The Green Bay Packers captured the NFC North division title in 2019, but the Minnesota Vikings were breathing down their necks until late in the season. The two teams are the favorites to win the division title in 2020 and they will face each on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, FOX) in the season-opener for both teams.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium — Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: FOX
- Live streaming: Watch Here
Green Bay (13-3 in 2019) reached the NFC Championship game last season, but the offseason talk centered on star quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ surprised reaction after the Packers used their first-round pick (No. 26) to select quarterback Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL draft. The Vikings (10-6 in 2019) reached the playoffs behind quarterback Kirk Cousins and a stingy defense.
What to Know
The Green Bay Packers won both of their games against the Minnesota Vikings last season (21-16 and 23-10) and are aiming for the same result. They will face off at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium to kick off their 2020 seasons. After a 13-3 record in the regular season, the Packers made it as far as the Conference Championship last year but lost to the San Francisco 49ers 37-20. Likewise, Minnesota is coming off of a 10-6 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by San Francisco 27-10.
A pair of last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Green Bay threw only four interceptions last season, the first among all teams in the NFL. But Minnesota snagged 17 interceptions last year, the third most in the league.
The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close contest. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.