Why Do I Like the Packers This Week?
- I have no choice.
- I think people underestimate the importance of the Packers earning the second seed in the NFC. They are injured up and down the roster and a win Sunday would enable them to spend two weeks preparing for their Division Round opponent. I think they'll be highly motivated.
- I can't see Vikings OC Bill Musgrave and Christian Ponder using the tricks that fooled Wade Phillips on Dom Capers. The Vikings beat the Texans with deception and old school play action. They beat the Texans with Ponder using his legs once the play broke down. Can that really work two weeks in a row?
- The Packers secondary (good) is NOT the Texans secondary (terrible).
- The greatest mismatch in this game does not involve Adrian Peterson or Aaron Rodgers. Blair Walsh has quietly become one of the more reliable kickers in the game whilst Mason Crosby has become an emotional and physical Sarajevo as he Chuck Knoblauch's short field goals miles off the mark. If it comes down to the better leg, Minnesota is going to the playoffs.
Green Bay Packers 30, Minnesota Vikings 20