Packers, Vikings Play for NFC North Division Title Sunday
Sunday, the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will battle for the NFC North division title at Lambeau Field in primetime on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
The Packers will be going for their fifth straight division title against Minnesota Sunday.
Earlier this season, Green Bay went on to the road to TCF Stadium in Minnesota and defeated the Vikings, 30-13. A key for the Packers in that win over the Vikings back in November was holding Adrian Peterson to 45 yards.
Despite winning its first three games of December, the Packers lost 38-8 on the road to the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is coming off a blowout win of their own by defeating the New York Giants, 49-17. The Vikings defense picked off Eli Manning three times and had four sacks. Harrison Smith had an interception for a touchdown.
A key for the Packers will be having a healthy offensive line against the Vikings Sunday. David Bakhtiari is questionable this week and didn't play last week in Arizona. Bakhtiari's other fellow offensive lineman, Bryan Bulaga, Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang and Corey Linsley are all probable.
For Green Bay, Jayrone Elliot and Justin Perillo are listed as out of Sunday's game. Mike Daniels, who had an interception last week, is questionable along with Mike Neal, B.J. Raji, and Sam Shields. Although Raji did return to practice Thursday. Daniels did not practice. Letroy Guion, Casey Hayward, Eddie Lacy, Clay Matthews and Nick Perry are all probable.
For the Vikings, Linval Joseph hasn't practiced all week and is doubtful for Sunday's game. Shariff Floyd, Everson Griffen, Anthony Harris, Matt Kalil, Adrian Peterson, Smith and Adam Thielen are all probable.
Both the Packers and Vikings have clinched playoff berths. The winner of Sunday's game clinches the third seed in the NFC playoffs. Here's an updated look at the playoff picture for both the Packers and Vikings.
The game is on NBC on Sunday Night Football and right here on ESPN 99.1.