Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Damion Square (77) pressures Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. The Eagles won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers: Conditions are right for a win

Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien will once again lead the Packers’ offense – this week trying to get a win against NFC North Division rival Minnesota Vikings. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

This Sunday will mark the 107th time the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings have squared off against one another. The Packers hold the edge in the series 56-49-1.

Over the past 20-odd years, we’ve grown accustomed to only counting on a couple quarterbacks to beat the Vikings, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. This week, it’s all up to Scott Tolzien. You could argue our season is on the line and Scott Tolzien can keep us in the playoff race.

Scott Tolzien, who came into the game against the Philadelphia Eagles after the Packers’ first offensive drive has only started one game and is still learning the playbook. In two games he has thrown for one touchdown and five interceptions. Most Packers fans do not like it one bit and others are huge Tolzien fans waiting for his breakout game.

Well Scott Tolzien, conditions for a breakout game are perfect for this Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings continue to struggle moving the ball and defending the pass. They know how much damage Eddie Lacy did on the ground the last time they met, tallying 94 yards on the ground while adding a touchdown, so you can expect a lot of eight-man fronts from the Vikings’ defense. This will hopefully open up the secondary for Tolzien and company to get something rolling.

It is what it is, Packers fans. Aaron Rodgers is out at least another week and Scott Tolzien is clearly our best option to beat the Vikings.

Let’s just hope he does it.

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  • ScooniePenn10 .

    I believe the Packers will win but I don’t see them scoring more than 17 pts. If they happen to get a special teams or defensive TD they can hit 24 but without some TOs’ Tolzien just can’t get it done. With all that being said, the Vikings are horrible and can only win if they get one of the following: a TD from TO’s, a special teams TD or AP goes for 200 yards. This really should be a cakewalk but I just don’t see the Packers scoring enough to make it a rout.