Quick thoughts on Green Bay’s 28-24 WIN!! « Ol' Bag of Donuts

Quick thoughts on Green Bay's 28-24 WIN!!

As I sit down to write this, the clock has just struck 12:37 a.m.

In other words, I’ll be keeping this one brief (don’t worry – we’ll have a whole lot more reaction to this one later today).

Here are some quick thoughts on the Green Bay Packers’ 28-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. In no particular order:

  • Man, this one feels good, doesn’t it? Actually, “good” doesn’t describe it, does it? How bout REALLY REALLY (EXPLETIVE DELETED) GREAT?!?!
  • Anyone wanna argue about who the best quarterback in the NFC North is now? Yeah – I didn’t think so.
  • Aaron Rodgers was not perfect, by any stretch. His first interception was terribly thrown, followed by a terrible decision on his second. He missed badly on a whole bunch of throws, as well. But, throughout the night, he played with confidence and did more than enough good to guide this offense. And, perhaps most importanly, he looked like he was having fun, didn’t he? Facing Brett Favre didn’t feel so daunting to him this time, clearly.
  • Game balls – the entire offensive and defensive lines. That one’s easy.
  • Speaking of the o-line, I’ve been backing Chad Clifton for much of the season. Sure glad I did. One of the best five performances of his career.
  • You saw it tonight: If James Jones can finally put it all together, he can be scary good.
  • I never doubted Desmond Bishop for a second. Okay, perhaps that’s not true, but he’s doing what he said he’d do to me on Twitter this summer: Eat my words. And I’ve never been happier to do so.
  • If Tramon Williams isn’t an elite cornerback already, he’s damn close. Sure, he had help over the top on Randy Moss a lot of the time, but do not discount the job he did.
  • Welcome back, Mr. Matthews. We needed ya. Looks like it could be an easy handoff for 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Woody’ll just have to walk across the lockerroom.
  • Welcome to the show, Andrew Quarless, C.J. Wilson and Jarius Wynn. Huge plays from all three of you guys tonight.
  • See, Mike, if you stick with the run, good things CAN happen.
  • Brandon Jackson really isn’t that bad. In fact, I think he’s pretty okay.
  • Dom, you continue to do wonderful things with a battered group. My hat’s off to you, in every sense.
  • I picked the Pack to win, 27-24. Not bad, if I do say so myself.
  • At 4-3, the Packers look to be in the driver’s seat in this division. Funny how fast things change in a week.
  • I haven’t really mentioned Favre, to this point. I’m going to pass on ripping him for being a washed up loser, both on and off the field.
  • Oops, I guess I just did.
  • By the way, Brent – you think we’re going to ever forgive you? Not. Bloody. Likely. Go home and stay there. Or, at the very least, don’t ever come back to Lambeau. You’re not welcome anymore.
  • Oops, just did it again.
  • Finally, to every single Vikings player, coach or fan: You can go ahead and blame anyone you want for this loss. Please, go ahead and blame the refs. Say we got lucky. After all, you’re all losers anyway, so doing such things fits right in with your mentality. But, remember the following two pearls of wisdom: Winners point thumbs when things go wrong – losers point fingers. And, as Bill Parcells liked to say, you are what your record says you are. You’re 2-4. You’re a crap team. See you in a month, losers.
  • Fans, what did this one mean to you? Please share your comments below. Would LOVE to hear what you guys have to say about this.

-Chris Lempesis

11 comments to Quick thoughts on Green Bay’s 28-24 WIN!!

  • Perfect,Chris, perfect. Not. Bloody. Likely. Go home and stay there. With your divorce papers.

  • ransaysthis

    I’m sure my 11 year old self would be SHOCKED that I was cheering against Brett Favre. That being said, dang it felt good to see the Packers put it “together” enough to win. I loved McCarthy’s aggressive playcalling, like the fake FG in the first quarter. I loved seeing how Brett could jump on his ankle all night long when he thought he had thrown the winning TD in the fourth. And I loved how the limp got worse and worse when he realized that he hadn’t. Many people said, “Hey – just go out on top, at the top of your game.” We are seeing what happens when someone doesn’t heed that advice. It’s a bit sad, yes, but at least we aren’t the ones who will suffer because of it. To see the happiness and relief on Aaron Rodgers’ face at the end of that game and afterward was awesome. He’ll never say it, but winning over the Vikings – especially Brett Favre – at Lambeau is AWESOME.

  • Charlie Kelly

    You forgot the best part, Clifton absolutely handling Jared Allen all game.

  • Lucas

    Could not agree more. This game felt awesome. When Bishop picked off that Favre pass SO CLEANLY, I started jumping up and down. Signed, sealed, delivered.

  • Two Jet Winston

    I said before the season that everyone in the country would know who Tramon Williams and Nick Collins are by the end of this season. They might both make the Pro Bowl. That Collins pic was the most amazing INT I’ve ever seen.

    And did someone really spit on Brettfavre as he was leaving? That’s not cool, but the boos as he was limping away were awesome.

  • Effing brilliant, Chris. And like Colleen said, Not bloody likely. 16 hours later and I’m still euphoric after that win.

  • Sarkin

    Life is incredible.

  • Jason D

    I wanted to see what it was like when a Packer picked off Brent, when Hawk did it I was 4 feet off the ground. When Bishop took one back for 6 I had a scoregasm. When Collins grabbed the third… it was a good game!!

  • Jen

    I was imagining the pick 6 last year when the Vikes signed him. It is an understatement when I say I was glad it finally happened.

  • barutan seijin

    I’m sorry, booing and spitting on a guy who’s just put his body on the line to entertain you is pretty low. The victory and performances speak for themselves. GB fans classy? I’m going to have to reconsider that.

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