Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Pick and Prediction 23/11/14

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Updated: November 18, 2014
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The Green Bay Packers put up at least 50 points for the second straight game as they cruised past the Philadelphia Eagles 53-20 at home.  The Packers dominated the game on both sides of the football, especially on defense which forced four turnovers from opposing quarterback Mark Sanchez.  The Packers forced Sanchez to fumble the pass twice and intercepted him on two occasions.  Unlike Sanchez, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was stellar as he completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns.  The offense scored on the majority of drives and only had to punt the ball on a few rare occasions.  The Packers have really turned things around since a poor start to their reason and look a team seemed to make a deep run into the postseason.  The x-factor really has been the defense which has stepped in the past couple of games.  However, it still needs to improve on the ground as it ranks 30th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game.

The Minnesota Vikings got off to a great start in their last game but , were unable to hold on for long as the fell to the Chicago Bears 21-13 on the road. The Vikings led 10-0 after the first quarter but, the Bears scored twice in the second quarter to enter halftime with a four point lead.   The Minnesota offense was shut down for the remainder of the game until late in the fourth quarter when Blair Walsh connected on a 26 yard field goal to make it a own possession game.  Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 18 of 28 pass attempts for 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  If Minnesota stands any chance at beating the Packers at home, it will have to get its running game going and avoid turning over the ball.

Betting consensus: The Green Bay Packers are favored -9.5 on the road with 70% of the Public betting on them.

Prediction: Green Bay Packers 27, Minnesota Vikings 13

Pick:  Green Bay Packers -9.5

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