These divisional rivals are heading in different directions with just two games left to go in the regular season. The Packers have pulled themselves out of the mire with four straight wins at 3-1 ATS; the Vikings are 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS in their last four games, including a pair of Thursday night losses by a combined five points. Minnesota’s playoff chances depend on victories over Green Bay and Chicago, plus a lot of help from elsewhere.
When these same two teams met in Week 2, it was the Vikings who prevailed 17-14 as 3-point home dogs. That was despite running back Adrian Peterson rushing for just 19 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game with a knee injury. Peterson returned to limited action last week against Indianapolis and ran for 22 yards (with a fumble) on six carries.
NFL Odds: Vikings-Packers on Christmas EvePlayoff fates will hang in the balance this Saturday when the Green Bay Packers (8-6 SU, 7-6-1 ATS) host the Minnesota Vikings (7-7 SU, 8-6 ATS), starting at 1 PM ET on FOX. The Packers have opened as 7-point favourites; Saturday’s weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies over Lambeau Field and temperatures around the freezing mark.
Minnesota beat Green Bay (–3 away) 17-14 back in Week 2, even though running back Adrian Peterson left the game with a knee injury. Peterson returned to action last week against Indianapolis and is expected to play again Saturday.