Flashback: Vikings defeat Packers to win the NFC North in 2015

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Adrian Peterson
(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Adrian Peterson /

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are set to face off on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

At 1-5, the Minnesota Vikings are having a very rough season, while their border rivals, the Green Bay Packers, are looking like potential Super Bowl contenders.

The Packers lead the all-time series between the two division rivals 54-63-3, including wins during the past three meetings. This Sunday’s matchup in Green Bay could be very ugly, to say the least, for the Vikings.

Most games between the Vikings and Packers are very entertaining. But this week’s showdown could very well be the exact opposite.

In 2015, the Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North by beating the Green Bay Packers

One of Minnesota’s most recent wins at Lambeau Field came during Week 17 of the 2015 season. The Vikings were able to pull out a 20-13 win over the Packers.

With the victory, Minnesota finished the 2015 season with an 11-5 record and they captured the NFC North title for the first time in six years.

Former Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 10 of 19 pass attempts for 99 yards and an interception. Adrian Peterson rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for Minnesota. Peterson ended 2015 with a total of 1,485 rushing yards, which led the NFL for the third time in his career.

Everson Griffen recorded two of the Vikings five sacks, Captain Munnerlyn returned a fumble for a 55-yard touchdown. and Andrew Sendejo led Minnesota with 14 tackles. The Vikings defense was also able to knock down an Aaron Rodgers hail mary as time expired.

For Green Bay, Rodgers completed 28 of his 44 pass attempts for 291 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Packers tight end Richard Rodgers had seven receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown while James Jones pitched in with four receptions for 102 yards.

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As exciting of a win as this was for Minnesota, the very next week saw them suffer an extremely heartbreaking loss as they fell to the Seattle Seahawks in the opening round of the playoffs thanks to Blair Walsh missing a 27-yard field goal at the very end.