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
Vikings' next opponent: Green Bay
- December 31, 2012 - 1:13 AM
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?
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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