Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/29/12

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 13: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings hands off the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals to teammate Adrian Peterson #28 on December 13, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bengals 30-10. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Regular-season NFL games don't get any bigger than Sunday's regular-season finale when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers. In the biggest game for Minnesota since the 2010 season-opener, the stakes are high with playoff positioning on the line for both teams. There's also the side story of Adrian Peterson's chase for the single-season rushing record. Sunday's game was flexed into the late afternoon, with a 3:25 p.m. start time, giving it prime national exposure. All of this on top of the usual rivalry between the Vikings and Green Bay. With so much on the line, here are five things to watch in Sunday's highly-anticipated game: 1. Win-and-in. Minnesota (9-6) doesn't need Sunday's game. But beating Green Bay does offer the best scenario. The Vikings will earn the final NFC Wild Card spot with a win, the benefit of winning three straight games in a nearly do-or-die situation the past month. Minnesota's playoff chances become much tougher with a los...
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