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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Minneapolis.

Jim Mone, Associated Press

Week 1 Sept. 9 Jacksonville Win 26-23 (OT) Week 2 Sept. 16 at Indy Loss 23-20 Week 3 Sept. 23 San Fran. Win 24-13 Week 4 Sept. 30 at Detroit Win 20-13 Week 5 Oct. 7 Tennessee Win 30-7 Week 6 Oct. 14 at Washington Loss 38-26 Week 7 Oct. 21 Arizona Win 21-14 Week 8 Oct. 25 Tampa Bay Loss 36-17 Week 9 Nov. 4 at Seattle Loss 30-20 Week 10 Nov. 11 Detroit Win 34-24 Week 11 Nov. 18 Bye Week 12 Nov. 25 at Chicago Loss 28-10 Week 13 Dec. 2 at Green Bay Loss 23-14 Week 14 Dec. 9 Chicago Win 21-14 Week 15 Dec. 16 at St. Louis Win 36-22 Week 16 Dec. 23 at Houston Win 23-6 Week 17 Dec. 30 Green Bay Win 37-34

Vikings' next opponent: Green Bay

  • December 31, 2012 - 1:13 AM

NEXT OPPONENT:

GREEN BAY

The Packers were playing for a first-round bye on Sunday, but they couldn't match the Vikings' desperation. They still have a home playoff game as a reward.

PACKERS WEEK 17

Vikings 37, Packers 34

The Packers offense had few problems as Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, but their defense was unable, again, to stop Adrian Peterson, who ran for 199 yards.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Aaron Rodgers, quarterback

Rodgers led the NFL again with a 108.0 quarterback rating. He has been awfully successful against the Vikings over his career, and has a home-field advantage on Saturday. Can the Vikings find a way to slow him down?

OUTLOOK

We had horns up for the season finale, figuring the Vikings would play as if they had nothing to do. But in the third meeting, the Packers will be the heavy favorite. Outlook: Horns down.

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