Despite losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the majority of the season, the Minnesota Vikings are 1-0 going into Week 2 of the season. Shaun Hill started in the team's opener against the Tennessee Titans and was largely ineffective, but a strong defense led the way for Minnesota.
Now it's looking like Sam Bradford will be under center when the Vikings play their regular season home opener in their new stadium. And it will be a much tougher foe this time around in the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer refused to announce his starting quarterback ahead of time, but Hill looked drained and like he didn't have much left to offer as he continues to get up there in years. The Vikings traded a first-round pick for Bradford and will be starting him sooner rather than later. All signs point to that "sooner" being Sunday's game against the Packers.
The Packers are 1-0 as well after barely outlasting a bad opponent of their own: the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Packers beat the Jaguars by four points, shocking given many expected a multi-touchdown lead when it was all said and done.
As far as Sunday's game between the Packers and Vikings go, most experts think Green Bay has the win in the bag. Over at CBS Sports, all eight experts think the Packers will win. There are a few takers over at ESPN, where two of the nine experts are brave enough to pick the Vikings to win it.
Here at SB Nation, the spread is nearly unanimous.
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Only RVB thinks the Vikings will win, along with the OddsShark computer. The game will be the featured Sunday Night Football game for Week 2 and will kick off on NBC and online via NBC Sports at 8:30 p.m. ET.