Packers vs. Vikings Rivalry, Part 2

Some important Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings pre-game facts to consider for today’s game are:

  • Green Bay has won five of the last six in this series.
  • Minnesota has won the last game in this series, but only by a single point.
  • Minnesota has only beaten Green Bay by more than the current spread once in ten meetings.
  • The Packers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC North.
  • The Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.
  • The Packers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games.
  • The Vikings are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • The Vikings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC North.
  • The Vikings are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win.
  • The Vikings are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
  • Brett Favre is on Minnesota’s injury report for the first time this season.

After the Vikings beat San Francisco last Sunday, Favre complained of aching in his right foot, left knee, both shoulders and neck. The 39-year-old quarterback was listed Thursday as being limited in practice because of a foot injury.
When the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings faced each other a month ago at Lambeau Field, Packers left tackle Chad Clifton had his best game of the year — shutting down the Vikings’ best pass rusher, Jared Allen. However, things will be a little different in the Metrodome because Aaron Rodgers will be forced to use the silent count.  Whether or not the Metrodome’s famously noisy environment impacts the Packers’ performance depends on how apathetic the Vikings’ fans are toward their team or how quickly the Packers get off to a good start to quiet the crowd.   Although it is presumable that Clifton won’t be able to anticipate Rogers’ snap as easily in this environment, the “Big Cliff” will continue to push the Green Bay Packers to what is predicted to be their 4th consecutive win — the second against the rivaled Minnesota Vikings, and don’t forget Brett Favre.

Go Pack!

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