Keep your eye on ...*Aaron Rodgers:* After waiting three seasons behind the indestructible Brett Favre and enduring a stressful, media-frenzied offseason, Rodgers will get his first start as an NFL quarterback.
Tarvaris Jackson: Jackson sat out the final two preseason games with a sprained knee, but insists he'll be ready for Week 1. Even if he's 100 percent, he won't be able to count on protection from left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy.
RB Adrian Peterson: Last year's rookie-rushing sensation won't take anyone by surprise this season. Peterson was ineffective in limited preseason action, finishing with 51 yards on 20 attempts.
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The Vikings' rush defense held opponents to a league-best 74.1 yards a game last season. ... Under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers have won 17 of past 20 games. ... All-Pro DE Jared Allen plays his first game with Vikings. He led the NFL with 15.5 sacks last year with the Chiefs.