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Vikings Instagram Group Gears Up for Border Battle

The Vikings Instagram Group presented by PrimeSport was in Green Bay as the Vikings get set to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Saturday night.

'Tis the season for divisional rivalries! Since the last Vikings Instagram Group update, the Vikings clinched the NFC North division with an exciting win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. And while Green Bay was eliminated from playoff contention this week, the rivalry remains strong. As the Vikings prepare to face the Packers at Lambeau Field, most families will be at home getting ready for holiday festivities. 

Vikings Instagram Group set its sights on Green Bay for the holiday and partnered with Matthew Schrupp, a Minnesota Vikings fan currently attending school in Wisconsin. We caught up with Matt to learn more about his experience:

Q: Welcome to Vikings Instagram Group! What is your Instagram handle? Tell us more about what you like to shoot.

A: Thank you! It is an honor to be a part of it. My Instagram handle is @Schruppie222. I shoot a little bit of everything, but my favorite thing to shoot is landscapes.

Q: What was it like to shoot with a Minnesota Vikings helmet in Packer territory?

A:  It was a lot of fun to shoot the helmet in Packer territory. I felt a sense of pride walking around and getting looks from different people. I think this comes from the fact the Vikings are having a more successful season than the Packers. 

Q: In your own creative way, describe Green Bay or Wisconsin in five words or fewer.

A: Cold Snowy Tundra

Q: Tell us one unique fact or story about Green Bay or Wisconsin that most Vikings fans wouldn't know!

A: There are more Viking fans here than you think – I didn't expect that when I came here for school. I will see a good number of Vikings fans on a given day! 

Q: Tell us where you took your photographs and why. Which location is your favorite?

A: I took a lot of my photos in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Having lived here for several years now, I know the area very well, and I knew where it would be good to take pictures of the helmet. I think my favorite location is Phoenix Park in Eau Claire. The bridge there lights up every night, and I was able to capture a picture of the helmet with the bridge in the background lit up in all purple!

Q: We're lucky to have such passionate fans in the NFC North! Which restaurants or tourist attractions should traveling Vikings fans check out while they're in town?

A:  Anywhere you can get cheese curds is a good location. Real Wisconsin cheese curds can't be beat!

The game in Green Bay will be the last road game of the regular season as the team looks forward to one more game at U.S. Bank Stadium before heading into the playoffs. You can catch the game on Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on FOX.

Check out more of the team's travels by following @Vikings and #VikingsIG on Instagram.

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