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Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football takes place tonight in Week 8 of the NFL 2013 regular season. The Packers will be looking to continue on their upward trajectory having won three straight games coming into tonight's match up, and they will be confident of making that four in a row tonight against the struggling Vikings. Sunday Night Football will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Packers are 4-2 and are top of the NFC North division coming into this game. Tonight's match up will pit them against their divisional rivals, and basement club, the Vikings who are 1-5 and struggling terribly to find any traction this season so far.
The Packers have one of the best offenses in the league, ranking 4th in the NFL total points scored per game (28 points), as well as 2nd in the league for total yards gained per game (434.7 yards).
Much of that good offensive work has been down to Aaron Rodgers who is 143 of 220 for 1,906 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has led the Packers offense well and ensured they rank 5th in the league for both pass offense (gaining 300 yards per game on pass), and 5th in the NFL for rush offense (gaining 134.7 yards per game on rush).
They should have too much for the Vikings tonight, who have had a dramatic fall from grace since their stunning performances last season. They lost last week to the lowly New York Giants – who until that point had failed to gain even a single win in the season so far. That surely must get alarm bells ringing for the Vikings, and they need a big win to turn things around and gain back lost confidence. Taking down the Packers would be the perfect medicine.
Sunday Night Football will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream by clicking here.