Packers' Mike McCarthy, Vikings' Mike Zimmer take opposite views of Rams-Chiefs shootout

Ryan Wood
Packers News
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Gerald Everett catches the go-ahead touchdown in the Rams' 54-51 win over the Chiefs.

GREEN BAY - Two coaches. One game. Opposite reactions.

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he didn’t watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. Probably better for his blood pressure that he didn’t. Zimmer loves his defense, see.

There wasn’t much defense in that Rams' 54-51 win, the first NFL game in which both teams exceeded 50 points.

“I’m not a 54-51 kind of guy,” Zimmer said Wednesday, laughing. “That’s just not my cup of tea. I think it would run me out of football.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy? Nothing wrong with a bit of offense, if you ask him.

“I love it,” McCarthy said.

He couldn't wait to dig into the film. On Tuesday morning, McCarthy said he and a couple assistants watched the Chiefs-Rams tape. For a coach who still calls plays for an offense that has set franchise records in years past — though, admittedly, has struggled at times this season — it was precisely his cup of tea.

“We obviously watched both offenses,” McCarthy said. “We didn’t watch their defenses. There were some big plays, and it sure was a fun game to watch. We were working just with the schedule being different this week, so Monday night was a long night for us. But just to watch the game tape Tuesday morning, a lot of good football there offensively.”

Maybe some if it can rub off on the Packers this week.

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