Vikings face Packers at Lambeau

With the Packers eliminated from the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers was placed on injured reserve. That’s good and not-as-good for the Vikings: Minnesota doesn’t have to face the greatest game-clincher in football. But they also don’t get their archrivals at full strength to boast if they defeat the Packers at Lambeau Field. That’s all window-dressing, though. The Vikings are still trying to secure homefield advantage. Beating Green Bay puts them one step closer after having claimed the NFC North title last week.

By ANDREW KRAMMER and RAHUL MUKHERJEE • Star Tribune

Vikings face Packers at Lambeau

With the Packers eliminated from the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers was placed on injured reserve. That’s good and not-as-good for the Vikings: Minnesota doesn’t have to face the greatest game-clincher in football. But they also don’t get their archrivals at full strength to boast if they defeat the Packers at Lambeau Field. That’s all window-dressing, though. The Vikings are still trying to secure homefield advantage. Beating Green Bay puts them one step closer after having claimed the NFC North title last week.

By ANDREW KRAMMER and RAHUL MUKHERJEE • Star Tribune

Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Key Matchup:

Offense

Defense

Geno Atkins will be a tough opponent for Nick Easton.

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