1. First win at U.S. Bank Stadium
Christmas could come early for the Packers this year. Two nights before Christmas, they travel to U.S. Bank Stadium with a chance to win the NFC North title. But this stadium hasn’t been kind to the Packers since it opened back in 2016. They’ve lost all three games there, and it’s also the stadium where Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on a hit from Anthony Barr back in 2017.
There wouldn’t be a better time to end the losing streak than in this game. The Packers would be crowned NFC North champions in the Vikings’ home, and they’d only need one more victory to guarantee a first-round bye.
Doing so won’t be an easy task, however. The Vikings are the only undefeated team at their home stadium this season, and they’ve also been playing some great football in recent weeks. Minnesota is 4-1 in its past five games and put together a dominant performance on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers last week, winning 39-10.
The Packers know the importance of a win here and what it could eventually mean for playoff seeding. This team hasn’t defeated the Vikings on the road since 2015. Will the long wait come to an end on Monday night?