Monday Night Football Schedule 2011: Green Bay Packers Host Vikings in Week 10

The Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings historic rivalry went to a whole new level when future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre joined the Vikings in 2009.

But the Vikings most likely won't have the luxury of having Favre this season, who is currently retired. In fact, they've given up hope on backup Tarvaris Jackson, as well, meaning they have no idea who's going to be their signal-caller in 2011.

Not good news given the Vikings went 6-10 last year and lost both of their matchups to the eventual world champion Packers.

There are numerous concerns for the Purple and Gold this year just two years after they made it to the NFC Championship Game.

If this lockout ever ends, they'll probably try to get a quarterback in free agency. If not, some have them stretching to select former Washington QB Jake Locker with the 12th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

They also need help at defensive end and cornerback.

As for the Packers, they are the exact opposite.

Coming off their Super Bowl run, they still have their core intact, but will probably lost defensive end Cullen Jenkins if free agency ensues.

Aaron Rodgers has become an elite quarterback after languishing in Favre's shadow for so many years in Green Bay. They also have elite corner Charles Woodson and a brutal linebacking combo in Defensive Player of the Year candidate Clay Matthews and inside linebacker A.J. Hawk.

In all, this should be a matchup enriched in history, but could prove to be a blowout.

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