Despite their 45-7 romp over the Minnesota Vikings Monday night, no one in the Packers locker room seems content. There was a feeling of satisfaction in putting together the most complete game of the season vs. Minnesota, when factoring in the offense, defense and special teams. But there was also a feeling of wanting to do more. “There’s always something, there’s always something you can fix,” said linebacker A.J. Hawk after the game. “Tonight we definitely had some things the defense would like to have back. We gave up a few big runs. (I would) like to have been a little better in adversity situations. A short field, we take that as a challenge. We didn’t do a good job. I think it was two plays they scored on us. There’s always something. We never can really put it all together, but I think we did a decent job tonight.” The only touchdown the Packers allowed came after a muffed punt that gave the Vikings the ball at the Green Bay 14. Otherwise, the defense clamped down on running back Adrian Peterson (14 carries, 51 yards, 3.6 average) and rookie quarterback Christian Ponder (16 of 34, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 52.3 passer rating). Yet there will be plenty to talk about in the film room this week, according to Packers players, who said coaches won’t go easy on them just because of the lopsided victory. “Oh no,” said defensive lineman B.J. Raji. “The coaches, that’s their job to find stuff. Coaches are going to find something. Even if we had a goose egg on them, they would find something to talk about. That’s their job. When you’re a coach and your coaching a defending champion, they have to be hard on us. That’s the only way it should be, and I appreciate that they’re going to do that.”
Packers not resting on laurels
Nov. 6, 2013
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