NFC North bitter rivals Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers will face off October 24th in game with huge NFL Playoff implications down the road. The Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers find themselves looking up at the Chicago Bears in the NFC North.
Green Bay Packers Offense vs Minnesota Vikings Defense
The Minnesota Vikings defense enters this game with a reputation as a great defense but they have been lack luster to begin the NFL season. The Minnesota Vikings front line is regarded as one the top five defensive lines in the NFL but they have failed to keep their offense close enough to win games. The weakness of the Minnesota Vikings defense is their secondary and if Aaron Rodgers can get time to get a receiver on a deep route he will be able to light them up.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense has been staggered by several key injuries to start the NFL season. First the Green Bay Packers number one running back Ryan Grant went out with a season ending injury and two weeks ago Aaron Rodgers favorite short route receiver, Jermichael Finley was knocked out for the season. Rodgers has coped with the injuries but it has made the Green Bay Packers offense disjointed. The Minnesota Vikings defense has the slight edge over the Green By Packers offense.
Minnesota Vikings Offense vs Green Bay Packers Defense
Brett Favre has plenty of weapons on offense with the Minnesota Vikings but is he all washed up as an NFL quarterback? Favre looked old and beat up in the Dallas Cowboys win and if he faces pressure from the Green Bay Packers will he be able to persevere? One advantage Brett Favre has with the Minnesota Vikings is Adrian Peterson. Favre has again struggled with the hand off procedure with Peterson this year and they once again fumbled the exchange in the game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Green Bay Packers defense is much better when Clay Mathews is on the ball at linebacker. Mathews missed the game against the Miami Dolphins and his absence created a glaring hole. The Green Bay Packers defensive line is underrated but their linebacker and corner play is their strong suit. Mathews and AJ Hawk in the middle of the field and Charles Woodson on the corner are huge factors in every Green Bay Packers win. The Minnesota Vikings offense has a slight edge over the Green Bay Packers defense.
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers -3.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
NFC North games are always tough to pick. This will not be one of the best five picks against the spread later this week. Only use this pick for office pools or NFL contests in which every game has to be picked. Take the Minnesota Vikings +3.5 points and they will beat the Green Bay Packers straight up.
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