Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Week 17 preview

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The Green Bay Packers (12-3) will face the Minnesota Vikings (7-8) in the last regular-season game to be played at Lambeau Field during the 2021 season.

Temperatures at kickoff on Sunday night are expected to be well below freezing.

The Packers, already the champions of the NFC North, are inching closer to the top seed in the conference and can clinch the No. 1 spot without any help by securing wins against the Vikings and Detroit Lions over the final two games. The Vikings need a win to stay alive in the NFC playoff race.

Minnesota has beaten Green Bay in two straight games, including the first meeting this season at U.S. Bank Stadium (34-31). The Packers have won four straight games since that loss, while the Vikings are just 2-3.

At Lambeau Field, the Packers are a perfect 7-0 this season, including last Saturday’s win over the Cleveland Browns.

A win in primetime on Sunday night would ensure Green Bay’s third straight season with at least 13 wins.

Here’s a quick preview of the matchup between Matt LaFleur’s Packers and Mike Zimmer’s Vikings:

NFL Communications

PACKERS

VIKINGS

Points per game

25.3 (13th)

25.6 (12th)

Points allowed per game

21.6 (13th)

24.8 (23rd)

Average scoring margin

+3.9 (11th)

+0.8 (15th)

Turnover differential

+16 (1st)

+9 (6th)

Yards per play

5.7 (12th)

5.7 (13th)

Penalties per game

4.5 (2nd)

6.9 (28th)

PFF grade

85.6 (9th)

81.7 (15th)

DVOA

10th

13th

Best offensive player by PFF grade: Packers – WR Davante Adams, Vikings – WR Justin Jefferson

Best defensive player by PFF grade: Packers – OLB Rashan Gary, Vikings – S Camryn Bynum

QB COMP

Aaron Rodgers

Kirk Cousins

Cmp/Att

323/475

358/539

Cmp%

68.0

66.4

Yards

3,689

3,971

Yards/att

7.8

7.4

TD/INT

33/4

30/7

Passer rating

110.8

101.3

Big time throws

32

27

Turnover worthy plays

12

17

QBR

67.8

50.7

PFF grade

86.5

86.4

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