Vikings' next opponent: Green Bay

  • Updated: December 23, 2012 - 10:37 PM

NEXT OPPONENT:

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

  • 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 3:25 p.m. Ch. 9
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Philadelphia 0
Cleveland 0 Top 1st Inning
Detroit 0
Toronto 0 Top 1st Inning
Minnesota 0
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Texas - T. Scheppers
Los Angeles - H. Ryu 2:45 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
Colorado - F. Morales 5:40 PM
San Diego - I. Kennedy
St. Louis - A. Wainwright 6:05 PM
Washington - T. Jordan
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NY Yankees - C. Sabathia 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - D. Price
Toronto - D. McGowan 6:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
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Houston - S. Feldman
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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