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.

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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