Two different styles of football will clash on Sunday Night in a battle for supremacy in NFC West. Defensive minded Vikings team is going up against Packers’ prolific offense. What a showdown it will be in Minnesota’s new home.
Both of these teams won their Week 1 matchups and are going into this Week tied with Lions at the top of the division. But, both teams didn’t have their greatest outings in the first week of the season, and they are looking to improve. We know that they are ready to make a statement and is there a better way of making one than beating your divisional rival?
That tough Minnesota defense should cause some problems for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. They are playing much better football on the Lambeau Filed than on the road. Vikings will be looking to shut them down while trying to get Adrian Peterson going. Expect him to get a lot of touches.
Rodgers has all of his weapons at his disposal, all of his wideouts are available to him. But, in this game, Eddy Lacy is the one that needs to step up and carry this team on the road against this Vikings’ defense. He showed some flashes in Week 1 and should make and impact on Sunday.
Sam Bradford has had an extra week to get used to this Minnesota’s offense and should be good to go. Just like the Packers will try to get Lacy going, Mike Zimmer will give the ball to AP. He is by far their best player on offense. It’s a no-brainer that he will be the focal point of Vikings’ gameplan.
It should be a close encounter, Minnesota and their fans will be fired up for this Sunday Night Football game in their new home. But, will it be enough? Aaron Rodgers is still a huge difference maker. It’s always hard to bet against him when he has all of his weapons available to him.
Both Quarterbacks won’t record astronomic numbers. Expect both QBs to pass for around 200 yards and both running backs to have 20+ carries. This game will depend on Running Backs producing and Quarterbacks making clutch plays at the end. It will be a nail-biter but Packers should escape with a 24:20 victory.