U.S. Bank Stadium is the site for an early slate, Week 11 tussle between the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers and the homesteading rival Minnesota Vikings. The line opened with GBay a slight -2.5 favorite and a total of 50.5.
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Since its season-opening debacle in the Superdome, the Pack has been on a roll — both on the field and at the sportsbook. Green Bay is 9-1 ATS, including 4-1 ATS on the road. Aaron Rodgers returned from COVID quarantine this past week and helped GBay blank the Seattle Seahawks in Lambeau — handing Russell Wilson his first-ever career shutout.
Rodgers nearly got his second 300 yd passing game of the season in the home win. With a career record of 16-9-1 vs the Vikings, Rodgers has fared well, including 2-straight wins on Minnesota’s home-turf, scoring a combined 66 points. The Pack will be without RB Aaron Jones, who’s out until at least early Dec. with a knee injury.
Minnesota is led by Kirk Cousins who has complied some nice numbers (2434 passing yds, 18 TD/ 2 INT). Unfortunately, the Vikings have found creative ways to lose a host of close games and underachieve along the way. Nonetheless, they have rebounded of late, going 3-1 ATS in their last four.
After two disappointing losses to the Cowboys and Ravens, Minn held sway to beat the Chargers in L.A. behind Cousins’ 294 yd/2 TD showing. Kirk has gone 3-3-1 vs the Pack in his career. The Vikings defensive front line and linebacker corp will need to put pressure on Rodgers if they hope to avoid a trio of consecutive home defeats to GBay. The Minn defense is led by talented LB Eric Hendricks with 92 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 INT’s.
Minn is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, including four straight under the total. However, the last two head-to-head meetings with GBay both went over the number.
The Pack is 3-1 ATS in their last four overall vs Minn. The road team has won the last 3 contests in the series.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 18, 2021
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| Title: Cousins’ and the Vikes Hope to Avoid a Third-Straight Home Loss to Green Bay
| Author: Steven Miller
| Date: Nov 18, 2021