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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