Not so much on the warfare. Gonzo and I are just too nice. My main point was that the Packers are currently giving 2 1/2, which is so close that the oddsmakers just have no idea who's going to win this game. Damon D said that the home team is always given a 3 point advantage, so it's basically an even bet.
I expect this to be an ugly game. The Packers had an ugly week 1 win last season vs. Philadelphia last season, and they were completely flat in a week 1 loss vs. Chicago in 2006. Mike McCarthy's teams don't start fast out of the gate. The Packers offensive line is dealing with injuries to C Scott Wells and RG Josh Sitton (which should be good news for Minnesota's DTs Pat and Kevin Williams), RB Ryan Grant didn't have a single carry in the preseason, and QB Tavaris Jackson hasn't played in a couple weeks since his knee injury. Plus Minnesota's offense under Brad Childress has not scored a single point at Lambeau in the last two games. They scored a TD in 2006, but that was on an INT return. Both teams will have trouble sustaining drives and scoring points.