Packers will beat Vikings
Aaron Rodgers will unleash his trademark heavyweight title belt against the Vikings before moving on to the NFC divisional playoff round.
The Packers had a tough go against their NFC North rival, giving up 217 yards rushing in a Week 17 loss. But Rodgers was able to carve up Minnesota, throwing for 365 yards and four touchdowns. The Packers just got off to a slow start, allowing Minnesota to take a 10-0 lead and coach Leslie Frazier the option to just keep feeding Adrian Peterson.
If it's one thing I believe, it's that teams will need to be able to throw the ball in the playoffs because running the ball, even with a miraculous player like Peterson, will not come easy or natural or anything near the productivity we’ve seen in the prior 17 weeks. When Christian Ponder (2,935 yards, 18 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 81.2 quarterback rating) drops back to pass, there's no telling what kind of efficiency through the air Minnesota will see. But you always know what you're getting with Rodgers.