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The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« on: December 30, 2015, 05:57:55 PM »
The final game of the season, and the stakes are high. In the playoffs already, the question is, who will the Packers play next week? Rodgers says they're ready to make some noise. And I'm still hopeful. Though this hope is tinged with a realistic fear of an embarrassing, San Francisco type of beatdown somewhere along the way. Still, I hope. Why not?

At last, some good news on the injury front!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/12/30/sam-shields-bryan-bulaga-practice-for-packers/

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2015, 06:45:10 PM »
Thanks Ricky and as usual we'll open up the discussion on Game Day.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 01:51:53 PM »
LB Mike Neal (hip) and DT B.J. Raji (concussion) have been upgraded to PROBABLE.

Packers CB Sam Shields (concussion) has been downgraded to DOUBTFUL for tomorrow’s game against the Vikings.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 08:24:26 AM »
Green Bay 31 v Minnesota 23
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 09:39:59 AM »
If our offensive line plays well we win. If they struggle we probably lose. In other words if Barclay is our LT we're in deep trouble.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 10:08:17 AM »
MINNESOTA AT GREEN BAY

Minnesota: The health of the Packers’ offensive line, with David Bakhtiari still dealing with an ankle injury, could have Aaron Rodgers on the run most of the night. But the Vikings’ offensive line, which gave up six sacks in the first meeting with the Packers, could have the same issues. This game should be much closer than last time, but in the end, it’s tough to pick against the Packers in a building where they’ve lost just once to the Vikings since 2005. Packers 24, Vikings 20. -- Ben Goessling

Green Bay: It’s strange year when you can beat the Bears, Lions and Vikings on the road and possibly lose at home to all three. The Packers already have lost to Chicago and Detroit at Lambeau Field, which is one of the reasons they’re in this NFC North title-game predicament against the Vikings. The last time the Packers were swept by all of their division foes was 1968. But the Packers seem to have found a formula for success against the Vikings: Eddie Lacy has four 100-yard rushing games in five tries against Minnesota. Look for coach Mike McCarthy to try to grind it out on the ground. Packers 19, Vikings 17. -- Rob Demovsky

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 10:12:17 AM »
Adam Schefter reported on ESPN Sunday Countdown that LT David Bakhtiari will likely play tonight.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 10:32:36 AM »
The NFC North Division is on the line.  We will be able to see a lot about this team today.  Will Rodgers have a little pep in his step or will we see the zombie looking eyerolls.  It all starts up front.  The OL will go a long way in determining the outcome of this one.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 11:05:49 AM »
Adam Schefter reported on ESPN Sunday Countdown that LT David Bakhtiari will likely play tonight.

How healthy he really is will be very important. Bak at 70% or less could also be trouble.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 01:33:41 PM »
I'm really curious how this game will be played. 
Will each team play vanilla schemes with the chance of a repeat game next week in the same location? 
Will Minny fight for a home playoff game? 
Will MM incorporate a more diverse passing scheme that helps his wide receivers get open?

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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 02:38:54 PM »
Weather should not be a big factor for either team.

Forecast for this evening;

Temp: 25
Wind: WNW 8mph
Precipitation: 0%
Rain: 0 in
Snow: 0 in
Humidity: 80%
Cloud Cover: 76%
Dew Point: 17° F
Visibility: 10 mi
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2016, 03:32:18 PM »
I'm really curious how this game will be played. 
Will each team play vanilla schemes with the chance of a repeat game next week in the same location? 
Will Minny fight for a home playoff game? 
Will MM incorporate a more diverse passing scheme that helps his wide receivers get open?

I think they both lay it out of the field 100%. The truth is if Seattle losses there is no way we play one another next week.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2016, 06:04:52 PM »
Adam Schefter reported on ESPN Sunday Countdown that LT David Bakhtiari will likely play tonight.
sorry.

inactives:

Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
37 CB Sam Shields
69 T David Bakhtiari
79 G Josh Walker
80 TE Justin Perillo
91 LB Jayrone Elliott

Starting lineup changes: #23 Damarious Randall will start in place of #37 Sam Shields at cornerback.

Minnesota Vikings
6 QB Taylor Heinicke
12 WR Charles Johnson
58 LB Brandon Watts
62 C Nick Easton
78 T Jeremiah Sirles
91 DE Zach Moore
98 DT Linval Joseph
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 06:12:56 PM »
Hopefully a blind squirrel finds it nut today as we've looked as bad as any team in the entire league for the last 9 weeks. We're going to need Minnesota to have one of their worst games of the season to get a W as we're nothing short of a terrible team right now.
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Re: The OFFICIAL Vikings vs Packers Game Day Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 06:19:51 PM »
Adam Schefter reported on ESPN Sunday Countdown that LT David Bakhtiari will likely play tonight.
sorry.

inactives:

Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
37 CB Sam Shields
69 T David Bakhtiari
79 G Josh Walker
80 TE Justin Perillo
91 LB Jayrone Elliott

Starting lineup changes: #23 Damarious Randall will start in place of #37 Sam Shields at cornerback.

Minnesota Vikings
6 QB Taylor Heinicke
12 WR Charles Johnson
58 LB Brandon Watts
62 C Nick Easton
78 T Jeremiah Sirles
91 DE Zach Moore
98 DT Linval Joseph

Did they say who would replace Bak in the starting line up? If they go with Barclay we're in trouble or we will have to leave someone in to help him. Something McCarthy refuses to do.
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