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NFL Week 6 Picks: Will the Packers, Vikings go under? 10/13/17

13 October 2017, 04:42 | Charlene Valdez

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday’s game with a right arm injury. More

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday's game with a right arm injury

They rank eighth in points allowed (18.6), seventh overall (309.2) and seventh against the run (80.0). If he cannot go, the Packers could be forced to play Justin McCray - and he's a liability.

Who can forget the famous Monday night game in 2000 when a late Brett Favre pass that should have been intercepted bounced around off of receiver Antonio Freeman's feet before falling into his hands.

"He looks good", Griffen said of Jones.

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.

In 2007 and in Minnesota, Favre broke the all-time touchdown pass record against the Vikings and surpassed Dan Marino. Green Bay exacted revenge in 2010, winning both meetings and eventually winning Super Bowl XLV.

McCarthy's dominance against divisional foes is a huge reason Green Bay has won the NFC North five of the last six years and six times during his tenure. This Minnesota Vikings defense matches up really well with Green Bay and what the team tries to do on offense. They stand at 4-1 this season despite no shortage of key injuries, with no time for - or interest in - making excuses.

Bennett's point was well-taken after a game in which he and fellow tight end Lance Kendricks, along with almost all of the wide receivers, provided excellent blocks to supplement a road-grading effort by the offensive line. Playoff probabilities are based on 20,000 simulations of the season and will update after each game.


Sack No. 1: First-and-10 at the Packers' 25-yard line, 13:37 left in the half. If Green Bay is not careful, linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks will put Aaron Rodgers on his back multiple times in this contest.

The Packers (4-1) are coming off of a 35-31 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys. He has practiced this week and looks to play against the Vikings. The Vikings added veteran free agents LT Riley Reiff (Detroit) and RT Mike Remmers (Carolina) and shuffled their interior line positions. He carved them up for 347 yards on 28-of-38 passing with four touchdowns and a passer rating of 136.6.

Keenum may need to do so without top receiver Stefon Diggs, who was limited in the game against Chicago and missed practice this week with a groin injury. King's absence would force more snaps for Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins, both of whom have had their struggles so far in this young season. However, Dallas kept driving down the field, and running back Ezekiel Elliott began to get into a rhythm as the game went along. Diggs' absence would be a big one for the Vikings.

The Vikings might not have Sam Bradford this week, but Case Keenum has played well.

Keenum also also feels he's grasping the Vikings offense better with every passing week.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - There might not be a more complete quarterback now playing in the National Football League than Aaron Rodgers. Jones rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown in his first career start last week for the injured Ty Montgomery. You can see his command, his ability to go no huddle and change the tempo and things like that. "Obviously, that's a team where he'll get carries and it's more of a run style that he's familiar with, " Rudolph said. In my opinion he's one of the best if not the best quarterback in the league right now. He and Rodgers will face a tough test in Minnesota's defense. Getting Aaron Jones going early will help alleviate the incoming fire. Last week against Dallas, Rodgers recognized that the Cowboys did not have a spy on a pivotal third down play and proceeded to slip away from a sack and scamper for a first down on what ended up being the game-winning drive. If a team is involved in a duel with Aaron Rodgers, they better leave him no time, or strategically keep him out of the end zone.

That all becomes moot if the Packers can generate steady pressure up front.



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