Vikings' next opponent: Green Bay
- December 23, 2012 - 10:37 PM
GREEN BAY (11-4)
The NFC North champion Packers have a chance to clinch a first-round playoff bye with a victory over the Vikings, so probably won't be resting key players.
PACKERS WEEK 16
Green Bay 55, Tennessee 7
Aaron Rodgers threw for three TDs and ran for another as the Packers put up their most points since October 2, 1983. It was their largest margin of victory since a 52-3 victory over the Saints in 2005.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Aaron Rodgers, quarterback
Rodgers' 106.2 QB rating leads the NFL, and he has 35 touchdown passes (second to Drew Brees) and only eight interceptions (fewer than 24 other QBs). As always, the key to beating the Packers is limiting Rodgers' effectiveness.
The Vikings are basically in a situation where a victory means a playoff berth, and a loss means the season is over. If that's not enough motivation, what is? Outlook: Horns up.
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