The Vikings looked like a team on a mission following their Week 1 win over San Francisco. Minnesota won 24-16 but the score is deceptive as the Vikings thoroughly outplayed the Niners. The defence picked up where they left off and forced four Niner turnovers including limiting Jimmy Garoppolo to a 45.1 QB rating. They come to Lambeau at an opportune time as Aaron Rodgers is hobbled and ripe for picking.
Green Bay Packers
The question in every Packers fans mind is: does Rodgers have any magic left? The Packers overcame his second-quarter injury and a 20-point deficit to stun the Bears with a late comeback victory. Chicago was dominating Green Bay during the first half but a one-legged Rodgers quickly turned the tides in the second. The Vikings are a more experienced defence and won’t be exploited as easily as the Bears.
The score is even at Lambeau in both teams’ last five meetings (2-2-1) although one of the Vikings’ wins came when Rodgers got hurt. Even when he’s not at full capacity, Rodgers has the ability to pull a W out of nowhere. But asking him to string two miraculous performances together is a lot, especially against the NFC’s best defence.