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APC Week 2 NFL Picks: Packers will move to 2-0 with win over Vikings

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Our writers like the Packers in another divisional battle on Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

A 2-0 start? That’s what Acme Packing Company believes will be in store for the Green Bay Packers. The team hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in the first regular season game at Lambeau Field in 2019, the second straight game against an NFC North opponent.

Last week, the Packers traveled south for the NFL’s season opener and pulled off a 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears. However, with offensive struggles galore, it was up to the defense to carry the load. This week against the Vikings, the Packers will look to get their offensive attack moving and get to more of their game plan against a defense that is still good, but probably is not the equal of Chicago’s.

APC’s writers are feeling good about this game, however, even despite the Packers being just a three-point favorite at home. In an overwhelming majority, the Packers are the pick as the straight-up winner for Sunday’s game.

Whichever team does emerge victorious will take at least a half-game lead in the division. The Detroit Lions sit at 0-0-1 after a tie in Arizona last week, while Chicago’s 0-1 start leaves them no better than .500. And a victory over the Denver Broncos is no sure thing for the Bears, either; Denver is a notoriously difficult place to play, particularly early in the season, and Vic Fangio will be uniquely equipped to coach against the Bears after serving as the team’s defensive coordinator for the past several years.

Scroll down below to see where APC falls on picks for the other games on this week’s schedule.

Week 2 NFL Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Jordan Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Zach Mike Jon B Composite
Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Jordan Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Zach Mike Jon B Composite
TB @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR*
ARI @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL*
SF @ CIN CIN SF CIN SF SF SF SF SF CIN SF SF CIN SF SF
LAC @ DET LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC DET LAC LAC LAC DET LAC LAC
MIN @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
JAX @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU*
NE @ MIA NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
BUF @ NYG BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF NYG BUF BUF
SEA @ PIT PIT PIT PIT SEA SEA PIT SEA PIT SEA PIT PIT PIT SEA PIT
IND @ TEN TEN TEN TEN IND TEN IND IND TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
DAL @ WAS DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL*
KC @ OAK KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC*
CHI @ DEN DEN DEN CHI DEN CHI CHI DEN CHI CHI CHI DEN DEN CHI CHI
NO @ LAR NO NO LAR LAR LAR NO LAR NO NO LAR LAR NO LAR LAR
PHI @ ATL ATL PHI ATL PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
CLE @ NYJ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE NYJ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE