Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Sacking Aaron Rodgers Isn't Always This Easy

Sacking Aaron Rodgers Isn't Always This Easy

The high-powered Green Bay offense is coming off a last-second victory against Dallas in Week 5. The Vikings also have a plethora of speedy linebackers who can get after the passer in a hurry.

The other game that stands out came two weeks later in a blowout of the Tampa Bay Bucs with Case Keenum at the helm for the always-injured Sam Bradford.

118.2 rushing yards (11th), 4.2 yards per rush (13th), 58 yard long with four touchdowns - Despite the loss of Dalvin Cook, the Vikings rushed for a season high 159 rushing yards at Chicago Monday.

As for my prediction in the contest, I expect the Packers to win by double digits.

The Green Bay Packers (4-1) are coming from 35-31 thrilling victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. Along the way, Keenum has developed a strong connection with star receiver Stefon Diggs, who has 395 receiving yards this season and will be Keenum's favorite target in the game.

Rodgers is off to another great start this season.

So, as we approach the halfway point of the season, the Packers and their fans can finally start hoping that this year's team can snag that elusive win in the NFC Championship Game and punch their ticket back to the Super Bowl, which, as it happens, will be in Minnesota this year.

"We'll watch the week and see how it goes as far as who's practicing and who's not, but we're really focused on what they do offensively, particularly the running back situation", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. It was the last of them, and the drive that set up the score, that played the biggest part in Green Bay's win. He would complete 33 of his 50 pass attempts for 343 yards and two touchdowns, but he was picked off once, sacked three times, and one of those quarterback traps resulted in a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Minnesota now is tied for 12th in total sacks and will look to add to that total on Sunday.

Keenum admitted that in the offseason when he was weighing his free agent options the knowledge that he wouldn't have to face Zimmer's defense was one of the reasons he signed with the Vikings. Sunday's game takes place from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will air live on FOX. "They do a good job of disguising things, making a lot of coverages look the same and then running different things out of it".

But game planning for the opposition's defense is only half the battle since the offense, while hardly a world beater, has its own share of performers that can make loyal Cheeseheads sweat the final outcome in three short days.

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