NFL 2009 Season Week 4 Picks

Create an Account or Login to make your own picks!

These are not our most current picks!
Our freshest batch of picks are the NFL 2018 Season Super Bowl Picks.

Jeremy's PicksMatt's PicksJon's PicksSarah's Picks
Seahawks 17 @ Colts 34
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 21 Picks - 100%
Colts
Colts
Colts
Colts
Colts
Colts
Colts
Colts
Buccaneers 13 @ Redskins 16
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
3 Picks - 14% 18 Picks - 86%
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Redskins
Ravens 21 @ Patriots 27
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
14 Picks - 67% 7 Picks - 33%
Patriots
Patriots
Patriots
Patriots
Ravens
Ravens
Ravens
Ravens
Bengals 23 @ Browns 20
final overtime
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
19 Picks - 90% 2 Picks - 10%
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Bengals
Titans 17 @ Jaguars 37
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
18 Picks - 86% 3 Picks - 14%
Titans
Titans
Titans
Titans
Titans
Titans
Titans
Titans
Raiders 6 @ Texans 29
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 21 Picks - 100%
Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Texans
Lions 24 @ Bears 48
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
2 Picks - 10% 19 Picks - 90%
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Bears
Giants 27 @ Chiefs 16
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 12:00pm
21 Picks - 100% 0 Picks - 0%
Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Giants
Bills 10 @ Dolphins 38
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 3:05pm
19 Picks - 90% 2 Picks - 10%
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Jets 10 @ Saints 24
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 3:05pm
2 Picks - 10% 19 Picks - 90%
Saints
Saints
Saints
Saints
Saints
Saints
Jets
Jets
Rams 0 @ 49ers 35
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 3:15pm
1 Pick - 5% 20 Picks - 95%
49ers
49ers
49ers
49ers
49ers
49ers
49ers
49ers
Cowboys 10 @ Broncos 17
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 3:15pm
16 Picks - 76% 5 Picks - 24%
Cowboys
Cowboys
Cowboys
Cowboys
Cowboys
Cowboys
Broncos
Broncos
Chargers 28 @ Steelers 38
Final
Sun, 10/4/09 7:20pm
5 Picks - 24% 16 Picks - 76%
Steelers
Steelers
Chargers
Chargers
Chargers
Chargers
Steelers
Steelers
Packers 23 @ Vikings 30
Final
Mon, 10/5/09 7:30pm
8 Picks - 38% 13 Picks - 62%
Vikings
Vikings
Vikings
Vikings
Vikings
Vikings
Packers
Packers
Week Record11 - 3
0.786
10 - 4
0.714
9 - 5
0.643
9 - 5
0.643
Season Record45 - 17
0.726
41 - 21
0.661
44 - 18
0.710
47 - 15
0.758
Scotttime Record547 - 315
0.635
523 - 339
0.607
539 - 323
0.625
544 - 318
0.631
No-Pack-Vike Record2517 - 1476
0.630
2447 - 1546
0.613
2530 - 1463
0.634
2492 - 1501
0.624
Lifetime Record1224 - 705
0.634
1134 - 795
0.588
1209 - 720
0.627
1203 - 726
0.624
click me!
Other Nut Canner Picks
scott.jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Broncos
Steelers
Packers

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:48 - 14
0.774
Lifetime:553 - 309
0.641
2887.gif
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Jaguars
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Broncos
Steelers
Packers

Week:11 - 3
0.786
Season:43 - 19
0.694
Lifetime:530 - 331
0.616
vignette.bmp
Colts
Redskins
Patriots
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Packers

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:34 - 13
0.723
Lifetime:356 - 208
0.631
avatar2345.jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Jaguars
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Chargers
Packers

Week:9 - 5
0.643
Season:37 - 25
0.597
Lifetime:348 - 245
0.587
IMG_3063[1].jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:28 - 18
0.609
Lifetime:318 - 209
0.603
l_ad719f619e5ad7f4b593814445bf63ec.jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Lions
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Chargers
Packers

Week:7 - 7
0.500
Season:38 - 24
0.613
Lifetime:324 - 207
0.610
100_0732.JPG
Colts
Redskins
Patriots
Bengals
Jaguars
Texans
Bears
Giants
Dolphins
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:13 - 1
0.929
Season:46 - 16
0.742
Lifetime:336 - 155
0.684
pyzamOmgWtf.jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Browns
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Broncos
Steelers
Packers

Week:9 - 5
0.643
Season:45 - 17
0.726
Lifetime:263 - 151
0.635
070809_romo2_vmed_8p.widec.jpg
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:41 - 20
0.672
Lifetime:302 - 168
0.643
me.png
Colts
Buccaneers
Ravens
Browns
Titans
Texans
Lions
Giants
Dolphins
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:8 - 6
0.571
Season:36 - 26
0.581
Lifetime:123 - 97
0.559
IMG_0311_edited.JPG
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:43 - 19
0.694
Lifetime:176 - 92
0.657
picture07.bmp
Colts
Buccaneers
Patriots
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:42 - 19
0.689
Lifetime:204 - 99
0.673
blonde_gleam.gif
Colts
Redskins
Patriots
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:11 - 3
0.786
Season:45 - 16
0.738
Lifetime:176 - 87
0.669
FB_IMG_1499398490950.jpg
Colts
Buccaneers
Patriots
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
Rams
Broncos
Steelers
Vikings

Week:10 - 4
0.714
Season:44 - 18
0.710
Lifetime:44 - 18
0.710
question_mark.gif
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Packers

Week:9 - 5
0.643
Season:39 - 23
0.629
Lifetime:39 - 23
0.629
question_mark.gif
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Jets
49ers
Cowboys
Steelers
Vikings

Week:9 - 5
0.643
Season:20 - 10
0.667
Lifetime:20 - 10
0.667
question_mark.gif
Colts
Redskins
Ravens
Bengals
Titans
Texans
Bears
Giants
Bills
Saints
49ers
Cowboys
Chargers
Vikings

Week:9 - 5
0.643
Season:20 - 10
0.667
Lifetime:20 - 10
0.667
Create an Account or Login to make your own picks!

Chargers 28 @ Steelers 38

sarah.jpg
Sarah
Are these teams good or bad? I don't even know yet. For watching a lot of football, I still don't have a clue about what's going on in the league....
jeremy.jpg
Jeremy
The Steelers could very easily be 0-3. (Remember that late Hines Ward fumble in week one?) Is it time to hit the panic button?
matt.jpg
Matt
I'm not sure about the Chargers, yet the Steelers have been underwhelming so far. When in doubt, go with your fantasy team. That means Darren Sproles and the Chargers.
jon.jpg
Jon
This is like the JV game to the Monday Night contest.

Packers 23 @ Vikings 30

sarah.jpg
Sarah
Pass.
No, j/k. It'll be a conflicting night, but I am 100% sure I want the Packers to win this game, Favre be damned. Packers have a lot of work to do, A-Rod needs to get rid of the ball sooner. Our defense has been decent, and they've been creating a lot of turnovers. During every broadcast, the announcers say that Harris and Woodson are the best cornerback tandem in the NFL, but they're getting old. I hope they're able to continue being great.

Only have 2 chances to be witty this week? Drats.
jeremy.jpg
Jeremy
The Packers don't look so great thus far, and my sources tell me Rodgers has played horribly thus far. (Though, I think my sources might be a bit biased.) However, they are still, most likely, the best team the Vikings will have faced. They can't play lack-luster football and expect to win this one. They can't dominate the game, while letting the other team hang around, like they did against the 49ers, or the Packers last year. The good news is Rodgers looked absolutely lost out there last year, so here's to him being even more baffled this time. I mean, it's not like we have a guy on the team who can tell us exactly what the team will do when or anything.
matt.jpg
Matt
Vikings 42 - Packers 28.
jon.jpg
Jon
There's so much to say that there's really nothing to say. Let's just watch some football.
pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
09/28/2009 @ 11:43:30 PM
 Quote this comment
GO PACK GO!!!!!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 1 times.
l_ad719f619e5ad7f4b593814445bf63ec.jpgRUFiO1984 - Two raw eggs in the morning
09/29/2009 @ 09:52:59 AM
 Quote this comment
Lions over Bears! Count IT!!!!!!!!!!!!emoticon
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 1 times.
newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
09/29/2009 @ 10:54:40 AM
 Quote this comment
RUFiO1984 Wrote - Today @ 09:52:59 AM
Lions over Bears! Count IT!!!!!!!!!!!!emoticon


Too soon
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
me.pngMusch
09/29/2009 @ 04:49:15 PM
 Quote this comment
Ill just keep choosing titans.. they will eventually win.. Like the lions for example.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
scott.jpgScott - Ma'am, can you make sure your computer is turned on?
09/29/2009 @ 07:51:26 PM
 Quote this comment
After seeing about 100 replays of the Favre miracle pass, I have some more thoughts about it. After all the emotion wears off, that might become one of his most impressive passes of his career. He has had a lot of game winning passes, he has had a lot of impressive passes, but this one was different. With the game literally on the line, he threw a 50 yard crossing route. That wasn't just a bomb where a receiver has to run under it. He didn't just toss it up and hope that a couple receivers would out muscle the defenders. He threw the ball 50 yards to a spot that when he threw it, there wasn't a guy within 10 yards of it. ESPN showed a replay from behind the line, and when Favre release the ball, Lewis wasn't even in the picture, and it wasn't just because of the angle of the camera lens. He probably led Lewis by 10 yards. I am a Packer fan getting excited about a Viking player throwing a game winning touchdown. I really just can't get over how amazing that throw actually is.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/03/2009 @ 08:33:04 AM
 Quote this comment
Where is Jerome Bettis from again?
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
hoochpage.JPGSarah - 4091 Posts
10/03/2009 @ 01:43:22 PM
 Quote this comment
For being the biggest weekend of sports, we're sure not talking a lot about any of it (maybe because Scott was out of town). (Badgers vs Gophers - almost over and Badgers are going to make it 6 straight against MN) (Twins are making a serious run at the division and it all comes down to this weekend) And of course ... What's going to happen in the MNF game anyway? Once it starts is it just going to be just like any ol' Packer/Viking game or will it be a game for the ages?

And isn't Bettis from MI? And why do you ask Scott?
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - Ma'am, can you make sure your computer is turned on?
10/03/2009 @ 04:21:56 PM
 Quote this comment
I had cable this week because I was staying in a hotel for work. Sportscenter literally had 3 or 4 stories each show about the packers-Viking game (I now know that favre saw clody with a chance o meatballs with his daughter). It seems like the lack of baseball races (only one of any kind for several weeks now) have given us nothing to talk about, much like how the super bowl in Detroit gave us nothing to talk about except that bettis was from detroit.

Honestly, I think the packer Viking game won't be that different once the game is on. It really is weird seeing favre in a Viking uniform, almost to the point of not actually thinking that it is real, but like I've said before, I was rooting for the guy all along to play, whoever it be for. I don't have any anosity towards him, so I'm not getting any more excited than I would for any other packer-Viking game.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
2887.gifAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
10/03/2009 @ 04:38:50 PM
 Quote this comment
Scott Wrote - Today @ 04:21:56 PM
It really is weird seeing favre in a Viking uniform, almost to the point of not actually thinking that it is real,


It's too weird. I won't be able to comprehend the situation until the game starts, if then even. It's one of those "when pigs fly" scenarios so I've been busy keeping an eye to the sky.

Badger's offense looks really good, the defense could be an issue. They should get into the top 25 now I think.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
sarah.jpgSarah - How do you use these things?
10/03/2009 @ 06:13:47 PM
 Quote this comment
Favre was asked to throw out first pitch for tomorrow's final regular season game ever @ the dome, but declined. He'll probably change his mind and do it anyway.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
avatar2345.jpgPackOne - Sit down your rockin' the boat.
10/03/2009 @ 07:29:31 PM
 Quote this comment
Nice, Nutcan Halloween is here.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
10/04/2009 @ 01:51:25 PM
 Quote this comment
Man... My record blows...
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
10/04/2009 @ 01:54:28 PM
 Quote this comment
On nutcan the packers and Vikings game is the game of the week... More people r split in that descion tha. Any other game.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
10/04/2009 @ 03:15:20 PM
 Quote this comment
LAST MINUTE SWITCH: I pick the Denver Broncos 3-0 To beat the Dallas Cowboys 2-1...
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
pyzamOmgWtf.jpgJfk10intex - My computer is better than yours!!!!
10/04/2009 @ 06:52:57 PM
 Quote this comment
Lolz... ooooooh!!!! MY LAST MINUTE SWITCH PAIED OFF!!!!!! YAY!!! :D COWBOYS LOST!!!! HAHAHA
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 1 times.
newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
10/04/2009 @ 08:37:39 PM
 Quote this comment
Hey, I want credit for my Bengals pick!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
10/04/2009 @ 08:40:57 PM
 Quote this comment
Alex Wrote - Yesterday @ 04:38:50 PM
Badger's offense looks really good, the defense could be an issue. They should get into the top 25 now I think.


25th and 26th, big game next weekend
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
sarah.jpgSarah - So's your face
10/04/2009 @ 08:59:37 PM
 Quote this comment
Yea, Jeremy has to fix that. It feels weird not having watched any football this afternoon...
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - ...and Bob's your Uncle!
10/05/2009 @ 07:39:13 AM
 Quote this comment
What happens if Orlando and Alex tie? Do we force game 15?
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 07:23:47 PM
 Quote this comment
well, so starts the game of a lifetime.

And Sarah, prepare to have your heart broken. Perhaps we all should.

This is the biggest game since Adam Banks played the Hawks for the first time in the Minnesota state hockey tournament.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Scott edited this 2 times, last at 10/05/2009 7:32:36 pm
hoochpage.JPGSarah - So's your face
10/05/2009 @ 07:39:28 PM
 Quote this comment
I hate pre-game shows. They keep showing all the good times, but this sucks. I hope the Packers kick ass. Oh and if anyone comes on here and spells Favre wrong, I will have a fit. Already seen it spelled wrong wayyyyy too much on Facebook.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - No, I did not change your screen saver settings
10/05/2009 @ 07:51:22 PM
 Quote this comment
Can't blame Rodgers too much on that one. They could have given him forward progress before the ball came out.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 07:52:48 PM
 Quote this comment
Why the heck would you challenge that??????? Damn it. Rodgers needs to get rid of the ball faster. That's always been his problem.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 08:04:15 PM
 Quote this comment
Apparerently Viking O-linemen can wrap up defenders from behind with no penalties.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Scott messed with this 2 times, last at 10/05/2009 8:05:22 pm
sarah.jpgSarah - So's your face
10/05/2009 @ 08:10:53 PM
 Quote this comment
Apparently. Also apparently we have a great tight end in Finley!!!!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - On your mark...get set...Terrible!
10/05/2009 @ 08:12:21 PM
 Quote this comment
You can have your long drawn out drive, I'll take the fireworks.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 08:18:18 PM
 Quote this comment
Now we can set the tone.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
hoochpage.JPGSarah - How do you use these things?
10/05/2009 @ 08:23:53 PM
 Quote this comment
See my previous post about Rodgers getting rid of the ball sooner!!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 08:41:32 PM
 Quote this comment
I still think this tv's color is just messed up.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - No, I did not change your screen saver settings
10/05/2009 @ 08:53:01 PM
 Quote this comment
I was just about to say that so far, the packers have more or less contained Peterson. I'd say they are doing a little more than contain him after that.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
hoochpage.JPGSarah - 4091 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 08:54:19 PM
 Quote this comment
Yea they are! I'm sorry I made fun of Mathews on draft day!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:03:24 PM
 Quote this comment
The officials are taking this game into their own hands. That PI call was criminal.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
hoochpage.JPGSarah - 4091 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:07:43 PM
 Quote this comment
Yea, but as Jeremy reminded me, there was another penalty on that play as well...emoticon
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - No, I did not change your screen saver settings
10/05/2009 @ 09:10:35 PM
 Quote this comment
Right, but its still flat out the principle of the matter. I can swallow an offsides. PI suggest incompetents at best.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Scott edited this 2 times, last at 10/05/2009 9:11:43 pm
hoochpage.JPGSarah - 4091 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:22:20 PM
 Quote this comment
I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you. That pass interference call was terrible.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:28:48 PM
 Quote this comment
I wouldn't be so upset about the Viking nonholding calls if they would just call one of them. They can ignore the other 10, just give me one for crying out loud.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:44:09 PM
 Quote this comment
OK Refs, thank you, correct call. Phew almost got really upset there.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Sarah edited this at 10/05/2009 9:44:32 pm
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/05/2009 @ 09:51:06 PM
 Quote this comment
The packer receivers are supposed to be good. How do you explain dropped passes right in the numbers?

And for the record, I do not think the Vikings are outplaying the packers by that much. Although to be fair, the packers have driven deep into Viking territory 3 times with nothing to show for it.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Scott screwed with this 2 times, last at 10/05/2009 9:57:01 pm
jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
10/06/2009 @ 01:55:03 AM
 Quote this comment
Scott Wrote - Yesterday @ 09:51:06 PM
The packer receivers are supposed to be good. How do you explain dropped passes right in the numbers?

And for the record, I do not think the Vikings are outplaying the packers by that much. Although to be fair, the packers have driven deep into Viking territory 3 times with nothing to show for it.


That's ridiculous. For virtually the whole game you guys had 2 big plays, and 14 to show for it. Favre had 6.2 hours to throw every pass to Roger's .2 seconds. The Vikings passed at will on the Packers when it mattered, and the same only became true for the Packers once the Vikings started playing not to lose on offense (note to NFL coaches, this almost always leads to letting the other team back into the game) and playing some sort of middle of the road not-prevent but not actual-defense defense that accomplished neither stopping the normal plays or the big plays.

Even the homers on the Packer whine line on z-100 thought the Packers were thoroughly outplayed and that the score made the game seem a lot closer than it was. (They also noted that there's big cause for concern, because last weeks game against the pitiful Rams wasn't nearly the blowout the score would indicate it was, but I can't comment on that, because i didn't see it.)

Until the Vikings started playing "we have a big enough lead to just let them use up the clock" ball, this was no contest. It was MADE somewhat of a contest, but that's really questionable coaching more than anything.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 1.21 Gigawatts!?!?
10/06/2009 @ 02:06:14 AM
 Quote this comment
Actually I want to amend my comment a bit. I don't know what the total numbers were, or what normal numbers are, and while it's true Rodgers got sacked 8 times, and that's a lot, I kind of feel like, and this is just a feeling, that the Vikings didn't really get to him a ton, and that the people bemoaning the Packers o-line the whole way home are being a BIT harsh. When the Vikings got there, he went down, but there didn't seem to me like there was guys in his face all night, constantly getting drilled right after releasing the ball, etc. Maybe I'm wrong though.

Rodgers has to be well on his way to setting the record for the most saftied QB though, so he's got that going for him.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
IMG_3063[1].jpgjthompto
10/06/2009 @ 07:52:44 AM
 Quote this comment
Rodgers did move around a lot in the pocket and sometimes was forced out of the pocket. Some of those sacks were on him for holding the ball too long. But any QB especially Favre can light up a team if he is given that kind of time. I don't know if it was a great o-line perfromance or a lack fo pressure from Green Bay. I really don't understand why Kampman is playing drop-back linebacker when he is one of the premier pass rushers in the league.

To me the Vikings were by far the better team tonight at least. If not for the AP fumble, the game might have been over at halftime. The Vikings did an awful jub managing the game at the end and played bad defense letting receivers behind them, luckliy the lead was big enough. I don't kno what was up with that bomb Favre threw with 3 minutes left, it gave the Packers 40 extra seconds, to mount their comback.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
scott.jpgScott - Resident Tech Support
10/06/2009 @ 08:15:49 AM
 Quote this comment
Jeremy Wrote - Today @ 02:55:03 AM
That's ridiculous. For virtually the whole game you guys had 2 big plays, and 14 to show for it. Favre had 6.2 hours to throw every pass to Roger's .2 seconds. The Vikings passed at will on the Packers when it mattered, and the same only became true for the Packers once the Vikings started playing not to lose on offense (note to NFL coaches, this almost always leads to letting the other team back into the game) and playing some sort of middle of the road not-prevent but not actual-defense defense that accomplished neither stopping the normal plays or the big plays.


That's not ridiculous at all. The Packers WERE moving the ball too, they sustained 2 pretty good drives in the first half that ended in turnovers, and hit big on that bomb. Then, they drove right down to the 1 yard line and were only kept out of the endzone because a TE dropped a wide open soft pass right in his hands. The Vikings simply did not outplay the Packers in the first half, at least not by that much. Give me some stats to prove it if you will, but the 28-14 score in the first half was not indicative of how that first half went.

And Favre's 6.2 seconds to throw every ball was aided by the Vikings O-line holding on almost every play in the first half. At one point in the first half, they showed some replays of Kampman's "ineffectiveness", 1 of his replays was him dropping back into coverage, and the other 2 they showed was him pursuing the QB and having a Viking O-linemen impeding him from behind. Like I said, if they had simply called 1 holding call, maybe I wouldn't be complaining. But the refs put the holding flag (at least for the Vikings) in their pocket before they even walked out onto the field.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Scott edited this at 10/06/2009 8:18:58 am
jeremy.jpgJeremy - As Seen On The Internet
10/06/2009 @ 08:17:53 AM
 Quote this comment
jthompto Wrote - Today @ 07:52:44 AM
Rodgers did move around a lot in the pocket and sometimes was forced out of the pocket. Some of those sacks were on him for holding the ball too long. But any QB especially Favre can light up a team if he is given that kind of time. I don't know if it was a great o-line perfromance or a lack fo pressure from Green Bay. I really don't understand why Kampman is playing drop-back linebacker when he is one of the premier pass rushers in the league.

To me the Vikings were by far the better team tonight at least. If not for the AP fumble, the game might have been over at halftime. The Vikings did an awful jub managing the game at the end and played bad defense letting receivers behind them, luckliy the lead was big enough. I don't kno what was up with that bomb Favre threw with 3 minutes left, it gave the Packers 40 extra seconds, to mount their comback.

Yeah, they were talking about on the radio how bad that was. They went to an ultra conservative offense that had caused them to 3 and out 2 or 3 times, never doing anything beyond ramming a running back into the o-line, then, finally, when there's little enough time on the clock where you really CAN say you were just trying to use the clock, then you take a low-percentage shot to Berrian? (Who was being mugged the entire way down the field, by the way.)

The last 10 minutes was awful. Favre just tore them a new one all night. We had one fumble, and up until that point had only punted twice all night and were 8/11 on 3rd down, and one of those was a successful 4th down conversion. Yeah, they shut down the run, but that doesn't matter if you get 0 pass rush against a team that let Favre get hit every other play in weeks past. For much of the game Favre had as many touchdowns as incompletions.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Jeremy edited this at 10/06/2009 8:18:23 am
jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
10/06/2009 @ 08:34:15 AM
 Quote this comment
Scott Wrote - Today @ 08:15:49 AM
Jeremy Wrote - Today @ 01:55:03 AM
That's ridiculous. For virtually the whole game you guys had 2 big plays, and 14 to show for it. Favre had 6.2 hours to throw every pass to Roger's .2 seconds. The Vikings passed at will on the Packers when it mattered, and the same only became true for the Packers once the Vikings started playing not to lose on offense (note to NFL coaches, this almost always leads to letting the other team back into the game) and playing some sort of middle of the road not-prevent but not actual-defense defense that accomplished neither stopping the normal plays or the big plays.


That's not ridiculous at all. The Packers WERE moving the ball too, they sustained 2 pretty good drives in the first half that ended in turnovers, and hit big on that bomb. Then, they drove right down to the 1 yard line and were only kept out of the endzone because a TE dropped a wide open soft pass right in his hands. The Vikings simply did not outplay the Packers in the first half, at least not by that much. Give me some stats to prove it if you will, but the 28-14 score in the first half was not indicative of how that first half went.


You're right. 28-7 (just after the half) would have been much more indicative. At the half you had one big hit pass where 62 of 67 needed yards came on one play, and a fumble return, paired with 2 turnovers of your own. Turnover 1 came after 66 yards and turnover 2 came after about 26.

33% of your offense in the first half was that one play, and that's factoring in the 29 yard drive with 30 seconds left in the half where all that mattered was not letting you score (after an inexplicable Viking timeout.)
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Jeremy screwed with this 4 times, last at 10/06/2009 8:52:33 am
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
10/06/2009 @ 09:52:44 AM
 Quote this comment
The night was full of little mental-oddities for me though. Part of me was waiting for the moment Brett came out of the visitor's tunnel during pre game warmups, which was always met with raucous boos from Viking fans and every Packer fan in the stands losing their minds. At halftime the people behind me were talking about how "we need to start getting pressure on Favre" and for a split second I was thinking "We're doing ok, aren't we?" before remembering they were Packer fans.

Then when I got home and looked up the game on ESPN and actually saw things like: "B.Favre pass short left to V.Shiancoe for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. R.Longwell extra point is GOOD GB 0 Min 7" and it really hit me what a bizarre turn of events this all has been.

Edit: Also to give credit where credit is due, and maybe it's due mostly to the fact that they were out of the game for most of it, or most people were just absorbing the spectacle more than watching the game, but last night was not only one of the most cordial Packer crowds I've ever seen there, but one of the most cordial opposing crowds to date. Usually 50% of the Packer fans are stumble-to-their-seat drunk by kick off and celebrate every gain of more than 2 yards by turning around and getting in people's face, and other such behavior that would have Ghandi using every fiber of his being not to give them a broken nose. The beer guy even made it to our row (25) with 3-4 beers left, which is unprecedented. Usually he's lucky to make it past row 10 before selling out.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Jeremy messed with this 3 times, last at 10/06/2009 10:03:25 am
newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
10/06/2009 @ 02:29:46 PM
 Quote this comment
Half the "Packer fans" that were there probably wanted Favre to win.

The pi call was lame, and in my book Woodson got the pick on Favre. And for that matter, I think that was the only play all game where Favre threw to Woodson's guy in man-to-man coverage and seemed like Favre was even avoiding him in zone coverage.

I think the pass blocking was as bad as it looked. There were a couple plays were Rodgers should have attempted to throw it away, but he probably felt like he didn't even have time to stand in the pocket long enough to do that. The only reason they were able to do anything is that he was mobile enough to dodge the rushers at least some of the time and be able to step past the rush and throw.

The easiest fix to that might be to run more. They ran 15 times for 66 not couting Rodgers' runs. Which isn't to say they would've done anything if the Vikings had really been playing the run, but that's the point. When the DEs are 5 yards past your tackles 1 second after the snap, run the ball right past them on the inside. Apparently McCarthy went to the "Andy Reid school of play calling" though.

The Packers got demolished on both lines in the passing game aspect, and their safeties stunk. Besides that it was a pretty even game.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
10/06/2009 @ 09:34:03 PM
 Quote this comment
who cares about football? Twins win! Twins win
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
jon.jpgJon - Nutcan.com's kitten expert
10/07/2009 @ 07:46:51 AM
 Quote this comment
Aside from the game that Favre had and maybe the game that Jared Allen had, I think the biggest thing I took away from the game was that Aaron Rodgers is probably the right quarterback for the packers for right now. And that's not to say Green Bay made the right decision last summer. (I still think they messed that up. The facts were, they were coming off a near-super bowl year and had the opportunity to have two good qbs come back with the added bonus of being able to justify a favre benching if need be. I know others disagreed with that and still do, but that was my take and still is.) But for this year, with this offensive line, it doesn't hurt to have a younger guy who can move and play pretty well at times. Now, I won't say Favre would get completely blown away by the pass rush. He, and other veteran qbs are surprisingly "pocket mobile" despite a lack of ability to run free for more than 5 yards. He'd probably be able to avoid some of the sacks and might not hold it as long as Rodgers does apparently. Still, I wouldn't want my soon-to-be 40 year old qb playing behind that line. The Minnesota line has played pretty poorly at times in the first three games, but never like the packers line played on Monday.

I guess, though, I should amend my statement. BOTH teams seem to have the right quarterback for right now.

The only difference is, once Favre's pants are on, he makes gold records.
Rate this comment
Yours:

Total:

Rated 2 times.
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/07/2009 @ 10:41:05 AM
 Quote this comment
Jon Wrote - Today @ 08:46:51 AM
The only difference is, once Favre's pants are on, he makes gold records.


Say it baby!
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
jeremy.jpgJeremy - Robots don't say 'ye'
10/08/2009 @ 10:05:57 AM
 Quote this comment
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/espn_completely_misses_brett_favre
Rate this comment
Yours:

Rated 0 times.
Leave a Comment of your very own
Name:
Comment:
Verify this code
Verify the Code in this box, or sign in, to post a comment.
click me!
There's an emoticon for how you feel!
click me!
My Files
Sign up, or login, to be able to upload files for Nutcan.com users to see.