It’s a long-fought, bitter rivalry between two teams that have tended to ebb and flow together. The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings have remained close in their all-time record against one another in large part because of that parity that has seemingly existed between the two franchises for decades.
This year, however, things look very different. The Packers are riding high, sitting in pole position atop the NFC after seven weeks. Aaron Rodgers is leading a resurgent Green Bay offense while the defense has done enough to slow down opponents and help the team post two-possession final margins in four of their five wins.
The Vikings? They’re in a free fall.
At 1-5, Minnesota’s season is already effectively over from any meaningful perspective. They lost Danielle Hunter to injury, probably for the entire season. The team acquired Yannick Ngakoue from the Jaguars before week one, only to trade him away a month and a half later. Rookie Justin Jefferson is really the Vikings’ lone bright spot, but the vaunted Mike Zimmer defense now sits in the bottom five in the NFL in points and yards allowed per game, while the offense is turning the football over consistently.
This week, Minnesota comes in to Green Bay off a bye week, looking for some sign of a spark. The Packers, meanwhile, look to maintain their hold on the NFC North and that top spot in the conference. Here’s how and when to tune in for Sunday’s divisional rivalry game.
Minnesota Vikings (1-5) vs. Green Bay Packers (5-1)
Sunday, November 1, 2020
12:00 Noon Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
FOX regional broadcast
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 133 | XM 227
Point spread: Packers favored by 6.5 points
Over/under total: 51.5
Week 1 2020: Packers 43, @Vikings 34
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 62-53-3
Postseason: Tied 1-1