Vikings' next opponent: Green Bay

  • Updated: December 31, 2012 - 1:13 AM
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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.

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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.

  • 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
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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego - WP: A. Torres 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: C. Stammen 3
Baltimore - WP: B. Norris 11 FINAL
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 4
NY Yankees - WP: C. Sabathia 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: F. Doubront 5
Oakland - WP: S. Kazmir 10 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Oberholtzer 1
Philadelphia 3 Top 6th Inning
Los Angeles 2
Indiana 85 FINAL
Atlanta 98
Oklahoma City 95 FINAL
Memphis 98
LA Clippers 46 3rd Qtr
Golden State 43
Boston 3 FINAL(OT)
Detroit 2
Colorado 1 3rd Prd 3:09
Minnesota 2
San Jose 2 2nd Prd 7:24
Los Angeles 2
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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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