Here's the recap of my MNF-watching experience I wrote for an NFC North blog. I figured out that Jared Allen is the lovechild of Dog the Bounty Hunter and George W. Bush; LeRoy Butler should give Matt Flynn a Lambeau Leap tutorial; and Jordy Nelson is the next Don Beebe.
I've copied the text below, but read the original with my crappy Photoshop job at: http://jtosullivanlives.blogspot.com/2011/11/packer-recap-monday-night-journal.htmlThese are the feelings I felt on Monday night:
Pregame: So a guy gives blood to make money to buy Packer tickets, which inadvertently saves his life. I think that says something about our dysfunctional healthcare system and our skewed national values, but I'm not sure what.
- Good lord, that punt return looked easy. I think more Vikings players were blocked by their own teammates than by Green Bay. I'm feeling alright about this game.
- Matthews and Allen both get early sacks. Jaws says that Allen "almost invented the word sack." What?
- Driver sighting! Great catch. Jaws says "that's trust." What?
- Vikings getting some pressure on Rodgers - they need to keep this up the entire game to have a chance.
- Sweet play action to set up Jennings with the easy touchdown. Alex asks me why you would ever respect the Packers play action. Good question.
- Huge play to Shiancoe, but Harvin pushes Tramon Williams on deep shot a couple plays later. Great coverage by Tramon. Tramon-dous coverage! Right? Right?
- Beastly play by Woodson to wrestle the ball from Shiancoe - was it an interception??? Nope, hit the ground. Go Blue regardless.
- Vikings false start on a field goal attempt. That's unfortunate. Longer kick falls just short. Gruden is disgusted. As usual.
- My mood after 1st Quarter: Pleasantly optimistic.
- Going for it on fourth and 5 with a 14 point lead? Hell yeah. Great catch by Finley. Packers out to hurt some feelings.
- God, Allen again? This dude is everywhere. He's great - too bad he's the love child of Dog the Bounty Hunter and George W. Bush.
- Just a field goal. Will Gruden finally find any fault with Rodgers now? Of course not.
- Nice run by Ponder for the first. Joe Webb must have taught him a thing or two.
- Wacky wacky! Flea flicker leads to underthrown pass - Tramon will gladly take that interception. Tramon-dous!!! Huh? Come on, that's got to catch on.
- Vikes move it down the field a bit, then get stuck with a 3rd and 21. D'oh!
- Rodgers narrowly evades a safety, and then the Packers finally get a decent run to pick up the first and put some distance between them and their own end zone. This isn't going well for Minnesota, is it?
- Winfield gets the sack on his first game back, but it's really set up by Allen. Without that dude, this could be a blowout already.
- WOODSON CANNOT BE INJURED WOODSON CANNOT BE INJURED WOODSON CANNOT BE INJURED. Go Blue.
- My mood after the 2nd quarter: Still feeling fine, but concerned about the pressure on Rodgers.
- Alex points out that the referee sounds like Robin Williams. He is right.
- 4th and 3? Yeah, we'll go for it, sure. Jordy Nelson is the next Don Beebe.
- Touchdown. JORDY NELSON IS THE NEXT DON BEEBE. Cedric Griffen didn't quite tackle him there.
- Cobb muffs the punt return for the first Packers turnover. You win some, you lose some. Gruden is annoyed and offended.
- And AP gets the touchdown. Raji got pushed around. Gruden suspects that he may be missing a Y chromosome.
- Cobb almost redeems himself on the kickoff return. Are the Vikes' special teams always this awful?
- Starks and Grant set up KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHN with the TD reception. Is this ten yarder Kuhn's longest career reception? I would honestly not be surprised. His trademark is the one yard play.
- Clay Matthews is back. Maybe it's bad blocking, but he looks 100% tonight - reminds me of last season.
- Ponder gets sandwiched by Bishop and Tramon. That's a Tramon-dous half a sack!
- Woodson alllllmost gets the pick. Drats. Go Blue.
- My mood after the 3rd quarter: Confident, relaxed.
- There you are!
- Matt Flynn Lambeau Leap! I'll give it a 5.2. Needs some practice.
- Final mood: Who's next?