While the Vikings coaching staff debates who will start at quarterback for their home opener Sunday, the storyline out of Green Bay is the Packers don’t care who ends up taking the snaps. One headline out of Green Bay reads “Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill? Vikings can start Sam Hill for all Packers care."
ESPN beat writer Rob Demovsky writes “Maybe someone should tell Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer that the Green Bay Packers don’t seem to care who he starts at quarterback — even if Mike McCarthy thinks he already knows. Read more to find out who McCarthy expects to start.
Here are some of the other storylines out of Green Bay to read up on before Sunday’s hyped showdown:
-- "Packers’ defense unyielding vs. Yeldon"
Nearly 38 years have passed since the Packers last held a back with 20 or more carries to fewer yards. Not since Green Bay limited Tampa Bay’s Ricky Bell to 30 on 20 tries in a 9-7 win on Oct. 29, 1978 had the team been this stingy. Read more.
-- "Experience wins out at wide receiver"
The most divisive storyline of Green Bay Packers training camp was the overpopulation of wide receivers, a group whose percentage of the eventual 53-man roster projected large relative to recent years. The only locks were Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Everything behind them was bleary. Read more.
-- "Putting the photographic memory of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to the test"
Amid a sea of well-known attributes -- intelligence, mobility and a precision arm among them -- Rodgers' most underappreciated trait might be a photographic memory. He can recount the circumstances, decisions and sequences of events for virtually every significant football play of his life. Read more.
— "Viking killer: The long and short of Jodry Nelson’s success vs. Minnesota"
Take the 2014 season, the last time Nelson suited up for the Green Bay Packers against Minnesota. There was the Thursday night game at Lambeau Field, where Nelson had only one catch – one big catch – for a 66-yard touchdown. Six weeks later, he methodically picked them apart with eight catches for 68 yards. Read more.
— "Bakhtiari rewarded with 4-year extension"
It wound up costing them market price, but the Green Bay Packers avoided having to replace the entire left side of their offensive line next season by negotiating a deal to keep tackle David Bakhtiari through the 2020 season. Read more.