Vikings vs Green Bay Packers: 5 questions with Lombardi Ave

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Nov 8, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) changes the play while running back Eddie Lacy (27) lines up during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Packers 37-29. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings will host the Green Bay Packers on November 22, 2015. Josh McPeak from Lomardi Ave answered 5 questions about the upcoming game.

Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers are currently in a three game slide and are traveling to TCF Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings in a huge NFC North rivalry game that will have big implications on the division race.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Josh McPeak of FanSided’s Lombardi Ave about the upcoming game.  I asked him five questions about several topics that are hot on the minds of Vikings fans everywhere. He didn’t pull any punches either, as McPeak is one that doesn’t like to sugarcoat things.

Here are his answers to my questions:

The Green Bay Packers are in a three game slide and have been playing some really awful football.  What is going on with the boys from Wisconsin and what will it take for them to get back on track?

"“Losing Jordy Nelson was huge. The vertical threat is all but absent from this team right now and defenses know it. You will see a lot of press coverage and bumping within those 5 yards. 2014 Eddie Lacy is nowhere to be found as well. When all you can do is throw the ball in a 10 yard window, it doesn’t take defensive coordinators long to figure you out in the NFL.”"

The Packers run defense is suspect, giving up the 9th most rushing yards per game in the NFL while not facing off against too many of the league’s best to this point.  They let rookie Todd Gurley get 159 yards on the ground as well as Matt Forte gain 141 yards rushing.  And while those guys are good, neither has the running talent that Adrian Peterson does.  What are the odds that Peterson gets over 200 yards against Green Bay?

"“Adrian Peterson seems to always get 200 yards against the Packers. He is no doubt the premiere back in the NFL and has been for sometime now. If Dom Capers doesn’t have at least 8 in-the-box on every defensive snap, I will be surprised. I think Adrian Peterson will enjoy a good day, but I don’t think he will eclipse the 200 yard mark.”"

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