Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (11/1/20): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

The Green Bay Packers continue to lead the NFC North after defeating the Houston Texans last week to improve their record to 5-1 on the season. Aaron Rodgers has been outstanding for them and will look to dominate this secondary as he did in week one. The Minnesota Vikings have been struggling this season with a 1-5 record, putting them in last in the NFC North. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Matchup Page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, November 1st, 2020
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Location: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: FOX

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Injuries:

Green Bay Packers: Questionable to play: David Bakhtiari (chest), Darnell Savage (quadriceps), Tyler Lancaster (shoulder), Aaron Jones (calf), Kevin King (quadriceps), Tyler Ervin (wrist), Raven Greene (oblique), Krys Barnes (shoulder)
Minnesota Vikings: Questionable to play: Dalvin Cook (groin), Dru Samia (wrist), K.J. Osborn (hamstring), Holton Hill (foot), Kris Boyd (hamstring), Mike Hughes (neck)

Green Bay Packers Analysis

Green Bay Packers
“Down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks.” This statement made by Aaron Rodgers on the Pat Mcafee show is certainly one that he has backed up on the season so far. He has led his team to a 5-1 record and leads an offense that produces nearly 33 points per game. The Packers will look to dominate and improve their division record over the Vikings next week.

Aaron Rodgers put up 283 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception or getting sacked last game. The Packers’ offensive efficiency is one of the best in the league by far. Rodgers has only thrown two interceptions and been sacked seven times on the season. Plus, the Packers lead the NFL in the least amount of giveaways on the season. In week one, Rodgers put up four touchdowns in a scoring clinic on the Vikings and will look to do that again.

Last week, Davante Adams stuffed the stat sheets with 13 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns against the Houston Texans. After suffering an injury, Rodgers certainly has been enjoying his return to the lineup with games like that. Next week, the offense should be getting back star running back Aaron Jones, who had suffered a calf injury in practice before last week’s game.

The Packers’ defense will need to help out for them to secure the win against the Vikings next week. In week one, the Packers put up 43 points against the Vikings defense, but the Vikings put up 34 points of their own against them which is too close for comfort. The Packers passing defense has been below average, allowing quarterbacks to complete 71% of passes against them. However, their pass rush behind Za’Darius Smith has been solid with his six sacks on the season and a team average of 2.5 sacks per game.

The Packers have been arguably the most dominant team in the NFC this season, and I cannot see the Vikings stopping them. We will finally see a totally healthy Packers’ offense with Adams and Jones in the lineup, and that could be dangerous for the Vikings. As long as they can contain the Vikings passing game, they should be set for another win.

Green Bay Packers Depth Chart

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: Jamaal Williams
WR1: Davante Adams
WR2: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR3: Allen Lazard
TE: Jace Sternberger

Minnesota Vikings Analysis

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are not looking as well as they had hoped to this season. At a lowly 1-5 record, they have dug themselves into quite a hole for the season. They have been losing by an average margin of 6.2 points, which is one of the worst margins in the league. The Vikings will have a tough time against the Packers next week.

Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ offense have been sloppy this season. Kirk has thrown the most interceptions on the year with 10, has been sacked 14 times, and is ranked 25th in QBR this season. The Vikings have an 8.6% sack rate, which is one of the worst in the league. Last week, Kirk threw for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions to give the Atlanta Falcons their first win on the season. This does not bode well going against a team that has only lost once this season.

Without Dalvin Cook for nearly two games in a row, the Vikings are 0-2 without him. Last week, Alexander Mattison rushed 10 times for 26 yards against the Falcons after rushing for over 100 yards against the Seahawks. Dalvin Cook is still questionable but is necessary for the Vikings offense if they want to win this game. Green Bay is a team that hardly gets rushed against, and is near the top ten in rushing yards allowed. But, with Dalvin Cook they should be able to thrive.

Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen have been quite the duo for the Vikings’ offense this season. Last week, Jefferson caught nine passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns. He is currently 10th in yards on the season, and Thielen is first in receiving touchdowns with seven on the year. They are certainly giving their team great chances to put points on the board and should thrive against a weaker Packers’ secondary next week.

This Vikings defense has been shot without Danielle Hunter and now Yannick Ngakoue on the ends. The Vikings just recently traded away Ngakoue to the Ravens for two future draft picks. Ngakoue had five sacks, two forced fumbles, seven quarterback hits, and 12 tackles in six games this season. The Vikings are certainly looking to rebuild this team after starting so poorly. Their defense could use it after allowing nearly 300 passing yards per game and 32 points per game to opposing offenses.

Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart

QB: Kirk Cousins
RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: Bisi Johnson
TE: Kyle Rudolph

Betting Corner Packers -6.5

Spread: +/- 6.5
Moneyline: Packers -275, Vikings +225
Over/Under: 54.5

Prediction

Spread: Packers -6.5
Moneyline: Packers -320
Over/Under: o54.5

The Packers are looking to lock up the singular one seed in the NFC to reach the only bye for the NFC. They most likely will not let the Vikings stop them in that journey, and should cover the 6.5 spread and money line after easily doing so in week one. Considering their offense should be full strength, they should not have any problems.

Consistent with week one, I continue to like the over for this game in points because of the Packers’ defense that has the ability to give up lots of points and the Vikings talented offensive skill players. The over should be the best bet for next Sunday.

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Love/Hate Fantasy Picks

Love

davante adams
Davante Adams is an easy love pick for next week, considering the Vikings allow the ninth-most fantasy points to receivers this season. He had 41.6 fantasy points against Minnesota in week one, and I envision him replicating those same numbers next week.
dalvin cook
Dalvin Cook has injured with a groin problem after halfway through the Seahawks game two weeks ago. The Vikings highly anticipate him to return to the team, which is a great sign for fantasy owners. He had two touchdowns and 21.8 fantasy points against the Packers in week one, and the Packers have allowed the fifth-most points to running backs this season.

Hate

Jace Sternberger may be a name you are unfamiliar with, but he scored a touchdown last week against the Texans. I have seen him on some week eight tight end rankings, but he surely will not be involved much next week. His touchdown last week was his only target of the game, and he came into that game with only four receptions. He is not worth the waiver wire pick up for your team.

  
I have played football, baseball, hockey, golf, and basketball separately when I was young. Now I run cross country and track for DePaul University. My favorite part about sport is the mental strength. I am a big fan of all of the Chicago sports teams that don’t end in “Cubs.”

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