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Week 12 Sunday Night Football Props: Packers vs Vikings

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Updated Mar 23, 2020 · 2:03 PM PDT

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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are desperate for a win Sunday Night against the Vikings. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr)
  • Virtual must-win clash in playoff chase for Pack and Vikes
  • Can Kirk Cousins out duel Aaron Rodgers on Sunday Night?
  • Picking the perfect prop bets for a Sunday win

There’s only one way to go after a Week 11 goose egg. Up.

Yes, the Football Gods were not kind to us last week, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. No worry. We’re channeling our inner Marshawn Lynch this week, as we’re regrouping big time and delivering you some Ws.

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It’s an NFC North biggie between the visiting Packers and the host Vikings. Both teams would like to catch the Bears for the division crown, but more than anything, both teams need wins to stay in the playoff picture.

Let’s get to it.

Prop #1: Cousins Will Have the Better Passing Stats

Quarterback Odds
Kirk Cousins +100
Aaron Rodgers -149

Vegas be trippin’ on this one.

In their memorable Week 2 tie, Cousins produced one of the best games of his young Vikings career, tossing for 425 yards and four TDs. Rodgers was no slouch, but he threw for 281 yards and one TD.

Most weeks, Rodgers does the main carrying, but his special teams was massive in this contest. Not only did Mason Crosby bang five field goals on the day, but the unit also found pay dirt.

The other thing to note is that Cousins needs to chuck it all over the field to succeed.

With Dalvin Cook injured for stretches and Latavius Murray mostly ineffective, the Vikings’ 31st-ranked rushing attack isn’t doing them any favors.

Plus, Cousins would like to bounce back from another dismal showing under the prime time lights. Last week’s SNF loss to the Bears put him at 4-12 in such games.

Couple that with Green Bay possibly finding their 1A running back in Aaron Jones, who currently leads the NFL at 6.36 yards a tote, and the Packers’ willingness to balance out their pass with run, and you’ve got yourself win no. 1. Let’s move on.

Prop #2: Expect a Short Yardage Touchdown

The Packers/Vikings Shortest TD Odds
Under 1.5 yards -125
Over 1.5 yards -105

This is just a deep dive into the numbers, and there appears to be an appetite for each team to surrender these scores from the goal line.

The Packers have allowed five such scores from in close, most recently in their last game against the Seahawks. They’ve also punched in three of their own.

Those statistics are identical to the Vikings, the most recent happening two weeks ago in their win over the Lions.

More than that, with two pass-happy offenses, every shot to the endzone brings a chance at pass interference and the ball automatically placed at the 1-yard line.

The Vikings have so far drawn six pass interference penalties this year and been flagged for three. The Packer D has surrendered five pass interference penalties and been awarded two in their games this season.

Prop #3: Davante Adams Will Shine

Will Adams have at least 122 yards receiving? Odds
YES +129

We end with the major catching weapon Rodgers can rely on. Adams is coming off a monster night against the Seahawks, hauling in 10 balls for 166 yards.


It was his best output of the season, and a bounce back from two straight sub-60 yard receiving games (he has had just one of those all year before Weeks 9 and 10).

The more desperate team has to be the Packers, so expect Adams to figure into the mix early and often – enough to land you a nice payout.

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