Wild Card Weekend: (6) Minnesota at (3) Green Bay (NBC)
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12-31-2012, 12:15 AM
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The Pack will be getting Cobb and Woodson back this week.
That's big. They need to jump ahead. Make Ponder throw on the road in primetime during his first playoff game. Get pressure on him and make him more prone to mistakes. We got some guys who can pounce on mistakes. Get ahead early and put the pressure on these guys.
Weather could play a big part in the game. If the conditions are bad, wet field, snow, wind, etc. the Vikings, with AP should be able to play in the elements. Packers don't have a running game, more of a warm weather/dome type offense.
That's probably the biggest wildcard IMO.
Viking's D has to play well early. The offense, have to be able to play action with Peterson. He's gashed the Packers for over 400 yards on the ground this season. They'll be putting extra guys in the box to stop him. Up to Ponder to make the correct reads on play action to take advantage of the soft spots in the Defense. That's what the coaching staff has to do with him over the next 6 days.
For the Packers, they need to get a lead to limit the damage from AP. But, even down, the Vikings are better feeding the rock to AP than leaving it in the hands of Ponder. If the game is only cold, with no element factors, the Packer's pass attack will be like it always is.
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