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10:36 PM - Barr bats down Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary with no time left, and the Vikings have won their first NFC North title since 2009.

10:33 PM - Green Bay gets ball back at it'd own 42 yard-line with no timeouts and 58 seconds left. A quick incomplete pass on the first play as pressure mounted.

10:25 PM -Xavier Rhodes with his first interception of the season.

He catches the ball in the end zone and kneels down for a touchback with 2:09 left. The Packers have one timeout left.

10:14 PM - Green Bay gets in a rhythm to move the ball, but Everson Griffen records his second sack of the night to force a 43-yard field goal. He now has 10.5 sacks on the season.

Cordarrelle Patterson returns the ensuing kickoff 71 yards, but a fumble is forced by K Mason Crosby and recovered by Micah Hyde at the Green Bay 23-yard-line.

10:07 PM - TE Nick Easton is out with a knee injury.

9:57 PM - Aaron Rodgers' 16-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers makes it 20-10 Vikings with 13:27 left in the game.

The 14-play drive lasted 6:01. The key play was a quarterback scramble for 11 yards on third-and-3.

Vikings open drive with Jerick McKinnon in the backfield and gains of 10 and 6.

9:50 PM - The Packers close the third quarter with back-to-back runs.

DT Kenrick Ellis is questionable to return. The Vikings slid Brian Robison to DT, along with Tom Johnson as the quarter closed.

Vikings still up 20-3 as we head to the fourth quarter.

DT Kenrick Ellis is questionable to retun aftersuffering and ankle injury in the third quarter.

9:37 PM - The play is ruled a fumble by Aaron Rodgers that was forced by Everson Griffen and returned 55 yards for a touchdown by Mackensie Alexander.

Officials reviewied to see if ball was coming out before Rodgers' arm is going forward. The call was confirmed and the Vikings have a 20-3 lead over the packers with 4:23 left in the third quarter.

Adrian Peterson is questionable for a return with a low back injury.

9:29 PM -Bridgewater's left-handed toss is one-handed by Micah Hyde, resulting in an interception at the Minnesota 43-yard line.

The play is under review.

9:23 PM -Danielle Hunter might not move to receiver, but he just showed nice hands on a throwaway by Aaron Rodgers.

The Vikings force a punt and will have the ball at their own 23-yard-line, up 13-3, with 8:42 left in the third quarter.

WR Adam Thielen is questionable to return with a shoulder injury.

9:15 PM -The league's leading rusher scores the first touchdown of the game. 

Here's what led up to Adrian Peterson's 3-yard touchdown

The Vikings do a great job of getting multiple hats to the ball on key third-and-5. Eric Kendricks, Trae Waynes and Andrew Sendejo on the tackle shy of the sticks.

Masthay's punt is a shank, and the Vikings open with a sideline pass to Jarius Wright for 11, a run by Peterson for 10, then utilize Adam Thielen on a jet sweep for 26 to the Green Bay 10-yard line.

Creativity got them that far, and then Peterson powered for 5, 3, and a 3-yard touchdown with an incredible second effort.

The Vikings lead 13-3 with 10:32 left in third quarter.

8:52 PM - The Vikings end first half up 6-3.

Mike Zimmer opted to try to draw Packers offside before taking a delay of game penalty and punting the ball back to Green Bay.

The Packers follow with a kneel-down sending the game into halftime.

8:43 PM - The officials are going under the hood to review the play.

The initial ruling is that TE Richard Rodgers was down via a tackle for loss by Eric Kendricks to set up a fourth-and-5.

The ruling stands, setting up a fourth-and-5 from the Minnesota 40.

8:36 PM -We're at the two-minute warning with the Packers facing second-and-11.

Green Bay opened drive with a 24-yard gain, and followed with a play that was well read by Anthony Barr.

8:32 PM - The Vikings re-take the lead with a 32-yard field goal by Walsh, to go up 6-3 with 2:55 remaining in the first half.

Minnesota opened the possession with a great play-action pass to Adam Thielen, followed by a quick throw to Jerick McKinnon.

The drive included a penalty on LB Clay Matthews.

8:23 PM -The Vikings loaded up the box on first down, tackling Eddie Lacy for a loss of two yards, then had good combo of pressure and coverage on a screen pass for a loss of seven yards.

Minnesota forces a punt returned to the 43-yard line for its best starting field position of the night.

8:19 PM - The Vikings convert third-and-8 with a 22-yard catch-and-run from Bridgewater to Mike Wallace, but suffer a sack on third-and-7 three plays later.

Kevin McDermott's punt is 41 yards and ends with a fair catch. The Packers blitzed on second third down, and Julius Peppers sacked Bridgewater.

8:12 PM - The Vikings bring Harrison Smith on a blitz around the edge, with Anthony Barr adding pressure up the middle.

Smith combines with Tom Johnson for a sack to force a punt. Marcus Sherels fumbled during the return, but it landed out of bounds. Vikings drive will start at their own 16-yard line.

The Vikings able to pressure Aaron Rodgers on first down play, stop run on second, then get exotic on third down.

8:03 PM - The Vikings go three-and-punt and actually punt this time.

Jeff Locke with a 52-yard punt; Micah Hyde with a 10-yard return, but there was a 10-yard penalty for an illegal block in the back during the return.

The Packers will take over at their own 16-yard line with 22 seconds left in the first quarter.

7:57 PM - The Packers tie it up with a 28-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with 2:02 left in the first quarter.

The Packers scoring drive lasted 15 plays and 8:43 of clock time. It featured plodding runs by Eddie Lacy, who has seven carries for 28 yards.

7:41 PM - A 41-yard rush is credited to Adam Thielen on a fake punt that extends the drive and leads to a 39-yard field goal by Kevin McDermott.

Walsh has kicked 33 field goals this season and is two away from tying the franchise record.

7:23 PM - Less than 10 minutes to kickoff, one thing is for certain, Adrian Peterson has secured his third NFL rushing title of his nine-year career.

Peterson has rushed 308 times for 1,418 yards entering Week 17, and is 16 ahead of Tampa Bay's Doug Martin, who finished the season with 1,402 yards on 288 attempts. Martin had 48 yards on 15 attempts Sunday at Carolina.

Peterson needs 104 yards to pass Robert Smith (1,521 in 2000) for the third-highest season total in franchise history. He already has the top two spots (2,097 in 2012 and 1,760 in 2008).

Peterson, 30, is the second-oldest player to lead the NFL in rushing (Curtis Martin was 31 in 2004).

6:04 PM -As expected, DT Linval Joseph is inactive for tonight's game against the Packers. Sharrif Floyd will start at nose tackle, while Tom Johnson takes Floyd's place at defensive tackle.

Joseph missed three games with the injury before returning last week vs. the Giants. He briefly left the game early but returned and finished. Joseph missed practice all week and was listed as doubtful on Friday.

Here is the full list of inactives for the Vikings:

QB Anthony Harris

WR Charles Johnson

LB Brandon Watts

C Nick Easton

T Jeremiah Sirles

DE Zach Moore

DT Linval Joseph

Here is the list of Packers inactives for tonight's game:

QB Brett Hundley

CB LaDarius Gunter

CB Sam Shields

T David Bakhtiari

G Josh Walker

TE Justin Perillo

LB Jayrone Elliott

3:30 PM - The Vikings' buses have departed the team hotel in Appleton and are en route to Lambeau Field for tonight's game. Get ready for the matchup by watching all four segments from this week's "Vikings GamePlan" via the embeds below.

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