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NFL playoff schedule: Vikings face Packers on Saturday night

Fresh off a win over Green Bay in Week 17, the Vikings will turn around and head to Lambeau Field for an opening-round playoff game against the Packers.


The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers will meet at 7 p.m. CT next Saturday in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs on NBC. Minnesota earned the NFC's No. 6 playoff seed with a last-second 37-34 victory over the Packers in Week 17.

In that victory, Adrian Peterson had another big day, rushing for 199 yards and falling just nine yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing yardage record. Peterson has more than 400 yards rushing in two games against Green Bay this season; he piled up 210 yards on 21 carries when Minnesota last played at Lambeau Field, though his team lost the game.

Minnesota finished the regular season on a four-game winning streak thanks in large part to Peterson's efforts, ultimately edging the Bears for the final Wild Card spot.

Green Bay finished the regular season 11-5 and won the NFC North, which earned it the No. 3 NFC playoff seed.

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