"Ask Vic" is published on M-W-F through the regular season.
Here are my all-important Week 10 power rankings:
1. Titans -- They walk the walk.
2. Bucs -- In control of NFC South.
3. Ravens -- They win the close ones.
4. Cardinals -- Impressive rebound.
5. Packers -- Anti-vaxxers' team.
6. Rams -- Genius?
7. Cowboys -- What was that?
8. Bills -- Jets could beat them.
9. Chargers -- Team to watch.
10. Raiders -- Ugly week.
11. Saints -- Now they get the Titans.
12. Chiefs -- I wasn't impressed.
13. Patriots -- Watch out!
14. Vikings -- Major disappointment.
15. Steelers -- Where would they be without Big Ben?
16. Seahawks -- Must-win game at Packers.
17. Browns -- Best team in Ohio.
18. 49ers -- Not who we thought they were.
19. Bengals -- Arrow sagging.
20. Broncos -- Hanging around.
21. Colts -- Better than their record.
22. Falcons -- In the hunt.
23. Giants -- Could make a move.
24. Eagles -- Not this year.
25. Bears -- Becoming formidable.
26. Panthers -- Rhule at the test.
27. Washington -- This could get real bad.
28. Jets -- Playing hard.
29. Dolphins -- Not playing hard.
30. Jaguars -- Scored nine points and won.
31. Texans -- Going through the motions.
32. Lions -- Maybe they'll try something new.
Dan from Waupun, WI
I'm looking forward to your comments, Mr. Ketchman.
I'm fully vaccinated and scheduled to receive a booster shot soon. My doctor, in whom I've placed my medical care and trust, has in each case initiated and scheduled the shots. Nobody should be forced to submit to vaccination, but I believe we all must comply with public health standards and requirements or suffer the consequences. I don't know any anti-vaxxers. I have several friends who are right wing wackos, but they've been vaccinated. Those are my thoughts and my official position on the subject. Please don't share your thoughts and official position on the subject with me. My inbox has become unmanageable and it's making me cranky.
Tim from Olathe, KS
Vic, I’m done. Not sure if I am divorcing or separating from "Ask Vic," but the blog has become too political and it has understandably impacted your tone. I’m sorry your inbox has turned ugly. I’m a big fan of your work. Lots of us admire you. Think I’ll take a break for a while.
You're doing the right thing.
Chase from Verona, WI
A $300k fine? Rodgers got off easy, in my opinion.
The fine is meaningless. His reputation has been damaged. That's the punishment, and he did it to himself.
Casey from York, PA
Are you enjoying NFL football this season as much as you did last year?
Monday night's game was thrilling, just as the Packers-Cardinals game was. I think we all need to appreciate the joy we get from football and the quality of the NFL product.
Mike from Somerset, WI
With the click-bait culture era of media, are ideals lost in media that once existed? It seems long-form discussion tells more of a story than print media is offering, with a few exceptions. It seems vilifying individuals to stay relevant is no longer working. To me Covid is not black and white.
Food for thought, I think.
Jordan from Patterson, LA
Hi, big fan of the column! If the Packers somehow won the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers, what do you feel is the best thing to do moving forward, given their cap situation and the overall state of the situation involving Rodgers?
Let's wait until that happens, please.
Ray from Houston, TX
I'm thinking after a two-game winning streak the noise about Rodgers will subside tremendously. Winning fixes everything.
Bill from Sheboygan, WI
Who do you think is the best of the rookie quarterbacks?
Nobody has pulled away from the others, but Fields caught my eye on Monday night. He showed me some ease throwing the football I hadn't seen in him at Ohio State. Tony Pauline loved him; me not so much. I think Tony might be right. The Bears might have their man.
Ken from Pittsburgh, PA
Do you think Ben Roethlisberger can play another season?
I think all of the critics who crucified Roethlisberger at the start of the season should apologize to him. It was terribly unfair treatment of a great quarterback who was and still is playing behind "The Great Wall of Mush." Monday night, Roethlisberger added another fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive to his career totals, which now stand at 38 and 50 respectively. He's only three behind Brady and five behind Peyton Manning in the all-time fourth-quarterback comeback rankings, and Roethlisberger is tied with Brady and only three behind Brees and four behind Manning in all-time game-winning drives. Yeah, Roethlisberger has lost mobility. So when were Manning and Brady ever mobile? If the Steelers could put a line in front of Roethlisberger the equal of the lines he enjoyed early in his career, I believe he could play another year, but I wouldn't advocate it. I think he has a chance to go out in a good way this season, and that would be in his and the Steelers' best interests.
Aiden from Jacksonville, FL
Would you be concerned about Trevor Lawrence?
No, he's coming along nicely, but I think it's time to take him to a higher level, just as the Bears are doing with Fields.
Dave from Savage, MN
I think the Packers defense was very good on Sunday. It played hard, ran to the ball, hit people. Do you think they can keep that up?
Yes, I do. The Packers aren't winning on defense with scheme, they're winning with the execution of it, and credit belongs to Joe Barry and the defensive staff. Brian Gutekunst has assembled talent on defense and it's being taught and utilized well by Barry and his coaches.
Ben from DePere, WI
Based on his behavior, could Aaron Rodgers fall into the clinical category of a narcissist? He's never wrong and he seems to think the world is out to get him.
We're all something. I'm a mansplainer. I didn't even know what it is.
Mark from Kronenwetter, WI
Am I the only one who finds irony in a professional football player who is scared a vaccine could harm his body?
Here are some other things he should avoid because they could harm his body: Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, Ndamukong Suh, Anthony Barr and several others, including Jamal Adams.
Dustin from Seymour, WI
Where can I get myself a PR team like Pat McAfee?
In a canal on a cold night in Indianapolis, look for the guy who's drunk and half naked.
Will from Salt Lake City, UT
Rodgers said he did his own research and presented it to the league, but they looked at him like he was a quack. Do you have any connections in the league where we could get that leaked? I would love to see a power point he put together that was essentially laughed at.
I've heard the remedy involved small doses of Mr. Clean.
Doc Cardio from Miami, FL
Just a comment from a football fan and medical doctor. Covid vaccination and exposure to the virus are two different things. Vaccination reduces the risk of serious illness related to Covid, but doesn't eliminate it. Mask wearing, daily testing and social distancing all reduce the risk of exposure to Covid, but don't eliminate it. Is NFL football so important we are willing to put lives at risk?