Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) at Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 8:20 pm (U.S. Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -3.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Green Bay Packers visit the Minnesota Vikings in a week 12 NFC North division tilt in NFL action on Sunday night football.
The Green Bay Packers come into this one looking to bounce back after falling to Seattle in their last outing by a final score of 27-24. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,073 yards, 19 touchdowns and 1 interception while Aaron Jones has rushed for 534 yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Davante Adams is Green Bay’s leading receiver this season, logging teams-highs of 72 receptions for 953 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, Kyler Fackrell leads the Packers with 8 sacks while Kenny Clark has 5 sacks and Blake Martinez has 4 sacks and a team-high 54 tackles this season. As a team, Green Bay is averaging 398.8 yards of total offense and 24.7 points per game this season.
The Minnesota Vikings will look to rebound from a 25-20 loss to Chicago in their last outing. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,947 yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 70.7% passing while Latavius Murray has rushed for 422 yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Adam Thielen leads the Vikes with 85 catches for 1,013 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Stefon Diggs has 71 grabs for 713 yards and 5 scores this season. Defensively, Danielle Hunter leads Minnesota with 11.5 sacks while Eric Kendricks leads the Vikings with 47 tackles this season. As a team, Minnesota is averaging 363.7 yards of total offense and 24.1 points per game this season.
Green Bay is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 division games while the over is 21-5 in their last 26 games against the NFC. Minnesota is 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 home games and 26-9 ATS in their last 35 games following a loss while the under is 19-7 in their last 26 division games. Green Bay is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Minnesota.
There’s no denying that Minnesota is a solid team at home, and the Vikings defense has been playing phenomenal. The Packers have also had their share of struggles ATS on the road this season. However, one more loss for Green Bay and the Packers can almost kiss any aspirations of playoff football goodbye, and I don’t think a quarterback the likes of Aaron Rodgers is going to let that happen this early in the season. I see this game being close throughout, so I’ll take a shot at Green Bay and the points, considering that I’m getting the hook as well.