Uncle Buck Posted September 14, 2020 Share Posted September 14, 2020 4 hours ago, Krauser said: The game was only out of reach on the last drive. Most of the completions on that last drive were garbage time numbers boosters, especially the checkdowns to Mattison for 8 yards a pop. But garbage time is so called because defenses protect deep and give up easy checkdowns, in order to drain the clock. The Vikings 4th quarter TD drives were: 4 plays, 77 yards in 1:16, with a 29 yard pass to Johnson and a 37 yard TD to Thielen 7 plays, 65 yards in 2:07, with a 11 yard pass to Smith on 3rd and 8, a 17 yard catch and run by Jefferson, and a 22 yard deep catch by Johnson inside the 5, before Cook’s TD 9 plays, 75 yards in 1:58. 4 checkdowns to Mattison and 1 to Rudolph, but then a 19 yard TD to Thielen on the fade route over Alexander. Thise first 2 drives averaged over 12 yards per play and took a little over 3 minutes to put up 16 points — not exactly wins for the Packers defense. If the Vikings defense had played well enough to get a stop early in the 4th quarter, the offense would have made it close. Ok, I can buy that. I was listening to the game on the radio and probably not following it as closely as I would have if I had been watching it on tv. Thanks for the clarification. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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