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Cheese Curds, 12/26: Nelson dominates from the slot, Vikings' corners scrap gameplan

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Mike Zimmer is not a guy I'd want to make angry, but that's what some of his players did in Green Bay this weekend.

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The Green Bay Packers had a ton of success through the air on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings, and Jordy Nelson was a big part of that success.

Mike McCarthy's squad needed someone to step up inside with Randall Cobb injured, and Nelson did just that. He was aided and abetted by a mutinous Vikings secondary, however, who simply chose not to follow their team's gameplan for covering the receiver, who ended up catching nine passes on the day.

That's all here in today's Cheese Curds, which also include a big jolly fat guy in red delivering a present. But it's not what you think.

Dougherty: Nelson a new slot machine | Packersnews.com
With Randall Cobb out, Jordy Nelson lined up extensively in the slot on Saturday with Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison out wide. It's safe to say that worked nicely.

Minnesota Vikings DBs ditch coach Mike Zimmer's game plan for covering Jordy Nelson | ESPN
In case you missed this over the weekend, Xavier Rhodes was supposed to shadow Jordy, but instead the corners decided to stick to their typical left/right alignment. Oops.

Deion Sanders: Vikings DBs were 'stupid and ignorant' - NFL.com
Don't listen to a coach like Mike Zimmer? That's not going to fly with Prime Time.

Packers' offense has been consistently prolific under Mike McCarthy | Packers.com
Yes, sometimes McCarthy has been slow to adjust to changes in the roster or injuries, but ultimately he has usually come out with a successful offense in nearly every season he has been a coach.

Vikings at Packers Grades | NFL Week 16 | PFF
Rodgers had one of his best games of the season on Saturday, and that was reflected both in his grades and in those of the Vikings' secondary.

Dontari Poe, all 346 pounds of him, just threw the heaviest touchdown pass ever - SBNation.com
Merry Christmas, Chiefs fans! This play was the most hilarious thing of week 16, bar none.