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Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)
There are many reasons to like the Vikings here. They’ve played great football at home, going 6-1 with wins over San Francisco and Chicago, as opposed to 3-4 on the road. They played the Packers tight a few weeks back and that was in Green Bay. They’re also playing very good football right now, winning 3 in a row since that Green Bay game. In spite of all this, we’re getting more than a field goal with them at +3.5 and still the public is on Green Bay and the public always loses money in the long run.
We are getting some line value with the Vikings because, while the Packers rank 6th in net points per drive at 0.50, the Vikings rank 16th at 0.04. If you take the difference, multiply by 11 (the average amount of drives per team per game), and shift the line in Minnesota’s favor 2.5 points for home field, you get that Green Bay should be only favored by 2.5, which isn’t much, but that is on the other side of that key field goal numbe...
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The Green Bay Packers fell just short in their season finale against the division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. Adrian Peterson also falls just short in his pursuit of the single season rushing yards record; he missed the record by nine yards in the Vikings 37-34 victory.
The Vikings’ win gives them a playoff birth and because the 49ers won their game, the Packers fall to the...
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Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
Dismissing an utterly brilliant performance in a 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was criticized by the asinine sister of two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Greg Jennings, Valyncia. As a two-time … Continue reading →
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers weren't satisfied with their NFC North title. They went all out for a better seed, hoping for a one-week break.
Adrian Peterson didn't let them catch their breath. Minnesota's relentless runner will be coming right back at them next week.
Peterson finished 9 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record...
Green Bay Packer wide receiver Greg Jennings finished with 8 catches for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday; however, that wasn’t good enough for sister Valyncia. Jennings sister felt as though the 12 targets her brother had just wasn’t enough and believed her brother was being [...]
Position coach Jerry Fontenot has helped Jermichael Finley get back on track after a disappointing first nine games to the season. With Fontenot making things more fun, Finley has become a go-to weapon and regained the trust of Aaron Rodgers.
Back and forth they went, Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers going at each other with so much on the line. The emotional pendulum swung wildly in one of the most memorable games of this long and bitter rivalry.
It was a game so good that it deserves a rematch. And that's just what it will get.
Peterson rushed for 199 yards to become the seventh player to surpass 2,000 in a season...
NASHVILLE A steady and chilling rain fell straight down Friday afternoon on the Vanderbilt football team. The Commodores were prepping in their own stadium for a bowl game just a short cab uh, bus ride away.
As practice closed, a sense of exuberance mixed with confidence seemed to possess these Commodores. Call it history already made and even more possibly to come for a team...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Regular-season NFL games don't get any bigger than Sunday's regular-season finale when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers.
In the biggest game for Minnesota since the 2010 season-opener, the stakes are high with playoff positioning on the line for both teams. There's also the side story of Adrian Peterson's chase for the single...
In one of the most remarkable games imaginable, the Vikings beat the Packers 37-34 on a last-play field goal. Adrian Peterson rushed for 199 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns.
The Packers wanted to be the NFC's No. 2 seed in the playoffs and earn a first-round bye. Instead, Green Bay's loss Sunday in Minnesota not only forces the Packers to play next weekend, it also set up a rematch with the Vikings.
Handing out grades following the Packers' 37-34 loss to the Vikings:
Passing Offense: A-
It's difficult to find much blame in Green Bay...
Of the many changes and upgrades that the NFL has made to enhance its appeal in catering to the needs of its fans, the move to having all divisional matchups in Week 17 is among the shrewdest. The league, specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, have done just about everything right as it relates to the structure of the schedule, the matchups, and providing the most enticing and...
The Green Bay Packers will play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Scheduled for a 4:25 pm EST kickoff the game will air on FOX from Mall of American Field in Minneapolis, MN.
Green Bay is guaranteed a playoff spot regardless of the outcome of this game. A Minnesota win would punch their ticket to the playoffs setting up a likely rematch from Lambeau next week. Should the Vikings...