Vikings vs Packers 2018: The Green Bay Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and it’s a vital divisional game for both teams.
Game: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm ET
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They come in with a 1-0 record and a win on Sunday would give that team an early lead in the NFC North. The Packers are looked at as a small favorite because of Aaron Rodgers. But if Rodgers can’t play, the line could move in the Vikings favor in a big way.
Last week, the Packers were able to come away with a 24-23 victory over the Chicago Bears. And they did it in dramatic fashion as Aaron Rodgers threw for 212 yards and three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. Rodgers injured his knee in the second quarter, but he was able to return at the start of the second half and he put together one of the greatest comebacks in his NFL career. So Green Bay comes into Sunday’s game with a lot of momentum.
The Packers are facing a Vikings team that took down the San Franciso 49ers 24-16. Kirk Cousins made his Vikings debut and threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns. But the story of the game was the defense as they forced four turnovers including three interceptions and one of those picks were returned for a touchdown by safety Harrison Smith.
The Packers and the Vikings have become an interesting rivalry. Both teams have gone to war over the years because they are in the same division, but the Vikings feel like they are a team that can make a Super Bowl run. They have made the playoffs the last two years and they were one win away from the Super Bowl. What’s interesting about that is, the Vikings were able to win the division and reach the NFC title game with a backup QB in Case Keenum. But the backbone of the Vikings is the defense and based on what they were able to do last week against the 49ers, the Vikings are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
However, now that Aaron Rodgers is back, the Packers feel like they can take the NFC North crown back from the Vikings and make a Super Bowl run of their own. What Rodgers was able to do against the Bears was something we may never see again, and it shows that as long as he’s under center, the Packers have a chance to win every game. Along with Rodgers and the roster moves the Packers made this offseason, they are a team that could be heading to Atlanta in February.