Minnesota came out on top 37-34 in the Week 17 contest between the traditional NFC North rivals, with star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rolling up 199 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown to boot. Peterson had a remarkable season you might have heard something about, with his 2,097 rushing yards just nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson's all-time record. The Vikings needed Peterson's elite production to offset their weakness in the air. Minnesota averaged 164.6 yards per game on the ground (second in the NFL), but only 171.9 passing yards per game (31st).
The Packers took the other regular season tilt between the two teams 23-14. Green Bay won the NFC North crown on the strength of their prolific passing attack, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers tossing 39 touchdowns while leading the NFL with a 108.0 QB rating. Receivers Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson combined for 29 touchdowns and 193 receptions on the season. The Packers will have to do a better job limiting the Vikings on the ground if they want to win the Wild Card game; Peterson gashed the Green Bay defense for 409 yards in the two regular season contests between the divisional rivals.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Broadcasters: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
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This game is broadcast nationally without conflict.
Vikings: KFAN-FM 100.3 / KTCN-AM 1130
Packers: WTMJ-AM 620 / WTAQ-AM 1360 / WTAQ-FM 97.5 / WIXX-FM 101.5