Coming off of their bye week, the Minnesota Vikings will kick off a stretch of three consecutive games against NFC North opponents, starting with a rematch against the team they played to start the season, the Green Bay Packers.
The Vikings had few answers on defense the first time these two teams played, as they fell to the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium by a score of 43-34. The Vikings actually led after the first quarter of play, but some bad turnovers and an inability to get off the field defensively led to their demise.
Minnesota goes into this one significantly shorthanded on defense, as nearly every cornerback on the roster is dealing with some kind of injury. That’s not really a recipe for success against someone like Aaron Rodgers, who lit up the Vikings’ secondary in the opener and could. . .if it’s possible. . .face even less resistance in this one.
On the bright side for the purple, they may be welcoming back running back Dalvin Cook, who was injured in the team’s loss to Seattle on Sunday Night Football in Week 5 and missed the loss to the Atlanta Falcons just before the bye. With the Vikings likely needing to put up points every time they touch the ball in this one, it would be nice to have him back.
This game is scheduled for a noon Central kickoff on FOX.