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Lambeau Rodgers or Metrodome Rodgers?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 30, 2009 – 10:54 am

Much of the hype surrounding Monday night’s Vikings-Packers game will center around Vikings QB Brett Favre. After 16 years of suiting up for the green and gold to battle the Vikings, Favre will now wear purple and gold and try to defeat the Packers.

But there’s another QB in the game whose performance will help determine the outcome of the game – Aaron Rodgers. In 2 games against the Vikings last year, Rodgers couldn’t have had 2 different kinds of starts.

In Lambeau, he was efficient and productive while leading Green Bay to a 24-19 season-opening win on Monday Night Football. Rodgers was 18 of 22 that evening for 178 yards and 1 TD. He had a passer rating of 115.5, was sacked 0 times and even had 8 carries for 35 yards and 1 TD.

In the Metrodome 9 weeks later, Rodgers wasn’t nearly as good. He completed 15 of 26 passes for 142 yards with 0 TDs. His passer rating was just 72.9, he had only 1 rush for 1 yard and he was sacked 4 times. On top of all that, he was responsible for 2 safeties, one via penalty and another when DE Jared Allen ran him down in the endzone. The Vikings won 28-27 along the way to winning the NFC North title.

Standing near his locker on Tuesday, Vikings DT Kevin Williams was asked about Rodgers. He pointed out the differences in Rodgers 2 starts, and said it was clear that the QB was much more comfortable in Week 1 last year than he was later in the season at the Metrodome.

Now that they have 2 games of experience against him, Williams said the Vikings defense should be more prepared and will have a plan of attack.

“That first game last year, we didn’t know what to expect and didn’t realize he could run so well,” Williams said. “We’re going to keep that in the back of our mind and keep him under wraps like we did in the second game; keep him in the pocket and make him throw it.”


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38 Responses to “Lambeau Rodgers or Metrodome Rodgers?”

  1. By purplehorn on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    I think the WWC, Edwards and Allen will have a very disruptive influence on Green Bay’s plays. The Packers “O” line is hurting and I anticipate lots of swings, screens, and quick slants. Vikings Defense dominates!!

    SKOL, VIKINGS

  2. By PurplePeopleEater on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    Mr. Rogers is going to be jumping on the Trolly out of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe this week, right into the Dome. He and the rest of his Packers are about to realize that they are the same team that they were last year, regardless of what the analysts think they ought to be.

    You think it was loud in here last year? Just wait until you get to the Thunderdome on Monday Night Football during Favre’s first game against the team that spat on him and the legacy that he created.

  3. By Purple puss on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    Maybe Farve will have another 6 interception day!

  4. By wisvikefan4 on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    No, maybe Brett will throw 6 TDs like he did with the Jets last year. I’m just hoping for a LOUD dome and a Viking win!!

  5. By Sheboygan W.I. Vike Fan on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    Having bled purple my whole life smack dab in the middle of “Slackers country” has not been easy, but let me tell you, the natives are restless and scared. You can see it in their eyes, call it ” Fear of the Favre” if you will. Most still wish Brett was with them. Not all of them are sold on “Mr. Rodgers”, Ted Thompson, or Mike McCarthy for that matter. I’ll have the last laugh finally when VIKES kick their but. Rodgers in that loud dome will be like a deer in headlights. GO VIKINGS!!

  6. By PACKERBAKER on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    I am glad to see that all of you vikings fans are worried about the packers instead of the vikings getting ready for the PACK. I am a Packers fan and I will be there Monday Night to see Mr. Rodgers and his army beat the vikings and take the lead in the division

  7. By PACKERBAKER on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    o ya..its about time you guys get a outdoor stadium and stop playing in the sissy dome

  8. By Dan The man on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    We all know that favre chokes in the Big Game like he did when we played Dallas AND THE GIANTS I hope AROD eat the viqueens up Let Go PACK

  9. By Dan The man on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    THE G FORCE VS THE MINNESOTA Queens Pack lets beat then girls down

  10. By THE CHEESE GRADER on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    I WILL BE MAKING CHEESE QUASADIOUS FOR THE MONDAY NIGHT WACHING THESE DUMB CHEESES HEADS THERE HAVING THIS PARTY AT SOME BAR THERE GOING TO BURN GREEN BAY JERSEY FOR TEN BUCKS I HOPE PACKER FANS BY THEM SO I CAN SEE HOW GAY YOU PACK HEADS ARE YOU PACKER FANS ARE HATING BECAUSE YOUR LEADER WANTED TO BE WITH US VIKING SQUAD YOU PACK FANS SHOULD BE WE WANTED FAVRE TO BE A VIKING THIS IS A BAD BLOOD HOLY WAR FAVRE WANTS REVENGE MARK ME VIKINGS WIN @ METRO DOME 4AVRE-0

  11. By katpack on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    hahahahaha sissy dome that was good and true like he said come on get an outdoor stadium or u r 2 afraid

  12. By RTHE PURPLE FLOOD on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    GET READY FOR SOME FAVREVENGE AND PACK YOUR BAGS WHEN YOU GET THERE CHEESE HEADS BECAUSE YOUR ABOUT TOO WITNESS A SERIOUS CAN OF WOOP A-S-S ON THE GAY-MEN MAKE SOME NOISE METRO DOME GO VIKES! BEAT!!!! THE PACKERS

  13. By RTHE PURPLE FLOOD on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    WHO CARES P_U_S_S_Y PACK WERE THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS PLAY THIS IS A WIN TOWARDS ARE PURPLE DESTINY RINGS WE HAVE FAVRE AND YOU DONT NO MORE YOUR TEAM BETRAYED YOUR OWN TEAM ITS TIME FOR THE BRETT EFFECT A LEGION IN THE MAKING BEWARE PACKER FANS THIS ISNT THE BEGINING BUT REDEMTION FOR ARE BELOVED FAVRE THE VIKING LEADER.

  14. By PACKERBAKER on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    THAT A WAY VIKING FANS!!! FLEX YOUR MUSCELS AND SHOW YOUR SUPER BOWL RINGS AND SHOW UM WHOS BOSS!! o wait…..what am I talking about?? Super bowl rings?? hahaha almost forgot. U HAVE NONE!! That’s right Favre wanted to join the vikings to end his career with a team that has never won a superbowl. D_U_M_B_A_S_S

  15. By PurplePeopleEater on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    Keep on reminding us all of the class that comes with being a Packer fan…

  16. By Sammy Heus on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    So sorry, but Brett will always be a Packer. I didn’t see the Queens go after him in 1992. No, just the Pack did. The Queens are only a stepparent trying hard to please. Why else would you have a player that didn’t have to go to training camp, and a coach who drove him around town. Really good for team pride!!!!! Ask the Jet players what they thought of team togetherness. No Brett is just your stepchild. Besides, from what I have seen over many years is Queens fan only like their team when they win. NOT REALLY FANS AT ALL! Just a cheap imitation.

  17. By PACKERBAKER on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    goes both ways purplepeople eater. check out your fellow viking fans posts up above. DUH

  18. By the sad truth on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    To those of you in the cities of Mpls/St Paul who are not fortunate enough to have tickets to the game: don’t worry, there will be plenty of Green and Gold supporters to fill the building. Your game will NOT be blacked out per usual. Your welcome.

  19. By blacknblue on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    Well I see the gloves are off, no biggie. Can’t wait to post on the fudgepack site Tues. mornin. Don’t think blackouts apply for Mon. night games but then when was the last time there was a blackout? Probably before a lot of these pack fans were even born I’m guessing. Oh yea lol can’t wait to post next week, you have earnd it.

  20. By PAVukesFan on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    To all the Packers fans in ‘our’ website. One, go find something better to do. Two, yes, Brett made his legacy with GB, and he will be remembered as a Packer…HOWEVER, he currently is on “our” team. He proved last week he still has some magic left, I know ur afraid, that’s why u r on here. One more thing, u guys had Favre all those years. How much fun is it to see All Day Adrian Peterson come sma-sh ur team 2 games each year. U buyz better be worried about HIM instead of talking trash. That’s the guy. How’d u like that game-winning run against u last year?..Feel good. U know he is the BEST player in the NFL, bar none. So, have fun watching him dominate ur pourous run defense over the next 8 years or so

  21. By the sad truth on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    I smell vinegar. Check out Street and Smith’s take on teams struggling to sellout their respective stadiums prior to the start of the season. “Other teams that have shown signs of struggling to sell out games ahead of the start of this season include San Diego, Miami and Minnesota, though less so now for the Vikings since the signing of Brett Favre.” What’s laughable is, it takes an ex-Packer to bring the numbers up. Oh, and I’m sure there was a collective sigh of relief when it was announced the game was a Monday nighter. You’re not even the LEAST bit embarrassed to be a “fan” of this team? I use the term fan loosely.

  22. By purplehorn on Sep 30, 2009 | Reply

    I’m glad that the sad truth said that there will be lots of green and gold at the game Mon day Night to fill the building. That’s to cover all those foolish bets you Cheeseheads are making on a Viking loss. Vikings defense gives Mr. Rodgers vision—-double vision.

  23. By Packfann66 on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    My daddy can beat up your daddy. You guys have got be kidding me with all the name calling. Say it like it is. Packers O line suck, Rodgers will be on the run all day long. Favre has looked good thus far but we know history, it doesn’t last forever. From a grown up standpoint this is almost to close to call but if I was putting $$$$ on it with even points I would lean to the Vike’s. From the heart the packers can’t lose but childish name calling only shows bad fans not realistic fans. As a fan it’s a ride,,,enjoy it !!!!!!!!!

  24. By FavreFan4 on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Here’s the bottom line, guys… The fact of the matter is that Favre wanted to end his career in Green Bay, but McCarthy and Thompson wanted none of it. Remember Packer fans? “The train has left the station”? The fact of the matter is that that train was Favre and without him the Packers have yet to have a winning season. If this year is any indication with the loss against Cincy, it looks to be another losing season. I cheered on the Packers since I moved to Green Bay in 1990, but with everything that Favre has done for the franchise, he deserves to be able to end his career where he started. The fact is that without Thompson wanting to create his own team and wanting nothing to do with Brett, Brett wanted out. I can’t say I blame him one bit for joining the Vikings, a team that is essentially a QB away from making the Super Bowl. Brett is good for at least 4 wins that would not have happened without him. I believe we saw one of those wins last week. Deep down every Packer fan wishes Brett would still be in Green Bay, but it is very difficult to admit that right now. Aaron Rodgers is a very good QB, but he will not have the career that Brett had, especially if McCarthy and Thompson stick around. Better get ready Packer fans, because if the Pack don’t make the playoffs this year, be ready for Thompson and McCarthy to get run out of town next year. So in the meantime as a former Packer fan (will become one again once Thompson, Murphy, and McCarthy are out of town),
    I will be rooting on the Vikes to the Super Bowl One last question for you Packers fans, if fate should have it that Brett plays for two years with the Vikings, and wins a Super Bowl each of those two years, which team will he go into the Hall of Fame as, a Viking or a Packer? Which team would YOU want him to go into the Hall of Fame as? I know you Packer fans are sour after Brett’s departure, but history will show that there has never been a QB quite like Brett!

  25. By Reality on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Truth be told, BF might have SOME magic left, but it’s not gonna be enough. Good thing he is in purple, now his face will match his jersey. Brett hasn’t been good in a big game in a while.

    He was on our team, he is on yours now. Wow, most of us don’t care. We know exactly what you get w/ Favre and I’m just happy to have a QB that can make all the same throws, that can actually rush and make plays w/ his feet.

    After years of coveting our QB, yes, you finally have him. I hope you enjoy his great success against the 9’ers, b/c it’s gonna come paired w/ those 3 int games, where he is trying to do too much.

    AP, AP, AP, go ahead, put all your eggs in one basket. Packers are gonna shut him down, and make Brett beat them.

    Woodson is drooling at how many picks he’s going to have. Ever read the Packs’ preseason reports when Favre actaully ya know, practiced? Woodson owns Favre.

    Favre’s motive for revenge is going to doom your team. He is going to force a throw, to show, “he still has it” and it’s going to cost you.

    Brett, you still have it, no one doubted you there, but you’ve made yourself bigger than the team, both Packers, and Vikes, and now your trying to become bigger than the game, as it did in GB, it will cost you in MN. Mark my words Vikes fans, he will cost you this game.

  26. By The New yorker on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    So I grew up in Madison Wisconsin and for 17 seasons watched as B-Favre made unbelievable plays and then get blamed for bad plays when he was on talentless teams. One loosing season and most of the starters on his teams couldn’t start anywhere else!! So when I moved to NY and he came to the Jets all I have to say is their losing at season end wasn’t his fault and as I see the Vikings are gelling all I can say is we will beat the Packers easily and B-Favre you DA MAN!!!!

  27. By The New yorker on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t believe I am reading some people’s remarks here about how the pack is going to shut down AP and BF is going to be mistake prone. I mean even if you shut down AP who cares BF has so many targets to throw to that he doesn’t have to take those chances he had to in Greenbay when all he had was Antonio Freeman or Dorsey Levens(both couldn’t make it without him if you remember) so looking back to when he had Sterling Sharpe and what not all of a sudden I seem to recall that when he has play makers around him (who isn’t on the Vikings squad??) he can easily play mistake free because he doesn’t have to do it alone! MN is awesome because its like Denver’s team the last two years with Elway! Elway had so much talent around him that he didn’t have to do it all. He could rely on TD and RS and EM and the defense and not to mention SS to get it done. BF will blow the Packers out of the water and this is coming from a home grown Packer fan who has been a fan his entire life.! I hate rooting for the Vikings but I want BF to win it all as he deserves to. AR will have his chances next year or later as he is young and alot like BF when he was that age…. Long live the Packers but sorry GO VIKINGS!!!!

  28. By The New yorker on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Also I saw BF last year in 16 games as I live here in NYC and rooted for the Jets. 1) he was amazing 2) his receivers sucked 3) the coach was so boring I could have drawn up better game plans 4) when you are forced into 3rd and 10’s or longer almost every single play/game your going to make risky throws because you don’t have play makers. If you look at the Jets this year they have a great defense(way better than last year) and their offense isn’t doing so hot but it sets up so that MS doesn’t have to win it all by himself. So for all you believers who think the gunslinger turned grey beard is mistake prone please look at how he plays when he has wide receivers!! He didn’t choke vs Dallas or the Giants! Vs Dallas GJ DD were non existent and I am sorry but he is not as mobile as AR was so when Dallas got to him he started trying to speed plays up. Vs the Giants he was cold and old and for people who are old you know what that feels like! Packers don’t have the defense to defend against him and all the weapons on offense! Not to mention the O-line is improving its pass protection each game so while you all say he has to win the game. He doesn’t he has a whole team ready to help unlike last year when he single handidly almost lead them to the play offs! So GO VIKINGS and please Packer fans open your eyes. There is only one BF!!!

  29. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    PACKERBAKER, how would you react when the enemy came over and started defecating on your front porch? Now I don’t agree with the way some fans reacted up there, but their anger is warrented. You weren’t invited and your comments make it all too clear why you never will be.

  30. By Sheboygan W.I. Vike Fan on Oct 1, 2009 | Reply

    Is it Packer-backer? Or is it Packer-baker? Who’s calling who a D_U_M_B_A_S_S? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL? WALDO? Probably were’nt even born for the SUPER BOWL they won in “67” were you.Your glory years? 30 YEARS of futillity, and just remember who it was that broke that futile record!! B.F. Packer-bakers, Yep, that would be the VIKINGS, as in TOAST, GRILLED BEYOND RECOGNITION, BURNT TO THE CRISP, NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT THROW THE REST IN THE GARBAGE WHERE IT BELONGS!! FOR ALL THE WAGON JUMPERS, GET OFF NOW! THIS WAGON WAS FULL LONG BEFORE BRETT FAVRE CAME HERE, WERE JUST GONNA LET HIM TAKE A LITTLE RIDE ON THE A.P. EXPRESS FOR AWHILE AND LET ALL YOU SLACKER FANS POUT! BOO HOO HOO HOO HOO!

  31. By THE PURPLE FLOOD on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    FAVREDEMTION AWAIT TO SEE THAT WILL SHUT YOU UP PACKER_WACKER.P.S.PACKERS SUCK WE ALL KNOW WHO’S THE BEST #VIKINGS

  32. By Packfann66 on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    Wow the junior high comments are to much for me. I have fun with that whole BF thing and enjoy it while you can. Enjoy the game that’s why we are fans.

  33. By BleedPurp on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    all the packers fans only talk about favre, denying the inevitable that ap is gonna run all over there garbage run d. Its the AP show not the favre show they might stop favre but i dont see any way they can stop the beast in our backfield. Lets see how many of you A** Packer fans are back here talking trash on tuesday? And lets not all forget that the packers lost to the BENGALS!!!!

  34. By BleedPurp on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    and as far as im concerned TJac would be able to win this game

  35. By Packfann66 on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    Then the Steelers suck too!!! A**Packers??Come on be original, what are you eight? 1= the number of 100 yard games your so called AP show has had against the Packers…Fact not making it up. You have forgotten the Ladies in purple (really, purple that’s sweet) have sucked since the 70’s. Did I hurt your feelings? Oh I am so sorry. Do you realize there is more about the packers on this blog then the vikes. good or bad it’s still more. TJac wow to hard to spell Tavaris Jackson?

  36. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 2, 2009 | Reply

    Apparently it is Packfann66 – for you at least. Try Tarvaris Jackson. It’s so great when c0cky morons insult themselves! No go play with Mr. Rodgers in your make believe Neighborhood over there in Green Bay.

  37. By packerfan4life on Oct 19, 2009 | Reply

    F_U_C_K ALL YOU STUPID ASS VIQUEEN FANS YOU GUYS SUCKED BEFORE FAVRE SO GET IT THROUGH YOUR D_U_M_B-A_S_S HEADS THAT WHEN HE LEAVES YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO BE NOTHING!!! ONCE AGAIN!!! WOW!!! GO VIKES!!!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME

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