3 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Packers in Week 8

In their first of two meetings this season, the Minnesota Vikings should be able to defeat the Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison
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2. Minnesota's defense is starting to gel

The last two weeks, the Vikings defense has really started to come together, putting this team in a position to win their last two games.

Minnesota defensive coordinator Brian Flores lives and dies by the blitz, and as the season has progressed, this defense has really started feeling comfortable in his system.

Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter leads the league in sacks and doesn't seem to be slowing down, linebackers Ivan Pace Jr. and Jordan Hicks have done a great job holding down the middle of the field, and safeties Harrison Smith and Cam Bynum are one of the more underrated safety duos in all of football.

Going against a quarterback in Jordan Love, who has struggled against the blitz as a starter, has Flores licking his chops at this matchup.

Expect Flores to send the house early and often in this matchup, hoping to knock Love off his game, to give the offense ample opportunity to put up points.