Packers-Vikings: What to watch
Peterson aims for record, playoff berth against hot Packers
|Green Bay at Minnesota|
|When: 4:25 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 17 Packers-Vikings matchup.
• Keep Rodgers upright: The Packers have been inconsistent in protecting Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers, yielding 46 sacks. Minnesota is much improved defensively, especially at home. The Vikings will likely be aggressive with their defensive game plan, using seven- and eight-man blitz packages, but also can generate pressure out of a four-man rush. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams will clearly want to get Rodgers off his mark. Look for Packers coach Mike McCarthy to utilize more maximum and slide-protection schemes, as well as chipping the edges to keep his signal-caller clean in the pocket.
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