Vikings at Packers: TV Schedule, Game Time, Odds, Injury Report, Preview


Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is stopped by the Green Bay Packers defense during the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The 2-8 Minnesota Vikings visit the 5-5 Green Bay Packers, Sunday, November 14. Kick-off is at Noon CT from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The game will be televised on FOX (visit 506 Sports to see what games are scheduled in your area).

Point Spread: Green Bay -4

Over/Under: 43.5

Injury Report:


Greg JenningsWRAchillesLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Matt AsiataRBShoulderFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Adrian PetersonRBGroinLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Josh RobinsonCBChestDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Letroy GuionDTChestFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Kyle RudolphTEFootDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Erin HendersonLBNot Injury RelatedDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Christian PonderQBleft ShoulderFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Michael MautiLBKneeLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
John SullivanCConcussionLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Chad GreenwayLBWristFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Fred EvansDTKneeFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Rhett EllisonTEAnkleFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Brian RobisonDENeckDid Not Participate In PracticeQuestionable
Jared AllenDEBackFull Participation in PracticeProbable

Green Bay

Mike NealDEAbdomenLimited Participation in PracticeProbable
Nick PerryLBFootDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Don BarclayTKneeDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
James NixonCBKneeDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Casey HaywardCBHamstringDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Clay MatthewsLBThumbFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Evan Dietrich-SmithCKneeLimited Participation in PracticeProbable
Sam ShieldsCBHamstringDid Not Participate In PracticeQuestionable
Johnny JollyDEGroinDid Not Participate In PracticeDoubtful
Ryan PickettDTKneeLimited Participation in PracticeProbable
Aaron RodgersQBCollarboneDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Andy MulumbaLBAnkleFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Micah HydeCBGroinDid Not Participate In PracticeProbable


Minnesota returned to their losing ways last week, getting trounced by the Seahawks 41-20. The Vikings now limp into Green Bay to face a Packers team that is itself in dire straits, having lost their last three to fall to 5-5. The Packers are in serious jeopardy of falling out of the playoff race, making this a virtual must-win for the boys in green and gold.

The Packers will once again take the field without their leader Aaron Rodgers, who is at least a week away from returning. Scott Tolzien has been passable in a backup role, but now he is facing true pressure with the Packers’ season on the line. The Vikings will go with Christian Ponder, who found himself riding the pines for the fourth quarter against Seattle after a pair of brutal picks, one of which was returned for a TD.

The Vikings will once again be short handed on defense, with Erin Henderson out for personal reasons and Brian Robison possibly out with a strained neck. Offensively, they should have Greg Jennings back from an Achilles problem. Adrian Peterson has been nursing a bad groin but is expected to play.

The Vikings’ defense was shredded by Seattle, and could face more of the same against a balanced Packer offense featuring running back Eddie Lacy. The Packers’ pass protection has been good this season, so the Vikings may have trouble working up a pass rush. Green Bay’s defense has been bad lately, but can Christian Ponder play well enough to exploit their weaknesses? Can Adrian Peterson crank it up like he did against Green Bay last season?

The Vikings have a real shot here to pull off the upset and deal a potentially crippling blow to the Packers’ playoff hopes.


Vikings 24, Packers 21

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