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NFL Expert Picks: Who's Favored in Border Battle No. 123?

Border Battle No. 123 is on deck, as the Vikings and Packers meet on Sunday Night Football in Week 17.

Minnesota (7-8) is clinging to faint playoff hopes, while Green Bay (12-3) is trying to remain as the NFC's top seed.

Let's see who the experts are picking to win the game in Week 16:

Packers 27, Vikings 24 — Gregg Rosenthal,

It's been a minute since the last complete Packers performance: Nov. 28 against the Rams, to be precise. This game makes sense for a coronation. It's in Lambeau with the No. 1 seed in play and the chance to knock out a division rival that beat the Green Bay earlier in the year. The Packers offensive line remains ravaged, however, and they are dealing with another COVID-19 outbreak this week. Mike Zimmer's history against Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay's recent defensive struggles and Minnesota's penchant to make life as painful as possible for its fans have me seeing this one coming down to the last few plays, like so many other Packers wins this year.

Packers 34, Vikings 27 — Pete Prisco, CBS Sports

The Vikings still have slight playoff hopes, while the Packers are looking to lock up the No. 1 seed. Green Bay lost to the Vikings earlier this year, but that won't be the case in this one. Aaron Rodgers will lead Green Bay to a victory in a high-scoring game as both defenses struggle some.

Packers 31, Vikings 24 — Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News

The Vikings cracked against the Rams and didn't even make it a close game in the end, despite three interceptions in their favor. Minnesota's offense is predictably sound, based on the running game but also locked with a dominant No. 1 receiver in Justin Jefferson. Kirk Cousins' passing will keep his team in it for a while, but the big problem for Minnesota is a defense that cannot stop the run or cover much of anything outside downfield. Aaron Rodgers makes sure another playoff-desperate team doesn't even have a chance to steal one at Lambeau.

Packers 30, Vikings 17 — Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

The Packers are cruising toward the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and the Vikings are just about out of it.

Packers 30, Vikings 17 — Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

For the second straight week, the Vikings won't have to worry about blowing a lead.

Packers 30, Vikings 17 — Staff, Bleacher Report

The rolling Green Bay Packers hit a speed bump earlier this season against the Minnesota Vikings, but nearly the entire gang is confident they'll take care of business with a lot on the line Sunday evening.

The Packers will also get receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling back from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, while the Vikes have lost star receiver Adam Thielen to a season-ending ankle injury.

Pre-game win probabilities: Vikings 21% —

5 of 5 experts (three did not yet submit) pick the Vikings, CBS Sports

1 of 5 experts pick the Vikings, The MMQB

0 of 8 experts pick the Vikings, The Athletic