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    Official Vikings Week I Thread

    Packers lead all-time series 60-51-2. (59-50-2 in regular season, 1-1 in playoffs)

    Last Meeting: December 24, 2016: Packers won 38-25 at Lambeau.

    Last meeting in Minnesota: December 18, 2016: Vikings won 17-14 in first game ever played at U.S. Bank Stadium.

    Zimmer vs. McCarthy - Packers lead series 4-2.

    Packers under McCarthy lead series 15-8.

    No betting line yet on the game.

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    Vikes move the ball (#7 avg. yds.) particularly throwing it (#7 passing yds.) but haven't been as good getting in the endzone (#21).

    Diggs and Thielen are Football Outsiders #1 and 10 ranked receivers. It'll be interesting to see if/how the loss of Cook affects them.

    They gashed GB last year in Minny. Without digging too deep, that looks like a key to this ballgame this year too.

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    It's essential that we keep the momentum from Dallas going. That's all.
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    Aaron Rodgers has as many third-down scrambles for first downs (35) as Cam Newton since 2013, per @ESPNStatsInfo. That's, well, amazing.

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    This should be a decent game.

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    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde
    Good lord. In the past 24 games (including playoffs), Davante Adams (@tae15adams) has caught 114 passes for 1,499 yards and 18 touchdowns.


    A lot of #Packers fans had doubts about Adams. His numbers will continue to go up. Why? Said Mike McCarthy: "He's the real deal."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbmax View Post
    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde
    Good lord. In the past 24 games (including playoffs), Davante Adams (@tae15adams) has caught 114 passes for 1,499 yards and 18 touchdowns.


    A lot of #Packers fans had doubts about Adams. His numbers will continue to go up. Why? Said Mike McCarthy: "He's the real deal."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPOoPTwuzE

    Top 10 Most Accurate Throws of Aaron Rodgers' Career

    I was just tonight looking at YouTube video and in fact Davante Adams has indeed been on the receiving end of some of Aaron Rodgers most amazing throws for TD's. ie see NO. 3 at 2:30 of this Video. That was an amazing catch.

    There's more and NO. 1 at 4:54 mark. Aaron Rodgers amazing athleticism and arm strength and accuracy make this reception almost look 'Willie Mays' easy.

    Green Bay has had some terrific WR's in my time watching them play. Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed several of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbmax View Post
    Jason Wilde @jasonjwilde
    Good lord. In the past 24 games (including playoffs), Davante Adams (@tae15adams) has caught 114 passes for 1,499 yards and 18 touchdowns.


    A lot of #Packers fans had doubts about Adams. His numbers will continue to go up. Why? Said Mike McCarthy: "He's the real deal."
    I'd say he's a #2 who produces like a #1 because he's such a great fit with Rodgers. He can't run past many people but he can make them bite on his jukes then get get past 'em.

    He also has a somewhat surprisingly low catch rate, particularly for a guy who doesn't really go deep that often. You'd prefer your #1 to be much more successful I think. His 57% catch rate is worse than every receiver ranked higher than him on the FO list except Brandin Cooks (54%) who gets thrown to way farther downfield on average. Jordy has a 71% catch rate and Cobb 73% by comparison.

    Obviously he's an athletic playmaker though if not as consistent as you'd like or a burner that can just flat out beat guys deep like some prototypical 1's such as A.J. Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    I'd say he's a #2 who produces like a #1 because he's such a great fit with Rodgers. He can't run past many people but he can make them bite on his jukes then get get past 'em.

    He also has a somewhat surprisingly low catch rate, particularly for a guy who doesn't really go deep that often. You'd prefer your #1 to be much more successful I think. His 57% catch rate is worse than every receiver ranked higher than him except Brandin Cooks (54%) who gets thrown to way farther downfield on average. Jordy has a 71% catch rate and Cobb 73% by comparison.

    Obviously he's an athletic playmaker though if not consistent or a burner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    I'd say he's a #2 who produces like a #1 because he's such a great fit with Rodgers. He can't run past many people but he can make them bite on his jukes then get get past 'em.

    He also has a somewhat surprisingly low catch rate, particularly for a guy who doesn't really go deep that often. You'd prefer your #1 to be much more successful I think. His 57% catch rate is worse than every receiver ranked higher than him on the FO list except Brandin Cooks (54%) who gets thrown to way farther downfield on average. Jordy has a 71% catch rate and Cobb 73% by comparison.

    Obviously he's an athletic playmaker though if not as consistent as you'd like or a burner that can just flat out beat guys deep like some prototypical 1's such as A.J. Green
    He feels like a Reggie Wayne guy. Still growing into the NFL and has a good skill group around him. Hopefully he keeps getting better and better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbuck27 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPOoPTwuzE

    Top 10 Most Accurate Throws of Aaron Rodgers' Career

    I was just tonight looking at YouTube video and in fact Davante Adams has indeed been on the receiving end of some of Aaron Rodgers most amazing throws for TD's. ie see NO. 3 at 2:30 of this Video. That was an amazing catch.

    There's more and NO. 1 at 4:54 mark. Aaron Rodgers amazing athleticism and arm strength and accuracy make this reception almost look 'Willie Mays' easy.

    Green Bay has had some terrific WR's in my time watching them play. Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed several of those.
    I'm confused. Are you saying it's Rodger's accuracy or the great receivers that are more critical in these receptions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vince View Post
    I'd say he's a #2 who produces like a #1 because he's such a great fit with Rodgers. He can't run past many people but he can make them bite on his jukes then get get past 'em.

    He also has a somewhat surprisingly low catch rate, particularly for a guy who doesn't really go deep that often. You'd prefer your #1 to be much more successful I think. His 57% catch rate is worse than every receiver ranked higher than him on the FO list except Brandin Cooks (54%) who gets thrown to way farther downfield on average. Jordy has a 71% catch rate and Cobb 73% by comparison.

    Obviously he's an athletic playmaker though if not as consistent as you'd like or a burner that can just flat out beat guys deep like some prototypical 1's such as A.J. Green
    This is basically how I feel and you did a great job doing the research and backing it up with numbers. I'm just uneasy with him as a #1. I don't think you can pay your receiving corps 30M per year, so I think one of Cobb, Nelson or Adams goes. My gut feeling is this is Nelson's last year with the Packers.

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    Case Keenum owns the QB spot with MN now. He's surprisingly accurate and plays rather well. He's going to give the Packers fits if they cannot rush him.
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    Seems like Minnesota has a boatload of talent at spots other than QB. Just my perception.

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    Packers worked out Mike Daniels' brother, Sean, a defensive end from Temple who has played in Arena League. Other workouts today: G Cameron Hunt (Oregon), S Charlie Miller (Dartmouth), WR Tevaun Smith (Iowa), S Ahmad Thomas (Oklahoma).
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    Packers open as 3.5 point favorites according to Vegas. I'm a little surprised it's not a bigger spread after Minny's weak showing against the Bears.

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    Rivalry game at home probably gives the Yikes a 2-3 pt boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by call_me_ishmael View Post
    This is basically how I feel and you did a great job doing the research and backing it up with numbers. I'm just uneasy with him as a #1. I don't think you can pay your receiving corps 30M per year, so I think one of Cobb, Nelson or Adams goes. My gut feeling is this is Nelson's last year with the Packers.
    I think Cobb goes, his production is not worth 10 mil and do we have to resign Ha Ha this year as well? Gonna be an expensive offseason

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    Is Cobb dinged (again)? Didn't see a lot of him in crunch time last week.

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