PLAY OF THE GAME
OVER THE TOP
Score: Tied at 34
Situation: Vikings had third-and-11 at their 27 at the two-minute warning.
The play: Vikings QB Christian Ponder, in the shotgun, found WR Michael Jenkins (84) on the left sideline as Packers Casey Hayward (29), Morgan Burnett (42) and Sam Shields (37) were a step late in zone coverage.
The result: The Vikings drove for the game-winning field goal.
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT SEASON
The Vikings' schedule for 2013 is set, thanks to their second-place finish in the NFC North. The Vikings will play every team in the NFC East and the AFC North, will face the second-place teams in the NFC South (Carolina) and NFC West (Seattle), and will play each NFC North opponent twice. The game against Pittsburgh in London on Sept. 29 counts as a Vikings home game. Other home opponents are Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Carolina, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago. Road opponents are Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Seattle, Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago.
Vikings LT Matt Kalil vs. Packers OLB Clay Matthews
Kalil. After being beaten for an early sack by Matthews, Kalil helped the Vikings gain 444 yards. Matthews had only two tackles, in addition to his sack.
"That was something we kind of game-planned for and they had the right coverage."