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Intriguing Game- Week Six

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Packers: As I watched that game on Sunday against Dallas, I knew they were in great shape right after Dak Prescott scored that go-ahead touchdown to put the Cowboys up by three and I say that because look at how much time they left on the clock for Aaron Rodgers to get down the field and look at what happened. He works his magic and connects with Adams for the game-winning score. Rule of advice: Never give Aaron Rodgers that much time to operate in the fourth quarter. For the second straight season, the Packers are 4-1 and are atop the NFC North, as expected. What I was really impressed with was their running game. Aaron Jones came in and provided the Packers not just with a spark offensively (as if they needed any more of one), but he displayed balance and the Packers running game has been absent for many years now, I’ll say we haven’t seen a consistent running attack from them since the year they won the Super Bowl. If I’m the coaching staff, I’m really considering making him the full-time starter and moving Ty Montgomery back to his receiver position when he’s healthy again. He’s a hard runner that can bounce outside, cut inside and block when necessary. As of late, they’ve really struggled against Minnesota and they’ll face their division rivals on Sunday at the stadium they hope to be playing in for the Super Bowl.

Vikings: With how they’ve looked this year, now people are seeing why I can never take them seriously at all. They always win in dominating fashion, then struggle the following week. This is a case of them being “consistently inconsistent”. They’d be in much better shape with Bridgewater running things under center and hopefully, we can see him back on the field soon. With him leading the way, the Vikings are considered a dark horse Super Bowl contender. I love this Minnesota defense and you knew they’d be a nice unit especially with Mike Zimmer running the ship. He’s a defensive-minded guy that can turn any defense into a very physical unit and that’s exactly what he’s turned them into. They have a very stout front four with a lot of athleticism, a nice linebacking core and then, the secondary which features Harrison Smith, Trae Waynes, and the top dog, Xavier Rhodes who’s becoming one of the best at his position. This division is definitely an interesting one and with a win on Sunday against Green Bay, we’ll all wonder where things can go from here.

Packers Player To Watch: Davante Adams– The trio of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Adams makes for the best group of receivers in the NFL right now. I truly feel Davante makes them go and he’s a true threat once the football is in his hands. Ever since his big season last year, he’s picked up where he left off and the thing I like about him is he knows his role. He isn’t a true number one receiver, he’s a complementary player and Aaron looks his way a lot to get him the football.

Vikings Player To Watch: Danielle Hunter– This defense is full of guys that are playmakers and he’s one of them. You talk about a guy that gives it all he can on the field and then some. He’s extremely disruptive, he’s solid in stopping the run, he rushes the passer and he’s always wanting to make a play.

Final Analysis: It’s an old-fashioned NFC North showdown. Green Bay got off to a slow start last week, but still found a way to get the W. This will be a tough defense they will face and they’ll have to earn every single yard against this Vikings defense. I’d still make it a point of emphasis to get Bennett the ball in some capacity, especially in the red zone. It’s important that Minnesota’s secondary is physical with these Packers receivers. I see this game being a close one coming down to the fourth quarter.

Prediction:Packers 30 Vikings 27