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Packers vs. Vikings Week 13 Game Predictions from AllGBP.COM (with Podcast)

GAME PREDICTIONS
Week 13: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 7-4 Green Bay Packers 27-20
The Packers made some very alarming comments this week when they mentioned that they thought their hearts weren’t into the game. Wait, what? You’re professionals and your heart was not into a game against the team that ended your title defense last year?! COME ON! Don’t expect the same this week, however. Rodgers and McCarthy won’t allow it. Expect the same kind of angry performance you saw against the Texans, but the Vikings defense will take advantage of a beaten up Packers offensive line to make the game close.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 6-5 Green Bay Packers 31-17
Having witnessed the horrid performance last week in person, I can’t help but believe we will see a different Packers team this week. They will game plan for Peterson like they did for Arian Foster. We can only hope they play half as hard as they did that game. That should be all it takes.
Adam Czech 8-3 Green Bay Packers 31-17
It looks like another week without Clay Matthews and now C.J. Wilson is hurt. Not good if you hope to contain Adrian Peterson. But did you hear the good news? Aaron Rodgers’ favorite cover-2 fighting device — the Greg Jennings — is out of the repair shop and ready to start killing defensive backs again. If Percy Harvin plays, and my gut tells me he will, the Queens will put up a good fight. But it won’t be enough to slow down Rodgers and a refurbished Jennings.
Marques Eversoll 8-3 Green Bay Packers 31-20
Playing without Clay Matthews and stud run-stopper C.J. Wilson, the Packers have their work cut out for them against Adrian Peterson. However, Aaron Rodgers and the offense could really help out their defense by lighting up the scoreboard and forcing Minnesota to abandon the running game. Ultimately, I think the Packers simply score too many points, and they improve to 8-4 on the season.
Thomas Hobbes 7-4 Green Bay Packers 31-24
The Packers are pissed and unfortunately, they are going to take out their frustrations out against the Vikings, just like the Giants took their frustrations about the Bengals game against the Packers.  Packers player publicly stated that they didn’t play the game with enough heart last week and this week they will be out to prove to everyone that they belong in the playoffs.  Stopping Adrian Peterson would have been hard enough with Clay Matthews and CJ Wilson, but the Packers are probably going to stop Peterson enough where QB Christian Ponder is going to have to throw deep, which hasn’t been a strong suit for the Vikings this year.  Expect Rodgers to play angry and for the offense to score some points.
Jason Perone 5-6 Green Bay Packers 21-17
The Packers simply have to win this game, and they will.  With a one game deficit in the NFC North, they cannot afford another loss especially when facing four divisional opponents in five games.  Green Bay will have to find a way to contain Adrian Peterson, which is easier said than done.  The Packer offensive line will need help neutralizing the Viking pass rush but in the end, Aaron Rodgers shines and the Packers get back on track with a win at Lambeau.
Chad Toporski 7-4 Green Bay Packers 28-20
The Packers are going to have a tough time stopping Adrian Peterson without Clay Matthews and CJ Wilson. Luckily, they’ll be able to focus more on the running game since Percy Harvin and Kyle Rudolph will likely be out for the Vikings. Still, I think Minnesota eats up enough clock and yardage with Peterson to keep it relatively close.

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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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30 Responses to “Packers vs. Vikings Week 13 Game Predictions from AllGBP.COM (with Podcast)”

  1. Jeff says:

    You people who write for this site have to do your homework , Adrian Peterson has never really gone off on the Packers in Lambeau , dont forget in 2010 the defense shut him down witout alot of key defenders , Cullen Jenkins was rulled out when he pulle a calf in warmups. Vikings can never win on grass.

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    • Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes says:

      That’s actually a very interesting observation: against the Packers at Lambeau the best Peterson has done is 131 yards and 1 TD, which is still pretty good but not to the level of “gone off”. I think what the majority of us meant is that the offense operates through Peterson, hence if you can stop Peterson you can stop the offense.
      As for the Vikings not winning on grass, Peterson’s first game at Soldier Field he rushed for 224 yards and 4 touchdowns, and also keep in mind in 2009, the Vikings sweeped the Packers, so they must have won at Lambeau.

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    • Adam Czech says:

      So the Packers should just not worry about the best RB in modern-day football because it’s been a few games since he ran well at Lambeau?

      If only it was that easy……

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      Hi Jeff,

      This is what you posted last week:

      “You guys dont know your facts , the Packers almost never lose to the Giant on the road , the only times the Packers ever lost to the Giants in New Jersey was 1980 , 1983 , 1992. Packers ar 3-0 in the regular season against Eli Manning. It is a fact when the Giants start a season good but slump , they never right the ship and they never win a home after Thanksgiving. The Packers want revenge in this game. The only way the Packers lose is if they turn the bsll over 3 or more times. Packers over the last 20years own the month os November , The Giants are aweful in November.”

      …so tell me, how did that turn out?

      These games are played in the present, not the past. You can say all you want about what’s happened before, but it has little to no effect on what happens in the future.

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    • Oppy says:

      Jeff,

      Aren’t you the guy who said “You guys need to learn your history” last week when many of the writers were predicting a close game or struggle vs. the Giants last week?

      You were pretty derogatory in tone telling all these guys how they were ridiculously under-informed based on their predictions, you said it would be a Packers’ victory in a massive, one-sided rout of the Giants.

      Maybe you’re the one who needs to do some learnin’. As you were told last week by a staff writer, the past does not indicate future performance.

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  2. cow42 says:

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      No, these are 2012 scores:

      22
      23
      14
      28
      30
      42
      30
      24
      31
      24
      10

      THESE are 2011 scores:

      42
      30
      27
      49
      25
      24
      33
      45
      45
      35
      27
      38
      46
      14
      35
      45
      20

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      • cow42 says:

        the scores i posted are the scores you guys predicted the Packers would put up this week.

        i was saying that you were making score predictions that more closely resembled the 2011 Packer offense as opposed to the 2012 version.

        get it?

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        • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

          I know exactly what you were doing. But the 2011 scores were actually higher than what we were predicting. And the 2012 scores are higher than what you predicted.

          That was my point.

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  3. Tarynfor12 Tarynfor12 says:

    For me to believe this team can go all the way;
    1)The offense needs to break it open in the first half by 14 pts.
    2)The defense cannot play soft zone and allow the ‘over the middles’.
    3)The offense needs to step on the opponents throat in the second half wearing a smile and instill a fear for those in our path.
    Many have clamoured for the ‘return’of the one named Jennings and have offered his absence as reason and excuse for the offensive woes…hopefully,both come in as being true this week.
    Anything less than a punishing 14+ pt victory is a loss and will work against us.

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    • cow42 says:

      It’s been so long since Jennings did anything meaningful that I’m not sure he can anymore.

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    • Lynn Dickey 12 says:

      A win is a win. There are no style points. I can’t see how a win (barring significant injury) could work against the Packers. Win and move on. Just win baby. You play to WIN the game.

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      • Mojo says:

        I knew there was a reason Lynn Dickey is one of my favorite Packer QB’s

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      • Tarynfor12 Tarynfor12 says:

        Emotion and confidence…how you win can dictate both either being uplifting or deflating against inferior teams and giving any type of edge to the other division teams isn’t good.This team seems hard pressed to be consistant with either.

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  4. Jeff says:

    Oh yeah , to the Woodshed for me , just because I know more than you do. Yeah , you worry about Peterson who never has big games on grass.

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  5. Jeff says:

    Sorry , but over the longhaul I am right 95 % of the time. The past always has to be looked at , Packers have never won in Indy but they have never lost to Houston even to the Oilers , trends mean alot. Chad , if you are going to post when I am wrong , post when I am right too. On Packernet.com everyone though the season was over on 2010 when the team was 3-3 and I said they would win it all. Packers 31 – Vikings 12. I also predict the Packers will run the table.

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      Jeff,

      I don’t know who you are, I don’t follow what you do, and I don’t ever go on Packernet.com.

      And anyone who thinks they have it all figured out is pretty darn arrogant, if you ask me.

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    • Jersey Al Jersey Al says:

      You do realize that making a ridiculous statement like ‘I am right 95% of the time” instantly removes any credibility from anything you say, right? You do realize that, right? Right?

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  6. Jeff says:

    The Packers are 15-4 at Lambeau against the Vikings since 1994 , 2 of the games they lost too super human efforts by the Viking offense , Moss in 1998 aand Favre in 2009. In 2005 the Vikings won at the buzzer on a Paul Edinger field goal and that Packer team in 2005 was injury riddled and bad and still the Vikings almost lost that year in Lambeau too.

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    • Oppy says:

      How do you explain the Packers’ W-L record over the last twenty years, Jeff?

      I mean, look at the Packers record from 1972-1992. Now compare that to 1993-2012.

      Holy shit, the universe might explode.

      NFL teams have huge turnover from year to year. How the 2008 versions of the Vikings and Packers played each other has little to nothing to do with how the 2012 teams match up.

      How do you explain the Packers’ relatively long spell of trouble in the metrodome compared to the recent success they have enjoyed as of late?

      I mean, isn’t that at odds with itself?

      P.S. Since you’re right 95% of the time, I think you should be required to post your own pre-game predictions with scores for every game the rest of the season, right here on Jersey Al’s sight, to compare with the staff writers.

      That seems fair, right?

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  8. Can’t keep comparing 2012 team to last couple teams.The common denominator is injuries replaced by players that stepped up. that hasn’t happened. need some draft magic in 2013.Lt & a pass rusher that gets to the QB.But any team could say that.

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  9. Dan Fall says:

    The Pack is lackluster. As a fan, it is not an invalid observation. They have been unable to play at a level that is greater than the opponent most of the year. I understand the injuries and general parity, but failing to convert and too many third downs is a big reason.

    The excess celebration by Finley on one conversion vs the Vikes this week is a good way to understand the demeanor of the club.

    Celebrate victory; not a first down.

    And I have been a Finley fan…I credit the head coach for sanctioning this stuff. It makes a person wonder whether other problems are related to ‘emotions’, not objectives.

    We all know the Packers have a great group of players, but I found myself perplexed today by Finley’s candor, while at the same time perhaps gaining an understanding to all the slim margins.

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    • Dan Fall says:

      This thread might be dead, but I guess I was wrong about McCarthy and it looks like I am not the only one frustrated by the overcelebration of a 6 yard catch as the Pack announced Finley’s departure before the end of the season. It ain’t an I told you so, it is I guess less perplexing now.

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