If Davante Adams got hot against the Houston Texans last Sunday, he might just burst into flames this weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings secondary, which was already suspect, very well may be without 75% of the top corners on Sunday when they travel to Lambeau Field.
Cameron Dantzler is on the COVID-19 reserve list while Holton Hill, Mike Hughes and Kris Boyd have all been dealing with various injuries. To say their secondary would be hampered would be an understatement as they could be forced to start Chris Jones who just joined the team on Monday is awaiting clearance from protocols before he can practice.
This is good news for a Packers team that is waiting for WR2 Allen Lazard to get healthy (he did practice this week, so he might be ready this week) as well as trying to find a trade partner for a receiver before Tuesday’s deadline.
Adams went for nearly 200 yards against Houston and it would not be crazy to think he could duplicate or even surpass the feat on Sunday. The Vikings’ defense is a shell of its former self and at 1-5, they’re pretty much already packing it in for the year.
There’s more on the pending mismatch between Adams and the Vikings secondary plus Josh Jackson tries to rewrite his career in today’s cheese curds.
No matter what poor soul the Vikings assign to cover Adams on Sunday, they’re going to be outmatched. If the Packers execute like they’re capable of, they should be able to score almost at will on Sunday.
What the Vikings lack in talent will be compensated by scheme as Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will rely on disguising coverages and blitzes to try and confound Aaron Rodgers and force him to throw to his lesser equipped receivers.
Minnesota is scraping the bottom of the barrel at cornerback which means Rodgers and Adams should have a huge day on Sunday, assuming most of the Vikings’ starters are either out or not at 100%.
When Jackson was drafted in 2018 alongside Jaire Alexander, many thought the Packers would have the next elite cornerback tandem. While Alexander has ascended to superstar status, Jackson has been stuck in the middle of the depth chart.
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