Five things on my radar this week:
1. Packers at Vikings. Revenge is a dish best served old. I have this feeling that the Vikings may not be served by the spectacular success of last week’s win vs. the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are a team that lacks the offensive punch and balance of the Packers. The Niners lost Frank Gore early in the game and were unable to run out the clock with less than 2 minutes remaining.
I am wondering if newly-minted OLB Aaron Kampman is comfortable enough in his new position to bring the pain from the edge. He was the best DE you’d never heard of for the past three seasons. He notched 37 sacks playing in a 4-3 scheme. He’s been moved and has only registered one sack through 3 games. Does he break out in Minnesota? I’m sure he’ll want to show former fellow-Hawkeye and current Viking LB Chad Greenway a few tricks.
I think Al Harris and Charles Woodson are really going to be up for this game. I think Brett Favre will be so charged up that he will have to work hard to resist his urges to embarrass the Packers. The men he is most angry with will not be covering Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin. If Favre loses focus, Harris and Woodson could take him to the wood shed.