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The Packers have to take care of business regardless

Wes in the morning. What are your thoughts on Jay Alexander’s comments to Justin Jefferson? Gamesmanship or bear poking? thank you.

Knowing how the industry works, I thought That Some of Alexander’s comments will appear in Friday’s headlines. The respect Alexander showed Jefferson by speaking his name in the same breath as Davante Adams when talking about the top receivers in the NFL didn’t get as many plays. one of him. Unfortunately for the Packers, they’ll be trading him for a very long time. He’ll be an interesting match to watch.

A few weeks ago I was sitting on Lincoln Financial Field watching the Packers lose 14-0 to the best team in the NFC and I was curious to see who this team would be in the next three quarters. . They started pushing straight down arrows into a bit of an advantage and have been doing so ever since.

The Packers are still a ways off from making a postseason push, but I think it’s interesting that this possibility started in Philadelphia as it did in 2016. They came out of that very different team. It was the moment when Green Bay was able to tap out. They chose not to and here they are.

The Packers didn’t have Jefferson’s defensive strategy in the first game. Did DC learn from this mistake?

I think so. Packers coaches and players are aware of the shortcomings of Week 1. Honestly, the defense has been playing pretty good ball since Philly. Jefferson is going to get his catch. He’s been one of the league’s biggest playmakers over the past month and is a big reason the Vikings are on his 12-3 record. The Packers can’t give him a free release and room to run in the open field. Jalen Waddle and Tyreek Hill had a good test last week in Miami, and hopefully Green Bay’s performances against two elite receivers in the second half will carry over into this game.

Robert from Corpus Christi, Texas

Congrats to Aaron Jones for moving up high on the Packers’ All-Time Rush Leaders list. He and his AJ Dillon are great one-two his punches. Will Jones stay healthy for a playoff spot?

It depends on your ankle. He had some issues later in the year. Jones touched the ball only eight times in his 25 snaps for Miami. Ideally, the Packers could double that number to his on Sunday. Jones has scored five touchdowns in his eight games with Minnesota for 587 yards and 108 carries (5.4 yards per carry for him). He rushed his 4 TDs for 412 yards and 70 carries (5.9 ypc) in his four wins. He’s missing his 1 TD for his 175 yards and 38 carries (4.6 ypc). So tell me how important Jones is to this offense.

Patrick from Newmarket, Maryland

I’m surprised Edgar Bennett-Dorsey Levens isn’t included in the scrimmage duo’s 1,000 yards. Never checked that, but they were a great tandem. My question is, does Cliff have a piece on Packer in his 30’s and his 40’s, Bucket his Goldenberg?Bucket was a friend of his uncle.

Bennett and Lievens were very effective running backs for the Packers, but were only really together that Super Bowl XXXI season. Bennett tore his Achilles tendon the following year and moved to Chicago, but Lievens didn’t really hit his stride until the 1997 campaign.Also here Cliff’s entry in Goldenberg.

Keith from Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Guys, I can’t believe Allen Lazard was fined for provocation after throwing the best block in a WR this season.

I expected nothing from the NFL. It’s like the league’s MO emphasis call on the field that affects the actual game.

Lori from Cherry Valley, Illinois

Both Green Bay and Minnesota players and coaches have curfews because they’re playing on New Year’s Day? Happy New Year to Wes, Mike, employees, coaches, staff, trainers, players and fans. Cheers to 2023!

Matt LaFleur was actually asked that exact question on Friday. The Packers know what’s at stake here and will act accordingly. The team is working full time on Saturday as well. I don’t think many people will make it past midnight.

Wes, if you were to give one team an edge based on health, which team would you give and why?

I think the Vikings have an edge there. Minnesota currently has 10 of his players in the IR, but he is only 4 listed in injury reports. This will be his fourth straight center start for Austin Schrottman and also for Garrett Bradbury.

What happens if pucks and bikes are tied?

I head to the cabinet with Advil.

Peter from Morganfield, Kentucky

El Segundo’s David said he wanted a bomb on Christian Watson on Sunday’s first offensive play. I think it’s more likely to run that route as a decoy while the focused focus is elsewhere. I can’t wait to find out!

I just want to see Watson on the field. This differs from his No. 9 faced by the Vikings in his September. Patrick Peterson has had a great year since U.S. Bank burned out of his line of scrimmage at his stadium. Watson has made plenty of rookie mistakes, but the Packers are a different offense when he’s on the field.

Richard from Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Mike and Wes, would you be nervous if the Packers were leading 32-0 at halftime?

Matt LaFleur has the confidence to handle scenarios like this.