3:25 p.m. Sunday
Mall of America Field
TV: Ch. 9
Line: Packers by 3 1/2
• The Packers have won 28 of their past 33 regular-season games, and have a franchise-record 12 consecutive victories against NFC North opponents.
• Green Bay can clinch a first-round bye with a victory Sunday.
• Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a 116.6 passer rating in 20 career starts in domes.
• The Packers pass defense has improved by more than 82 yards a game since last season, when they were last in the NFL (299.8 yards per game allowed). They are 12th in the league this year at 217.7.
• The Packers beat the Vikings 23-14 on Dec. 2 despite Adrian Peterson's 210 rushing yards.
PLAYER TALK Linebacker Clay Matthews
On Sunday's game: "We'd love to get that No. 2 seed. It absolutely puts a lot on the line for us and, obviously, for the Vikings as well, with their playoff hopes. It's a do-or-die situation."
On his team's 2-3 start: "There was never any doubt that with the talent we have on this team. ... We just had to stick to our guns, and that was playing solid defense, taking the ball away and giving it to our offense and have them put points on the board."
On Peterson's quest for 2,000 yards: "It's a tremendous feat, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You got to think they are going to give him his fair share of touches, especially with the success he had against us the first time around."
On Peterson: "We've got to do a better job tackling Adrian. We had too many missed tackles, especially on the long runs. He's tougher indoors in the Metrodome. He's the focus any time you play against their offense."
On the improved Vikings defense: "The key is their continuity, the ability to stay healthy. They are playing very much in sync. Everything starts at their defensive line."
On Sunday's game: "We couldn't ask for a better final regular-season game. It's a playoff game as far as we're looking at it, and I'm sure that's how they're looking at it. To go on [the] road in this kind of atmosphere, tough opponent, rival opponent, division game, opportunity to sweep the division again this year ... couldn't ask for much more."
|Minnesota - WP: C. Thielbar||7||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Banuelos||3|
|NY Mets||0||Top 6th Inning|
|Indiana||58||3rd Qtr 10:14|
|Washington||46||3rd Qtr 7:46|
|Minnesota||55||3rd Qtr 9:28|
|Denver||38||2nd Qtr 5:43|
|Phoenix||41||2nd Qtr 3:21|
|Portland||16||1st Qtr 5:02|
|LA Lakers||7:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||8:00 PM|
|San Jose||2||2nd Prd 10:30|
|Vancouver||1||2nd Prd 10:10|
|New Jersey||1||2nd Prd|
|Nashville||0||1st Prd 12:24|
|NY Rangers||1||1st Prd 18:45|
|Stephen F Austin||85|
|Richmond||47||2nd Half 3:52|
|Akron||49||2nd Half 1:29|
|Minnesota||51||2nd Half 2:40|
|Portland State||60||2nd Half 2:30|
|Ark-Little Rock||50||2nd Half 11:40|
|Iowa State||54||2nd Half 15:52|
|LSU||36||2nd Half 15:59|
|Houston||39||2nd Half 15:59|
|Seton Hall||38||2nd Half 15:17|
|NC State||35||2nd Half 15:43|
|Southern Miss||33||2nd Half 16:48|
|Coppin State||7:30 PM|
|Sam Houston St||7:45 PM|
|San Diego St|
|Eastern Mich||8:00 PM|
|Northern Colorado||8:00 PM|
|Utah Valley U|
|Ole Miss||8:25 PM|
|Prairie View||8:30 PM|
|Cal Poly||8:30 PM|
|Boise State||10:30 PM|
|New Mexico St|
|Long Beach State|
|(22) Middle Tennessee||64|
|(25) Bowling Green||55|
|New Mexico St||65||FINAL|
|Prairie View||40||2nd Half 15:22|
|Missouri State||31||2nd Half 16:22|
|Coll of Charleston||36|
|Illinois State||8:37 PM|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon||X||48-30|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon||X||42-14|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||14-13|