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Lunchbreak: CBS Sports Assesses Vikings & Packers Before Sunday's Game

Border Battle No. 121 is on deck for Week 8, as the Vikings and Packers will take part in the next chapter their longstanding rivalry.

Sunday's matchup is at Lambeau Field, a place where the Packers are 2-0 this season.

With another NFC North clash on deck, Tyler Sullivan of CBS Sports recently assessed where each team is at nearing the midway point of the 2020 season.

The Vikings currently stand at 1-5 and are coming off a bye in Week 7.

Sullivan wrote:

Minnesota looks like a team in transition after a 1-5 record heading into the bye last week. The road doesn't get easier for them after the week-long break as they'll have to head into Lambeau Field to face the red-hot Packers.

The Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens on Thursday, and more moves could potentially be on the way with the NFL's trade deadline a week away.

The Packers, meanwhile, moved to 5-1 with a win over the Texans, a game in which Green Bay led by three scores at the half.

Look back at photos through the years featuring games between the Vikings and Packers.

Sullivan wrote:

Even without Aaron Jones, Green Bay's offense continues to light up the scoreboard. Davante Adams had 13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans in a blowout win in Houston. Thanks to the Rams defeating the Bears on Monday Night Football, the Packers sit in first place in the division and have a chance to extend that lead._

The Packers sit alone in first place in the division. The Bears are second at 5-2, while the Lions are in third at 3-3.

Minnesota has an all-time record of 54-63-3, including a 1-1 mark in postseason play, against Green Bay.

Rudolph auctioning off vehicle for children's hospital

Kyle Rudolph was the Vikings nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award the past three seasons, and there's no doubt the Vikings tight end cares deeply about giving back to the Twin Cities communities.

Rudolph's generosity is on display yet again, as he announced Monday that he is auctioning off his personal, Vikings-inspired custom Polaris Slingshot, with the entire proceeds going to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Rudolph's Slingshot is an open-air, three-wheeled ride decked out in Purple that also features Rudolph's No. 82 embroidered in the headrests.

The live auction, which can be found here, started Monday and ends on Saturday.

"I've had a ton of fun in my Slingshot over the past several years. The one-of-a-kind, open-air experience really takes any drive to the next level," Rudolph said in a press release. "That said, I'm thankful for the opportunity to partner with Polaris and auction off my Slingshot to raise money and awareness for Masonic Children's Hospital, a team so near and dear to me."

As of Tuesday morning, the Slingshot was up to $19,500 in the auction.

To bid on the vehicle, click here.