Packers vs. Vikings: 4 Halftime Adjustments for the Packers to Win

Aron GlatzerAnalyst IOctober 23, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a play against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers (6-0) are looking to keep their undefeated record in tact on the road against a struggling Minnesota Vikings (1-5) squad.

To make it happen, the Packers will need to make these four adjustments heading into the second half of play.

4. Blitz Christian Ponder. In his very first start, Ponder is adjusting to the speed of play at the NFL level. It's important for the Packers to get pressure off the edge to force some quick decisions, as Ponder has shown poise to hit an open receiver when given time so far.

3. Nothing cheap to give up momentum. Randall Cobb coughing up a punt return at midfield enabled Christian Ponder a second chance at a drive which resulted in an Adrian Peterson 1-yard touchdown. The Packers need to limit poor turnovers if they want to pull away from the Vikings in the second half.

2. Continue to spread the field. Aaron Rodgers opened the game completing his first 13 passes to seven different receivers. Rodgers needs to continue getting all of his weapons work, and in turn, open up the entire field to work with.

1. Block Jared Allen. Allen leads the NFL in sacks and has already added two in the first half, with three total tackles for loss. The Packers need to do a much better job of keeping him out of the backfield in the second half.

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