Patriots Do What Patriots Do

New England Patriots pull off yet another come from behind victory with little timeleft on the clock. You did see the Super Bowl last year didn’t you? They beat the Jaguars in this fashion this time. Now they go for another Lombardi Trophy. Like them or hate them, they are the best, if not the classiest franchise in the history of the NFL (sorry Vince). They have possibly the best quarterback in the history as well ( sorry Aaron, et al). After halftime, they are nearly invincible. On to Minnesota Pats.

Admission – I’m A Closet Vikings Fan

Except when they play the Green Bay Packers or are involved in a game the Pack needs them to lose. Actually, I am just a NFL football junkie. Some teams I like less than others and for different reasons. Their style of play, their uniforms, a couple of their players, or even the coach. In the case of the Vikings, it’s all of the above with the exception of the coach who I know little about. If the Packers aren’t in the playoffs, then I’m a fan of the team from the Black and Blue division that is in it. Even the Bears. And Lions, if they ever make it my lifetime. I’ve enjoyed watching them since Fran Tarkenton created Houdini moves on the field. Man, he frustrated me when they played the Pack. And Carl Eller was always laying on top of our quarterback. Bud Grant was a coaches coach. Yes, that was back in the day. But I admit I have felt sadness over each Viking Super Bowl loss. I’m hoping that changes this season. My dream Super Bowl would be for the Vikes to play the Patriots, be the first team to win the Lombardi Trophy in their home stadium ( I doubt there will ever be a Super Bowl game in Lambeau-lol), and jump out to a 23 point lead. I doubt that they would blow it. Another desire would be to hear from some Vikes fans and explain something to me – Skol.

Close but no cigar for Green Bay

After Aaron Rogers went down with a shoulder injury, the Green Bay Packers turned to his protege, Brett Hundley. Anyone could’ve played as well as he did for 4 games. That ended, hopefully,Sunday night against the Steeler. Yes they lost and yes it lessened their playoff hopes, but Hundley showed some glimpses of Aaron and the “other Brett”. with games coming up against weaker teams and Aaron due back in December, Packer fans haven’t given up hope. They don’t give up until the fat lady sings and right now she’s mute.