Big week - Packer week. Hard hitting game in Chicago this past Sunday as Rudy and Harry Smith were both concussed and without them the score might be 41 - 3 versus 38 - 17. Jared Allen will probably play after his viscous hit on the Chicago guard - some have been calling for a suspension. For me, the hit was very similar to those you see on kickoffs and punts, a decleater. I don't think Jared thought the guy would blow out a knee with a shoulder block to the sternum.

One of the Vikings' common taters is voicing his opinion that the team can wait only so long on Pounder to come around. It will be interesting during Sunday's blow out if Joe Webb will make an appearance.