In NFL Week 2 we have the Vikings Vs Packers. After knocking off the Chicago Bears in their season-opener, the Green Bay Packers will trying to take the early lead in the NFC North standings when they face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Lambeau Field and is scheduled to begin at 1 PM. ET.
Minnesota Vikings Analysis: The Vikings looked impressive in their season-opening win against the Atlanta Falcons, and will be trying to do the same thing to the Packers on Sunday. Minnesota’s ground game looked good against the Falcons, led by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 111 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Alexander Mattison also added 49 yards on nine carries. This will impact Vikings Vs Packers odds, for instance.
Furthermore, with the team running the ball so efficiently, they didn’t need quarterback Kirk Cousins to save them like they did in a lot of games last season. He finished the game completing eight of 10 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown.
Minnesota’s defense also looked good, especially in the first half of the game. They held the Falcons to 345 total yards and managed to hold Julio Jones to 31 yards and one touchdown. If they can run the ball and play defense like they did against the Falcons, they should be able to get the win.
NFL Week 2 Vikings Vs Packers Odds
Green Bay Packers Analysis: The Packers’ defense came up big in their season-opener against the Chicago Bears, holding the team to only three points at home. The defense held the Bears to 46 rushing yards and forced Mitch Trubisky to try to beat them with his arm.
Trubisky was unable to rise to the occasion, finishing the game completing 26 of 45 passes for 228 yards and one interception, while sacking him five times. They will need another solid defensive effort to slow down the Vikings on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers and the offense weren’t as sharp as the Packers and their fans would have hoped. Like the Bears, they struggled to run the ball and finished with 47 yards on the ground. Rodger was able to overcome a slow start and finished the game completing 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown. How will this impact Vikings Vs Packers odds? They will need their quarterback at his best against a very good Vikings defense.
NFL Week 2 Pick and Prediction
The Packers are favored to win this game by three points. The over/under on total points scored is 46. The Vikings looked good against the Falcons, but they will likely struggle on the road against a Packers defense that looked impressive a week ago. With the crowd behind them, expect the Packers to make a statement on Sunday so take the spread in this one.