The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will face each other on Thursday Night Football, and they are both looking to improve to 3-2.
The Green Bay Packers put on an offensive clinic against the Chicago Bears by scoring 38 points en route to a win that improved their record to 2-2.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked incredible as he threw for 302 yards and four touchdown passes, but running back Eddie Lacy continued to look sluggish as he was held to 48 yards on 17 carries, but he was still able to find the end zone.
The Packers defense also came through as they intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler twice and held the high-octane Bears offense to 17 points.
They will look to carry their momentum into Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, who are coming off a 41-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
However, they are facing a game without starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who hurt his ankle in his starting debut. He is still being considered a game-time decision, and the Vikings will be forced to turn to third-stringer Christian Ponder if Bridgewater is unable to suit up.
The Vikings offense has already been depleted with running back Adrian Peterson deactivated, but Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon both performed well against the Falcons.
If the Packers can take an early lead and Lacy can return to form, they should have no trouble holding off the Vikings. If Bridgewater does return, the game will be exciting, but the Packers should win regardless.
Prediction: Packers 28, Vikings 17