Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

Danny Woods
September 17, 2018

She joined ESPN in 2017. "He picked the quarterback up and drove him into the ground".

Exhausted and mentally spent after persevering through a gauntlet in his debut at Lambeau Field, Cousins traded blow for blow with Aaron Rodgers while staging a late-game comeback.

With 36 seconds left, the Vikings needed a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game against the Packers on Sunday.

"What are my emotions?"

"I mean, I don't know even know where to start to be completely honest with you", Matthews said. "There were times when we felt we should have won it and there were times when the Packers felt like they should have won it".

The tie overshadowed memorable performances from both quarterbacks.

The Packers took a 20-7 lead entering the fourth quarter on Rodgers' 9-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in the second quarter and a pair of Crosby field goals.

It's pretty obvious that the NFL and the league's referees have no idea how to implement the new rule protecting quarterbacks.

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These games against tough opponents are why the Vikings dumped Case Keenum for the much more expensive Kirk Cousins.

"It's pretty hard", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, per ESPN. The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime.

Carlson said he thought it might have been the first time he had missed three field goals in a game.

#3 Passing the test: After giving up 7 points on the first possession, and 10 in the first two drives against the Bears, the Packers defense settled in and gave up just 2 field goals the rest of the game last week. Cousins pulled on his own experiences in relaying words of encouragement to the rookie kicker.

The Packers running backs averaged 4.3 yards per carry today.

Matthews talked to reporters following the game and expressed frustration with the call. We've all had to wait our turn and we've all failed and learned from it. "Hit him with our shoulder and not fall on him?' I know that's the highest penalty that's been being called is roughing the passer but hopefully they figure this thing out". "He's got the right wiring, and he'll be alright".

But the star quarterback was fit to start though did sport a large brace on his left knee.

Rodgers, who finished 30 of 42, didn't have his typical mobility that allows him to busy time for receivers.

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