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Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick & Prediction NOV 21TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: FOX
Logo Green Bay Packers
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Logo Minnesota Vikings
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OPENNER
-3

48o -110
CURRENT
0 +103

-123
MONEYLINE
+103

31
SCORE
34

The 8-2 Green Bay Packers face their division rival this Sunday. This is the first meeting between these two teams and it should be entertaining. The Packers are beginning to form a stronghold in the NFC, especially after Arizona’s loss. Facing the Vikings at home is going to be tough, but Aaron Rodgers has never shied away from a challenge.

The Minnesota Vikings secured a win over the Chargers last week. Their next opponent is much tougher than Los Angeles though. Luckily for the Vikings, they’ll be playing at home instead of on the road. However, home-field advantage isn’t going to do too much for them this time. Plenty of Green Bay fans will be in the stands in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Packers vs. Vikings Betting Lines

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Packers (-145) vs. Vikings (+125)

SPREAD: Packers -2.5 (-116) vs. Vikings +2.5 (-104)

GAME TOTAL: Over 49 (-112) vs. Under 49 (-108)

Packers at Vikings Stats, Trends and Preview

The Green Bay Packers are easily one of the league’s best teams. They have a good offense, led by Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps most impressive, however, is their resilient defense that allows an average of 18.0 points per game. This defense has secured so many wins for the Packers, including their Week 10 win over the Seahawks.

Taking on the Vikings offense shouldn’t be too complicated for the Packers defense. They’ve faced them plenty of times and the Vikings haven’t changed much. The offense begins with Dalvin Cook, who they try to feed the ball to often. There’s also Justin Jefferson to worry about, this responsibility will likely fall to Kevin King.

For Minnesota to pull this one-off, they’ll need another incredible performance from their defense. Unfortunately, certain teams have been able to score a lot of points against Minnesota. Green Bay is also a team that is very familiar with their playstyle, which hurts their chances. Minnesota first will need to find a way to get to Aaron Rodgers early and disrupt his day.

On offense, Minnesota is hot and cold. In some games they put up 31 points, others they struggle to get 20. This consistency issue has plagued them over the course of the season which is why they’re 4-5. Still, we can’t ignore the fact that the Vikings can be an electrifying offense.

Packers at Vikings Best Bets

Packers 28 - Vikings 20

When choosing who to take in this game, you have to understand their history. Through the last three games, the Packers are 2-1 against the Vikings. The Packers are also 2-1 against the spread in the last three games. Considering how familiar the Packers are with Minnesota, we’ll have to take Green Bay.

Also, this is a very small spread for the Packers to cover and they perform well on the road. They’re 5-1 ATS when playing on the road with an overall ATS record of 9-2. If there is any team you should take every week at the sportsbook, it’s Green Bay.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Minnesota Vikings are 1-3 ATS when playing at home.

2. The Packers have gone 9-0 ATS in their last nine games.

3. The total has gone UNDER in seven of Green Bay’s last seven games.

Best Bet: Green Bay Packers -2.5

PREDICTION
Green Bay Packers
24
23
Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Recap NOV 21TH 2021

Kirk Cousins completed 24 of 35 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and Greg Joseph made a 29-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 34-31 win over the visiting Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

Justin Jefferson had eight catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota (5-5). Adam Thielen added eight catches for 82 yards and one touchdown, and Dalvin Cook had 22 carries for 86 yards and a score.

Aaron Rodgers completed 23 of 33 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns for Green Bay (8-3). Davante Adams had seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling had four catches for 123 yards and one touchdown.

The Vikings trailed by one point when Cousins connected with Jefferson for a go-ahead touchdown with 2:17 remaining. Under pressure in the pocket, Cousins lofted a pass down the right sideline for Jefferson, who reeled it in for a 23-yard score.

The Minnesota added a two-point conversion on a run by Cook, making up for Joseph's missed extra-point kick earlier in the game, giving the Vikings a 31-24 lead.

Green Bay wasted no time pulling even at 31-31. On the first play of the next possession, Rodgers heaved a deep ball to Valdes-Scantling, who caught it in stride and sprinted 40-plus yards for the 75-yard tying touchdown.

Joseph ended the Vikings' final possession with a winner from short range. Minnesota got inside the red zone and had Cousins take a knee on back-to-back plays to run down the clock for the field-goal attempt.

After Minnesota had taken a 16-3 lead early in the second quarter, Packers tight end Josiah Deguara caught his first career touchdown pass. Rodgers rolled right and fired a 25-yard strike to Deguara, who was the Packers' third-round pick (No. 94 overall) out of Cincinnati in 2020.

The Vikings led 16-10 at the half, but Jefferson increased the Vikings' lead to 23-10 with a 9-yard touchdown catch with 8:26 left in the third quarter.

The Packers pulled back within 23-17 later in the quarter. On a broken play, Adams changed directions in the back of the end zone, and Rodgers hit him for a 10-yard touchdown.

Rodgers and Adams connected again, this time from 18 yards, to give Green Bay a 24-23 lead with 7:49 remaining.

Green Bay left tackle Elgton Jenkins went down in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury. He hobbled to the sideline and eventually was carted to the locker room.

--Field Level Media

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