The Packers and Vikings split their two games this season, with Green Bay winning, 23-14, at Lambeau Field on Dec. 2 and Minnesota taking last week's encounter at the Metrodome, 37-34. This will be the 105th time the teams have met, and the second postseason game between the two rivals. Green Bay enters with the league's fifth-best scoring offense, averaging 27.1 points per game. Minnesota has relied on the legs of Adrian Peterson, who finished the season just nine yards short of the all-time single-season rushing record, and a defense that has allowed opponents just 21.8 points per contest.
At CBS Sports, all eight experts choose Green Bay, though two of the eight do expect Minnesota to beat the 7.5-point spread. The selections are likewise unanimous at Yahoo, where all three experts and the cumulative vote of Yahoo users all select the Packers. Not all the selections are yet in at ESPN, but the four experts who have made picks -- Adam Schefter, Tom Jackson, Mike Ditka, and former Viking Chris Carter -- have all taken Green Bay. The NFL.com panel of experts hasn't fully weighed in yet, but those that have are all selecting the Packers.