Posted January 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
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The Green Bay Packers did everything they could to avoid Saturday night's rematch with the Minnesota Vikings, though they couldn't overcome Adrian Peterson's determination to push his team into the playoffs. While Green Bay may not be able to stop another stellar performance from Peterson during this NFC wild-card matchup, it has proved throughout Peterson's career that his numbers at Lambeau Field often don't factor into the outcome. The NFC North champion Packers (11-5) needed a Week 17 road victory over the Vikings (10-6) to earn the conference's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye, but Peterson's 199 yards on a franchise-record 34 carries and two total touchdowns helped lead Minnesota to a 37-34 victory that gave it the No. 6 seed. Peterson's 26-yard run set up Blair Walsh's 29-yard field goal as time expired to ensure this week's rematch. "We're in the playoffs now, so you play who you are seeded against," said Aaron Rodger...
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