7 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Packers in Week 2

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the hated Green Bay Packers in a matchup that could play a factor in deciding this season’s NFC North champion.

For the second straight season, the Minnesota Vikings are heading out on the road in Week 2 to take on the rival Green Bay Packers.

Last year’s matchup didn’t turn out with a great result for either team as the game ended in a 29-29 tie thanks in part to Vikings rookie kicker Daniel Carlson failing to nail one of his two field goal attempts during the overtime period.

Interestingly enough, Minnesota and Green Bay have only ended up in a tie three times in the 115 games they’ve played against one another since 1961, but two of these draws have come during the last six seasons.

This week, both teams will be doing everything they can to avoid another tie. Plus, can’t we just get rid of ties in the NFL? The league has the technology to figure out how many miles per hour a player clocks in on a certain play, but they can’t figure out a simple way to eliminate ties?

As for Sunday’s matchup, there are many reasons to believe that the Vikings can leave Lambeau Field with their second win of the season. What are some of the top reasons why Minnesota should be able to defeat the Packers on the road this weekend?