NFL Sunday is back and I’m hoping my own side can get us back on track.
The Green Bay Packers head to Minnesota in a division clash with the Vikings on a short week. The Pack have won 5 of the last 7 on the road against Minnesota but are yet to taste victory in the U.S. Bank.
Case Keenum will likely start after an attempt to play Sam Bradford against the Bears backfired when he aggravated his knee injury. I watched that game and although the Vikings won they made it more difficult than it should have been.
Mitch Trubisky was playing in his first NFL game of his career and didn’t look too shabby. He did essentially lose the Bears the game with a critical interception late in the fourth but on another night could have marched down the field for the win.
The Bears were also decimated at the linebacker position but stayed in the game. All this bodes well for a red-hot Aaron Rodgers who is now accompanied by a threatening backfield.
The Vikes will be without their top wideout Stefan Diggs, and starting offensive guard, with their starting safety missing practise all week too.
While the Pack will be without starters Kevin King and Morgan Burnett, who will both be missed in our secondary. We might have our two starting tackles playing for the first time this season which is a massive boost considering the d-line we are up against.
If the Packers keep the ball moving this should be an easy win. Keenum will be able to get the yards and Adam Thielen will benefit from Diggs’ absence but Aaron Rodgers has shown multiple times already this season it doesn’t matter if you’re winning in the fourth quarter with not much time left he’ll make a play to win the game.
Kyle Rudolph saw 9 targets in their win against Chicago on Monday night and will likely see that same volume with Diggs out and will also benefit from Burnett missing in the Packers secondary.
- Kyle Ruldoph (Vikings) Over 39.5 Receiving Yards
- (10-11, 4.4pts
Early Games Acca
- Ravens ML
- Texans -2.5
- Packers ML
- Patriots -2.5
- Falcons -6
- Redskins -6
- – 2pts