“I’m proud of the effort, I’m proud of the execution,” said Rodgers, who in his career against the Vikings has now completed 256 of 357 passes (71.1 percent) for 3,125 yards with 26 touchdowns against only four interceptions for a passer rating of 117.9 – the highest rating for any quarterback against a single opponent in NFL history.
“The identity of this football team has been proven. It starts up front. We’ve done a great job controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, stopping the run and running the football effectively. We haven’t had both of those things working here really in my time. We haven’t run the football this well since I’ve been here, and it really takes a lot of pressure off of the passing game when we can open up those kind of holes.”
As for the Metrodome, where Rodgers is 3-3 as a starter, well …
“I’m going to miss it,” he said with a smile. “I enjoy playing against this team. I think it’s a well-coached team that has my respect. I enjoy the competition and the competitiveness, been able to have some good games inside in domes.
“I don’t think there’s any rhyme or reason other than when you’re playing in a tough environment, it’s loud, your focus and your preparation needs to be very high. I’d like to think mine was pretty high tonight.”
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