3:13 PM - The Vikings are defeated 38-25 and are not out of playoff contention.
3:12 PM - The Vikings recover on a onside kick from Kai Forbath. S Jayron Kearse recovers and the Vikings take over with under a minute to play.
3:08 PM - Sam Bradford completes an eight-yard pass to Adam Thielen for a touchdown. Vikings trail 38-25 after not coverting on the two-point attempt on the following play. The drive was 10 plays for 34 yards.
2:55 PM -The Vikings defense forces a three-and-out before Marcus Sherels returns the punt 20 yards. Minnesota takes over on the Green Bay 34-yard line.
2:49 PM - The Vikings cut the lead to 38-19 after Stefan Diggs hauls in a 3-yard touchdown pass. The extra point is no good. Minnesota went 75 yards in 13 plays before finding the end zone. Vikings no trail 19-38 after Forbath misses the extra point.
2:40 PM - Green Bay leads 38-13 after a 13-yard touchdown pass.
2:30 PM - Minnesota goes three-and-out as Locke punts it away. Green Bay takes over at its now 47-yard line.
2:23 PM - The Vikings trail 31-13 after the Packers Mason Crosby hit a 48-yard field goal.
2:20 PM - The Vikings trail 28-13 at the end of the third quarter. Eric Kendricks sacked Rodgers on third down and now has 2.5 sacks today. Green Bay is facing a fourth-and-21 to start the fourth quarter.
2:12 PM - Minnesota goes three-and-out as Green Bay takes over at the Vikings 44-yard line.
2:07 PM -The Vikings defense forces a quick three-and-out. Minnesota takes over at its own 14-yard line as the Vikings trail 28-13 late in the third quarter.
2:02 PM - The Vikings get near midfield but are hampered by penalties. Green Bay will start at its own 34-yard line after the punt.
1:55 PM - Danielle Hunter and Eric Kendricks team up to sack Rodgers on third down to force a punt. The Vikings take over on their own 13-yard line.
1:47 PM -Minnesota goes three-and-out on its first drive of the second half. Green Bay starts on its own 45-yard line after the punt.
1:30 PM -The Vikings trail 28-13 at the half. The Vikings have 271 yards of total offense; Green Bay has 283. Adam Thielen has six catches or 142 yards and scored on a 71-yard touchdown catch. Aaron Rodgers has three touchdown passes and a touchdown run for Green Bay.
1:24 PM -The Packers have scored again. QB Aaron Rodgers rushes 6 yards for the touchdown. Packers lead 28-13 with 24 seconds left in the half.
1:20 PM -The Vikings have turned the ball over again. Bradford is hit by the Packers and fumbles as Green Bay recovers at their own 46-yard line.
1:17 PM - Minnesota's defense gets back-to-back sacks on Aaron Rodgers and Danielle Hunter and Eric Kendricks bring him down. The Vikings take over on their own 39-yard line after the punt.
1:07 PM - Adam Thielen is having a day.
The Vikings strike back with a 71-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Thielen. Minnesota trails 21-13. Thielen has six catches for 142 yards and a score today.
1:01 PM - The Packers have scored again. Green Bay scores on a 2-yard touchdown pass off the botched snap. The Vikings trail 21-6.
12:58 PM - Vikings C Nick Easton fumbled the ball on the snap and Minnesota turns it over. Green Bay recovers at Minnesota's 42-yard line.
12:55 PM - Minnesota's defenses forces a three-and-out. Marcus Sherels calls for a fair catch at the 24-yard line after a Green Bay punt.
12:45 PM - Kai Forbath strikes again.
The Vikings get in the red zone but settle for another field goal, this one from 26 yards out by Forbath. Minnesota trails 14-6.
12:41 PM - Minnesota trails 14-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Packers have 167 yards of total offense; the Vikings have 114.
12:33 PM - The Packers strike again. Aaron Rodgers delivers a 20-yard touchdown to WR Davante Adams. The Vikings trail 14-3.
12:27 PM - The Vikings are on the board. Minnesota cuts the lead to 7-3 after a 22-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. The Vikings moved the ball down to the 4-yard line but then threw a pair of incomplete passes.
Minnesota had four plays of at least 11 yards on the drive. The drive lasted eight plays and 65 yards.
12:18 PM -The Packers strike first. A 21-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to WR Jordy Nelson gives the Packers an early lead. The Vikings trail 7-0 midway through the first quarter.
12:13 PM - Minnesota goes three-and-out and is forced to punt. The Packers will take over on their own 39-yard line.
12:09 PM - The Vikings force a punt on Green Bay's opening drive as the Packers drive into Minnesota territory. The Vikings will start at their own 20-yard line after a touchback.
12:01 PM - Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph, Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Emmanuel Lamur are today's captains for the Vikings. Minnesota wins the toss and elects to defer. The Packers will start with the ball.
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10:36 AM - The following players are inactive for the Green Bay Packers Saturday:
6 QB Joe Callahan
18 WR Randall Cobb
28 CB Josh Hawkins
44 RB James Starks
68 T Kyle Murphy
73 C/G JC Tretter
91 LB Jayrone Elliott
10:30 AM - Vikings safety Harrison Smith and wide receiver Stefon Diggs are active and will play today against the Packers.
Smith, who was selected to the Pro Bowl earlier this week, missed the last two games with an ankle injury. He is second on the Vikings with 97 total tackles according to coaches tally and has 2.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries.
Diggs was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report with a hip injury. The second-year wide receiver leads the Vikings in receptions (80) and yards (874), and also has a pair of touchdown catches.
Diggs had nine catches for 182 yards and a score in a Week 2 win over Green Bay.
The Vikings announced Friday that four players — running back Adrian Peterson, fullback Zach Line, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and right guard Brandon Fusco — are out against Green Bay.
Quarterback Taylor Heinicke, guard Willie Beavers and defensive end Stephen Weatherly are also inactive against the Packers.
The Vikings playoff hopes are slim, but the team will head to Lambeau Field in just a few hours (after last night's fiasco) with a puncher's chance of making it to the post season for a second consecutive season to take on a red-hot Packers team that still has hopes to win the NFC North.
To make it to the postseason, the Vikings of course must win today vs. the Packers and then next Sunday vs. the Bears. In addition to that, Tampa Bay must lose their final two games (at NO, vs. CAR) and Washington must lose one of their final two games (at CHI, vs. NYG).
The expected boost the offense was hoping to get from Adrian Peterson's return might not come to fruition this year. After playing just 12 snaps last week and fumbling on his longest run of the game against the Colts, Peterson won't play today due to knee and groin injuries. So the burden will shift back to Sam Bradford and the passing game to score points and keep Green Bay's offense off the field.
On defense, the Vikings will be looking to put by far their worst effort of the season behind them and rebound, and they might get arguably the unit's best player, S Harrison Smith, back from an ankle injury that's sidelined him for the past two contests. Smith is listed as questionable but was listed as a full participant in practice for Friday. The now two-time Pro Bowler will hopefully help keep a lid on the Packers' deep targets.
Green Bay went through a four-game losing streak and appeared to be on the ropes, but they've since rattled off four wins in a row and now are in decent position to reclaim the top spot in the NFC North. They trail the Lions by one game in the NFC North but with Detroit playing at the 12-2 Cowboys on Monday night, the two teams could be tied atop the division heading into their Week 17 game against each other.
After struggling a bit to start the season, Aaron Rodgers is having another monster season. He's thrown 32 touchdowns compared to just seven interceptions and could go over the 4,000-yard mark on Saturday. He's struggled in his last two outings against the Vikings, so hopefully that trend continues today.
Rodgers' success has come hand-in-hand with the resurgence of the Packers' running attack, which is led by wide receiver turned running back Ty Montgomery. They've averaged over 125 yards per game rushing over the past four weeks, and if the Vikings are going to pull off the upset, they are going to have to stop their ground game.
During their four-game losing streak, Green Bay's defense was reeling, allowing 32, 26, 25, and 24 points. Since then though, they have shored things up, though the Bears were able to put up 27 on them last Sunday.
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