This will be one of the best games of Week 2. On Sunday afternoon, the Packers will host the Vikings and both teams are coming off big wins. The Vikings might be the most complete team in the NFC North, but after what Aaron Rodgers did on Sunday night vs. the Bears, it's hard to bet against the Packers.
So who is going to win?
John Breech of CBS Sports made Training Black Shoes Womens TR Total White Nike Crimson Free 6 1XYx4xIqv and he's not sure who's going to win. Here's a look at what Breech had to say about the game as well as his pick.
I have no idea if Aaron Rodgers is going to play in this game, and even if he does, I have no idea if he's going to be healthy. Basically, I think what I'm trying to say here is that I have no idea who to pick. My general rule of thumb when trying to pick the winner in a Packers game is to always pick the Packers, especially when that game is being played at Lambeau Field in September.
The pick: Packers 20-17 over Vikings if Rodgers plays (Vikings win 34-13 if Rodgers is out)
Vegas feels the same way as Breech does as there is no clear-cut favorite. This all depends on the health of Rodgers who suffered a knee injury in the second quarter on Sunday night. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy talked to reporters on Monday about the injury and they did not have an injury diagnosis at that time.
“We’re still collecting all the information (about) his specific situation,” McCarthy said. “And I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play, but that’s all I have for right now.”Nike Essential Presto Air Men's Gr ZqgRYZ
McCarthy also said they did not anticipate Rodgers returning to action on Sunday night.
“Any time a player’s injury, particularly when they bring him inside, based on the injury there’s a protocol of what they go through to see if the doctor will clear them to go back out,” McCarthy said. “That process went on throughout the second quarter (and) into halftime. Frankly, at halftime we were preparing as an offensive staff to play with DeShone (Kizer) and then shortly before we got out to the field, as we were walking to the tunnel, I had a chance to talk to Aaron and Dr. McKenzie and he was cleared to go.”
If Rodgers does play, the Packers will need to do everything they can to protect him because the Vikings defense is arguably the best in the NFL. In the team's 24-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the defense recorded three sacks, nine QB hits and four turnovers including three interceptions. Last year when the Packers faced the Vikings in Week 6, linebacker Anthony Barr tackled Rodgers which led to him breaking his collarbone and missing nine games last year.