"Ask Vic" will publish on M-W-F through the football season.
Paul from Cumming, GA
Aaron Jones, wow! Jamaal Williams wasn't bad either. Have the two of them solidified themselves as answers in the Packers backfield?
I think that's an understatement. They're a good 1-2 punch and, best of all, they're each good receivers and that's critically important in an offense run by a quarterback who knows how to find a weakness and attack it. What we're seeing is a red-hot quarterback and a team on a roll. They're playing at a high level and the ball, figuratively speaking, is bouncing their way. The Packers should breeze by the Chargers and Panthers, which should set up one of the premier games of the season: Nov. 24 at San Francisco.
Min Shik from Seoul, South Korea
Ever think of creating a Twitter account for random musings throughout the week? I’m sure you’d have a good following.
I'd rather not.
Ethan from Ontario, Canada
I love the way this team always seems to find a way to win.
That's a great trait but I don't think that was the issue in this game. Truth be known, this game was a mismatch. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Moore? The Chiefs did a good job of scheming on defense, but they couldn't win the one-on-ones and late in games players win, not schemes. That's what happened in this game. There was never any doubt in my mind which team would win.
Jared from Sugar City, ID
Vic, the Packers closed out the last five minutes of the game with seven straight runs. I hope it means something because I'm excited about it.
Facing fourth-and-three near midfield, I said under my breath, "You better go for it, Andy, because you won't get the ball back if you punt it." The Chiefs ran out of plays on defense. Rodgers had them in his hip pocket. Throwing the ball on third down to clinch the win was so easy it was almost disrespectful. Remember the third-down pass in Seattle last year?
Aaron from Chesapeake, VA
I guess the Bears really don’t trust Trubisky.
They lost at home to a team that lost to a champion duck caller.
Jeffrey from Alexandria, VA
This year’s Packers defense looks a lot like other years’ Packers defenses.
This defense sacks the quarterback; that's the difference.
Hayes from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Vic, is this real? Did we find our franchise quarterback in the sixth round?
It sure looks like it.
Tim from Fernandina Beach, FL
Can you further clarify the salary cap ramifications that occur during a trade? I assume the team getting the player assumes the salary, but what happens to the bonus money?
You pay it, you claim it.
Eric from Lansing, MI
A recent article claims the heart of the makeover of the Packers is work no longer feels like work. It's fun. There's music. The players socialize afterwards. But tell me, Vic, what is cause and what is effect? You seem to say any locker room culture can work as long as you are winning. So how important is fun at practice, in your experience?
Coach Noll said "whatever it takes."
Ben from Indianapolis, IN
What do you want to see from the three teams you covered?
Packers -- Homefield advantage for the playoffs. Jaguars -- Make it into the playoffs. Steelers -- Achieve clarity at quarterback.
Micah from Holland, MI
I was just reminded of a stat I heard last season, that Larry Fitzgerald has more career tackles than drops. Can you think of a more impressive stat?
Here's something more amazing: Fitzgerald finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to a guy who wasn't even drafted by an NFL team. Best football player in America? It was an embarrassment for all of college football.
Lane from Orlando, FL
What’s your take on the Kelechi Osemele situation? In the past, has there been similar disputes between an injured player and team doctors? It seems the Jets may have opened a huge can of worms by releasing him.
It's nothing new. Tony Boselli and one of his Jaguars teammates sued the Jaguars team doctor.
Curt from York, PA
Vic, I read on-line an unnamed NFL team executive was quoted as saying the Rams cannot sustain handing out expensive contracts. Just how bad is their cap situation?
The Rams are on the tracks, the car is stalled and they can hear the train whistle. When it gets like that, a team has no choice but to restructure contracts and push money out, which delays the inevitable but worsens the problem.
Norma-Gene from Rolla, MO
Do you think there is any validity in the talk of the NFL offering the Chargers to St. Louis in lieu of paying a probable large sum of money in the lawsuit?
It makes sense but the new stadium in Los Angeles almost has to have two tenants, unless the league decides to make it the western home of the Super Bowl.
Dave from Madison, WI
The difference in talent between Ohio State and Wisconsin was glaring. How did Tom Osborne get top-tier talent to come to Nebraska during its heyday? Any lessons the Badgers could learn from that model?
You want a Lawrence Phillips? The outcome of the Wisconsin-Ohio State game was as expected. Nobody should be surprised. It could be worse the next time around. Frankly, I thought the Badgers matched up well for half the game and that should be encouraging to Badgers fans. What surprised me was Paul Chryst's timid game plan and his team's lack of edge for this game. I expected Wisconsin to pound the ball in the running game. What they did was a little bit of this, a little bit of that and not much of anything. I sensed no verve in their attitude; it was if Wisconsin had accepted defeat.
Brian from Newfoundland, Canada
What does jersey color do for how a team plays? Who cares what it looks like? Come on, man.
Uniforms are for the fans, not the players. Uniforms should be pleasing to the eye and good for the soul. The Packers' traditional uniforms connect fans to the Lombardi days. Color-rush games give heritage teams such as the Packers a chance to be new. I wish the Packers would do something bold for those games, such as wear all yellow or all green. I love the Steelers' bumble-bee jerseys, for example. Color-rush and throwback games give teams a chance to get wild, fresh and exciting, before they return again to their traditional looks. It's good for business.
Eric from Hudson, WI
You don’t like referring to a race by the color of their skin? What do you call yourself? Myself, as a white person, completely disagree with you. Oddly enough, black people seem to be fine with being called black. Did you really apologize for saying Redskin? I bet you think you’re progressive. I can assure you, you are not.
Sean from Glen Ellyn, IL
The Bears recently held a players-only meeting and the local radio was discussing their effectiveness, mostly saying they're useless. What are your thoughts on player-only meetings? Do they accomplish anything or are they more for show?
I'm OK with them, but they suggest dysfunction and that reflects poorly on the head coach.