Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Bold predictions for Week 16

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3. Adams, Thielen both earn 100-yard games

Considering the talent of Kirk Cousins and Aaron Rodgers, any Vikings or Packers fan has to believe that a passing barrage could be in order whenever these NFC North foes take the field against one another. No matter how talented the defenses are, these signal-callers are good enough at their best to light up anyone. That, however, was not the case back in Week 2.

Cousins was downright bad in that first matchup, going 14-of-32 for 230 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Meanwhile, Rodgers was only marginally better (specifically in regards to efficiency and turnovers) as he went 22-of-34 for only 209 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions, though he did lose a fumble on the day.

Despite that, wide receivers Davante Adams and Adam Thielen both managed to come through with nice days at the office for the Packers and Vikings, respectively. For Adams, he led the way with seven receptions for 106 yards while Thielen was solid in grabbing five balls for 75 yards to lead all Minnesota pass-catchers on the day.

Though Stefon Diggs has been more of the go-to guy as of late, Thielen will draw the more favorable matchups in this game and will step up in that regard. Meanwhile, Adams is almost matchup-proof and is Rodgers’ only reliable receiver. As such, both Thielen and Adams will lead the way for their offenses again but they will both eclipse the 100-yard mark in primetime.