The Green Bay Packers faced off against the Minnesota Vikings last night in the battle of the North. This rivalry is becoming one of the better matchups in football, will it reach it's Farve vs Moss and Culpepper glory days, it seems like it actually might. The Vikings defense was playing no games last night this was strictly business, they made Aaron Rodgers look like an average QB and that is nearly impossible to do. The pass rush led by Everson Griffin is elite, and the linebacking core led by Hendricks and Barr might just be the most athletic in the league, safe to say their front seven is top 5 in the league. That was never the concern for the Vikings though, we all knew the defense was great there was never any question marks surrounding that element of their game. The question marks were on the offensive side of the ball, can this team score enough points to win games with Sam Bradford as their offensive general. AP was everyone's answer to this question, well they still have the best running back in the league right, wrong he had 40 yards on 30 carries this season before leaving last nights game with an injury. All hope looked lost for this Vikings offense, but somehow someway Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs were able to tear apart the Packers defense just them two alone. Diggs caught 9 passes for a buck 80 and 2TDs. It was enough to get the job done, will it carry over to next week, and the week after that, who knows, but it was enough to win a huge division game at home. The Packers on the other hand, should've done more to win this game. They have Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the league, they should not be losing games to Sam Bradford, I don't care how good the Minnesota defense is. Rodgers has to be better. Trae Waynes picked off Aaron Rodgers to seal the win, this is the same guy that couldn't turn around his head around and find the ball all night. Rodgers floats one right into his bread basket and now he's the hero of the game. The Packers had to stop Stefon Diggs on defense that was it, no one else could do anything, and they let him get open every single play. The Packers defensive coordinator should be ashamed of himself after the atrocity that occurred last night.
Packers could've easily won this game, but they didn't, and the Vikings got a huge 17-14 win in their first game ever in their new stadium. Do the Vikings now own the North?