Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings Week 17 2012

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In this week 17 game of the NFL 2012 regular reason comes down to a must win for both teams. Green Bay Packers need to win this game in order to clinch first-round bye week of the 2012 NFL playoffs.

If the Packers lose this game and San Francisco 49ers win their week 17 game against Arizona Cardinals. 49ers will clinch the first-round bye.

Minnesota Vikings must win this game in order to clinch the six seed playoff spot. If Vikings lose this game and Chicago Bears win their week 17 game against Detroit Lions. The Bears will clinch the six seed playoff spot. Both teams have a reason to push their hardest to win this game.

Quick Summary: Pick - Minnesota Vikings, Bet At – BetOnline.

NFL Team Match Up Stats and Key Football Players

Green Bay Packers (11-4) has won the last 4 of 5 games in a row. Including a major blowout 55-7 win against Tennessee Titans. Green Bay passing game is almost unstoppable with Aaron Rodgers connecting all of his receivers and tight-ends throughout the game. The deciding factor in this game for the Green Bay Packers to win this game is the defense will need to stop the Vikings rushing game.

In week 13, the Packers only allowed 2 touchdowns and won the game by shutting down the Vikings passing game. However, in this week 17 game all eyes are on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The Packers will need to stop him but this will open up the field for passing yards.

Minnesota Vikings (9-6) won the week 16 game vs Houston Texans against all odds. Now the Vikings are fighting for their post-season life. In week 13, Minnesota Vikings faced up against the Green Bay Packers and lost 23-14. The Packers only allowed the Vikings to score 14 points in the 2nd quarter. Minnesota defense will need to reduce the amount of ball possession time the Packers had back in week 13, put pressure on Aaron Rodgers, and keep him from connecting with his receivers. The Vikings offense is going to need to avoid the turnovers and step up the passing yards by not relying on Adrian Peterson so much.

Adrian Peterson is hunting for the single season rushing record with only 208 yards to go and the OL want this record more than he does. The last time the Vikings played against the Green Bay Packers, Adrian Peterson ran for 210 yards. I believe he can break the record in this game but if they want to beat Green Bay their going to need to step it up in the passing yards as well. Christian Ponder needs to take more attempts, Kyle Rudolph and Jerome Simpson to get some extra yards when they catch the football.

Will Adrian Peterson break the single season rushing record? Place your bet on it at Bovada.

Game Betting Odds And Spread

  • Green Bay Packers: -3 (-120) Money Line: -180
  • Minnesota Vikings: +3 (+100) Money Line: +160

Game Prediction

I believe Green Bay is ready for this game. However, I think Minnesota Vikings need and want this victory more than the Packers does. The Vikings are fighting for two things in this game. The single season rushing yards record as well as fighting for their post season life. This game is all or nothing for the Minnesota Vikings. I believe this game will come down to a field goal Minnesota Vikings 24-21.

My Prediction: Minnesota Vikings 24-21

Game Final Score

  • Green Bay Packers: 34
  • Minnesota Vikings: 37

Adrian Peterson was 9 yards from breaking the single season rushing record.

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