them out. Rogers isn’t getting any younger we need to win with him now, get a defense to support him and its multiple championships.

  164. By al holbrook on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Phil Paul: Andy Reid was very good when he was part of the packer coaching staff. But son dying, Vick sucks, Ownershipsucked!See what he had to put with move on and see what is around the corner!

  165. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Breaking news, no Trolls allow in Packers.com.

  166. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    You guys should be thankful you do not live in PHILLY and have the E-A-G-L-E-S to deal with each week… At least they play football in Green Bay.

  167. By jannes on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Like the wise man said: all a head coach needs to know is when to call a timeout and when to throw the challenge flag. McCarthy’s game management the first half cost the Pack seven. Ponder beat Dom with basic high school plays. He has no help with Hawk and Jones standing in the middle. The loss of Bishop and Perry is haunting the Pack now. Look like Worthy got his bell rung. Open it up Dom and don’t ever call a prevent D and let Jerome Simpson destroy you…jennings has to knock the ball down in the end zone play, just like Seattle–four more points. Woodson next week is vital.

  168. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care what Philly is doing, since it’s completely irrelevant to the Packers. Stop trying to distract people from the real issues.

  169. By RonRon on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tramon Williams is playing flag football.

  170. By overrated on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    mccarthy needs to learn to keep his flag in his pants

  171. By Ken W on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am laughing my azz off. All I have ever heard is what great fans Green Bay has and how they are with their team through thick and thin. That they are the best and most loyal fans in the league. Then I look at all these posts and find out that you are whiners just like every other fan in the league…Ha

  172. By Scott1956 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The offensive line once again gave up 5 or 6 sacks and way to many hits. Rodgers needs to throw the ball away sooner as well. And after the Packers ties up the game with 3+ minutes left, and it’s third and 11 for Ponder, and what defense does Capers come up with? That same STUPID soft zone that always gets killed! And why can’t McCarthy make adjustments BEFORE halftime? He’s either incapable of doing that, or just doesn’t get it!
    And everytime that McCarthy tells the world that his team is ready to play………..they aren’t!

  173. By Justin on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    how can you even compare this team to teams of the 70’s and 80’s? stupid stupid stupid. This is a great team WE GOT BEAT thats it!!! what a great game we just watched. bunch of whining babies. Ponder wont play so well next week. Peterson yes. Ponder absolutely not.

  174. By RexP on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    My comments do not post so they must be true

  175. By Rob on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The packers are fine. The packers could have rested most of their players in this game. We are in the playoffs. We don’t need a buy. All we need is a playoff run. Capers can study the tape all week, and the packers should have a better game plan. I am sure the Packers will win next week.

  176. By Some Guy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    We’re loyal, just not blindly.

  177. By Will on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @GBConscience Who’s your team? You seem to have quite the voice to be talking a lot. I wasn’t aware injuries was something the organization has to “fix!” Then again, 2010 we struggled with 17 injuries and went all the way.

    Oh, BTW, the Packers are “13-time world champions”.
    The most in the NFL. Please do a little research before we talk about the ‘past.’

  178. By JoAnn Muir on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What’s the excuse’s for this loss?

  179. By tom foolery on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good thing we make cheese, there should be plenty to go with the whine. The bears were eliminated? is that a good thing?

  180. By Ted on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Some Guy: I don’t think that you are a troll. You are just one of many armchair GMs out there who actually think that you actually know more than NFL professionals.

    Your credentials? An Internet connection and an opinion.

  181. By cheeseheadzone on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers lost the #2 seed but that’s all they lost with this game. This was not a playoff game for the Packers but was for the Vikings. That being said, real playoffs begin next week at Lambeau. Vikings have won 1 game all year not in a dome and that was at Houston, may as well be a dome. Go Packers!

  182. By CAW on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bad lose due to some stupid mistakes and a lot of missed tackles. I’m not sure how a team KNOWS a Running back is going to fed the ball constantly and can’t stop him. Are our linebackers really that bad? You know it was a bad time when a DB leads the team in tackles and most of them was on a RB.

    Even our coach got a case of the stupids by throwing the red flag. Fortunately it only cost us 15 yards. (Kudos to Nelson for trying to cover for him).

  183. By johngaltwho on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ken W – guess you’re here cause you’re curious about fans who fill the home stadium of your loser team. Well, you’re welcome here. Ya know, Packer fans live everywhere. Welcome to the green and gold. Go Pack Go.

  184. By Beat Ur Man on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Offensive line has sucked all year, how about some screen plays to slow down rush! Jennings looked good in the slot position today. Would be
    Great to use Cobb in the backfield slot next week.

    What do you posters think about a few plays with Harris and Cobb in the backfield on third down and short? Speed and power and both are hard to bring down.

  185. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    RYAN, your pathetic!! How many losses? 5. How many against playoff teams? 4. DO THE MATH!! YOU CANT WIN SUPER BOWLS IF YOU CANT WIN AGAINST THE BEST TEAMS!!!!

  186. By Danny on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey…I hated this loss as much as any Packer fan, but wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that we were just hoping to make the wild card when we were how many games behind the Bears? This team has bounced back all season and will again next week…and let’s not fire anyone just yet!

  187. By RexP on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Even if we beat the Vikings, does anyone see another win?

  188. By Ken W on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yea John we have a loser team…10-6 after a 3 win team last year…yea we have a losing team BUT if you think for one minute you have a prayer of gloing to the Superbowl with this team well…..you must have drank the koolaid

  189. By RexP on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Can we beat SF on the road?

  190. By Mitch on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fire Dom Capers on facebook like the page

  191. By Phil Paul on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yo Rex ! The Packers can definitely beat the 49ers on the road..

  192. By johngaltwho on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ken W. Absolutely, good luck next week, my guess is you’re gonna need it (had enough of it today). Isnt football great?!!!!!

  193. By James on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Once again we are stuck with a terrible Packers D. DC Capers needs to be fired; 2yrs is too many. I would like the Packers DB’s to make a solid tackle like I see from SF/SEA. TT, please get us players that are more physical and have mean intentions ie, Wayne Simmons(RIP.)

    We are watching A-Rod put up MVP type numbers, which should give us SB opportunities, but instead we have a D that makes us wonder if GB is gonna be one and done…AGAIN. These offensive yrs will not always be available and A-Rod can not do this forever, he is having these great yrs of unbelievable productivity wasted.

  194. By Ken W on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh BTW John…I happened to be at Lambeau for the Vikes-Packer game and there was plenty of purple there as well…and we have to travel across the state to get there not just over the border :)

  195. By Osi on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packers first draft pick needs to be O line. rest of picks more Defense & a WR.

  196. By Barlowmaker on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Go to bed Mitch. You’re a fool.

  197. By man alive on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Pack MUST NOT start the game with 2, 3 and out’s. Playing from behind pretty much the whole game favors the Vikings and Peterson.

    Get up on the Vike’s. Make them abandon the run. Make Ponder try to beat you having to come from behind.

    Packer D sucked out loud.

    Hate it but face it. The Vikings deserved it.

    Payback is next week. Fix it Pack!

  198. By tom on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    How many super bowls have the viqueens won you moron

  199. By Dane Dominici on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Our defense is horrible. Need new direction. Capers needs to retire. AJ is just too slow. Linebackers (other than clay) cannot tackle. Dbacks are pathetic. Please make some changes for 2013.

  200. By RJ on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK The Pack lost, It Happens. Let’s put it behind us and get readdy to kick- A– Next week. Go Pack Go! OH by the way if you dislike the pack so much go live in Minnesota. I have been a Packer fan since I can Remember……, Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson, Vince Lombardi, Bart Star. Never will I back another team!!!!! Looking forward to next week..

  201. By gopackxlv on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s funny to read these chest-pounding posts from Vikings fans after beating the Packers for the first time since 2009. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. Enjoy it while you can because my hunch is next weekend will be a completely different story. Go Pack!!!

  202. By Lee Young on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    win or lose, I love my Packers. some fans are just pathetic.

  203. By Susan Adams on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    not the worst lost of season. But the Seattle game costed us and the Colts game. I think the officiating today was just as bad as Seattle. Watching Redskin/Dallas. Clock goes to zero and nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO flag on Romo. Why does the league not like the Pack and Rodgers? Guess you need to be bad guys. I am giving up on the NFL. RULES CHANGE FROM PLAY TO PLAY AND GAME TO GAME.

  204. By GB AND ISU FAN on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I Cant believe what I read here each week If we win its great! If we lose we are the worst team in the NFL. We won 11 games in a row in the NFC North! Do you really expect to win every game Next week Woodson and cobb will be back! Ponder will choke at Lambeau. So will AP!!! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  205. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t believe one of the worst QB’s beat us. I hope AP’s tank is on empty next week.

  206. By Robert Hitchler on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    anyone know when tickets go on sale for playoffs

  207. By al holbrook on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    rogers spend to much time in the in the pocket lately when he should be getting the ball out of his hands and when you got this many receivers that are this good use them damm’it! They got the best recievers in the league! Are they saving these people for somthing later on? How can you be so bad good one week and you suck the next by a team you play 2 times a year!

  208. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hope it’s not too cold next weekend. GB doesn’t play well in the cold.

  209. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to see blitzing Ponder. He’s a chump, but even a chump with time can get rid of the ball.

  210. By Beat Ur Man on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    When you win the coin toss, take the ball stupid!
    Every game starts with the weak defense on the field, while the high powered offense stands on the sidelines with pissed off looks on their faces watching the opposing teams take a lot of time off the clock and usually take the lead.

    Come on Coach be aggresive ,put your foot on their throats from the opening kickoff!

  211. By El Dorado Craig on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Packers are in trouble. Although, getting back out there next week is better than a bye, recalling last year. I don’t think Lambeau Field gives the Packers home field advantage in the Playoffs. Look at recent history,Packers can’t win at home in the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers even said he would rather play on the road in the playoffs. It will be a good game next week. I’ve been a Packer fan for 56 years.

  212. By Steve on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    If the packers learn how to stop them on 3rd down and not get called on flags every 5 minutes they could be a much better team then they are now. If they stopped the play on 3rd and 12 they would have punted and maybe it could have been them on the otherside of the field goal. Just little things to fix.

  213. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The reason the Pack doesn’t play well in the playoffs at home is the fans are old and tire. It’s the most quiet stadium I have ever been to. Plus, the offense is made to go fast. Can’t go fast in freezing cold conditions. I hope AP doesn’t run for 200 next week.

  214. By Mark on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well. … Since the Packers lost, which made me lose my bet, I now have to shave head. Nice Pack WTG. I’m sick of the Defensive excuses. Lets hire away the Broncos D Coordinator.

  215. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why doesn’t Caper’s put 9 in the box? I don’t like Caper’s, worst Def Cor in the NFL.

  216. By Barry on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tickets were distributed to season ticket holders. You can get them on the secondary market like stub hub now.

  217. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder sucks and throws 3 TD’s….good bye Capers.

  218. By Canadian Bill on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    To GBC. Ummmm how many superbowls have the Vikings won

  219. By Phil on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love the Packers and became a fan 2yrs ago after a great SB game. I’m a fan for one reason; they play with all heart they play for the love of this game! Things changed after last years playoff defeat from Giants. GB has to make a Defense Coordinator change now, bottom line or this playoff is going to the be the last for the Green and Gold! Also, Offensive line needs to protect Rogers at all costs.

  220. By RexP on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    It has been a long time since we won a home playoff game.I think it was 2007 against seahawks. We need real refs for game. Matthews was held on last AP run but where was everybody else? We can score but we need to start before 2nd quarter. I agree get the ball to start game, score and stop them and all the pressure is on them. Letting them score first and trying to run with Grant is sad. Before you know it we are down two scores. The other back is the most explosive back I have ever seen in greenBay in my 45 years of watching packer football.

  221. By Scott1956 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Have you listened to McCarthy’s press conference after the game? All he did was talk about how excited they are about the playoffs. Total BS! They got worked, and he knew it. All last week it was about how the Packers were ready to play. I would like to see him have a press conference, and actually answer questions about Capers, and his ungodly stupid soft zone defense? Of copurse Capers only calls that when we need a stop, MORON!

  222. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Capers sucks but at least he could try a few things to stop AP. Maybe 4 down linemen to start the game next week.

  223. By Kyle on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The vikes grew up as a team today – showed they could play with the best and close out a nice win. Rodgers had a 4 TD performance but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Vikings “team” perfrormance. In today’s game, the pack was favored by 3 1/2 points and the vikes won by 3. I’m expecting the pack to be favored again next week by more than 3 1/2 (since it’s at home). I like the Vikes being the underdogs and can’t wait to see them play again! Go Vikes!

  224. By Maxgr8 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    All the people that are doubting the Pack after this game are just simply ignorant : Fact our number 1 reciever, Cobb was out, our number 3 reciever Nelson was rusty especially on the first two drives. Fact: we showed the Vikes NOTHING and were a play away from winning. Fact: Charles Woodson is our best tackler; AP didn’t bust our a 80 yrd run like the prior game. Fact: Raji was living in the backfield today; so therefore closing the inside gaps – all AP could do is bounce it outside. Remember 2009, the pack showed the cardinals everything the week before the wildcard round – and that gave the cards too much tape so therefore, we lost! The Vikes showed too much in this game; therefore, they will pay the price. The Pack are a Super Bowl team -no doubt

  225. By John on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder’s 2012 QB rating 78, today he goes 120. Typical Capers defense, worthless.

  226. By BMas on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dom Capers must be fired! These past two years his defense has been horrible. I understand having some injuries but the defense under his leadership has gone down hill. This is the worst tackling team in the NFL. I cannot believe the poor tackling technique used on this team. As Packer fans, we can only hope the offense lights it up because the defense cannot stop anyone!

  227. By Maxgr8 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone that wants Capers out is an idiot – worthless fans – this defense improved significantly from last year. You can’t score 0 points against ANY team. We lost because of the offense not the defense: don’t call yourself a Packer fan if you don’t believe in the team – get of the Bandwagon : there is no room for you. Idiots!

  228. By BMas on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Maxgr8… Those of us doubting thing are ignorant? C’mon man! Whom calling who ignorant? When you’re playing for a week off, you’re not holding back. Our pathetic defense will not stop anyone. Are you saying that we didn’t tackle AP because we didn’t want to show the Vikings our tackling technique? Our defense is a joke. If you think Charles Woodson’s tackling will make a difference, you’re dreaming. Our only chance of success in the playoffs is for the offense to put up 40 points each week. I’m not a doubter, I’m a realist. Dom Capers needs to be sent down the road…

  229. By Mel on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, some of these comments from Packers ‘fans’ are just disgraceful. Sure, we should have won this game. Football just happens to work this way: sometimes your team is good, sometimes they are bad, and sometimes they are mediocre. Sometimes your defense is lacking, sometimes the offense is lacking, and sometimes they both stink. Sometimes the team sucks for a while. Stop whining and be supportive of the team that you claim to be a ‘fan’ of. No matter what happens, I am always optimistic for the Packers. If we lose this week, there’s always next week. if we lose in the play-offs, well, there’s next season. I love the Packers win or lose. Can’t wait for the game next week. Go Pack Go!

  230. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    “The Pack are a Super Bowl team -no doubt”

    Wake Up

  231. By allan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    is clay mattews hurt he didnt come back in sounds like trouble ?

  232. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    “We lost because of the offense not the defense”

    Did you watch the game? That was the worst defensive performance in the history of football.

  233. By Brett on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    For all the idiots that want Capers fired need to actually learn a little something about football. It takes more than a coach to win a game. The coach only comes up with a gameplan and if your players don’t execute the plays that are called then what you saw today is the result. An so maybe you should just shut your mouth before you say something. But typical fans right away blame the coaches! Capers is a great coach! He has already helped the team win a Super Bowl, he can for sure do it again! GO PACK!!!! Super Bowl run is coming!

  234. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Can we beat SF on the road?”

    Of course not, but won’t matter because the Vikings will be playing SF anyhow.

  235. By Beat Ur Man on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    He returned to the game, only missed a few snaps. Petersons last run was to his side.

  236. By Softlaw on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Williams lost this game with that abusrd bashing in the fact on what would have been only 3 points after what appeared to be a failed 3rd and goal.

    Frankly, Lombardi would bench him for a portion, if not all, of the first playoff game. You don’t make stupid penalty personal fould type of mistakes like that and cost your team the game and expect not to be sanctioned by the Coach.

  237. By Osi on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    If we lose to the Niners, so be it. As long as we eliminate the vikings next week.

  238. By PURPLEPRIDE on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow what a bunch of SOUR fans you are. I agree, your team sucks! You just got beat by a team that went 3-13 last year and starts a second string QB. I suggest you sell your playoff tickets to Viking fans and just give up now.

  239. By RJ on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes they are sour, But next week is a new week. Beating the Pack one time in two does not make the Vikings that good. After next week the Vikings get to go home and rest up for next season.

  240. By BleedsGG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! We “sour” fans can’t pull one over on you! Maybe he’s right we’re to sour to be GB fans so I’m gonna sell my tickets right now! Maybe if you understood the game and could intelligently dispel the notion of the conversation just a tad more, you could understand the angst of a GB fan with more sincerity. However, you write with such a distain for intellectual vernacular that its impossible for your condescending posture to be recognized! Good day sir.

  241. By PURPLEPRIDE on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Never said the Vikings were “that good”, they’ve got holes just like every other team and had a great season for a team in rebuild mode. They went 4-2 in the division and are on their way UP, not down like the packers. I’m twisting the knife on the pompous GB fans RJ, that’s all. DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHOKE!!

  242. By Scott on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Finally, a Packer fan with some sense of reality. I wasn’t aware there were any left.

  243. By BleedsGG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, Vikings bag of tricks is shallow #28. Bad call for a Viking TD and all of a sudden GB sucks? Just another GB hater; go get your shine box and get in line with the rest of em. This is fun!

  244. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey MAXGR8,you are pretty pathetic if you think it was the offense! If you score 34 points and can’t win, then there’s something wrong. THE DEFENSE!!!! Oh ,its Okay for Williams to make a idiot play on 3rd down to give the Vikes 1st and goal that ended up in a touch down!!!! Thats not a professional player,thats a chump!!!! LIKE ALL of are losses,we don’t get beat,We beat ourselves with STUPID mistakes!! Offensive line needs to do better,but scoring over 30 points, your defense should do the rest!!!

  245. By Saintboca on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, nothing new to you:
    1- Capers: Your three man rush works great (for losing).
    2- McCarthy: Always run on first down, it also works great (for losing).
    3- McCarthy: Jordy Nelson will pick up the challenge flag for you.
    4- T. Williams: Don’t hurt us with a major personal foul penalty.
    5- Finley: You still don’t know where the first down line is.
    6- Rogers: Check the play clock more (and hold the ball less).
    7- Ketchman: “We witnessed greatness”? Yeah, like the bridesmaid who lost her boyfriend to the bride.
    8- Forgiving Packer fans: Packers winning ugly and occasionally, over the weak, is a red flag to packer fans who are pragmatic.

    Ok, you make me love the Packers after all:
    1- Ross: Finally someone who knows when to take a knee and when to run it out.
    2- Jennings, Nelson, Jones: Worth every penny.
    3- Driver: I wish they would let me put you in the game! Management is dumb.
    4- Crosby: Welcome back. We need you now. How many “70 yarders” can you make (just in case)?
    5- Pragmatic Packer fans: Maybe we can win it all this year because we won’t be resting the starters this time…

    Saintboca

  246. By BleedsGG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now that is funny. All of a sudden one guy is going to put the Vikings in SB? Hahahahaha!

  247. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    PURPLE PRIDE, you don’t even know what a SUPER BOWL win is, probably never will!! enjoy your win, Next week you can come were the MEN PLAY,OUTDOORS!! YOU SISSYS COULDN’T HANDLE THE COLD SO YOU BUILT A SISSY DOME!!

  248. By BleedsGG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    IMO a true fan is some who has a little bit of knowledge about the game and would understand why fans are frustrated with the DC and its toast time for MM to make a change.

  249. By BleedsGG on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol. Sissy Dome! Hey bottom line is they are nothing without AP, let gloat it won’t last! Funny though.

  250. By skoal on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    packus packus packus ha haha hahahahahaha! You suck

    signed,
    Bizarro Karl Gerbscmidt

  251. By jamie on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Packers better get their S*** together next weekend!!

    Time for different coaching staff damn it!!!

    Really pissed at todays outcome..packers should have won…but i guess the Vikings wanted the win more than the Packers….damn it!!

  252. By BMas on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Maxgr8 is on his own bandwagon headed to lala land… Defense sucks and is the reason for today’s loss as well as other games we lost. Kudos to the offense for outscoring most teams… Packers and Fans, Wishing to a happy new year and better luck next week…

  253. By Robert Ossig on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Buck said it perfect yesterday regarding secondaries tackling ability against AP ! ” Don’t want any part of it ” . All gave some, some gave all ! Scoring first half has to improve, take aways have to improve , TACKLING, REALLY has to improve, or next week is our last game. Still love THE PACK though.

  254. By Gerald Mangin on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    A great game and a great season so far and it will get better. Remember we started out 2 and 3 and lost yesterday to a desparate team that HAD to win and has the best running back in the NFL. I agree our offense has to come out aggressive and take the ball when we can git it.
    Packers rule next week. Need to play SF and Seattle and prove we can beat them. GO PACK

  255. By hunter on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    smokin 156 said it best…If there were no third downs in football the pack would be awsome!! Its killed them all year…if its 3rd and 99 yards to go…the defense will give up 99 1/2 yards!!! Just go back all season and count every time we have had a third and over 10 yards and you will see, we give it up EVERY TIME!!!!We cannot get off the field on third downs. It hurts me to watch them even try any more….I love the pack, but somethings got to change if were ever going to win the super bowl again…………

  256. By corncob on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    We lost, lets suck it up and move on. Enough bashing one team or the other. The real fact is: The almighty greenback. Does anyone have a clue how much money will be spent this next week on a repeat of the Packers and Queens game??? Billions is not out of the question I’m sure. Congrats to AP for a great game. Congrates to A-Rod and the offense of the Green Bay Packers… The GB defense better do some real soul searching this week…. Go Pack Go!!!

  257. By Donavich on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Someone earlier referred to what I see in this pathetic see-No-Defense: Unprepared, Undisciplined and Stupid. And on top of that, they actually think they’re real tough guys primping around the place like they’re Hall of Famers instead of the Shamers that they are. I’ve been a Packer fan for over 45 years and will always love the team – but the coaching staff has GOT TO be held accountable for these continual pratfalls and terrible performances. I disagree with everyone who screams only for Caper’s demise; just who is the Head Coach? From the never-ending arm tackling (when we’re lucky!) to the fundamentally IGNORANT Williams penalty (besides lack of heart does he have any functioning brain cells?) to the being out of position over and over – NO DISCIPLINE! Even those of us who are die-hard fans just can’t take it anymore. If this group was merely AVERAGE, we’d have at least one more SuperBowl with another one on its way – not with these guys.

  258. By Cheezhd on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Give credit to the Vikings… they got the win they needed. Give credit to the Vikings fans in the Dome… they created the atmosphere they needed. Give credit to our MVP QB… Aaron Rodgers threw the ball where we needed. Give credit to Mason Crosby… he came through again when it was needed.

    Now, it’s time for the players AND the Lambeau fans to do what is needed… create the playoff atmosphere that gives the Packers the unstoppable push to San Francisco. No more asinine penalties… no more drops… no more missed tackles… no more lackadaisical effort. Step up!

  259. By Frank G on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    If not for the replacment refs, Packers would still be the second seed. How bad does that Seattle game hurt now?

  260. By jamie on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    my spirits have been lifted by these optimistic fans reminded me of why i love the packers. we are not defeated yet. GopacksGo!

  261. By Big Cheese on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t wait to see next weeks blog, all the novice fans will be praising the Packers, DC, MM, TT; and all the trolls will disappear. Let’s get it together Packer Nation and support the Green & Gold! Slow start yesterday, poor tackling, and a few knucklehead plays allowed the Min. Peterson’s to steal a game they desperately needed.The Packers are in the playoffs and have the talent and experience; it’s very unlikely the queens will survive next weeks game. I’m sure the queen trolls on here know that and are just having their one week of fame. Remember the Beers fans two years ago? They were all over our this site, then no where to be found after the Packers nearly killed Culter. Go Pack Go… One game at a time, and get 14!

  262. By northerner on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Total lack of effort in tackling. Running Ryan Grant the opening first two series was poor and so were the yards gained. Start throwing the ball to all that big talent and scoring points. One Viking beat the whole Packer Team. We will see an instant replay if Rodgers waits to the second half to get rolling and no one practices tackling a greased pig this week. Go Pack

  263. By Gary Lee Orozco on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    As a Packers fan, I’m glad that GB won round 1 vs. the Vikings and I hope they learned something important from their rematch/loss against the Vikings. Thankfully the loss happened at a time when the outcome of the game wasn’t going to end their entire season. Their most important game is next! I hope the taste of this loss remains in their mouth when they take the home field advantage and serve the Vikings a plate of bitter sweet revenge. Until, then be pissed off, as I’m sure our team will be when they read your wonderful comments. I have faith that the Green Bay Packers will return with a vengeance to take back what is rightfully theirs. Love, a Cheesehead from El Paso, TX

  264. By Gary Lee Orozco on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Preach it Big Cheese! I totally agree.
    Sadly, I was born in Raider Nation (East L.A.), raised in Cowboy Country (West Texas), yet in spite of my terrible surroundings, I was able to see the best team in the NFL wasn’t wearing black and silver or blue and silver, but it was green and GOLD!!! I wasn’t born a Cheesehead, but I’ll stand by them til the day I die. I’m a fan of Green Bay, not a Cheese Hater

  265. By Canadian Bill on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Excellent two above comments. Im from Canada but Green Bay was the first team I ever cheered for from the early sixties from the times of Starr and company. I even have the authentic Bart Starr jersey that my kids purchased for me. Some of them just cant figure out how someone in Western Canada (Alberta) would be such a Green Bay football fanatic. Also how in the world would someone pay 200 hundred dollars for a share that really is worthless but I have it proudly displaed in my office at work. I think this is going to be an exceptional playoff. Our defence is much better and we are starting to get a running game again. Must always put a lot of pressure on the quareterback because I think our secondary is a little suspect. Cant wait for the playoffs to begin

  266. By Jjspringer on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    How many of you believed the packers would hold them on the 3rd and 11- has this defense ever proven itself? Has the d pulled through to take pressure off Rodgers? Huge Packer fan- but this defense is aweful, unreliable, and painful to watch. Another missed opportunity- Capers must go.

  267. By Phil on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t get it so your a big fan from the 60’s shirt and all. Other than the last part of your comment why would anyone care about you being a fan from Alberta, Canada? Do you need some re-inforcement because your Canadian? This is about GB Packers not how much you own in a worthless team. No one forced you two chuck up 2bills. So if you think they are worthless then shove off and pick another team.

  268. By MontanaPackfan on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Big Cheese very nicely put….good to see you chime in. Merry (post) Christmas and Happy New Year my friend.

    Roll on Green Roll on

  269. By Big Cheese on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    To you as well Montana… Let’s go get em now! !

  270. By clint on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    You Packer fans are gripin bout the same things i hear vike fans gripe about. Not a packer fan at all but your team has more potential right now to win than the Vikes. All you have to do is stop AP. Good luck cuz not many have lately.

  271. By Canadian Bill on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Phil You are just another idiot who has a hard time reading and thinking. Who said anything about a worthless team. And when did you become a Packer fan? I can rattle off to you the rosters from the fabulous sixties the seventies eithies all the way up to now. Crawl back to where you came from if you have nothing intelligent to say.

  272. By Big Cheese on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Canadian Bill, I’m happy your a part of Packer Nation. Non Packer Fans don’t understand that the Packers are the number one International Team, as well as the true “America’s Team”. “Fill” or Full, is more than likely a Beers Fan, and just trolling to see how Fans of a real Championship teams communicate. Which there are some who I question, and believe they may possibly be spoiled. I love the Packers chances of a SB run; I also lived through the hard times of the 70’s and 80’s, and witnessed the greats of the 1960’s. Go Pack !

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