Happy Monday to all! A Packers victory, especially over the Vikings, makes any Monday morning a little better, wouldn't you say? We'll be working through our various analyses of Sunday night's game over the next 48 hours or so, but until then check out our game recap here and take a spin through the reactions from around the Packers blogosphere.
Jordy Nelson burns Vikings defense from the slot - JSOnline
Jordy hasn't lined up there much at all since Randall Cobb arrived, so to see him adjust so easily to the inside role was pretty awesome.
Simply the best: Aaron Rodgers' virtuosity makes up for injury-depleted roster - JSOnline
Rodgers and a brutal 1-2 punch at running back.
Insider: Thumbs up to A.J. Hawk, down to costly penalties | Packersnews
This year, Hawk has had a lot more free lanes to run through to make big plays in the backfield. I don't know if that's something the coaching staff has done or if he's disguising his rushes well, but it's awesome.
Notebook: Hyde's TD proves he belongs as punt returner | Packersnews
Micah Hyde: instant Packer legend.
Balancing out the run - ESPN Wisconsin
In what has become no surprise this year, the Packers' front seven did a great job containing a great running back.
Clay Matthews of Green Bay Packers to have pins removed from thumb in a week - ESPN
In other words, he's out for the Bears game a week from tonight, but could be back for the Eagles game the following Sunday.
Jordy Nelson shows Greg Jennings how it's done - ESPN
Whether or not Jennings is okay with his decision to leave is a direct reflection of whether money trumps success on the field.
"Chips Report" from Week 8 Packers Win at Vikings | Cheesehead TV
No surprise here - Rodgers and Nelson get top billing.
2013 NFL playoff picture: Chiefs remains undefeated, Saints continue to build on NFC South lead - SBNation.com
That's right, as of right now Green Bay would host the Lions in the Wild Card round. Ugh.
Muth Read: Is the problem Trent Richardson or the Colts offense? - SBNation.com
Long story short: I'm liking Lacy and Starks as a running back tandem.