GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Vikings win and they'll be playing in the postseason. A Packers win and they're the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and will have a first-round bye. Oh, yeah, and Adrian Peterson is 208 rushing yards away from breaking the NFL's all-time mark that's been held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.
This is as good as it could possibly get for a Week 17 matchup between these two division rivals.
"Our guys are ready," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "We talked about getting into a single-elimination mindset, the urgency that goes with these types of games."
After Green Bay began this season 2-3, suffering more losses than the team had throughout all of 2011, the Packers got on a roll. They've won nine of their last 10 games and are coming off a dominating 48-point victory over the Tennessee Titans last weekend.
It's because of that recent success that, despite most players on Green Bay's roster speaking in favor of getting a bye and advancing right past wild-card weeke...