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Dan Arkush

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By Dan Arkush

PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 10 showdown vs. the Vikings at Lambeau Field Monday evening.

Coming off their bye week, the Vikings are well-rested, and Adrian Peterson once again could prove to be a major load for a Packers run defense that has been very vulnerable for the past month or so. Those two points alone lead me to believe that the Vegas line of 14 points for this game is a bit too steep. That said, the Packers have too much firepower, and, just like the last game against Minnesota, I think a ground game featuring both James Starks and Ryan Grant will keep the Vikings off the field late in the game. I think Jermichael Finley could be in for a big night, and I see at least three takeaways by the Packers' defense (with at least one from Clay Matthews) in my Monday-night crystal ball.  

Prediction: Packers 31, Vikings 21

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