Ok so its 21-14 Vikings after one hell of a half. What an awesome game thus far, but the Pack is doing everything it couldn't do if it wanted to win this game:
Biggest State of the Half: Vikings have 14 points off of 2 A-Rodg turnovers. One of those was negated with the Matthews fumble-six towards the end of the half.
Favre vs. Rodgers: Favre is spot on with everything he's doing right now (14-17, 154 yards, 2 touchdowns). He's picking apart the Packers secondary and every throw is right where it needs to be. The defense needs to get more pressure on Favre and not let him go through his progressions and get comfortable in the pocket. A-Rodg is looking good (12=18, 174 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception) but is not playing smart. He's holding on to the ball too long (which lead to the fumble and a few sacks) and forcing the issue on the interception. I feel like I'm yelling at young Brett Favre for trying to hard to make a play.
Stop AP: He carried the load on the first drive but the defense has really sucked it up and stuffed him the last few drives, which has probably helped Favre have more time and tear us up in the passing game.
Discipline: Packers have had 6 penalties for 47 yards and the Vikings have had no flags. Its a good thing that there was a defensive offsides on the Woodson pick in the end zone or I would have gone ape shit on that touchy call.
Overall its been one hell of a game and I hope the second half is just as entertaining. I could go without all the gushing over the Vikings and Favre by the announcing team. Someone needs to highlight the item in the announcer notes about Favre retiring in a tearful press conference at Lambeau only to call a few weeks later to ask about un-retireing only to re-retire a few days later only to re-unretire later in the summer (after mini and training camps with A-Rodg at the healm).
Key to the game is getting a stop on this first drive and we need to have a turnover at some point. Wow halftime goes by quick when you spend the whole time typing a blog entry.