While the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings rivalry has been defined by Brett Favre since 1992, he is now the past quarterback for both teams. Their quarterbacks of the future are the ones who will be battling in this game.
Minnesota is focused on that future, while Green Bay is very much in the present. The reigning Super Bowl champions are unbeaten and protecting the home field, and thus are expected to win.
Playing an inferior divisional opponent who has no pressure is always dangerous. Unfortunately for the Vikings, the Packers are being pushed by San Francisco for the top seed and Detroit and Chicago for the division.
Green Bay has better coaches and goals to work toward that prevent overlooking a rival who played well the last time they met. Thus, every miscellaneous advantage goes to Green Bay. But how do they match up on paper?