Everything you need to know ahead of the Green Bay Packers’ Sunday night showdown with the Minnesota Vikings.
This is the most important game of the Green Bay Packers‘ season. Win, and it could set them up for a late-season playoff push. A loss could end their playoff hopes.
While the wild-card race is still wide open, a loss would put the Packers two games behind the Vikings, and Minnesota would also hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. While Green Bay’s playoff hopes wouldn’t be mathematically over, it would be a long shot to make the postseason.
Entering Sunday night’s must-win game, here’s everything you need to know:
The Packers’ season was effectively ended the last time they visited U.S. Bank Stadium. The team was coming off a huge last-second victory on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, and looked set to contend for the NFC North title and potentially a first-round playoff bye.
But then Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and missed half the season. When he came back, a loss at Carolina ended the team’s playoff hopes.
This would be the ideal time for the Packers to get their first win in this stadium. They are currently 0-2 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
To win the NFC North, Green Bay will likely need to win out. The Chicago Bears have pulled ahead, and their victory on Thanksgiving Day puts them 8-3 on the season, needing three wins from their final five games to ensure Green Bay can’t win the division.
Two years ago the Packers turned a 4-6 start into 10-6, and two playoff victories put them a game away from the Super Bowl.
One win can change everything. Can they pick up a huge divisional victory on the road Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings?
What’s your prediction for the game? Will the Packers win their first game on the road this season?