The Packers vs. Vikings game is more about just Brett Favre playing his last game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday. Both the Packers and Vikings have aspirations of making it deep into the NFL Playoffs, and a win on Sunday afternoon has become quite important. The Green Bay Packers are at 6-3 right now, a nice start to the 2010 season, and they are on track to contend with the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title. The Minnesota Vikings are mired with a 3-6 record, and they have got to put together a long win streak quite quickly if they want to nab an NFC Wild Card slot.
The first Packers vs. Vikings game this season went to Green Bay with a 28-24 win back on Oct. 24. It was a game that could have gone either way, much like most of the games Green Bay has played this year. In fact, the three losses for the Packers have been by a combined nine points, two of which were lost by field goals in overtime. That is how close the 2010 Green Bay Packers are to being undefeated this year, but it also shows a weakness at closing out their opponents. This Packers team could be at the cusp of being the best in the NFC, but they have to prove it against Minnesota on Sunday.
Everyone knows all of the drama that has been going on in Minnesota this season, and it will probably continue until the final whistle of the season. The Vikings have also found some unique ways to lose football games this season, and they probably need to win six of their last seven games just to have a chance at making the playoffs. The best case scenario (obviously), is for the Vikings to win the last seven games of their regular season schedule and finish 10-6. That should get them into the playoffs, and from there it is possible for anything to happen.
Right now is the time for both teams to make their moves, with the Green Bay Packers looking to potentially go after the NFC North title, and the Minnesota Vikings looking to get back on track. The Vikings have the talent to still make it into the NFC Playoffs, but Favre can no longer afford to make mistakes, and the wide receivers need to come up big for him now. Green Bay is the team with a chance to make a huge statement on Sunday though, because Aaron Rodgers could just about end the season for Favre and the Vikings if he comes out gun-slinging and gives them an early lead.
The Green Bay vs. Minnesota game will kick off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, Nov. 21 with many viewers getting the chance to watch it on Fox.