Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers: Expert picks to win in Week 16

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Latavius Murray
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Latavius Murray /

Who are the experts picking to win in Week 16 when the Minnesota Vikings play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Saturday, December 23, 2017?

Week 15 was good to the Minnesota Vikings, who made short work of the Cincinnati Bengals to earn the 2017 NFC North championship and ensure themselves a spot in the playoffs after coming up short last year.

However, they are still hoping to secure home field advantage throughout the Super Bowl if they can overtake the Eagles in the NFC. For that to happen, they will need to win their last two games, including Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

But who are the experts picking to win that game on Saturday Night Football? Let’s take a look at who is favored in this contest:

Picking the Vikings

  • Chris Simms, Bleacher Reportthe Minnesota Vikings are quite simply one of the best teams in football.” Score Prediction: Vikings 28, Packers 13
  • Pete Prisco, CBS SportsThe Vikings are playing for a chance to be the top seed in the NFC.” Score Prediction: Vikings 27, Packers 14
  • Courtney Cronin, ESPN: “One year after their last meeting at Lambeau Field, the fortunes of the Vikings and Packers are reversed.” Score Prediction: Vikings 28, Packers 10
  • Elliott Harrison, NFL.comthe Vikes are allowing opponents to convert on just 26.3 percent of third downs. That’s the lowest figure in the league since the 1991 Saints.”  Score Prediction: Vikings 30, Packers 27
  • Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times“Minnesota has the front seven, led by Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph, to make Brett Hundley sweat on a 1-degree day, and it has the secondary to make Hundley pay for any mistakes.” No Score Prediction
  • Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: “Green Bay has significant motivation to throw a wrench in Minnesota’s effort to get a bye week.” Score Prediction: Vikings 27, Packers 17
  • Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk“The Vikings shouldn’t have too much trouble winning this one to stay in contention for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.” Score Prediction: Vikings 27, Packers 14
  • David Steele, Sporting News“There just are no good signs for the Packers in this one.” Score Prediction: Vikings 37, Packers 24
  • FiveThirtyEight.com


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  • Picking the Packers

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    There has to be one each week that goes against the grain. This week, it’s Joel Thorman who sees the Green Bay Packers overcoming the odds to win against the Minnesota Vikings. But who are you picking to win? Let us know in the comments section below.