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

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1. Rodgers rises to occasion with 300 yards, no INTs

Another thing that we’ve already touched on is that, despite how bad Cousins was in the first Packers-Vikings game, Aaron Rodgers was only slightly better in that game. He put the ball on the ground, barely threw for over 200 yards and just didn’t look like the superstar that we’re accustomed to seeing under center in Titletown. But really, he’s had streaks of that several times this season.

Rodgers stumbled out of the gate this year a bit before turning up the heat a bit. He has since cooled off, however, and has actually looked quite shaky as of late. Most recently, Rodgers was quite worrisome as he completed only 16 of his 33 passing attempts against Chicago last week for only 203 yards and a touchdown. He has looked uncomfortable and not himself.

There’s nothing that awakens the beast inside a superstar quite like a massive game and the Week 16 trip to U.S. Bank Stadium to face the Vikings fits that bill. Despite two lackluster games in a row, some troubling tendencies and a wide receiver corps consisting of Davante Adams, hopes and prayers, the Packers offensive leader will carry his team when they need them.

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Heavily utilizing Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams out of the backfield, in addition to Adams, Rodgers will not only avoid a turnover on Monday night but he will air it out a little bit. He’ll end the day with 300 yards passing and likely a score or two as well, guiding the Packers to victory and clinching the NFC North title in the process.