Though there are 10 regular season games remaining for the Packers, this should be the biggest remaining game on their schedule. Still, it's not a must-win game. The NFC North becomes very tight at the top if the Packers win, but even if the Vikings build a comfortable 3 game lead in the division, they still have to contend with the 2nd half of the season. They'll have to keep winning because the Packers will not go away.
Here's how the teams matchup, official NFL rankings from NFL.com:
|Team||Run Offense||Pass Offense||Run Defense||Pass Defense|
|Team||Run Defense||Pass Defense||Run Offense||Pass Offense|
I'm really looking forward to watching the Packers run defense take another shot at RB Adrian Peterson. They held him to 55 yards (2.2 yards/carry) in their last game. Back to what I said earlier about QB Brett Favre, I expect he'll have another game like he had last week in Pittsburgh. He'll have some success against them, but he won't have a repeat of his big game in Minneapolis. The return of SS Atari Bigby should make a big difference this time around.
Packers 27, Vikings 20.