Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Watch, listen, stats, others’ predictions

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Aaron Rodgers during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 42-10. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Predictions …

Green Bay Press Gazette

Weston Hodkiewicz (10-0)

The Packers have to be careful not to look too far ahead, though it appears they have a lot more talent on both sides of the ball than Minnesota. There’s still a threat of a letdown after two dominating victories over Chicago and Philadelphia. Plus, Mike Zimmer’s defense has been known to get the best of Aaron Rodgers. Still, Green Bay holds a decisive advantage in caliber of quarterback play and overall experience. The same can be said for Rodgers’ perimeter and backfield weapons. If the offensive line keeps the Vikings’ rushers at bay, there’s no reason why the Packers shouldn’t roll in this one.

Packers 35 Vikings 17

Pete Dougherty (8-2)

This does have the makings of the proverbial trap game for the Packers with New England on deck. But the Packers have too many weapons on offense and will be more than comfortable playing outdoors in TCF Stadium. That figures to be too much for Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to overcome.

Packers 34 Vikings 17

Ryan Wood (8-2)

Aaron Rodgers may be on his way to a second MVP, but it’s the Packers’ defense that holds the key to the future. That unit has played very well in the team’s past two home blowouts. Still, the last time Green Bay played on the road, it was a rough night in New Orleans. The challenge this week is whether the defense can play with the same dominance away from Lambeau Field. Against rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the league’s No. 28-rated offense, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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Robert Zizzo (8-2)

While Teddy Bridgewater might be Minnesota’s quarterback for the next decade, he doesn’t seem polished enough yet to produce the number of points it will take to beat Green Bay. He has weapons in Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings, just not enough of them. The Packers, meanwhile, are on a roll offensively and could put another game away early.

Packers 30 Vikings 20

From FanSided’s Vikings fans site, The Viking Age …

While anything can happen on any given Sunday, here are my 5 predictions for Sundays Vikings vs. Packers game:

• Aaron Rodgers throws three passing touchdowns.  And all 3 go to different receivers.  I’ll even go as far as to guess that Jordy NelsonRandall Cobb and Davante Adams all join in the touchdown party.  Considering the Vikings have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, only giving up an average of 225.5 passing yards per game, the team is on pace to yet again give up 27.2 passing touchdown on the year.  That’s about 10 less than last year, but still above average for the NFL.

• Jerick McKinnon has over 1oo yards rushing and 50 yards receiving.  Much of the Vikings offense will look to go through the young running back as Minnesota has struggled to get things going in the pass game.  Owners of McKinnon in fantasy football leagues will definitely want to play him tomorrow, as he will get a bulk of the carries and several looks out of the backfield.

International Business Times

Yes, you read that right … the International Business Times has written about this game …

After winning by 32 points in their first matchup against the Vikings in 2014, the Packers are 8.5-point road favorites. The over/under is 48.5 points, though Green Bay hasn’t played a game that has totaled less than 51 points since Week 3.

PREDICTION: Green Bay over Minnesota, 34-17


One of the Vikings’ greatest advantages over the Packers has been the home field of the Metrodome. Playing outside at the University of Minnesota won’t have the same feel.

Prediction: Packers Win