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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for November 24, 2014

The Packers escaped Minnesota with a win on Sunday, and it showed the resolve and toughness that this team is capable of.

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After Sunday afternoon's victory over the Minnesota Vikings, one theme stands out to us here at Acme Packing Company - this is one of the first instances this season in which the Packers were able to pull out a tough, ugly win in less-than-ideal conditions and while not playing their best football on either side of the ball.

Despite some injuries on defense and a passing game that had receivers struggling to get open, the Packers did what they'll need to do against playoff teams, and they ran the ball. They ran it often, and they ran it hard, and Eddie Lacy came through with his biggest performance of the year.

Here are today's curds, which look back at Sunday's game and some of the details you may have missed. Oh, and as a bonus we have a perfect example of Aaron Rodgers' press conference trolling. Enjoy!

Insider: Thumbs up to Lacy playing through illness |
So you're telling me that Lacy put up his best game of the year - 138 total yards and two scores - despite being sick? I wonder what kind of day he would have had if he were healthy.

The longest yard: Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers - ESPN
ESPN's calculations put Rodgers' throw at about 39 yards in the air - easily the longest one-yard score we at APC can remember. And even with such a floater, there was nobody with 15 yards of Richard.

Micah Hyde recovers, produces game's lone turnover |
The secondary had some blatant breakdowns on Sunday, but made a few key plays. One possible missed opportunity was on Clay Matthews' swat at the line of scrimmage - Tramon Williams was jumping the route and was in perfect position to record an interception of his own.

Mike McCarthy has conquered Vikings | JSOnline
Under McCarthy, the Packers are 14-4-1 over Minnesota and they're 10-1-1 since 2010.

5 things we learned: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings | FOX Sports
It's a good sign that the Packers were able to emerge victorious without Nick Perry and with Clay Matthews limited and off the field on many third downs. Contributions from other players were key to the defense's inconsistent, but ultimately victorious performance.

Odell Beckham Jr. makes incredible 1-handed TD catch vs. Cowboys -
We love Jordy Nelson's and Randal Cobb's ridiculous catches, but even we have to admit that this is the best catch of the year, bar-none.

Finally, you may have seen Aaron Rodgers after the game drinking a certain purple soda, which he reportedly has after each game. Here's some greatness from Twitter, discussing his press conference antics:

Well done, Aaron. Well done.