Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Minnesota Vikings (7-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 22, 2015, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Minnesota Vikings -1 -- Over/Under: 45
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings square off afternoon Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Green Bay Packers haven't lost four straight games since the 2013 season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,270 yards, 21 touchdowns and three interceptions. Rodgers has six touchdown passes in his last two games. Randall Cobb and James Jones have combined for 1,012 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Davante Adams has 27 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 108 yards per contest, and James Starks leads the way with 376 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.6 points and 371.6 yards per game. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the Packers with 64 tackles, Julius Peppers has 5.5 sacks and Damarious Randall has 11 pass deflections. Eddie Lacy and Ty Montgomery are questionable.
The Minnesota Vikings look to create some distance in the NFC North win their sixth straight win. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,810 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Bridgewater has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Stefon Diggs and Mike Wallace have combined for 825 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jarius Wright has 13 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 147.2 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 961 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 17.1 points and 336.6 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Vikings with 50 tackles, Everson Griffen has 5.5 sacks and Terence Newman has eight pass deflections. Eric Kendricks and Justin Trattou are questionable.
Thanks to injuries on the offensive side of the ball, it's fair to say that the Packers struggles are real. Green Bay can't move the ball with any consistency and a home loss to the Lions should set off alarms. Meanwhile, Minnesota has been a rock all year long and now has a chance to prove its playoff caliber.
I'll side with the Vikings at home in a toss-up.