Packers vs. Vikings Sunday Night Football Info: Odds, Predictions, Live Stream, Start Time for Green Bay, Minnesota

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is injured but expected to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Two NFC North teams in desperate need of a victory will battle during tonight's Sunday Night Football prime-time game. The Minnesota Vikings (5-4-1) will host the Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Vikings and Packers last met in Week 2 when both teams played to a 29-29 tie after former Minnesota rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed three field goal attempts, including two in overtime.

Both teams now find themselves needing to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Minnesota is coming off a 25-20 loss at Chicago last week and enters Sunday trailing the Bears by three games.

Green Bay is coming off a 27-24 loss at Seattle and has lost four of its last six games, resulting in a sub-.500 record and head coach Mike McCarthy on the hot seat.

"For a team to take off the way we need to take off, we need those plays to jump out, those wow plays," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "We need something to rocket-ship us to where we need to go. It starts with me. I've got to bring the tempo, I've got to bring the energy and guys to feed off of me, and then we've got to make plays. We've got to step up and find a way to get a win."

Green Bay is also 0-5 in road games during the 2018 season, which should provide an advantage for the Vikings and franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed a three-year, $84 million contract this past offseason.

Cousins has put up strong individual numbers, including arguably his best performance of the season against Green Bay, which included throwing for 425 yards, four touchdowns and one interception on 35 of 48 passing.

But he's also drawn criticism for the Vikings' inability to perform during prime-time games, which included throwing two interceptions during last week's loss to the Bears.

Minnesota has already lost three prime-time games in 2018, including a Sunday night matchup against New Orleans and a Thursday Night loss at Los Angeles.

"I honestly don't know," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "I guess we're playing good teams, might be the real factor."

The Vikings' prime-time opponents have combined for a 26-5 record in 2018.

Here's the info you need to know for tonight's game.

Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: fuboTV (free trial available) and NBC Sports app.

Odds: Vikings -3, 48.5 via Bovada


Zack Rosenblatt, Vikings 28, Packers 24.

"Green Bay continues to look simply average. Mike McCarthy is likely coaching for his job the rest of the way. He won't be helped against the Vikings."