Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers: Week 11 game review

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Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) breaks a tackle from Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett (42) during the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Packers defeated the Vikings 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Good

  1. The Minnesota Vikings are using slants! With their offense how it is, I have been surprised in the past that they haven’t used this play more to get rid of the ball quickly. Seeing more and more plays added to the offense attack to reassure me that this offense is growing and developing.
  2. Kyle Rudolph making his impression felt. Recently, Rudolph has had a lot of fans wondering about his big salary and role with the team.  This game, he showed that he can be an essential part of the passing game, accumulating 106 yards and scoring a touchdown while hauling in some very difficult passes.
  3. Tough, admirable play from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The offensive line made things really hard for the young passer, but he seemed to step up. He didn’t turn the ball over, completed 25 of his 37 attempts with one touchdown, and rushed for 43 yards, all while running for his life.
  4. Everson Griffen came to play. Of the Minnesota Vikings defensive line, Griffen seemed to get to Aaron Rodgers the most. He had two tackles for a loss, one sack, two quarterback hits, and one pass defended. Even his understudy, Danielle Hunter stepped in and looked solid when Brian Robison had to step out of the game.
  5. The Vikings are still a decent team. At 7-3, they’re still tied for the lead in the NFC North and are in playoff contention. Hopefully, they can use this loss to help fuel some future wins. This game could be a great learning experience and reminder of how the team opened the season on Monday Night Football.

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