Packers Defy Odds Against Cowboys, Look Forward To Vikings

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Was it a Packers’ miracle? Not at all. It was Rodgers’ magic. 


When an NFL team trails 21-6, odds are that team will lose. However, if that team has Aaron Rodgers, then defying the odds is a safe bet. That’s what happened last Sunday in Dallas and the Packers now sit 4-1 and in 1st place in the NFC North.

Aaron Jones is coming into his own (photo, Packers Wire-USAToday)

The Cowboys outplayed the Packers in the first half. After halftime, Coach Mike McCarthy ordered the running game going. Aaron Jones, a fifth-round rookie, did as he was told. He dismantled the Cowboys’ by running for 125 yards and averaging 6.6 yards a carry.

If the Packers can sustain that rushing threat, then the Packers will be the team to beat in the NFC.

Now it’s on to Minneapolis on Sunday for a contest the Minnesota Vikings and its top-tier defense. The Packers will need balanced play calling against this team.
It should be an exciting game as the Packers take their first look at this division challenger.
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About Bill Conway

Bill Conway was born in Illinois and has lived in Minnesota, Connecticut, and California. I live currently in Wisconsin with my wife and son. I’ve loved sports ever since I was a kid. I took a “Jack of All Trades” approach when it came to learning and playing sports, but specialized in competitive tennis in college (University of Wisconsin-Waukesha) and was a state doubles champion. I love to talk, listen, and write about sports, specifically about football, baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf. I welcome fan feedback about my sportswriting.



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