5 toughest quarterback matchups for the Vikings in 2020

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers
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3. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)

  • Career Win-Loss vs. MIN: 15-8-1 (.646)
  • Career Passer Rating vs. MIN: 107.1

This is where the men are separated from the boys, unfortunately. Minnesota Vikings faithful thought they had it bad with 16 seasons as Brett Favre as the Packers signal-caller. It quickly became even worse in 2008 when Rodgers took over as the full-time starter.

Rodgers and the Packers have downed the Vikings in 65 percent of all contests is the last 12 years. In 24 total games, Rodgers has built a 44 touchdown to seven interception split, which is essentially MVP stuff for an ordinary quarterback in a given season. Rodgers, over a longterm body of work, has been the most brutally prolific quarterback that Minnesota has faced in its 59-year history.

With age, however, he has statistically tailed off. His performance against the Vikings in the last five seasons is no different. Since 2015, the Packers and Vikings share a 5-5-1 win-loss-tie record. Rodgers’ passer rating in those 11 match-ups is 91.3, and that’s pretty pedestrian for him.

Rodgers is no longer the menace he once was. But he is still good enough to be lethal, largely in clutch situations.

The Vikings and Packers hook up in Week 1 and in Week 8 this season.