5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers – Week 17

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Can the Minnesota Vikings find the energy to take down the Green Bay Packers under the lights on Sunday night?

Everything was on the line for the Minnesota Vikings last week. They were in a position to control their own destiny by winning their last three games, and with a playoff spot on the line, they needed a victory against the Los Angeles Rams.

But what took place wasn’t the inspired effort you would expect. Instead, the Vikings looked lethargic and found themselves in a 14-point hole despite three interceptions from Matthew Stafford. The Vikings rallied but ultimately lost, putting their playoff chances on life support.

At 7-8, the Vikings are now behind the Philadelphia Eagles for the final playoff spot in the NFC. While they’ll need help to get in, they also need to win their final two games, which begins with a trip to Lambeau Field.

The Green Bay Packers are in a must-win situation as well, but unlike the Vikings, they’re vying for the top seed in the playoffs. A team that has embraced their identity of winning close games, the Packers have rattled off four wins in a row and will look to put the final nail in Minnesota’s coffin.

It’s hard to tell what to expect from the Vikings, but here are five bold predictions to see if they can keep their playoff hopes alive.