Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Live Stream: “For the most part, we keep the rivalry as real as possible, we try not to get into it at all, especially during game week,” Darnold said. “We might share some thoughts every now and then in the offseason, but nothing crazy, never given secrets away.” Watch Live
Much has been made about Green Bay selecting quarterback Jordan Love with its first pick in the draft while also not drafting any new wideouts, but the Packers remain a divisional
favorite and will try to replicate the success they had during last year’s 13-3 season that ended in the NFC Championship. Last season Rodgers battled injuries and finished outside the top seven in passing yards, passing touchdowns and total quarterback rating.
Minnesota, meanwhile, finished last year 10-6 and were upended in the Divisional round by San Francisco. Kirk Cousins signed a two-year contract extension this spring worth $66 million. It wasn’t all good news for Cousins, however, as the Vikings sent his favorite receiver Stefon Diggs to Buffalo for five draft picks. Minnesota used one of those picks to draft wide receiver Justin Jefferson with the 22nd pick.
The Vikings have emerged as a slight favorite over the Packers in Week 1 despite being swept by Green Bay in 2019. The two teams have combined to win 14 of the 18 division titles since the NFC North was formed in 2002.
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OK, so this is not technically a matchup in Sunday’s game, but let’s be honest: How these two perform is what we’ll be talking about Monday morning.
The two quarterbacks are forever linked (along with a few others) as members of the 2018 draft class. The Jets took Darnold No. 3 overall and the Bills selected Allen with the No. 7 pick. Through two years, they both have been erratic, but Allen has the edge over Darnold because he led his team to the playoffs last season.
This is a huge year for both players to establish themselves as their franchise’s long-term answer at quarterback and silence the doubters.
The two are close friends and train together in the offseason in California. This year, that training lasted longer than normal due to the pandemic, and the two spent a lot of time together. Darnold said they engaged in some trash talk, but he was not sharing it with the media.