Week 11 has arrived, and with it comes many Packers fans’ favorite match-up: Green Bay vs. Minnesota.
The Green & Gold will face off against the Vikings for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon. Can they leave U.S. Bank Stadium with a victory? We certainly think so.
Here are three reasons why the Packers will beat the Vikings!
#1: Green Bay has more wins than the rest of the NFC North combined.
In recent history, the Packers have tended to come out on top of their division, but it’s usually at least somewhat competitive. That definitely isn’t the case so far this year.
At 8-2, Green Bay is absolutely dominating their NFC North rivals. Minnesota, Chicago, and Detroit all have losing records… and only seven total wins. The Vikings have accounted for just four of them.
#2: The Packers’ defense is on fire.
“If only we had a defense” is a mantra Packers fans have been lamenting about for the past decade. Well, now we do!
Over the past five weeks, Green Bay has the best scoring defense in the NFL, allowing only 11.6 points. That includes their last three games against Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Against some of the league’s most talented QBs, the Packers’ D gave up just 34 points combined — including a shutout vs. the Seahawks.
Additionally, GB has maintained a top-three defense in YPG, giving up fewer yards than every team except the Bills and Panthers. They’ve also notched an impressive 11 interceptions, 20 sacks, and five forced fumbles.
And remember: they’ve accomplished this without having Za’Darius Smith all season, and Jaire Alexander sidelined since week four.
To put it simply, the Vikings’ offense should be worried.
#3: Rodgers >> Cousins
The Packers’ greatest weapon is quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Super Bowl champion. Reigning NFL MVP. Widely considered one of the greatest to ever play the game. With his insane efficiency, deadly precision, and magnificent football prowess, Rodgers is a certifiable legend.
Then there’s Kirk Cousins. Minnesota’s QB has had an up-and-down career with the Vikings, to say the least. Last year, he was actually voted the sixth worst quarterback in the NFL. And from 2018-2020, Cousins was 3-16 against winning teams.
I don’t know about you, but in a match-up featuring Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins, I’m definitely taking #12.
Watch the Packers take on the Vikings this Sunday (11/21) at 12:00PM on FOX.
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