History of the Vikings, Packers Rivalry
I don't think that there is a better rivalry in the NFL than the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers.
The proximity, the passion of the fans and the constant story lines make it as good as any in the National Football League.
These two teams have played 109 meetings prior to Sundays match-up at TCF Bank Stadium where the two will meet for the 110th time.
The first meeting came on October 22, 1961 as the Packers defeated the Vikings 33-7.
The series itself also has gone in favor of Green Bay as they have a 58-49-2 record over the 109 games and ironically, considering how many games they've played in the regular season, the two have only met twice in the postseason with each team winning once.
Throughout the history of this series, we've seen some winning streaks as well, as the Vikings won seven in a row from 1976-1978 and the Packers longest streak has been four in a row.
We've seen some greats over the years too in this rivalry make some big plays like Fran Tarkenton, Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Randy Moss, Cris Carter and even Brett Favre making those plays while starting for both the Vikings and Packers.
In 2011, we got the most lopsided game in this rivalry as the Packers defeated the Vikings 45-7.
With the Vikings a one point favorite for the latest installment of this rivalry, odds are a much better game will play out than it did in 2011 and add to the greatness of the feud between these two franchises.
The Vikings and Packers are on FOX at 3:35 PM CT on Sunday.