Going into Sunday’s night NFL matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Mn., it would be a test of who would survive in Border Battle 117 between the Green Bay Packers and the defending NFC North Champions, the Minnesota Vikings. Unlike the first Border Battle in week 2 of this NFL season where the combatants played to a 29-29 tie, the Vikings offense was money in the bank rolling except for the yellow laundry on the field resulting in the end of drives in the first half resulting in two missed field goal attemps by Dan Bailey

Quarterback Kirk Cousins was on fire when it came to being sharp by running the Vikings offense like a hot knife through butter, passing for 325 yards finding the end zone 3 times for touchdowns in the 24-17 triumph. The Packers who now see their season in shambles had very few answers for the Vikings defense after scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter for a 14-7 lead, being held scoreless for the next 45 minutes of football, scoring only a field goal with 2:20 left in the game.

From my eyes, there was only one most valuable player in the game and that was #8 for the Vikings as he did not have any problems with mental mistakes and turnovers as he did the previous week against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

The Vikings will now turn their attention to shaving pretty boy Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this coming Sunday at Gillette Field in Foxboro at 3:25 Central Time. The Patriots are in first place in the AFC East Division with a record of 8-3.