|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Vikings host the Packers for their second face off this season. The Green Bay Packers beat Brett Favre for the first time on Lambeau Field but now now Favre will have Aaron Rodgers and his former team in his dome in Minneapolis for this critical game for NFC North supremacy.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a bye week and the Minnesota Vikings lost to a Chicago Bears team that now has six wins and leads the NFC North. Brett Favre did not put up the 400 plus passing yards in this game as he did the previous week. The Minnesota Vikings were also held to 70 yards on the ground against a strong Chicago Bears defense.
Clay Mathews is the driving force of the Green Bay Packers defense. With Clay Mathews in the line up, the Green Bay Packers defense is one of the best in the NFL and when he is out there is an obvious let down. The Green Bay Packers are off the bye week and should be well rested and healed up to do battle in this game. They are better against the pass, only allowing 217 yards through the air and a decent run defense that allows 123 yards on the ground.
Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings offense has played well this season but Favre has made crucial mistakes at critical moments. With Favre in the line up they have had chances to win most of the games they have lost but they need to get the ball in Adrian Peterson's hands.
Peterson has solved his fumbling problems this season and has generated some big time offense for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson opens up the field for Favre to get the ball down field but Clay Mathews will be attacking on the edges to rush Favre in this game. The Minnesota Vikings offense has the slightest edge over the Green Bay Packers defense.
The Packers are the minus 3 point favorites, with the over under listed in sportsbook at 44.
The Minnesota Vikings defense has been disappointing this season and has contributed to a majority of their losses. Looking at the numbers they have been solid. They have only allowed little more than 300 yards of total offense per game and are holding their NFL opponents under 100 yards rushing per game. Jared Allen is off his game up front and the Minnesota Vikings are vulnerable on the edges.
Aaron Rodgers has lost his number one running back and number one tight end for the Green Bay Packers this season but has persevered. Rodgers is using an assortment of receivers underneath since Jermichael Finley went down for the season. Brandon Jackson has been hit or miss as Ryan Grant's replacement but has shown signs of being a big time back. The Minnesota Vikings defense and the Green Bay Packers offense are a wash.