Five Stories to Watch for Vikings @ Packers

Oct 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota line was solid in pass pro last week. Cousins took a few hits, but most were either the result of a schematic disadvantage or the fault of the quarterback. Overall, they stood up well, despite a rough start against DeForest Buckner. However, in the run game, they were never really able to get much going.

FPC Vikings Staff Predicts Vikings @ Packers

Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
For the second straight week, all four FPC Vikings staff members are picking the Vikings to come out on top. However, the degree in which the arch rival Packers will compete varies drastically.

Lessons to be Learned For the Bears

Kicking off the regular season with a victory would have been the ideal welcome for the start of Matt Nagy era in Chicago. Off the heels of an uber-aggressive offseason addressing virtually every weakness combined with a hot streak of drafts and a certain...

Vikings @ Packers: Key Week 2 Matchups

Coming off a solid week one win, the Vikings travel to Lambeau this week to take on Aaron Rodgers (probably) and the Green Bay Packers. Operating under the assumption that Rodgers will play seems like the correct decision, as the Vikings would likely dominate...

Charting Cousins: Week 1 49ers @ Vikings

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Week One Packers Postgame Wrap up: Rodgers Saves The Day

Packers Aaron Rodgers Pulls Out Late Game Heroics, Wins 24-23 by Frank Bonincontri @TheFFLWire Packers -7 Final Score Packers 24 - Bears 23 What went right: (Skip ahead to mid third quarter) Aaron Rodgers returned and finally had the offensive line pass blocking and blowing up run lanes...

Numbers to Note from 49ers @ Vikings

Sep 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) carries the ball during the first quarter against San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Game narratives often derive from a handful of plays. Quality play for 98 percent of snaps can be perceived negatively if one off play has a disastrous result. It is simply the nature of the way fans ingest sports. Because of that, post-game analysis of the big picture plays a significant role in determining true overall performance, as opposed to picking plays here and there to draw conclusions. 

Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets

The Detroit Lions kick off their 2018 season tonight when they host the Sam Darnold led New York Jets on Monday Night Football. This will be Matt Patricia’s first game as a head coach of the Detroit Lions, while Darnold will be the youngest starting...

Vikings Hold Off 49ers: Three Up, Three Down

Sep 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws during the fourth quarter against San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
An opening day win is never a bad thing. For much of the Vikings' 24-16 victory over San Francisco, they matched the lofty expectations laid before them. However, there were also a few points worth being mildly concerned about. 

Vikings D holds off 49ers, 24-16

Sep 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes (21) celebrates an interception return for a touchdown during the third quarter against San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
US Bank Stadium, MN - The Minnesota Vikings began their "Super Bowl or bust" tour in a somewhat expected fashion, beating the San Francisco 49ers, 24-16.

Bears Recipe to Beat the Packers

The three most exciting words in sports have ultimately been uttered. Football. Is. Back. A dream come true, the new-look Bears open up in primetime at Lambeau. One of the finest rivalries in sports, the Packers hold a razor-thin two-game advantage in the all-time record and...

Vikings Do It With Defense, Beat San Fran 24-16

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Xavier Rhodes (29) celebrates a broken up pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
In Minnesota, it still begins and ends with defense. The Vikings forced four turnovers—one of them a Pick 6 from rookie defensive back Mike Hughes—to beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-16 Sunday. Hughes' interception put the Vikings up 17-3 early in the third quarter. Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins...

Love & Hate: Fantasy WRs Week 1

So some time ago the great Matthew Berry closed up shop about his Love and Hate column. Myself as well as other people felt intense sadness about hearing this. Why? Well, it is because Berry's Love and Hate column was right for the most part...

Know the Enemy: Interview with FPC 49ers

Aug 25, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back to pass against the Indianapolis Colts defense in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
The 49ers are a team shrouded in what-ifs and optimism. It is tough to truly diagnose what to expect from such a young team, so to help us out, we asked Full Press 49ers managing editor Sanjesh Singh a few questions about the team he covers.

FPC Vikings Predicts 49ers @ Vikings

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Xavier Rhodes (29) celebrates a broken up pass in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The quest for the Super Bowl starts Sunday as the Vikings welcome an upstart 49ers team to U.S. Bank Stadium. How will the Purple and Gold fare against Jimmy Garoppolo and company? The Full Press Vikings staff makes their predictions.

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