Monday, November 12, 2007
DOMINATION. Pack improve to 8-1
The Packers improved to 8-1 after blowing out the Minnesota Vikings 34-0 on Sunday. The Vikings were coming off a victory against the San Diego Chargers, where rookie RB Adrian Peterson rushed for an NFL record 296 yards. The Packers Defense held him in check to 45 yards on 11 carries. Peterson injured his knee in the 3rd quarter when he was tackled by Al Harris after a short pass.
As for the Packers, they dominated the entire game. Ryan Grant rushed for 119 yards, 1 week after becoming the 1st Packer this year to rush for 100 yards. Favre threw for over 300 yards (351) again and 3 TDs with 0 INTs. And the defense held the Vikes to 0 points, 0-11 on 3rd down, and forced an interception on the goal line.
All and all the Pack put together a complete game and silenced the na-sayers joining Dallas for the 2nd best record in the NFL at 8-1. Detroit also lost on Sunday and dropped to 6-3 on the season giving the Packers a 2 game lead in the North.
Next up, the Carolina Panthers who are 4-4 this year with an even older QB than Favre in Vinny Testaverde.
Photo: STEVE APPS -- WI State Journal