It’s normally not until Wednesday morning that we turn the page here on the vikings.com Blog and look forward to the coming weekend’s matchup. But with how well the Vikings played on Sunday and the hear-breaking fashion in which they lost, let’s turn the page a day earlier and forget about Week 7.
Let’s look ahead to this week’s epic showdown with Green Bay at Lambeau Field.
Per our normal schedule, I won’t “set the table” for this matchup until Wednesday morning. But let’s look at one of this week’s crucial matchups – the QB position.
In similar fashion to the Brett Favre vs. Ben Roethlisberger matchup, this week’s battle between Favre and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers features 2 of the league’s premier signal callers through 7 weeks.
Rodgers enters this week with a 110.8 passer rating, 2nd best in the NFL, while Favre boasts a 102.2 rating, which is 6th best. Favre is 3rd in the NFL with a 68.9% completion rate and 5th in the league with 157 completions, while Rodgers is #1 in yards per pass attempt (9.25) and 6th in passing yards (1,702). Together, Favre and Rodgers have combined for 23 TDs and just 5 INTs.
Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress was asked if the challenges Rodgers poses will be similar to those that Roethlisberger presented last week.
“They are two very different offenses,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said Monday. “But from the stand point of them both having big arms and being able to see, both being able keep plays alive going outside the pocket, I’d say ‘yeah.’”
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