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Skip Bayless gives Vikings fans a reason to love him, at least for one night

The TV talking head isn't foaming at the mouth over Aaron Rodgers like the rest of the world.

If it were college football, Skip Bayless would've been ejected from Twitter for targeting Aaron Rodgers on Monday night. 

Rodgers, in typical fashion, led the Packers to a miraculous fourth quarter comeback to defeat the 49ers 33-30 on Monday Night Football. In case you didn't know, it's what Rodgers does because he's the greatest thing since sliced bread. 

Still hobbled by a knee injury he sustained while performing another miracle in Week 1 against the Bears, Rodgers again made throws that only a football demigod can make, doing so while millions of jorts-wearing cheeseheads gushed over his greatness. 

"Ice water has Aaron Rodgers pumping through its veins," tweeted NFL reporter Mike Freeman. 

Spare us, Mike. 

Thankfully, Skip Bayless exists. 

I can't believe I'm saying that, but for one night we (Vikings fans) can all agree that Bayless was the fireman of our dreams, attacking the 5-alarm blaze created by Rodgers' hotness with the cold, hard reality we all needed. 

So while you'll be inundated with stats about Rodgers throwing for 400 yards two weeks in a row and doing so on a bad knee, just remember that a pretty weak illegal touching penalty erased a sack on a third-and-15 play late in the fourth quarter, essentially giving Green Bay an extra life. 

Just remember that the Packers almost lost to a backup quarterback, C.J. Beathard. 

Just remember that the Packers were gashed for 174 rushing yards. 

Just remember that Rodgers had nearly as many incomplete passes (21) as completed passes (25). 

And just remember that as soon as the Packers get back from their bye week they have to play back-to-back games on the road against the undefeated Rams and surging Patriots. 

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