Zimmer's creative and aggressive approach to pass rushing and preference for tight man-to-man pass coverage has provided the Vikings a formula for slowing the Packers that they haven't had in decades. The Packers' 614 points scored in the regular season since 2006 are the most against the Vikings in the NFL, and Green Bay's average of 27.9 points per game leads the league among teams that have played Minnesota at least four times over that span.
Mike McCarthy said earlier this week the Packers backfield is not a one-man show.
Bridgewater has not practiced in more than a year but is scheduled to come off the physically unable to perform list next week, which may further cloud the quarterback waters. His streak of five straight games is second in team history to Jim Marshall, who had a sack in eight games in a row in 1969. But the admiration grew out of more than just his ability to rush the passer with pure speed, quick moves and relentless power. Nevertheless, unlike wide receiver Davante Adams, who was participating in practice throughout last week before playing against the Cowboys, he hasn't been able to do anything and appears unlikely to play.
During their three game winning streak, the Packers have led the National Football League in turnover differential (+6) and passer rating (118.3); they are 3rd in point differential +28. "He's huge. He's fast".
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In fact, in 14 less carries, Jones has 22 more yards and the same amount of touchdowns as Montgomery. The Packers lead the series in games played in Minneapolis or Bloomington, 28 wins to 27 losses. "Number 2, we've got to get Aaron ready, we've got to get Jamaal ready", McCarthy said.
What does Aaron Rodgers have planned for an encore? Their defense has kept them in games, but at some point, the offensive production has to be there. Case Keenum was strong in relief, leading Minnesota to three scoring drives en route to a 20-17 road win over the Chicago Bears. "You can't give them three dimensions". He threw for only 221 yards.
"He's a tough kid, but he's also in great shape and as physically gifted as anyone I've ever been around", tight end Kyle Rudolph said.
"It's big time. It shows I belong at this level".