Get Green going: The Packers' running game, once a strength, has picked up some momentum last Sunday against the Chicago Bears. But injuries have sidelined up to 60 percent of the projected starting offensive line, which as caused the running game to be inconsistent. Nonetheless, the backups who have stepped in for Mark Tauscher, Chad Clifton and Marco Rivera are no slouches. Regardless of who's playing, they need to do a better job of blocking the Vikings game than on Nov. 17 when the two teams met in the Metrodome. In that game, Green lost yardage on five of his 18 carries. That's unacceptable.
Prevent the big play: The Vikings have two of the most explosive players in the league in wide receiver Randy Moss and running back Michael Bennett. Both had big plays in the first game. The Vikings lead the league in turnovers and penalties. If the Packers force the Vikings to score on 10- and 12-play drives, chances are the Vikings will shoot themselves in the foot.