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Packers vs. Vikings Wild Card Round Game Predictions from AllGBP.COM (with Podcast)

GAME PREDICTIONS
Wild Card Round: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Name Record To-Date This Week’s Pick Score Prediction
Kris Burke 11-5 Green Bay Packers 21-13
Adrian Peterson runs for over 100 but under 200. Ponder makes the mistakes he didn’t last week and the Vikings struggle outdoors. Tramon Williams redeems himself and the Packers go on to San Francisco.
“Jersey” Al Bracco 10-6 Green Bay Packers 27-17
The Vikings had almost everything go right for them last week and played about as well as they can (and still almost lost). If these two teams played five times, the Packers would win four. So the Vikes got their one last week. The Packers show who the big dog is with a solid win at Lambeau.
Adam Czech 12-4 Green Bay Packers 31-20
I’m going to the game. I paid lots of money for my tickets. I live in Minnesota. If the Packers lose, all of my friends, family and colleagues that just realized Minnesota had a professional football team will drive me insane. If I go insane,  I likely will do something that results in me going to prison. I’ll probably get thrown into a Minnesota prison, where my fellow inmates will likely continue making fun of me. This can’t happen. The Packers will win.
Marques Eversoll 12-4 Green Bay Packers 31-17
I think the Packers win by doing what I thought they’d do last week. Adrian Peterson will get his yards, but the Packers will contain him just enough to get the win. Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will be in a cast, and if he’s not at 100 percent, the Pack’s passing attack should have no problem scoring points. I’ll be at Lambeau, so this needs to be a Packers win. To be honest, I don’t know if I can handle another one-and-done in the playoffs.
Thomas Hobbes 11-5 Green Bay Packers 27-17
I think who ever has to the answer to this question win the game: Can the Packers stop Christian Ponder?  Let’s just admit that just as the Vikings have no chance at stopping Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have no chance at stopping Adrian Peterson.  However, the Packers have proven stopping Adrian Peterson and winning the game are not mutually exclusive (week 13, Peterson’s numbers: 210 yards, 1TD).  If the Packers can get the lead early and force the Vikings to lean on Ponder I think they can win easily.  Adrian Peterson has proven he can carry a team, Ponder hasn’t yet.
Jason Perone 9-7 Minnesota Vikings 21-17
I said I was going this route and I am.  I’m calling out the Green Bay Packers.  Obviously, I hope I “lose” this pick.  Why pick Minnesota?  The eyeball test tells me that the Packers can’t stop Adrian Peterson this season and I’m not going to cut Green Bay any slack because they’re at home in the cold.  Peterson is just that good and will still get his yards.  Maybe not 200, but more in the 150 range.  Will Charles Woodson and Randall Cobb make that much of a difference and take the Packers over the hump?  I am clearly not convinced but I’ll gladly take my lumps if and when I’m wrong.
Chad Toporski 11-5 Green Bay Packers 27-23
Bad things happen to good teams in the Metrodome. After all, how long can one human being possible endure the sound of rabid Vikings fans and that god-awful horn? Look for Aaron Rodgers to bring back the hard count and neutralize some of the pass rush. While my faith in the defense has been bruised, the offense should be able to control the game more than they did six days ago.

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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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6 Responses to “Packers vs. Vikings Wild Card Round Game Predictions from AllGBP.COM (with Podcast)”

  1. Oppy says:

    This game could very well come down to the kicker, and it’s not what you’re thinking.

    The question will be: Can the Vikings’ dynamo kicker still hit it long and true when the ball is an icy rock?

    Today he might need his perfect from over 50 streak to continue, and today he might find out it’s a whole different game in sub freezing weather.

    Go Pack.

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    • Chad Toporski Chad Toporski says:

      Let’s hope he gets more FG opportunities than extra point kicks.

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  2. Elo says:

    Pack 41 – Vikes 20. Our passing game will dazzle today. Vikes will have to play catch up from start, can’t do that by running the ball.

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  3. Elle says:

    This game isn’t going to be even close. Packers will win by 14+ points.

    The Vikings needed literally every single lucky break to go their way last week, at their home, fighting for their playoff lives, just to win by a single FG, and only because they had the ball last.

    The chances of that amount of luck happening two weeks in a row, this time at Lambeau? Lol. The Vikings are going to learn just how much better the Packers are than them.

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