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Never be dissatisfied with winning

Top two passers in the league lost on Sunday


Brent from Waunakee, WI

Vic, do you think it's OK to be satisfied with yesterday's win? I am.

The day winning isn't good enough is the day losing arrives. Dissatisfaction with victory breeds contempt for competition. I loved Aaron Rodgers' answer to the question I asked him on Sunday, about feeling pressure to win a certain way. "We'll take them any way we can. They all count the same."

Aaron from Raunds, UK

Aaron Rodgers has had a lot of success with his hard count. How much credit does the offensive line deserve for remaining disciplined when he does it?

How much credit? If I give them tremendous credit, can we move on from the hard count, free play thing? It's beginning to wear me out. It's a nice thing to have in your bag of tricks, and it can make the difference in a tight game, but I think we've taken it over the top and I'd like to see it become less of an issue when the Packers return from their bye week. The problem with tricks is you can begin to count on them. This team isn't 6-0 because it's hard counting better. It's 6-0 because it's blocking and tackling better.

J.J. from West Allis, WI

Do you think the Chargers would have gone for two points if they had scored?

I thought about it, and I decided they would've kicked and played for overtime. They were moving the ball and they had a fresh defense. They had every reason to believe overtime would've favored them.

Raff from Wallingford, CT

Vic, what can the Packers build off from yesterday's lackluster performance?

I don't like the word lackluster. Football is a defensive game, too, and the Packers defense made plays when it needed to make plays. I thought it was a sensational football game and the Packers scored a thrilling win. I'm thankful for the memory I'll take with me from yesterday's game. I don't like the idea of judges holding up scorecards at the end of the game. Style points? Not for me. Just win, baby, and the Packers are building a feeling of a team destined to win.

Greg from Yorktown, NY

Vic, have you ever seen a 500-yard passing performance result in 20 points or fewer?

Probably not, but I don't keep track of that kind of stuff. The top two yards-passing quarterbacks on Sunday lost. Carson Palmer threw for 421 yards and the Cardinals only scored 13 points. Four of the top five yards-passing quarterbacks lost. Stats are only meaningful when you find the right ones. The big stat in yesterday's game is Damarious Randall's pass defensed. It won the game.

Terry from Chippewa Falls, WI

Why did the Chargers have so much success with short passes? Was it a weakness they saw and exploited it?

The Chargers have an outstanding short-passing game. It's the strength of their team. They're No. 1 in the league in total passing yards, which has them at No. 1 in the league in total offense. They're the best in the league at throwing the ball. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but they lost.

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