The Minnesota Vikings will turn to Jaren Hall in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers as they do their best to try to clinch one of the final spots in the NFC Playoffs.
Hall has completed 8-of-10 passes in his limited playing time this season and will take over the starting role from Nick Mullens, who threw four interceptions in their Week 16 loss to the Detroit Lions.
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Packers vs. Vikings odds, spread, and total
Packers vs. Vikings betting trends
- Packers are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games
- The OVER is 5-0 in the Packers' last five games
- Packers are 2-4 ATS in their last six games vs. Vikings
- Packers are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games
- The UNDER is 9-4 in the Vikings' last 13 games
- The OVER is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams
- Vikings are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games
Packers vs. Vikings injury reports
Green Bay Packers injury report
- Elgton Jenkins - G - Questionable
- Emanuel Wilson - RB - IR-R
- Luke Musgrave - TE - IR-R
- AJ Dillon - RB - Questionable
- Jayden Reed - WR - Questionable
Minnesota Vikings injury report
- D.J Wonnum - LB - IR
- Alexander Mattison - RB - Questionable
- Jordan Addison - WR - Questionable
- Byron Murphy Jr. - CB - Questionable
- Jalen Nailor - WR - Questionable
Packers vs. Vikings how to watch
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 31st
- Game Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
- Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
- How to Watch (TV): NBC
- Green Bay Packers Record: 7-8
- Minnesota Vikings Record: 7-8
Packers vs. Vikings key players to watch
Green Bay Packers
Jordan Love: The Packers quarterback has had an up-and-down season so far, but he can really put an exclamation mark on the season by leading Green Bay to the Playoffs. He has a strong 91.8 quarterback rating, but his 62.5% completion percentage is a cause for concern heading into the offseason. This is a big game for Love.
Jaren Hall: Despite being on their fourth quarterback this season, the Vikings are still very much in the hunt for a spot in the NFC Playoffs. He looked solid in his limited action, but this will be a true test for just how good this quarterback is. A Week 17 Sunday Night Football game against an NFC North rival is one heck of a way to have your first complete game.
Packers vs. Vikings prediction and pick
The Green bay Packers have played some atrocious football lately. In fact, over their last three games, they're dead last in the NFL in Net Yards per Play at -1.4. That should be concerning for a team that's going it's best to make the playoffs.
Their defense has been especially bad, ranking 29th in opponent EPA and 28th in opponent success rate since Week 12 this season. The Vikings defense has gone in the opposite direction and has turned into a top 10 defense in the second half of the season.
Let's also note that despite losing to the Lions last week, the Vikings' offense gained a blistering 7.6 yards per play in that game. Unfortunately, four interceptions killed their chances of winning. But, if they can limit the turnovers, they have a chance of annihilating this Packers defense.
I'll take the Vikings to cover the short spread at home on Sunday Night Football.
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