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Week 17 replay: Vikings 37, Green Bay 34

  • December 31, 2012 - 1:14 AM

PLAY OF THE GAME

OVER THE TOP

Score: Tied at 34

Situation: Vikings had third-and-11 at their 27 at the two-minute warning.

The play: Vikings QB Christian Ponder, in the shotgun, found WR Michael Jenkins (84) on the left sideline as Packers Casey Hayward (29), Morgan Burnett (42) and Sam Shields (37) were a step late in zone coverage.

The result: The Vikings drove for the game-winning field goal.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON

The Vikings' schedule for 2013 is set, thanks to their second-place finish in the NFC North. The Vikings will play every team in the NFC East and the AFC North, will face the second-place teams in the NFC South (Carolina) and NFC West (Seattle), and will play each NFC North opponent twice. The game against Pittsburgh in London on Sept. 29 counts as a Vikings home game. Other home opponents are Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Carolina, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago. Road opponents are Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Seattle, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago.

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings LT Matt Kalil vs. Packers OLB Clay Matthews

WHO WON?

Kalil. After being beaten for an early sack by Matthews, Kalil helped the Vikings gain 444 yards. Matthews had only two tackles, in addition to his sack.

THE QUOTE

"That was something we kind of game-planned for and they had the right coverage."

-- Jenkins

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