2022 NFL The first full Sunday action of the season was Minnesota Vikings to host Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis.
FOX Sports’ staff of NFL writers has created guides for each of the Week 1 competitions. Be sure to check back throughout the upcoming season for weekly matchup analysis and game predictions.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)
Overview: When the Packers travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings for FOX’s Game of the Week, we’ll soon be getting a matchup between the two teams that could be vying for the NFC North crown.
The stories surrounding these teams could not be more polar opposites. There’s optimism for Minnesota and pessimism for Green Bay because of the changes that have happened around the organization this offseason. Davante Adams With him, he completed 25% of the Packers’ touchdowns last season.Packers signed Sammy Watkins Helps take up slack.they have veterans Allen Lazard When Randall Cobb, that too.But their most intriguing reception prospects are newcomers Romeo Dubs (and probably Christian Watsononce he is healthy).
Green Bay also have some question marks in their offensive line due to injuries. The Packers have the potential to be one of the best units in the league again, but the health of both tackles — David Bakhtiari When Elgton Jenkins — it’s unclear if the season will open. There is an opportunity for Minnesota.
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Featured Matches: If you don’t think you’ve gone from packer to Viking Zadarius Smith Not giving his new team any insight into his old team. I don’t understand how this works.with him Daniel Hunter Match up directly with someone tackling for the Packers, Aaron Rogers This stage of the season is different than when Green Bay is healthier.
Featured Bonus Matchups: Kevin O’Connell to play wide receiver for Vikings Justin Jefferson to get cooper cup process.I mean, despite the fact that teams are fully aware of how great a third-year receiver is after starting his career with back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances, he’s somehow always open. Jaile Alexander And the Packers’ remaining good secondaries are now in the spotlight.
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Key stats: Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass in 30 straight regular season games. This is the longest active streak in the NFL.
predict: Even if Aaron Rodgers is Aaron Rodgers, the home crowd and Minnesota’s potentially explosive offense are proving too much at this point in Green Bay’s season. Talk to me again in week 17 when you have to play. Vikings 31, Packers 30 — Carmen Vitali
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