The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings have a long history of NFC North battles with the two teams being so close to each other. The two teams will go under the prime time lights on Sunday looking to get to 2-0 on the season after each team won during Week 1. It would appear that the Packers are in a better place than the Vikings because of injury issues and concerns but the winner of this game will have a leg up in the division title race. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Packers won 27-23 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron Rodgers threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, which is a subpar day for him. Eddie Lacy rushed for 61 yards on 14 carries while Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson each had six catches. It is clear that Green Bay needs to play better this week and they were able to escape in Week 1 against a still young and improving Jacksonville team. The defense held down Blake Bortles for the most part and now gets either Sam Bradford or Shaun Hill which will be a much easier matchup.
The Vikings won 25-16 against the Tennessee Titans. Hill threw for 236 yards last week in the win while finding Stefon Diggs seven times for 103 yards. Adrian Peterson had an awful first week with just 31 yards rushing on 19 carries. The only way the Vikings found the end zone was on two defensive touchdowns. This may be the lone bright spot for a team that has lost Teddy Bridgewater for the season due to a severe knee injury. It will be a much harder task even at home in their new stadium to beat the Packers with just defensive touchdowns.
What time is the Packers vs. Vikings game?
The Packers vs. Vikings game will begin at 8:30 P.M. Eastern/7:30 P.M. Central.
What date and channel will the Packers vs. Vikings game be on?
The Packers vs. Vikings game will be played on Sunday, September 18 and can be seen on NBC.