Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings prediction & preview 24.12.16
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The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings face off on Saturday in NFL Wek 16 NFC North action.
The Green Bay Packers are 8-6 this analysis and they sit in additional abode in the NFC North abaft the Detroit Lions. The Packers breach is averaging 25.9 credibility and 364.6 yards per bold and they are additional 5 in about-face ratio. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 64.9 percent of his passes with 32 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and he has rushed for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns but he has been bedfast by a hamstring injury. Ty Montgomery has taken over as the Packers capital advantage active the football and he has 390 yards and 3 touchdowns and Jordy nelson is the top receiver with 82 catches and 12 touchdowns. Defensively the Packers are acceptance 24.2 credibility and 354.9 yards per bold with 16 interceptions, 8 bollix recoveries, and 34 sacks. Morgan Burnett is the Packers arch tackler with 82, Jake Ryan has 71, and Julius Peppers has 7.5 sacks. The Packers accept looked all-a-quiver a lot of of the time this year but they accept put themselves in position to at atomic accept a attempt at authoritative the playoffs.
The Green Bay Packers accept been on a cycle over the endure four weeks and attending like a austere championship adversary already again. On the added hand, the Minnesota Vikings accept been falling in the standings and are on the alfresco searching in if it comes to the NFC playoff race. Both teams will attending to prove that they are a austere adversary already afresh this anniversary if they face off at Lambeau Acreage on Sunday.
It is harder to accept that the 2016 NFL analysis is entering Anniversary 16. The analysis has gone by quickly, but these final two weeks of the year beggarly a lot to both the Packers and Vikings.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are branch into this week’s bold with an 8-6 almanac and are just abaft the Detroit Lions for the NFC North analysis title. They accept won four beeline amateur and are one of the a lot of alarming teams in the NFL appropriate now. Winning this anniversary adjoin Minnesota could beggarly a analysis appellation for the Packers in anniversary 17 if they defeat the Lions in their final bold of the approved season.
Minnesota has a 7-7 almanac at this point in the season, and the aggregation is not beheld as a austere contender. Mike Zimmer knows that this week’s bold is a must-win for his team. Beating Green Bay at Lambeau is not an simple task, and it will yield a about absolute bold for the Vikings to win.
Minnesota’s 34-6 accident to the Colts this accomplished Sunday was its affliction of the season. The 28-point allowance was partly the aftereffect of an inept hasty attack–even admitting active aback Adrian Peterson alternate for the aboriginal time aback Anniversary 2. He accomplished with just 22 yards on six carries and absent a fumble. As a team, the Vikings rushed nine times for 34 backyard (Jerick McKinnon had three for 12). With the loss, they are all but alone from playoff contention–albeit not absolutely mathematically doomed.
The postseason is now about impossible, but we’ll see how able-bodied they can redeem themselves adjoin the Packers. They endure faced their NFC North Analysis battling in Anniversary 2, and they came out on top, 17-14. At that point of the season, as we may all remember, the Vikes looked bulletproof with Bradford ascent and the aegis accepting actual menacing.
Minny will access the bold baronial 26th in casual (234 per game) and dead-last in hasty (70.5 per game).
After aperture the analysis with 5 beeline victories, the Vikes alone seven of their next nine, abrogation them with a 7-7 almanac (SU and ATS).
They don’t accept addicted memories of their Anniversary 2 action adjoin Minnesota, with Rodgers alone commutual 55-percent of his passes and accepting hit 14 times, but it was a altered time. The two squads accept absolutely alternate positions aback – the Packers are ascent and the Vikes are trending down. Also, the Vikings D just accustomed Andrew Luck to complete 21 of his 28 passes and 33-year-old aback Frank Gore to run for 101 yards.
In aggravating to yield aback a W, apprehend A-Rod and his breach to be explosive. The QB is allegorical the Packers to accept a league-leading 32 TD passes and a top 10-ranked 271.2 casual YPG. Additionally, he’s recording 247.4 YPG in his 17 career amateur adverse Minnesota, forth with a 35-6 TD-INT ratio.
The defense, meanwhile, will accept to footfall up their canyon defense. In their antecedent matchup, although they hit Bradford 16 times, he was still able to go 22-for-32 for 286 yards and two TDs.
Green Bay is 5-2 at home this analysis (4-2-1 ATS).
t’s alone applicable that these two teams accommodated at Lambeau Acreage in December with so abundant on the line. For all intents and purposes, it’s a must-win bearings for both, but abnormally for Minnesota, who is alone from playoff altercation with a loss. Green Bay has all the drive and is actual abundant a blackmail to wrest the NFC North abroad from Detroit, but aboriginal the Packers accept to yield affliction of business at home.
Aaron Rodgers may be bedfast by his hamstring/calf injuries, but it’s yet to absolutely actualize on the field. The Vikings accept Adrian Peterson back, but it’s too abundant to apprehend him to backpack the amount advancing off of knee anaplasty and with the offense’s added shortcomings. And that’s if he even plays at all. Although it will be cold, neither precipitation nor the wind should be a agency on Saturday. Rodgers, however, will be and with an abetment from a ambulatory active game, Green Bay does its allotment to set up a abeyant winner-take-all antagonism with Detroit on New Year’s Day.