Packers: Predictions, complete breakdown of every game on schedule

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: quarterback Aaron Rodgers
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: quarterback Aaron Rodgers /
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GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 23: Jamaal Williams
GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 23: Jamaal Williams /

Week 2, vs. Vikings: Win

Redemption will be the theme of second week’s divisional matchup against the Vikings. Green Bay fans will want no mercy when it comes to this rivalry reunion. The Packers and Bears may have 100 years of history with each other, but the animosity towards the Vikings feels personal. Packers fans have starved for redemption ever since Aaron Rodgers sustained a season-ending collarbone injury with a hit from Anthony Barr last year.

A lot of questions are up in the air for Minnesota’s new offense. No one knows how well Kirk Cousins will fit the Skol offensive scheme. Debates have flared on whether Adam Thielen can repeat the same performance as last year since offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is now the head coach of the New York Giants. A big question mark still hovers around Dalvin Cook on his recovery from an ACL tear last season.

Minnesota’s offense may have a few bumps to smooth out during the course of the season, but the fact remains that their defense is still a massive threat. Mike Zimmer has built an impressive ensemble since being named head coach. Luckily for Green Bay, Rodgers isn’t afraid to play against tough defenses. Green Bay fans will rejoice with their vengeful win over the Vikings.