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WEEK 13 - Game of the Week - PREVIEW

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  1. majesty95

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    Jun 5, 2012


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    There are many great games this week but it is hard to match the intensity and impact of the one being played tonight in Green Bay. The Vikings (7-4) travel to Wisconsin to face their bitter rivals the Packers (8-3) in a game for the division lead in the NFC North. Things do not get much more intriguing than that.​
    Last Week
    Minnesota went into Chicago and dismantled another division rival in the Bears 44-17 for their sixth straight win. Quarterback Christian Ponder had perhaps his best game of the season throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns while Adrian Peterson continued to pound opposing defenses to the tune of 125 yards. The Viking defense also held the Bears halfback tandem of Darren Sproles and Michael Bush to just 19 combined yards.​
    Green Bay rebounded from a loss to divisional opponent Detroit by knocking off the Giants in New York 27-17. The Packers struggled to move the ball against the potent Giants defense but forced four Eli Manning turnovers en route to the win. Linebacker Desmond Bishop was the star of the game with a sack and two interceptions.​
    Keys to the Game
    The Vikings need to be able to run the ball and control the clock. Keeping Aaron Rodgers and the explosive Packers offense off the field will be key to winning the game. Ponder has not shown an ability to match teams drive-for-drive by throwing the ball so if this game turns into a shootout, it could be a long day for Minnesota.​
    The Packers are tied for sixth in defensive red zone efficiency at 80%. The Vikings are bound to find their way inside the Packers' 20 yard line at least a few times. Minimizing their points when they are there will allow them to try and get and extend a lead and force Ponder to have to win the game by himself.​
    What to Watch
    Turnovers - The Vikings not only turn the ball over fewer times than any other team, they also force the most turnovers in the NFL. The Packers do a good job at forcing turnovers as well so this game, like most, could very well come down to who makes the fewest mistakes (or who forces their opponent into the most).​
    Packers -3 O/U 46​
    No prediction for this week's game.​
    Content of the Week

    There wasn't a whole lot of activity in the Team Management sections this week so we will not have a winner this week...​

    Sim Stats of the Week
    Colts 20, Bills 17​

    This game was a great example of sim play versus the CPU. Although Futuriistiics lost, he stayed true to the sim principles and put together a great overall game.​

    Team Stats

    Offensive Yards: BUF 338, IND 373​
    Rushing Yards: BUF 132, IND 45​
    Passing Yards: BUF 206, IND 328​

    Individual Leaders

    M. Sanchez, BUF 13-27, 206 yds, 1 TD, 3 INT​
    F. Jackson, BUF 27 car, 126 yds, 4.7 avg, 1 TD​
    F. Jackson, BUF 5 rec, 39 yds, 7.8 avg​
    S. Johnson, BUF 4 rec, 108 yds, 27.0 avg, 1 TD​
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012

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