GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 14: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers dives acrosas the goal to score a touchdown as Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to stop him at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Vikings 45-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
It's not too hard to find a lot of praise after the Green Bay Packers played a complete game against the Vikings. The Packers grabbed the momentum with Randall Cobb's punt return for a touchdown at the start of the first quarter, and they never looked back.
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 10 DVOA Ratings. The Texans moved ahead of the Packers (who remain at No. 2 overall, the Jets slip down to No. 3) with a dominant performance over the Buccaneers, but they also lost Matt Schaub for the season, so they're unlikely to stay on top. Here's what Aaron Schatz had to say about the Packers:
They may not have the huge wins over other good teams, but they haven't played a bad game or even an average game so far. Nonetheless, it is still very likely that they'll run into an opponent at some point which can take advantage of Green Bay's mediocre defense to win a shootout against the nigh-unstoppable Aaron Rodgers.
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 10 Quick Reads. Rodgers is ranked No. 4 for the week, while coming in at number 6 according to ESPN's QBR, primarily because Romo, Brady, and Brees each had big games in their own right. As Pro Football Focus pointed out, Rodgers only had two true incompletions (3 drops and 2 were thrown away) for an accuracy percentage of 92.9.
Re-Focused – Vikings @ Packers, Week 10 | ProFootballFocus.com. In addition to the great game by Rodgers, they also noted great games by Jordy Nelson, Charles Woodson, and Tramon Williams.