2019 NFL – Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers taking place? Sunday 15th September, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers taking place? Lambeau Field, Green Bay

What is the expected weather for Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers? 22c in mostly cloudy conditions

What television channel is Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Green Bay Packers 17-24 Minnesota Vikings

THE TEAM NEWS

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

  • Minnesota claimed a comfortable victory in their first game of the season after racing into a 28-point lead against Atlanta and they will not be at all concerned by the two consolation TDs they conceded in the fourth quarter.
  • Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 1 and although he looked set for a considerable spell on the sidelines, head coach Mike Zimmer hinted that his injury may not be that bad and he could be an outside chance to appear this week.
  • G Pat Elflein sat out practice on Wednesday with a knee injury and his status for this game is questionable whilst CB Mike Hughes has a chance of featuring for the first time since he tore his ACL last season.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Green Bay got their season off to a solid start as they put in a strong defensive display to limit Chicago to just three points last week but will need more productivity from their offense moving forward.
  • The Packers only managed 213 total yards last week with QB Aaron Rodgers constantly facing pressure from the fabled Chicago defense but it was their own efforts on defense that really stood out and that will be crucial again in this game.
  • There was a long injury report posted by the Packers following Wednesday’s first practice of the week but there are no major concerns with the likes of TE Jimmy Graham and CB Kevin King nursing minor ailments.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these NFC North rivals started the season with a win last week ahead of their clash in Week 2. Green Bay showed some defensive steel to keep out Chicago whilst Minnesota were too good for Atlanta and in what should be a tight divisional contest, a low-scoring game could be on the cards. QB Aaron Rodgers was gushing in his praise of the Packers defense last week and if they can replicate that level of performance, he should be able to do the business to guide his side to the win.

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