4 keys to victory for the Vikings against the Packers

(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers
(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers /
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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings /

What are some of the keys to victory for the Minnesota Vikings when they take on the Green Bay Packers in a pivotal Week 1 clash?

The day has finally arrived where the Minnesota Vikings get back down to business in their 2020 season opener.

This has seemed like the longest offseason in recent memory thanks to unprecedented disruption in recent months. But the time for talk and speculation regarding the Minnesota Vikings is now over as they prepare to take the field for their Week 1 clash against the Green Bay Packers.

Both teams will harbor ambitions of winning the NFC North title this season. While nothing will be decided after opening day it is going to tell us plenty about the direction in which the Vikings are going in following some significant player movement since the 2019 campaign concluded.

Minnesota will be confident of getting off on the right foot despite their being little in the way of home advantage at an empty U.S Bank Stadium later today. These measures might be lifted if COVID-19 health concerns subside. But this is the new normal to make sure the NFL gets underway and continues successfully for the time being.

The Vikings come into the game having finally given star running back Dalvin Cook a lucrative extension. This puts an end to speculation that might have become a distraction for the player and the organization as the year went on. But Minnesota faces a stern test of their credentials against a Green Bay team that reached the NFC Championship game last time out.

This is one of the more intriguing Week 1 contests across the league and could be a benchmark for both. Let’s take a look at the four keys to victory for the Vikings against their bitter rivals.