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Week 17 NFL picks: Packers vs. Vikings

Experts like the Packers to defeat the Vikings despite Minnesota's home-field advantage.


There will be a lot on the line when the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers take the field on Sunday at the Metrodome. For the Vikings, they can complete their surprising run to the playoffs with a win, but a loss puts them in a very precarious position. Green Bay, meanwhile, can secure a bye in the first round and a home game in the second with a win, but could drop to the third seed with a loss.

Experts at both CBS and Yahoo expect the Packers to prevail in a result that would shake up the NFC playoff race. Of Yahoo's three experts, all of them are picking Green Bay, as is Yahoo's user base. At CBS, seven of their eight experts are siding with the Packers -- the lone dissenter is Mike Freeman. The site's "Prediction Machine" also sees Green Bay defeating Minnesota.

The game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX, and by the game's end the NFC playoff teams could be set.