Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Sunday’s Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings Giants Week 2 game.
(-2) Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-0), 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Packers. The Vikings went in to Lambeau last year in Week 17 and won the NFC North title over the Packers. It’s probably safe to assume Green Bay — with a healthy Jordy Nelson in the mix — is ready to return the favor in the first game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Ricky: Packers. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense won’t cough up the game like Marcus Mariota and the Titans’ offense did against the Vikings’ defense last week. And that’s a fact.
Andre: Packers. The Vikings’ defense bailed them out with two defensive scores against the Titans last week. But that was the Titans. Aaron Rodgers won’t turn over the ball at will, and the Minnesota defense allowed 5.4 yards per play last season (15th) despite being lauded as one of the league’s premier defenses.
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