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— The Vikings claimed their first division championship since 2009 by beating rival Green Bay at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2009.

— Coach Mike Zimmer proves that he is more than just a defensive coach after winning a NFC North title in his second year leading the Vikings.

— The Vikings defense makes up for lack of offense in push for division crown.

— Running back Adrian Peterson captured his third NFL rushing title in nine seasons before Sunday night’s kick off. However, he still rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown in the regular-season finale to finish with 1,485 total yards.

— The Vikings’ late mistakes almost lead to letdown.

— Wide receiver Adam Thielen plays big role with two big plays, but aggravated a left shoulder injury along the way.


— The Packers offense stalled once again, ending their four-year streak on top of the NFC North.

— There is no relief in sight as struggling Green Bay heads to Washington for the first round of the playoffs.

— Green Bay will have to win on the road and without any momentum entering the postseason.


Zimmer rewarded the Vikings for last night’s championship victory by giving them the day off. Zimmer will be on the podium at 2 p.m.


The Vikings host the No. 6-seed Settle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. It’ll be Seattle’s second trip to Minneapolis this season. The Seahawks coasted to a 38-7 victory against the Vikings and won six of their final eight games. However, the last time Seattle had to play on the road in the same city twice in one season, they were beaten on the second trip. In 2010, they won in Chicago during Week 6, 23-20, then lost in the second-round of the playoffs at Chicago, 35-24.

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