How to Watch Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams is surging for the Green Bay Packers as they face the Minnesota Vikings for the second time this season. TANNEN MAURY/EPA

When these two faced off in Week 1, we were anticipating a preview of a match up in this year's playoffs. Both teams we're coming off late playoff losses in 2019 to the San Francisco 49ers. Even the first matchup this season between these two was promising. While the Packers went up 22-10 at half, the Vikings scored 24 in the fourth quarter to at least close the gap. They ultimately lost 43-34 in a shootout game.

The problem for the Vikings is that those losses kept piling on. The only game they've won this season is against the lowly Houston Texans who didn't have any wins at the time. The Texans subsequently fired their head coach and are similarly having a disappointing, likely rebuilding, season after a great run in the playoffs in 2019 like the Vikings. Minnesota even lost to the Atlanta Falcons in their last game after they fired their head coach and previously didn't have a win on the season. So what's going on?

Well, a couple of things. First, this defense is not playing up to their own high standards that they've set over the past few seasons. They're averaging 33 points against in their first six games and the lowest they've given up in a game is 27. That is when they lost to the Seahawks 27-26 when they got stuffed on fourth down with the lead to run out the clock. Then the defense let Russell Wilson drive down the field in under a minute to score the winning touchdown.

The other problem is Kirk Cousins. When Dalvin Cook is at 100 percent, the Vikings' game plan can shine where they run the football efficiently so they can pass the ball even averagely. That's happened enough this season but Cousins hasn't been holding up his end of the deal. He is the 28th ranked QB out of 31 starters for average QB in the league.

He threw three picks in the first half of the Falcons game effectively putting them out of the game early.  He has 11 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. The later stat ranks for 31st in the NFL. In the offseason Cousins signed a two-year $66 million extension to stay with the Vikings. He's going to have to turn it around quick if he's going to stay past those two years.

What TV Channel is Vikings-Packers on?

Vikings-Packers will be shown on FOX at 1:00 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.

How to Watch Vikings-Packers

When: Sunday, November 1
Where: Lambeau Field - Green Bay, WI
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)

Aaron Rodgers has held up every part of the bargain for the Packers. He has the top QBR in the league and looks rejuvenated after the team drafted QB Jordan Love in the offseason. Whom they really needed to draft were speciality positions like receivers or tight ends to help compliment Rodgers.

Instead, they are going to have to pick someone off the open market before the November 3 trade deadline. RB Aaron Jones and WR Davante Adams have been good this season but both are dealing with bouts of injuries. Adams looked all the way back versus the Houston Texans last week going for two touchdowns and 196 yards. But he's only played in four games this season. On the other hand, Jones is out again this week. There is a rumor that the Packers are interested in receiver Will Fuller from the Texans.

While the Packers have only lost a game, their lack of depth issues became glaring in their 38-10 blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This team is still elite, but there is ample proof that they can be stopped and need more help fast if they are going to get past the NFC Championship this season.

Vikings-Packers Betting Odds

Vikings Odds: +6.5
Packers Odds: -6.5
Money Line: Vikings +220 - Packers -278
Over/Under: 49.5