Through 2 Quarters
The Green Bay Packers were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. They are in control with a 20-3 lead over the Minnesota Vikings.
Green Bay has enjoyed the tag-team combination of WR Davante Adams and QB Aaron Rodgers. The former has caught eight passes for one TD and 118 yards, while the latter has passed for two TDs and 211 yards on 25 attempts.
The Packers’ lead is the biggest they have had this season going into the third quarter.
Minnesota @ Green Bay
Current Records: Minnesota 7-8; Green Bay 12-3
What to Know
The Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings will face off in an NFC North clash at 8:20 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Lambeau Field. Green Bay is out to keep their seven-game home win streak alive.
The Packers ultimately received the gift of a 24-22 win from a begrudging Cleveland squad last week. The team ran away with 21 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. Green Bay’s WR Davante Adams was one of the most active players for the squad, catching ten passes for two TDs and 114 yards.
Green Bay’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected four interceptions. CB Rasul Douglas picked up that interception and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by taking it back the other way for a touchdown.
Meanwhile, Minnesota came up short against the Los Angeles Rams last week, falling 30-23. No one had a standout game offensively for Minnesota, but they got scores from RB Alexander Mattison and WR K.J. Osborn. QB Kirk Cousins ended up with a passer rating of 144.10.
Special teams collected 11 points for Minnesota. K Greg Joseph delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Packers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 13-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (7-3), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Green Bay’s victory brought them up to 12-3 while the Vikings’ defeat pulled them down to 7-8. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Green Bay ranks first in the NFL when it comes to thrown interceptions, with only five on the season. Minnesota is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the contest boasting the third fewest thrown interceptions in the league at seven. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.
How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ETWhere: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, WisconsinTV: NBCOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $107.49Odds
The Packers are a big 13-point favorite against the Vikings, according to the latest NFL odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Packers as a 6.5-point favorite.
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Minnesota have won seven out of their last 13 games against Green Bay.
Nov 21, 2021 – Minnesota 34 vs. Green Bay 31Nov 01, 2020 – Minnesota 28 vs. Green Bay 22Sep 13, 2020 – Green Bay 43 vs. Minnesota 34Dec 23, 2019 – Green Bay 23 vs. Minnesota 10Sep 15, 2019 – Green Bay 21 vs. Minnesota 16Nov 25, 2018 – Minnesota 24 vs. Green Bay 17Sep 16, 2018 – Minnesota 29 vs. Green Bay 29Dec 23, 2017 – Minnesota 16 vs. Green Bay 0Oct 15, 2017 – Minnesota 23 vs. Green Bay 10Dec 24, 2016 – Green Bay 38 vs. Minnesota 25Sep 18, 2016 – Minnesota 17 vs. Green Bay 14Jan 03, 2016 – Minnesota 20 vs. Green Bay 13Nov 22, 2015 – Green Bay 30 vs. Minnesota 13