Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/1/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers areboth coming off losses, but are still in the thick of the NFC playoff race, adding to the significance of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Both teams need a win on Sunday against each other. Chicago (8-3) still leads the NFC North, with Green Bay (7-4) and Minnesota (6-5) right behind. The Packers are penciled into a Wild Card spot entering the weekend, with Minnesota on the outside because of losses to Tampa Bay (6-5) and Seattle (6-5). Besides the usual rivalry (that has been lopsided in Green Bay's favor with four straight wins), Sunday's game is full of playoff implications. A Packers' win could essentially put a stranglehold on a playoff spot and drop the Vikings into a precarious position. A Minnesota win would again strengthen its relevancy a season removed from a 3-13 record and give the Vikings an inside line to a playoff berth. Here are five things to watch Sunday as Minnesota renews its rivalry with the ...
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