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When the game opened with Green Bay rifling off three quick touchdowns, it looked like this game was going to be a blowout. However, the Minnesota Vikings made some adjustments and things got VERY different from that point.
The Packers were held scoreless in the second half, led by great performances from Harrison Smith, Danielle Hunter, and young defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa. Even with several cornerbacks missing because of injury and suspension, Mike Zimmer was able to put together a great strategy.
Green Bay does possess a potent offense led by Aaron Rodgers and supplemented by running back Aaron Jones. The fact the purple and gold didn’t get frustrated by the early onslaught of the Packers and continued to press through says a lot for how good this defense really can be.
When Minnesota does get their defensive backs back, this matchup should be a fun one to watch in Week 16. The only question is if they will have an offense that can pair with this defense to get a win in front of the crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium.