The Minnesota Vikings handily beat the Green Bay Packers by a score of 23-7 on Sunday afternoon. There were a lot of different reasons that the Vikings ended up beating the Packers but the defense was a key factor.
The Vikings defense forced two turnovers on Aaron Rodgers with a strip sack and an interception. They also had a fourth down stop at the goal line that prevented the Packers from scoring in the first half.
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On his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers spoke about the defense and how successful they were.
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There was no big takeaway from what Rodgers had to say but he was impressed with the Vikings defense.
“They got a good front with Z (Za’Darius Smith) and (Danielle) Hunter. They got two first pass rushers and they got some good push up the middle. They played some different coverages on the back end, Harrison (Smith) was really flying around and there were some things we didn’t expect, leverages mostly I think on the slot for a lot of different plays. When you got a good pash rush and play coverage on the back end, that’s a good recipe for shutting a team down.”
If the Vikings can continue to perform the way they did on Sunday, they are in for a great season.