More quick thoughts from Minnesota’s win over Green Bay
It’s always fun to frustrate Rodgers: For the last few months, Aaron Rodgers has dominated the headlines for a bunch of reasons that made many just roll their eyes at the sound of his voice. So to see him struggle and get frustrated by the Vikings’ defense on Sunday was incredibly enjoyable.
Rodgers is the two-time reigning NFL MVP, but he wasn’t even close to being the best quarterback on the field in Minnesota this weekend.
Ingram reminds people he’s a rookie: This summer, rookie Ed Ingram was able to beat out veteran Jesse Davis for Minnesota’s starting right guard job. While it’s impressive that Ingram was able to win a starting job as a rookie, he proved on Sunday that he still has plenty of work to do.
Early in the game, Kirk Cousins was sacked, and it was by a Packers player that Ingram was supposed to be blocking. He also gave up multiple pressures to Green Bay defenders during the matchup.
The Vikings rookie had some good moments as a run blocker on Sunday, but he still has a lot to improve upon as a pass blocker.
Joseph continues his hot streak: Minnesota kicker Greg Joseph performed very well during the team’s training camp and preseason this summer, and on Sunday, he continued to perform at a high level.
Joseph converted all of his extra-point tries and all of his field-goal attempts against the Packers, including a 56-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Cook quietly has a nice day: Most of the attention after Sunday’s game will likely be on Justin Jefferson (rightfully so), but Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had a performance against Green Bay that deserves some praise too.
Cook rushed for 90 yards on 20 attempts, and he caught three passes for 18 yards. He is still very much a part of Minnesota’s new offense.