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Vikings vs. Packers: Sunday Night Football Open Thread

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Let's enjoy and discuss tonight's Sunday Night finale!

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers (10-5) play host to the Minnesota Vikings (10-5) in Green Bay, where temperatures are expected to hit a chilly 23º at gametime.  Both teams have qualified for the NFC playoffs, but tonight's winner will win the NFC North division, and with it, a home playoff game as the #3 seed.  This game will conclude the 2015 NFL regular season, and here's how I picked the game earlier in the week:

Sunday Night Football

Vikings(10-5) at Packers(10-5) - NFC North Championship Game

Minnesota is riding high after their thrashing of the Giants, while Green Bay suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Cards.  Conventional wisdom says the Vikings are going to take this game and the NFC North title that stands on the line in it.  Don't buy that for a second.  These are the spots where Green Bay thrives, much like they did in Week 17 last season with the division on the line in Lambeau Field against the Lions.

The Pack know what's on the line and how to get the win when they need it the most.  The humbling loss in Arizona may be just what they needed going into this game, while the Vikes may have just enjoyed the fruits of playing the NFL's worst defense last week at home.  The NFC North title stays in Titletown™ for another season.  Green Bay wins 34-17.

Pick: Packers

NFC North Championship Game

Location: Lambeau Field - Green Bay, WI

Network: NBC

Kickoff: 7:30pm CST / 8:30pm EST

Team Leaders

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 282 428 3132 14
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Adrian Peterson 308 1418 4.6 10
Jerick McKinnon 48 256 5.3 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Stefon Diggs 51 712 14 4
Kyle Rudolph 49 495 10.1 5
Mike Wallace 38 451 11.9 2
Jarius Wright 32 421 13.2 0

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
Aaron Rodgers 319 528 3530 30
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Eddie Lacy 174 724 4.2 3
James Starks 140 577 4.1 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Randall Cobb 73 792 10.8 6
James Jones 46 788 17.1 8
Richard Rodgers 51 451 8.8 7
Davante Adams 46 429 9.3 1