Packers' Ty Montgomery dons flak jacket, takes first hits on broken ribs

Annette Crawford
October 13, 2017

That doesn't mean Rodgers is fun for Zimmer to prepare for, with the latest matchup looming Sunday. Prior to their last meeting late in 2016, the teams had played to the under in four consecutive encounters, with only one of those games featuring more than 33 combined points between the clubs. "I'll see how I feel tomorrow".

That probably will never happen, though the Packers did wind up dealing Brett Favre to pave the way for Rodgers to take over.

"He's an innovator", Rodgers said. "That's the genius of him and the innovation that he's brought to the league with that style of defense". "Frustration has been tough to deal with as the Packers have yet to play with their starting offensive line in any game this season". His streak of five straight games is second in team history to Jim Marshall, who had a sack in eight games in a row in 1969.

Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer, a defensive guru who still calls the Vikings' plays, has given McCarthy and the Packers some trouble. Rodgers drove the team down and tossed the winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams with just seconds remaining on the clock.

Dating back to 2008, Rodgers leads the National Football League (min. 300 pass attempts) in passer rating (108.4), passing touchdowns (81) and touchdown percentage (6.9) in the month of October, while ranking No. 3 in passing yards (9,796). "He's huge. He's fast".

Tim Hasselbeck believes that Packers RB Aaron Jones will continue to contribute in fantasy until Ty Montgomery comes back from his injury.

Montgomery left the Packers' Sept. 28 win over Chicago after breaking at least two ribs on his first carry - he carried the ball four times thereafter. So I want to make sure no one can step in.' Now, it's, 'We've invested in you, you're one of our guys, just get healthy and get back out there.' Now that's the mindset.

"If you let them get the running game going and the play-action and then they have Aaron, they're like three-dimensional", Griffen said.

The Vikings can't get right at quarterback, but to be fair, that's part of the package when you trade for Sam Bradford. Since 2006, the Packers have scored 20-plus points against the Vikings in 19 of 22 regular-season games.

His only other visit to U.S. Bank Stadium, for last season's opener, ended with a Minnesota interception in a 17-14 Vikings victory. He threw for only 221 yards.

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