Sacking Aaron Rodgers Isn't Always This Easy

Packers QB Rodgers departs with shoulder injury

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The Packers will carry their momentum into Minnesota to take on the Vikings in what will be Green Bay's first noon game of the season. Green Bay is 11-3-1 SU and 9-6 ATS in its last 15 games against Minnesota per the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Vikings and the Packers face-off in an NFC North battle Sunday.

It seems that Aaron Rodgers always gets the best of the Dallas Cowboys.

Bradford, who hadn't played since the season opener, looked rusty and was ineffective.

Dak Prescott, who had touchdown passes on Dallas' first three drives, put the Cowboys in front on an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:13 remaining to cap a 17-play drive that lasted nearly nine minutes. The Packers' 614 points scored in the regular season since 2006 are the most against the Vikings in the NFL, and Green Bay's average of 27.9 points per game leads the league among teams that have played Minnesota at least four times over that span. The Vikings are also without standout rookie running back, Dalvin Cook, who is out for the season with an ACL injury. Instead, things went south when a pass went right through receiver Terrance Williams' hands and into the arms of Packers' cornerback Damarious Randall who proceeded to take the interception into the end zone along with taking the lead for Green Bay.

Stefon Diggs & Adam Thielen lead all WR tandems in receiving yards (787 combined rec yards) this season.

"When you put together your early thoughts of how you want to start the game, you definitely think of those plays you may try to get him the ball". But at Chicago Monday night, the duo combined for just 38 receiving yards. The Vikings added veteran free agents LT Riley Reiff (Detroit) and RT Mike Remmers (Carolina) and shuffled their interior line positions. McKinnon's speed and versatility can cause some serious matchup issues for the Packers. Expect a low-scoring game here.

Over the past three seasons, the Packers are 4-6 in domed stadiums and their last trip to U.S. Bank Stadium was far from memorable as Minnesota's devastating front seven held the offense to two touchdowns in a lackluster 17-14 loss for the visiting side. The Packers also have developed a bit of a running game with rookie running back Aaron Jones, who had 125 rushing yards against the Cowboys last week. Green Bay's defense has been improved this season and the Packers should be able to limit the damage a backup QB and backup RB do to them. At the same time, I have little to no faith in Case Keenum outperforming Aaron Rodgers.

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