The Minnesota Vikings head home on Week 12 of the NFL season for divisional showdown against the Green Bay Packers. The game promises a ton of intensity. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense have been scoring points and demolishing rivals, scoring 108 points in two games and allowing just 34. Rodgers has 1,074 passing yards over the last three games, and the team’s offense has gone over the 50-point mark in each of its last two.
On the other hand, the Vikings will look to get back on track after an unexpected loss to the Chicago Bears on Week 11, so Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota defense have plenty of work ahead if they want to put a dent on Green Bay’s winning record.
Vikings and Packers met on the field this season in a game that ended with a 10-42 win for Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Previous to that game, the two teams met on October 27th 2013. Green Bay took a 31-17 lead heading to the 4th quarter, but the Vikings were able to respond and close the game 44-31. Aaron Rodgers threw and two touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 44-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Rodgers completed 24 of 29 passes for 285 yards, but the attention focused on Minnesota’s rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who set an NFL record with a 109-yard return on the opening kickoff.
The Vikings had won 2 games in a row before last week’s reverse against Chicago. The Packers, who are currently on a 2-game winning streak, have a 2-3 record on the road this season and the Vikings own a 2-2 record at home. The Packers hold the edge in the all-time series with a 57-49-2 record while the all-time series in games played in Minnesota is even at 26-26.
Here are the NFL Game odds heading to this match.
Game Odds (NFL Odds provided by Mybookie.ag):
PACKERS: -9½-110, OV 48 ½ -110, ML -460
VIKINGS: +9½-110, UN 48 ½ -110, ML +360
The Vikings and Packers have played 108 times overall with Green Bay holding a 57-49-2 series record.
The Last Vikings win over the Packers came in Week 17 of the 2012 season, a must-win game for the Vikings to earn a playoff berth. Minnesota defeated Green Bay 37-34 helping the Vikings clinch a Wildcard berth.
The last meeting between the two teams (10/2/14) was a 42-10 Packers win at Lambeau Field.
This will mark the 109th meeting between the two franchises. The Packers are the Vikings most common opponent in franchise history, including two playoff games.
The Vikings are 26-26 in home games against the Packers, with the Vikings most recent win coming in Week 17 of the 2012 season as the Vikings earned a 37-34 win to earn a playoff berth