Halftime: Packers 17, Vikings 3

January, 5, 2013
1/05/13
9:36
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- So, yeah.

I've spent most of my time in our Countdown Live chat wondering why the Minnesota Vikings got away from the read option offense they opened with under backup quarterback Joe Webb. I don't have an answer for you.

The Green Bay Packers have a commanding halftime lead for two reasons:
  1. The Vikings have inexplicably asked Webb to run their base offense for much of the game, even after he rushed for 43 yards in their first two series. Webb has put on a brutal passing display, routinely one-hopping and overthrowing passes and completing only three of 12 attempts. The Vikings have six net passing yards.
  2. The Packers have capitalized on their huge advantage in the passing game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has once again torched the Vikings' defense, this time completing 14 of 18 passes for 205 yards and having two passes dropped on him.

Anything could happen, but with the Packers getting the ball to open the second half, they are in a commanding position to win this game and advance to the divisional playoffs next weekend at the San Francisco 49ers.

OK, back to our Countdown Live chat.

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