Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s evolving game has the Vikings hopeful heading into NFC North title showdown with rival Green Bay.
— The Vikings are eager to end Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy’s run of success within the division rivalry.
— UCLA continues to fill the local pro rosters and has provided the Vikings with several young standouts.
— Green Bay enters Sunday’s rivalry meeting coming off its worst loss of the season.
— The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee office is already ramping up preparations for the 2018 event.
— Play of the Week: Bridgewater’s 28-yard TD connection with Rudolph sparks Vikings’ big offensive day against the New York Giants.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 10 wins and 30 touchdown passes, but generally this has been panned as a down year for Rodgers.
— The Packers are fighting to cut down turnovers after fumbling three times and throwing one interception last Sunday.
— Banged up Packers show signs of improvement with cornerback Sam Shields and right tackle Bryan Bulaga practicing on Wednesday.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings have changed up their usual Thursday practice schedule. They will practice at 11 a.m. instead of the afternoon, giving players a chance to get out of the building faster so they can celebrate the holiday.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will coach at Lambeau Field for the fifth time in his career on Sunday and said it’s easy to understand why it can be so difficult for visiting teams win there. “It’s more about the mystique and I’ve played there four times,” Zimmer said. “It’s just a cool atmosphere really. Their crowd is good and things like that, and usually they have good players. That’s part of the problem.”