Sunday, September 18, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Packers are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Vikings have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Aaron Rodgers finished with 199 yards through the air for Green Bay last week. He completed 20 passes out of 34 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Packers were led in rushing by Eddie Lacy, who finished with 61 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Randall Cobb was the team leader in receiving with a total of 57 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Green Bay got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 294 yards for the game. The Packers ran for 95 yards on 25 attempts.
Shaun Hill finished with 236 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 18 passes out of 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Vikings were led in rushing by Adrian Peterson, who finished with 31 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Stefon Diggs was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Minnesota got a total of 15 first downs in that game. 3 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 301 yards for the game. The Vikings ran for 65 yards on 28 attempts.
Green Bay scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 34 attempts for a 59% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 199 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Packers run for an average of 95 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 16th in the league. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 294 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Packers average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 21st in the NFL. They accumulate 24 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 22nd in the league.
Green Bay allows 300 passing yards per game, ranking 24th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 24 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Packers allow 48 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 1.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the NFL. Green Bay allows 348 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9 penalties for 79 yards per game, ranking them 30th among NFL teams.
Minnesota averages 25 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. They throw for 236 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th. The Vikings run for an average of 65 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 301 yards per game, ranking them 26th in the league on offense. The Vikings get an average of 15 first downs per game, which ranks 27th. They average 39 penalty yards per game via 3 penalties, ranking them 30th in the NFL.
Minnesota allows an average of 252 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 16 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th. They give up 25 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Vikings allow 64 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 6th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 316 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 10th in the league. They force 2 penalties for 10 yards in each contest, ranking 1st.
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Green Bay has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 CB Sam Shields Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/11/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/11/16 LB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/11/16 CB Josh Hawkins Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/11/16 WR Trevor Davis Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/02/16 C Corey Linsley Hamstring PUP
09/02/16 CB Demetri Goodson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 DT Mike Pennel Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/12/16 QB Sam Bradford None expected to start Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/11/16 C Nick Easton Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/11/16 CB Xavier Rhodes Knee "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/31/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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