Sunday’s Week Two games begin with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Minnesota Vikingslive on Sky Sports Action.
This is exactly what to expect…
Minnesota (1-0) won 28-12 at a fascinating match in the home to Atlanta. Kirk Cousins drove only 10 moves in that game (eight completions, 98 yards, 1 touchdown and no picks), 10 behind the next-lowest starters (Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson). A week, 10 players threw over 40 moves!
It was a consequence of a fantastic floor game (Dalvin Cook had 111 yards on 21 carries) along with also a ferocious defensive performance (two interceptions and a fumble recovery). The Vikings D looked straight back to its 2017 ways.
Talking of terrific defense, after their performance against the Bears in the season , the Packers (1-0) rank in the top five in total, scoring, racing, third-down and red zone protection and are tied for second in sacks.
However, the crime ranks close to the base of every category. Can they fare better in the home against the Vikings when they did on the street against the league’s best D?
Dalvin Cook is the essential man for Minnesota, at least once match. After a demanding start to his profession, he had been the gap for the Vikings in their first week out, scoring two touchdowns and totalling 120 metres.
How well does he do against a Green Bay D that held Mike Davis and David Montgomery to 19 and 18 yards, respectively, last week?
For the Packers, who’ll emerge as the next target behind Davante Adams? Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a game-changing 47-yard grab against the Bears, however he’s unproven in his next year. Because linking Green Bay in the start of last year jimmy Graham scored the only touchdown of the game, but has just topped 100 yards once.
Jake Kumerow? Geronimo Allison? Trevor Davis? Aaron Rodgers wants playmakers to throw into.
The Packers haven’t won this fixture in the last four (0-3-1), though they may feel they must have won the first meeting this past year, a 29-29 tie in Lambeau Field in this fixture finished 29-29.
Green Bay gave up 22 points in the fourth quarter and Mason Crosby missed a field goal as time expired in time.
This time around, defense – and even more especially either side’s defensive line – are crucial.
Both groups are high five sacks after Week One, and boast pass rushes which could severely interfere with the quarterbacks. Which group will have the most success getting after the QB?
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