On Monday Night Football next week (11/14) the NFC North’s best will host the NFC North’s worst. The Minnesota Vikings will be going into Green Bay to play the undefeated Packers. Lots of people have already crowned the Packers to be NFC champs again this season, but it is a little too early to do that. I don’t think the Packers will buy into all the hype that everyone is giving them; they will stay focused and pay great attention to each team each week.
The Vikings might be the worst team in the NFC North, but that can sometimes be the most dangerous team to be playing because the team has nothing to lose. Minnesota has shown promise as of late with their rookie QB Christian Ponder, and not to mention they have one of the most explosive running backs in the game in Adrian Peterson.
Prediction: The spread is 13.5 in favor of Green Bay and the over/under 51.5. Ultimately the Packers at home in Lambeau Field will be too much for the Vikings, but I don’t think it will be the route that everyone is expecting. I’m expecting to see a close game throughout with the Packers eventually pulling away by the middle of the 3rd quarter. The Packers will cover the spread but not by much. The over/under is a little too high for my liking; 52 points will be tough to come by in the cold Wisconsin climate. Green Bay Packers 27, Minnesota Vikings 10.
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