Packers vs. Vikings: Game balls
Aaron Rodgers. Shocking I know, but Rodgers was once again Brilliant in leading the Packers to victory. His 146.5 QB rating was off the charts, and represented the 7th consecutive week where he has eclipsed the 110 rating mark - an NFL record. He completed 20 of his first 23 passes, and among his incompletions, two were drops, and one was a spike to stop the clock.
Rodgers also added 305 yards passing and three touchdown passes to his remarkable season totals, and would be an easy selection for league MVP thus far.
Charles Woodson. The future Hall of Fame defensive back intercepted Christian Ponder twice on the afternoon and made four solo tackles. He continues to be superior in supporting the run, and making tackles at the line of scrimmage.
If I had an "honorable mention award" it would go to Jarrett Bush. Filling in for the injured Sam Shields, Bush made just two tackles on the night, but was very active in coverage breaking up a pair of passes.
Mason Crosby: Crosby connected on each of his four field goal attempts, including a franchise record 58 yarder in the third quarter to give the Packers a 33-17 lead. Dating back to last season, Crosby has connected on 20 straight field goals. In addition, four of Crosby's eight kickoffs were touchbacks.
Another honorable mention award could be given to TJ Lang who, after being kicked in the "boys" by Brian Robison, chose not to retaliate. It could be because he was busy collecting himself (in more ways than one). The penalty cost the Vikings 15 yards on a kickoff. Lang later tweeted that he, and his family, are OK.