Yesterday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers got back to their winning ways in a critical NFC North game, as they went west to Minnesota and drubbed the Vikings by the score of 30-13. A few players on offense who have been struggling lately were huge keys to the Packers' win, as the running game got going and helped keep pressure off Aaron Rodgers.
Meanwhile, the defense posted another impressive performance, holding Adrian Peterson to his fewest number of yards and carries since week one. With Peterson shut down, the pass rush pinned its ears back and got after Teddy Bridgewater, finally looking like the unit that we saw over the first five games.
Here are some looks back at Sunday's game in today's cheese curds.
Packers' pass rush returns, ends sackless streak vs. Vikings - ESPN
They came back with a vengeance, sacking Teddy Bridgewater six times including two by third-year pass rusher Datone Jones.
Eddie Lacy, James Jones bounce back in big ways | Packers.com
All that noise surrounding Eddie Lacy's play? It's awfully quiet now, as the big back posted his best game of the year by far and ran with authority on Sunday afternoon.
James Jones' hoodie goes viral on big day | Packersnews.com
Meanwhile, James Jones' choice of apparel under his jersey blew up on social media and he blew up with a big game including a crucial (and highlight-reel caliber) touchdown in the second half.
Fan favorite Jeff Janis shows his speed on return, pass-interference gain | JSOnline.com
Janis' 70-yard kickoff return set up the Packers' third field goal, while the 50-yard pass interference penalty he drew primed the offense for a touchdown late in the second half. Though he did not catch a pass, Janis definitely made his impact felt on those two plays.
Chips Report from Packers 30-13 Week 11 win at Vikings | 247sports.com
No surprise here, as the Joneses earn honors along with Mason Crosby, who was five-for-five with all of his attempts longer than 40 yards.
The Bengals gifted the Cardinals an easy game-winning field goal by committing a very rare penalty - SBNation.com
The "disconcerting signals" penalty is rarely called, but it made a relatively long field goal attempt for the Cardinals into a chip shot as the Cardinals improved to 8-2.