3 reasons the Vikings will beat the Packers in Week 11

(Photo by Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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Green Bay will need to pick their poison

Justin Jefferson is having himself one heck of a season. The second-year stud has already racked up 775 yards as a receiver, giving him 86.1 yards per game. He should command a lot of attention from a Packers defense that has the extremely talented Jaire Alexander on Injured Reserve.

This means it could be Adam Thielen‘s time to step up. Thielen has 542 yards on the season but had some really quiet games including a six-yard effort against the Ravens, a 39-yard game against the Cardinals, and a 40-yard performance vs. the Lions.

Having a receiving duo as good as Jefferson and Thielen will make life difficult for a Green Bay defense that has been stingy against the pass by allowing only 202.7 passing yards per game and the ninth-fewest receiving touchdowns (23) this season.

Expect the Minnesota Vikings to attack the corners of Green Bay. Jefferson is averaging 14.1 yards per catch and seems to be a lock to get at least a couple of big plays per game. If the offensive line can give Kirk Cousins time, he should be able to do some damage on Sunday.