Vikings are favored vs. Packers for the first time in a long time
The Minnesota Vikings are still getting used to the new dynamic in the division. The NFC North has become a two-team race, and the 7-2 Vikings are currently pacing the 6-3 Green Bay Packers.
These two division rivals meet this weekend at TCF Bank, where the Vikings are favored to beat the Packers for the first time in a long time. According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, the Packers were the favorites in each of their last 12 meetings with the Vikings.
#Vikings favored Sunday vs Packers by 1 point in some circles Packers have been favored over Vikings in 12 straight games, including playoff— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) November 18, 2015
The last time the Vikings were favorites, according to Tomasson, was Brett Favre's first game against his former team.
The last time the #Vikings were favored over the Packers was Oct. 5, 2009 at the Metrodome, Brett Favre's first game vs. Green Bay.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) November 18, 2015
Six years have passed since then. The Packers won a Super Bowl, followed by four consecutive NFC North titles, between then and now. During this span, they've lost only one game against Minnesota.
However, Green Bay's run of dominance is now in danger of coming to an end. The Vikings hope to put the past behind them with a win over the Packers this Sunday.