Vikings Vs. Packers in NFC North Thursday Night Football Odds MatchupJosh Bailey
After two straight Thursday Night Football blowouts can we hope that the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers will play well into the fourth quarter in their NFC North Thursday Night Football odds showdown when they meet at Lambeau Field.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 30, 2014
Both the Vikings and the Packers are coming off dominating performances Sunday, as the Vikings embarrassed the Atlanta Falcons, 41-28, while the Packers dominated the Chicago Bears in the second half in route to a 38-17 victory for Green Bay.
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Kickoff: 8:25 PM ET
Spread: Green Bay -10
NFC North Thursday Night Football Odds Preview – Vikings Vs. Packers
The Packers (2-2 SU, 1-2-1 ATS) evened their record at 2-2 SU by pounding the snot out of Chicago 38-17 in its Week 4 NFC North divisional battle to easily cover the spread as a 2-point home favorite.
Just days after telling Packers fans everywhere to “relax” veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers backed up his call for calm by completing an incendiary 22 of 28 passes for 302 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Packers also picked off Bears quarterback Jay Cutler twice in the win while sacking Cutler once and hurrying him on numerous other occasions.
Minnesota (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) enters this matchup coming off a surprising 41-28 spanking of Atlanta in Week 4 that was fueled by the performance of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The former Louisville Cardinals star made his NFL debut by completing 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards while adding 27 rushing yards and one touchdown on five carries.
Teddy Bridgewater: Too soon to say if I'll play Thursday http://t.co/Cu74lc7elY
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 30, 2014
While the Vikes covered the NFL football odds as a 5.5-point home underdog, Bridgewater suffered a high ankle sprain late in the contest and is questionable for this affair, though he says he’ll be ready to go. Defensively, Minnesota picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan twice in the win.
Green Bay has won two of the last three meetings against Minnesota and seven of the last nine overall. The Packers beat the Vikes 44-31 in Minnesota last October before playing them to a 26-all tie one month later.
Still, with the Packers finding themselves in a big way last week – and desperate to get on a little bit of a roll right now – I just don’t see them failing to get the pretty emphatic win in this intriguing matchup.
While I really like Bridgewater a lot and believe he’s going to have a fine career, I also believe Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has something special up his sleeve that Minnesota’s rookie has not seen in his brief career just yet.
The Vikings are just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against Green Bay and the home team in this series is 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings.