Vikings vs Packers 2019 NFL Week 2 Lines & Game Preview.

Vikings vs Packers 2019 NFL Week 2 Lines & Game Preview

Written by on September 12, 2019

The winner of Sunday’s rivalry game between the Vikings and Packers at Lambeau Field will have sole possession of first place in the NFC North Division. Unless of course they tie, which they did last year at Lambeau. Green Bay is a 3-point favorite on the NFL Odds at MyBookie.

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Last Season

Minnesota won 24-17 at home in Week 12 last year but the teams played a wild 29-29 tie at Lambeau in Week 2. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, for the Vikings. He was released shortly after.

The Vikings had come back from a 20-7 deficit at the start of the fourth. Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with five field goals, but his potential game-winner from 52 went wide left as time expired in regulation. Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards and a TD for the Pack and Kirk Cousins 425 yards and four scores for the Vikes.

Weather Forecast

  • AM Thunderstorms: 23°C/74°F
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Precipitation: 40%
  • Cloud Cover: 57%
  • Wind: 10 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why Bet on Minnesota?

The Vikings were 28-12 winners in Week 1 over Arizona, improving to 4-0 in home openers since US Bank Stadium’s inaugural game in 2016, a win by Minnesota over Green Bay. Minnesota seized momentum quickly against Atlanta with a sack of Matt Ryan by Anthony Barr on the first snap of the season, an ensuing punt block by Eric Wilson and touchdown from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen on the Vikings second offensive play.

Dalvin Cook rushed 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings’ offensive line consistently opened up massive holes for the entire run game. Cook also showed plenty of burst in his own right, consistently breaking arm tackles. Kirk Cousins attempted just 10 passes and completed eight for 98 yards. The Vikings clearly embraced a run-heavy offense.

Safety Anthony Harris was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1. Harris accounted for three turnovers, including a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery. He earned Pro Football Focus’ top safety grade for Week 1.

The Vikings totaled four sacks against the Falcons in Week 1, making it the 26th time under Head Coach Mike Zimmer that the team has recorded at least four sacks in a game (since 2014). Minnesota is 21-4-1 under Zimmer when it records four or more sacks in a game.

Minnesota has gone 5-1-1 in its past seven games against Green Bay, a run of success that began when the Vikings clinched the NFC North at Lambeau Field in the 2015 regular-season finale.

Team Stats (Last 10 Games)

  • Score: 19.80
  • Rush Yards: 97.40
  • Pass Attempts: 36.80
  • Completion Percentage: 64.13
  • Passing Yards: 243.00
  • Total Yards: 340.4
  • Turnovers: 1.30

Why Bet on Green Bay?

The Packers were terrible on offense but still won on Thursday in Week 1, 10-3 in Chicago. Aaron Rodgers completed 18-of-30 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown while adding three carries for eight yards. Rodgers was dropped for five sacks, which cost him a combined 37 yards. Chicago’s swarming front seven had him under siege all night — while rust may also have been a factor as Rodgers didn’t play in the preseason. Rodgers’ best sequence against Chicago occurred early in the second quarter when he marched Green Bay 74 yards in four plays, all of which were completions.

In 21 games as the starter against the Vikings (including playoffs), Rodgers has completed 449 of 660 passes (68.0 percent) for 5,307 yards, 42 TDs and six INTs with a passer rating of 109.7. His passer rating is the second highest of any opposing quarterback (min. 100 att.) vs. Minnesota (Kurt Warner, 112.4), according to pro-football-reference.com.

Vikings vs Packers is going to be a good one.

The Packers had a tough go against a stout Chicago defense, as Green Bay tallied 47 rushing yards on 10 attempts. Aaron Jones had 39 yards on 13 carries with a long of nine yards.

Green Bay’s defense allowed 254 total yards against Chicago, including just 46 yards on the ground. Adrian Amos had an interception for the Packers, who also recorded 5.0 sacks on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

The Packers look to win their first two home games of the season for the sixth time in the last seven years. Including playoffs, Green Bay has a 7-3-2 mark (.667) against the Vikings at Lambeau Field since 2008. The Packers have scored 23-plus points in 11 of the last 13 home games vs. Minnesota. Green Bay has won four of the last six home September contests against the Vikings.

Team Stats (Last 10 Games)

  • Score: 21.70
  • Rush Yards: 99.90
  • Pass Attempts: 35.10
  • Completion Percentage: 59.83
  • Passing Yards: 203.50
  • Total Yards: 303.4
  • Turnovers: 1.20

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Vikings vs Packers 2019 NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • Home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings
  • Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
  • Vikings are 8-2-1 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the NFC North division
  • Vikings are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games played in September
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road
  • Packers are 8-3-1 SU in their last 12 games played in week 2
  • Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC North division
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 6 games at home

Expert Final Score Prediction for Vikings vs Packers

Minnesota Vikings 20 – Green Bay Packers 22

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