Onside Chick: Vikings Vs. Packers Prediction

The last time the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers dueled, it ended in a 26-26 tie. Prediction: That will not happen again… 

Offensively Speaking…

The Minnesota Vikings have a lot to be excited about after Sunday’s win against the Falcons.  Rookie QB, Teddy Bridgewater threw for 317 yards and ran five times for 27 more. His calm demeanor and mature movement in the pocket, certainly doesn’t scream, Rookie! 

Teddy Bridgewater
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As good of a game as it was for the Vikings on Sunday – Let’s not forget that the Green Bay Packers are 7-1-1 in their last nine games against the Vikings at home &… they do not need stellar performances by a rookie quarterback to get their fans excited; they have Aaron Rogers – who recently told fans:

R-E-L-A-X…He’s got this.

Aaron Rogers
via: espn

Since Adrian Peterson has been out dealing with his legal woes, Viking running backs Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon have had a good run… (pun intended).  McKinnon exploded out of the backfield for 135 yards last week and Asiata added three rushing touchdowns against the Falcons. This week, these two get to go against the less than stellar Green Bay defense – who has given up 175 yards on the ground… per game.

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Packers running back, Eddie Lacy rushed into the end-zone for the first time this year securing 1 out of the 4 touchdowns Green Bay scored against the Chicago Bears last Sunday.  It’s safe to say, Green Bay may not a running team… but they don’t need to be to get a win.

via: blacksportsonline.com
via: blacksportsonline.com

Because, the Packers have him & Jordy Nelson… & Randall Cobb.

Defensively Speaking…

The Minnesota Viking’s overall #1 pick, Linebacker Anthony Barr seems to know what he’s doing with 2 sacks so far & Free Safety, Harrison Smith made his intentions clear in the 4th quarter against the Falcons by sealing the the Viking’s win with an interception.

via: zimbio.com
via: zimbio.com

The Packers defense has struggled this season, but they managed to hold their own against the typically high scoring Bears offense last week. The packers have key players on their defense like Clay Matthews who intercepted Jay Cutler & Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix who had 5 tackles, all on his own last week.

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via: sportingnews.com
Prediction:

It pains me to say this as a Minnesota Viking Fan…but, I have to be honest. The combination of playing at Lambeau Field & Teddy’s minor ankle setback… I can not sit here and say I think The Vikings will come out victorious.

Green Bay Packers:  34
Minnesota Vikings: 27

I’m expecting Mr. Rogers to sling the ball & connect a few times. I mean, obviously…

I think Mr. Bridgewater’s game will be less smooth than his game against the Falcons. If he can stay as collected as last week & the offensive line continues to protect him though…

Who knows?

[Skol]

One more prediction…

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via: allgbp.com

We will see this.

Fun Fact: The Packers–Vikings rivalry is noted for being very balanced. In the first 97 meetings, the total offensive yardage, points scored, wins, turnovers, and time of possession are all within 5% of each other; these are the closest margins for a rivalry longer than 15 years. 


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5 Reasons Why I Love Football (& Why More Ladies Should)

1.) The Apparel For Women Within The NFL Market Is Flat Out Adorable.

Just because you’re watching football with the guys (I’ll get to that next) does not mean you can’t support your team and look like a lady! Google It!

The NFL (and a ton of retailers) have made it excessively easy to feel dainty & cute while you smash a chip filled with guacamole into your mouth and scream at the television set.

Regardless of how cute you look…that does sound like fun, right?

2.) Real Quality Time With The Men In Your Life (And Their Friends…)

I hope you like your boyfriend/husband/father/brother’s friends…

Stop. If not, this does not apply to you & you may skip to #3.

Most non-bitchy girls I know would rather hang out with Men over Women anyway. There is just something about hanging around a bunch of men in their element (i.e. Football, Beer & Snacks) that’s just flat out fun. It’s a legit good time. Who doesn’t love a strong manly high five?! Lady or not, you have to appreciate a man’s high five over most women’s sad attempts.

Why do some girls get all shy about high-fiving? It’s supposed to be exciting; I don’t want you to gently place your hand on mine… Maybe you’re not aware, but it’s supposed to make noise. I want you to hit it.

Back on track…

#3.) You Can Cheer For Whoever You Want. 

If you aren’t already locked in, there is no rule that says you have to cheer for your home team. Typically, you do…but you’re a grown woman & you can do what you want. Do you like the colors of a certain team? Go with it…

Many years ago, my love for the Carolina Panther’s was the reason I rocked a very stylish Carolina Panther (pullover) Starter Jacket, fully equipped with that big ol’ pouch/pocket in front. I loved it.

If you need a visual – I can help with that…

Carolina Panther Black Pullover Starter Jacket

I also wore these.

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(Pridefully, I might add.)

Zubaz is what they’re called – and apparently they are still being made. So, find your colors gals and get to ordering.

4.) Ahem…You’ll See.

Cam Newton
Cam Newton
Tom Brady
Tom Brady
DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson
Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski
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Clay Matthews

Yeah… That sums up #4.

5.) The NFL Is The Ultimate Reality TV – Nonstop.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some Bachelor(ette), America’s Next Top Model & X-Factor; but there just aren’t channels that stream (LIVE) updates & current information on those people constantly.

I’m nosey, you’re nosey…we’re all nosey.

If you invest some fanship into the NFL you get NFL Network & ESPN – even during the off season! Better yet, you can watch Redzone (aka: best thing ever) alllll day *commercial free* every Sunday .

I don’t like waiting months for my trashy trash shows to come back after the seasons have ended – and once it finally airs again, it’s a completely new cast*.  I have to waste the first 3 weeks on “getting to know” everyone.

Conveniently, with the wonderful NFL – Once a year, one batch of new characters*  (some that you may already know of) gets thrown into the mix of people we already know and love (and sometimes hate).

(*Cast = Acting / *Characters = Interesting People).

From the villains like HimThese guys & Them – to the players who make your heart warm like HimThis guy & These men… there’s typically something going on to talk about, on a fairly regular basis.

Nonstop.