3 matchups the Vikings need to win in Week 8 vs. the Packers

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Matchup No.1

Vikings coverage vs. Aaron Jones

Packers running back Aaron Jones has been hampered by injuries most of this season, but he is looking like he may be healthy for the first time since week 1. Jones is someone who needs no introduction to Vikings fans, and even after all these years, he is still a key piece to the Green Bay offense.

Jones is arguably the best offensive weapon that Green Bay has to offer, so shutting him down will be important for the Minnesota Vikings' defense in this big divisional matchup in order to win. They can't allow him to feast on the ground or through the air.

Jones is a great receiving back, and as Minnesota fans saw against the Niners, backs that can catch can cause issues for the Vikings' defense. Flores likes to throw different looks all game, but whoever is tasked with covering Jones on any given play needs to be on their A game.

Shutting down Jones in the Packers' passing attack should be a major key if Minnesota looks to slow down the Green Bay offense.