In a couple of leagues I've loaded up on NFC North players- Jennings, Grant, Favre, Min D/ST, Driver.
So, how the heck did Grant go off for 119 yards rushing against one of the best Run Ds? I read somewhere that Minny played nickel defense. If that's true, why? Were they:
A) concerned about their injured secondary;
B) convinced they could stop GB's running game with one player less in the front seven than normal;
C) or was the focus more on the Pack's potent passing attack. (Hah, Pack Attack. Sounds like a good sig or something.)
Is this something I should expect when other teams play GB, or just an aberration? Additionally, if they were in nickel, who was pulled for the extra DB? A DT? LB? I saw in the stats that Grant was chewing up the yards, then much quieter. If Minny did play nickel, was the change at that point, and did they switched to or from nickel?
When I have alot of questions like this, I catch NFL Networks re-airing- but they chose not to feature this game, so any help that can be provided would be great.