Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— First-place Vikings need a win against the vulnerable Green Bay Packers to maintain sole possession of the top spot the NFC North division.
— The Vikings’ talented rookie class gets its first taste of the Packers rivalry, but mostly just see it as another game.
— Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay are used to having their way with the Vikings, but this time around it feels different.
— Vikings coach Mike Zimmer liked what he saw from his quarterback at Oakland and looks ahead to Week 11, plus a quick look at how the Vikings-Packers stack up against one another.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he isn’t injured, but he might be trying to do too much on the field. So what’s wrong with the star quarterback?
— Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy hopes his team’s low point was last Sunday in an 18-16 loss to Detroit, but there are plenty of issues the group needs to clean up before things get better.
— The Packers aren’t getting the most out of their young offensive weapons during their recent three-game losing streak.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Players have the day off and will be back in the building at Winter Park Wednesday.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t hesitant to run the ball in Sunday’s 30-14 win at Oakland, despite the hit he took after a run the week prior that left him concussed. He scrambled twice for 23 yards against the Raiders and Zimmer liked that his quarterback continued to use his legs to make plays. “When it’s wide open, I want him to run, but I still want him to be a quarterback and do what he needs to do,” Zimmer said. “But he did make a couple great runs. The run that he made on Third-and-13 or something like that, he made a -yard run, he juked two guys, stiff-armed one. … I’m comfortable with how he’s doing things”