A way too early look at the 2018 opponents for the Minnesota Vikings

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Home/Away against Green Bay Packers

He will be back.

After spending the majority of the season on IR due to a PERFECTLY CLEAN takedown by Minnesota LB Anthony Barr, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to open the season healthy and ready to recapture the NFC North crown.

Rodgers has been a thorn in Minnesota’s side since taking over in Green Bay, and he’ll be revved up for each contest next year.

Of course, there’s more to every team than their quarterback. The Packers’ 2017 campaign was living proof of that. They missed out on the playoffs for the first time in eight years and were rather dismal after Rodgers went down.

The Packers just removed Ted Thompson from the GM position, and DC Dom Capers was fired after a Dick Lebeau-esque stint with them. More changes are coming this offseason throughout the franchise, and whether or not a return to form is imminent at Lambeau remains to be seen.

This is a storied rivalry for both teams, but the return of Rodgers adds another element to the narrative.

As if the hatred needed further stoking…

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Another game on the Minnesota Vikings schedule catching your eye? How do you think this marvelous season will end? Let us know in the comments!

Enjoy the stress-free week of playoff football, and SKOL!