3 reasons the Vikings will beat the Packers in Week 11

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A hungry Vikings pass rush

Heading into Week 11, the Minnesota Vikings are tied for the most sacks in the league. They had brought down opposing quarterbacks 29 times, tying them with the Los Angeles Rams and the Cleveland Browns.

Green Bay will be without five-time All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari despite him being very close to returning to the field. Even though Elgton Jenkins has played well this season, he will be facing off against a revitalized Everson Griffen this week.

Griffen is second on the Vikings in sacks with five, trailing only Danielle Hunter who had six when he landed on Injured Reserve earlier this year. But Minnesota has been smart with their pressure and has 15 players each credited with half a sack or more.

Minnesota will also be getting several of their key pass rush players back. Michael Pierce is finally set to return to action, Anthony Barr should be in action as well. Plus, getting Patrick Peterson and Harrison Smith back in the secondary should help to keep the pressure off the front seven and allow them to hunt a wounded Aaron Rodgers.