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2016 Sunday Night Football Live: Packers v. Vikings

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The King of the North is welcoming his regular victims, the men with horns and Heidi braids. Talk about the Sunday night game on Battle Red Blog.

Minnesota Vikings v Green Bay Packers
Totally fine with seeing a fair bit of this tonight.
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So Aaron Rodgers is pretty d@mn good at this football thing. And we’re pretty d@mn fortunate to see a solid quarterback coached by a solid offensive-minded head coach.

While the Texans will be heading into Lambeau Field later this year, where Rodgers is essentially a legend, the Vikings get to welcome Rodgers into their shiny new stadium. This will be the Vikings’ first home game at U.S. Bank Stadium, and, erm, I kind of feel bad for them. Teddy Bridgewater, he of the gloves, less-than-impressive frame, and non-fiery demeanor, is out for the season with a knee injury so severe that his teammates, all grown men, reacted by vomiting, praying, and/or crying.

But the NFL gods are merciless, and the season must go on. Mike Zimmer has brought in Sam Bradford, who is expected to start the game, and Adrian Peterson continues to run the rock like a beast, so the Vikings are going to field a team. Mike McCarthy got Jordy Nelson back this season and still has Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, so this game will likely go the way of most Packers-Vikings games since McCarthy and Rodgers got together.

This is where we gather to watch and discuss one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now, if not all time. Gather ‘round and discuss.

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