Sunday’s Week 2 Matches begin with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Minnesota Vikingslive on Sky Sports Action.
Here is what to expect…
Minnesota (1-0) won 28-12 in a fascinating match in the home to Atlanta. Kirk Cousins threw just 10 moves in that game (eight completions, 98 yards, one touchdown and no selections ), 10 behind the next-lowest starters (Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson). 10 players threw over 40 passes last week!
It ended up being a consequence of a fantastic floor game (Dalvin Cook had 111 yards on 21 carries) plus a fierce defensive performance (just two interceptions and a fumble recovery). The Vikings D looked back into its 2017 manners.
Talking of fantastic defense, following their operation against the Bears at the season , the Packers (1-0) rank in the top five in total, scoring, rushing, third-down and red zone protection and are tied for second in sacks.
The offense ranks close to the base of every category. Can they fare at home against the Vikings when they did on the road against the best D of the league from last year?
Dalvin Cook is obviously the person for Minnesota, at least. After a tough, injury-filled beginning to his career, he was the gap to the Vikings in their first week , scoring two touchdowns and totalling 120 yards.
How well can he do against a Green Bay D that held Mike Davis and David Montgomery to 19 and 18 yards, respectively, last week?
For the Packers, who’ll emerge as the next target behind Davante Adams? He is unproven in his next year, although marquez Valdes-Scantling had a grab against the Bears. Because linking Green Bay at the beginning of last year jimmy Graham scored the game’s only touchdown, but includes topped 100 yards once.
Jake Kumerow? Geronimo Allison? Trevor Davis? Aaron Rodgers needs playmakers to throw to.
The Packers have not won this fixture in the past four months (0-3-1), even though they may feel they should have won the very first meeting last year, a 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field inside this fixture ended 29-29.
Green Bay gave up 22 points from the fourth quarter and Mason Crosby missed a field goal as time expired in time.
Defense – and even more especially either side’s defensive line – will be crucial.
Both teams are high five sacks after Week One, and boast pass rushes that may interfere with the quarterbacks. Which team will get the most success?