The Minnesota Vikings (12-3) take on the Green Bay Packers (7-8) in a rivalry renewed. Week one saw these two teams go head to head in what was a one-sided double-digit win for Minnesota. Beginning their run for the NFC North title, and Green Bay’s dissent into irrelevancy.

This time around, however, things are different. While the Vikings are the number two seed in the NFC and division champs, they have shown struggles. Playing way too many close games, and even needing comebacks to finish off opponents. Still, a win is a win.

Green Bay has won four of their last six games, seeing a rejuvenation in their passing attack and a strong, ambitious defense who makes plenty of plays.

Which could be a problem for WR Justin Jefferson. In the midst of the all-time single-season receiving yards record, currently held by Calvin Johnson (1,964).

Jefferson at 1,756 yards with two games remaining in the regular season. Meaning He needs to average 105 yards in each to break the mark.

However, Green Bay’s secondary is tough and allows few big plays and yardage through the air.

Ranking third in pass defense, sixth in interceptions, 16th in opponents passer rating and third lowest passing yards per game. The Packers secondary offers the Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings their toughest matchup since playing the New York Jets in Week 13.

In their first matchup, he caught nine of 11 targets for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Even though Justin Jefferson is expected a large bulk of the targets, the Packers defense is very aware.

Expect a heavy dose of Pro Bowl CB Jaire Alexander, as well as Rasual Douglas and plenty of safety help up top to protect the second level.

Jefferson has been challenged before and often come out on top. But remember, just because the Vikings won the first time around, doesn’t mean this is the same team.

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