Packers VS Vikings Prediction

  • Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (MINN -9)

QB Aaron Rogers will missing another game this week, as I write this, news came out that Rogers will be placed on IR. But His First game back didn't go so well last week against the Carolina Panthers, throwing for 3 TD's and 3 INT with QBR of just about 50. Not only did Rogers and Packers lose, they now have no chance to get in the playoffs this year. The Packers aren't playing for much but QB Brett Hundley will be looking to play spoiler on the Vikings chances of getting home field advantage in the playoffs. To be honest I was a bit surprised the betting line was a coin flip when it first came out. Before the line came out, I would've guessed the Vikings would be around 2 point favorites. But now that news of Rogers will be out, the Packers are in trouble.

The Packers defense is not very good. Last week against the Panthers they allowed inconsistent QB Cam Newton to throw for 4 TD's and a QB rating of 90. You can argue that Cam is a better QB than what the Packers will face this week in Case Keenum. Newton is definitely more explosive but Keenum has been more accurate this year. So look for the Packers defense to struggle again as they rank 26th in overall defense. The Vikings have a better receiving core than the Panthers and could exploit the terrible Green Bay secondary.

Brett Hundley and this weak offense will be crushed against this superior defense. The Vikings rank 2nd in overall defense this year. Green Bay has a bad running game ranking 20th and their receivers aren't getting any better. Jordy Nelson has struggled this year and the Packers could be without leading reciever Devante Adams who suffered a head injury after a ugly cheap shot by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.

The Packers cannot and will not win this game. The Vikings are to good and without Aaron Rogers, the Pack have no chance.

  • Prediction: Vikings 28 - Packers 9