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Skoldiers - 058 - Lambeau Letdown

Recap of the loss to Greenbay on the Road

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Mike and Ed take a loot at the league as a whole, the NFC North, and the Vikings loss to Green Bay.

Around the League

Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images
  • Teddy Bridgewater in for injured Drew Brees, possibly for several weeks
  • Falcons escape the Eagles
  • Big Ben Roethlisberger done for year
  • Drew Brees out for min 6 weeks

The North Face

  • Detroit pulls out a win over the Chargers in the 4th
  • Chicago wins a wacky game in Denver
  • Do they still win if Denver goes for the tie?
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Vikings GB Recap

  • Packer fan at work said that the Packers didn’t win the game, that the Vikings lost it
  • Game started - GB score - MN missed FG - GB score short field - MIN Fumble - GB score from 33 out

Fan Question 1:

  • It was a combination of all three phases. Defense was playing GB’s WRs wrong, and giving GB short fields on two back to back possessions hurt

Special Teams Mishaps

  • Missed FG / Blocked XP
  • Bobbled Returns
  • REALLY long XP attempt due to dumb penalty
  • Is Dan Bailey the best option?
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Defensive Downturn

  • ROUGH first quarter
  • Playing way to soft on Davante Adams
  • Blink - Down by 21

Fan question 2:

  • Ben Gedeon less so, although I think we have an easier time stopping the running attack with him.
  • Mackensie Alexander’s loss was felt, although I don’t think it was largely detrimental. Jayron Kearse can totally play well in the slot, we just weren’t scheming correctly for what GB was doing
  • Shutting down GB the final 3 quarters tells me it wasn’t personnel that was responsible, rather calls and scheme
  • Jayron Kearse and Eric Wilson posted highest defensive grades of the team with 90.6 and 85.4 respectively
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  • Xavier Rhodes isn’t back
  • Hercules Mafata shines
  • Eric Kendricks puts on a clinic

Baffling Offense

  • Dalvin Cook was eating all day
  • Josh Kline and Brian O’Neill best grades of offense line grades
  • Garrett Bradbury again struggled
  • Gooseeggs off Turnovers
  • Refs were especially horrid
  • There is never *that* much offensive PI
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  • Several fumbles, interceptions
  • Chad Beebe is clearly WR3 at this point

Fan question 3:

  • He’s shown quickness clearly with his returns, and with the splash play he had on offense turning it upfield. I don’t think he’s super fast, just squirrelly.
  • In large part, the Vikings beat themselves. Gave up turnovers, failed on special teams, and gave up too much on defense to start the game
  • Raiders are a team that is really really beatable, and you have to win those games to have a chance. GB isn’t a soft target, and this division WILL be the toughest in the NFL this year

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