The Vikings season thus far:
Huge win over the 49ers and they've already swept the Lions. Coming off a loss to the Bears this is an extremely important game for them.Code:2012-09-09 Jaguars 26 23 W 2012-09-16 @Colts 20 23 L 2012-09-23 49ers 24 13 W 2012-09-30 @Lions 20 13 W 2012-10-07 Titans 30 7 W 2012-10-14 @Redskins 26 38 L 2012-10-21 Cardinals 21 14 W 2012-10-25 Buccaneers 17 36 L 2012-11-04 @Seahawks 20 30 L 2012-11-11 Lions 34 24 W 2012-11-25 @Bears 10 28 L 2012-12-02 @Packers 7-4-0 2012-12-09 Bears 8-3-0 2012-12-16 @Rams 4-6-1 2012-12-23 @Texans 10-1-0 2012-12-30 Packers 7-4-0
Lang is a pretty good guard, but not a great tackle. Perhaps changing sides makes it more difficult but I'm inclined to believe he's just an inside kinda guy (short arms and all that). I wish they'd stick EDS (or someone) at RT and deal with 1 problem instead of flopping around and creating 2. Campen and/or McCarthy are so darned set on having everyone jump around, it makes me crazy at times.
Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith have both passed concussion protocols and will likely to play. Percy Harvin is still listed as doubtful as of this writing.
Greg Jennings makes his long awaited return. I'm not expecting much which could make for a very pleasant surprise if things go well.
Quarless is a man of mystery, I hope he makes the field this year but I sure don't want to see them rush it. Wilson, Shields and Woodson are out. Matthews is almost certainly going to join them in sweats (it's official now).
Buck and Aikman have the call but it's not a national game.
It is however, a division game. Allen is going to running around like a wild man. If Robison joins him it's going to be a long day.
The Vikings secondary has been better than what Packer fans have become accustomed to over the last couple of years. We'll likely see a bunch of dink and dunk as they sort of what they can do unless the plan goes up in smoke 10 minutes in.
With Wilson and Matthews out, stopping Peterson is going to be a huge challenge. He's always liked to get his gallop on in the second half and that appears to the plan this year as well.
Should the Packers lose, they'll be in a wild battle to make the playoffs at all.