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APC Podcast, 9/12: Previewing Vikings at Packers with Arif Hasan

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Did we even learn enough about these teams in week 1 to properly forecast the outcome?

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For both the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings, week one may have created more questions than it answered. Perhaps then the fact that the two teams face each other this Sunday could help shed some light.

For the Packers, a rather unrevealing week one offensive performance left fans underwhelmed. The team did hire a new head coach, right? Against a stifling Chicago Bears defense, the evidence to that effect was a little lacking. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did acknowledge the Bears defense this week, hinting that the inability to unleash some unscouted mischief in Chicago may allow them to unveil surprises against the Vikings which would otherwise already be on film.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings’ 28-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in week one would also seem to be anomalous. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a grand total of 10 pass attempts, while smothering special teams and well-played defense kept the Falcons from executing their game plan in the slightest. Is this a repeatable formula for the Vikings?

To help us dive into all things Vikings at Packers, we’re joined by Arif Hasan, who covers the Vikings for The Athletic.

What are your expectations for Sunday’s game? Comment below with your predictions.


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