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Early Look: Vikings vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are on a short week but will meet a familiar foe Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Border Battle between Minnesota and the Green Bay Packers kicks off at noon (CT).

The Vikings are 3-2 following a 20-17 win on Monday Night Football against the Bears.

Green Bay is 4-1 after a furious fourth-quarter rally helped the packers to a 35-31 win in Dallas.

Here's an early look at Sunday's game:

Passing: Vikings quarterback Kyle Rudolph started Monday night and played the majority of the first half, completing five of 11 passes for 36 yards.

Case Keenum relieved him and played the entire second half. He completed 17 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a score. 

Keenum has made three starts for Minnesota and leads the Vikings with 895 passing yards and four touchdowns. Neither quarterback has thrown an interception in 2017. 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 221 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's win over the Cowboys. He has 1,367 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Rodgers has 17 career starts against Minnesota and has thrown for 4,553 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Rushing: Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon had 95 yards on 16 carries against the Bears, including a 58-yard touchdown run. Latavius Murray had 31 yards on 12 carries.

Minnesota lost rookie running back Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL in Week 4. McKinnon has 121 rushing yards on the season, and Murray has 69.

Green Bay's Aaron Jones had 19 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown against Dallas.  Rodgers ran for 32 yards on four attempts.

Jones leads the Packers with 174 rushing yards. Ty Montgomery has 152 yards. Both players have a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Receiving: McKinnon led a balanced Vikings attack with 51 receiving yards Monday night. Tight end Kyle Rudolph had 45 yards and a score, and Adam Thielen added 34 yards.

Stefon Diggs leads Minnesota with 395 receiving yards and four scores while Thielen has 392 yards. Rudolph has a pair of touchdown catches in 2017.

Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams had seven grabs for 66 yards and two scores, and tight end Martellus Bennett had three receptions for 53 yards on Sunday.

Adams leads Green Bay with 285 yards and has four scores. Jordy Nelson has 230 yards and a team-high six touchdown catches.

Defense: Minnesota's defense allowed just eight points (a touchdown and two-point conversion) Monday as Chicago also scored a touchdown on special teams and had a safety.

The Vikings allowed just 274 yards and limited Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to 128 yards passing in his NFL debut.

Everson Griffen had a strip-sack, and Harrison Smith had a fourth-quarter interception.

The Vikings also limited Chicago to three third-down conversions on 12 tries (25 percent). Minnesota leads the NFL in that category, having allowed 14 conversions on 55 tries (25.5 percent).

Minnesota ranks seventh in yards allowed per game (309.2) and is eighth in points allowed (18.6).

The Packers allowed 408 total yards of offense to the Cowboys on Sunday, including 163 yards on the ground. 

Three players have one interception for Green Bay. Clay Matthews and Nick Perry each have 2.5 sacks.

Green Bay ranks 11th in yards allowed per game (321.2) and is 20th in points allowed (22.4).

Special Teams: Vikings kicker Kai Forbath made a pair of 26-yard field goals, including a go-ahead kick with 12 seconds left that gave the Vikings the win. Forbath has made eight of nine field goal tries this season.

Ryan Quigley averaged 43.0 yards on six punts and landed two of them inside the 20-yard line. He is averaging 42.3 yards per punt in 2017.

Marcus Sherels had 41 yards on three punt returns. The Vikings allowed a 38-yard touchdown on a fake punt pass.

Packers kicker Mason Crosby hit a 22-yard field goal against Dallas but missed a pair of extra points. Crosby has made all five of his field goal attempts this season.

Green Bay's Justin Vogel averages 46.1 yards per punt.

Look back at photos through the years featuring games between the Vikings and Packers.

Over The Years

The Vikings are 51-60-2 all-time against Green Bay, a series that includes two playoff matchups. Minnesota is 1-1 against the Packers in the postseason.

The teams have split each of the past two season series. Each team won on the road in 2015, but the Vikings and Packers each held serve at home in 2016.

Minnesota's longest win streak in the rivalry in seven games, a streak that spanned from 1975 to 1978. Green Bay's longest win streak was the first six times the teams met.

View exclusive images shot by the team photographer (IG: vikingsphotog) from the Dec. 24 game against the Packers.

Last Meeting: Packers 38, Vikings 25, Dec. 24, 2016 in Green Bay

The Vikings dropped to 7-8 on the season in their final road game of 2016.

Bradford and Thielen had big days to carry Minnesota's offense.

Bradford threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns. Thielen set career highs with 12 catches for 202 yards and a pair of scores.

Minnesota's defense struggled in the first half, allowing 28 points. Rodgers threw for four touchdowns in the game. 

Eric Kendricks had 2.5 sacks, and Danielle Hunter had 1.5 sacks against Rodgers.

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