In Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings have an opportunity to leapfrog themselves into, at worst, a tie for the lead in the NFC North. This weekend, the Green Bay Packers come to town and the two teams will do battle at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings and Packers have split their last two games in Minneapolis, with the Packers winning the final matchup between the two teams at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015 and the Vikings emerging victorious in the first ever regular season game to be played at U.S. Bank Stadium last season.
It appears that the Vikings will, once again, be without the services of quarterback Sam Bradford in this one. Bradford started against the Chicago Bears on Monday night but clearly was not ready for game action. He was replaced by Case Keenum, who led a much-improved Vikings’ offense to 17 second half points, including a 26-yard field goal by Kai Forbath that sealed a 20-17 victory.
For the Packers in Week 5, it was once again the Aaron Rodgers show as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 35-31. Rodgers marched the Packers down the field with just over a minute remaining and, rather than settling for a field goal to send the game to overtime, hit Davante Adams with time running down to give Green Bay the win.
Green Bay enters this one with a 4-1 record, with the Vikings sitting at 3-2. If the Vikings want to make some noise in the NFC North this year, it appears that this is one they have to have.