Vikings Packers NFL Week 2

The Minnesota Vikings will renew their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers when they visit their NFC North rivals this week. The game will be played on Sunday, September 16 at Lambeau Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET. What do you think about Vikings Packers?

Minnesota Vikings Analysis

The Vikings survived a scare against the San Francisco 49ers in their season opener. However, they were able to walk away with the win thanks to a solid defensive effort in the final minutes of the game.

Newly acquired quarterback Kirk Cousins showed why the team invested so much money in him. Also, finished the game completing 20 of 36 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings also ran for 116 yards on 32 carries.

Minnesota’s defense picked up where they left off last season, picking off 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo three times, with the final interception clinching the game for the Vikings. If they play as well as they did on Sunday, they will make things difficult for Aaron Rodgers, who needed a last minute miracle to get past the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Green Bay Packers Analysis

The Green Bay Packers missed the playoffs last season. This is so because Aaron Rodgers missed most of the season with a shoulder injury. This year, they are hoping to retake the NFC North crown. However, their hopes were nearly dashed when Rodgers left the game against the Bears on a cart after suffering a knee injury.

NFL Week 2 Betting Odds

Vikings Packers NFL Week 2

Rodgers was able to return to the game. He lead the Packers to a 24-23 win over the Bears. Aaron will need his offensive line to do a better job protecting him when he faces the Vikings for the first time since he was injured by Anthony Barr last year.

Rodgers finished the game against Chicago completing 20 of 30 passes. This was for 286 yards and three touchdowns. The Packers struggled to run the ball against the Bears. The team finished with 69 yards on 18 carries.

To get the win over the Vikings, the Packers need to have a balanced attack to keep Minnesota’s defense honest and to protect Rodgers from their pass rush. If they can run the ball successfully, the Packers will have a chance to win this game.

Pick and Prediction

The Packers are favored to win this game by 1 point. The over/under on total points scored is not yet available.

The Packers should have blown out the Bears. Chicago is limited offensively. However, they fell behind quickly to their overmatched opponents. The Vikings are better than the Packers defensively and they will hound Rodgers for most of the game, forcing him into making mistakes. Take the Vikings +1 in this game.

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