5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers – Week 8

The Minnesota Vikings will look to capitalize off last week’s win when they take on the Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter
Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter / Michael Owens/GettyImages
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4. The Vikings will hold the Packers under 20 points

Aside from Jordan Love’s issues, the Packers haven’t been lighting up the scoreboard in recent weeks.

After averaging 31 points over the first two weeks, the Packers haven’t cleared 20 points over the past four games. It’s the longest stretch of futility since the Packers went four straight games of 20 points or lower since 2005, and the Vikings could make sure that stretch continues on Sunday.

The Vikings continue to lead the league in blitz rate under Brian Flores at 56.4 percent. The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman also pointed out recently that Minnesota has blitzed 50 times more than any other team in the NFL, while Love currently ranks 29th in qualified quarterbacks in completion percentage when blitzed.

As we mentioned previously, the running game isn’t exactly doing Love any favors by averaging 3.9 yards per carry this season. With the receivers either injured or underperforming, it could be a long day for the Packer offense and a great day for the Vikings' defense.