Christian Ponder was embarrassed. Coach Mike Zimmer struggled to find positives. Nothing went right for the Minnesota Vikings in a 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers meet for the first time in 2014 on Thursday in Lambeau Field. Both teams are coming off solid wins which got them into a tie for second place in the NFC North Division. The Packers offense is a one-dimensional passing attack right now and the defense is solid against the pass and awful against the run.
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The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers form the NFL’s best division. The Bears sit atop the standings, but have issues with its offense. The Packers won the division last season, but the defense remains its weak link. The Vikings and Adrian Peterson are one of the best stories in the league, but do they have enough to make the playoffs. The Lions remain in the hunt, but can they get hot and catch the teams ahead of them.
Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers is starting for the Chicago Bears against the Minnesota Vikings after being listed as doubtful because of a sprained left knee.
All of the sudden the Vikings have some hope going into Sunday night’s game at Chicago. The Bears have struggled with Julius Peppers injured and his status uncertain.
The last time Julius Peppers lined up across from Minnesota’s mountainous left tackle Bryant McKinnie, Peppers had his way.