The Green Bay Packers travel to the Metrodome to take on the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North rivalry game on Sunday. The Week 7 NFL picks and predictions are certainly in favor of the undefeated Packers, but to use an old cliche, records can be thrown out the window in this match-up.
That reasoning, according to SB Nation's resident expert Andrew Sharp, is exactly why the Packers might not fare well this weekend.
Green Bay at Minnesota (+10) ... At some point, Green Bay's going to play a close game. On the road against a rookie quarterback before a bye week? Seems like an easy game to overlook.
(That is EXPERT analysis, goddamnit.)
Aside from that, the Packers are the unanimous choice on the ballots of all five CBS Sports experts -- even against the spread -- as well as all eight NFL experts over at ESPN, the panel at Yahoo! Sports and even Sports Illustrated's Peter King doesn't see much in the way of optimism regarding the outcome of Sunday's game.
Sunday night, fans in Minneapolis will leave the Metrodome thinking about Christian Ponder's first game under center, "Well, it's a start." When you play the best team in football in your first NFL start, that's about the best you can say.