In two different formats, the NFL Network will replay the Week 17 Packers-Vikings matchup at the Metrodome.
First, the game will be shown in the network’s condensed, 90-minute format as part of its NFL Replay series on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT.
Then, the game will be replayed in its entirety on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT.
Also, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson was wired for sound by NFL Films for the game, and that will be featured in NFL Network’s Sound FX segment on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. CT.
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The Week 17 Packers-Vikings kickoff has been moved to 3:25 p.m. CT next Sunday at the Metrodome. The game will be televised by FOX.
The Packers will be in control of their own destiny for the NFC’s No. 2 playoff seed and can lock up a first-round bye with a win. Meanwhile, the Vikings will need a win to get in the playoffs, while RB Adrian Peterson needs 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards.
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S Morgan Burnett’s two interceptions on Sunday in the 23-14 victory over the Vikings has earned him the defensive game ball from the Packers’ coaching staff.
The coaches award game balls weekly to members of all three phases — offense, defense and special teams — based on their performances.
Burnett’s two interceptions were his first two of the season, and they both came at crucial times. The first came early in the third quarter, in the end zone with the Vikings at Green Bay’s 8-yard line and threatening to add to their 14-10 lead. The second came later in the third quarter after the Packers had taken a 20-14 lead but the Vikings were driving again, having reached the Green Bay 25.
On offense, James Starks received a game ball for his 15-carry, 66-yard outing, which included a 22-yard TD run for the go-ahead score. Starks hadn’t scored a rushing TD since Week 1 of last season, and the rushing TD was the Packers’ first this season since Week 5 in Indianapolis.
On special teams, LB Jamari Lattimore was the game-ball recipient. Lattimore wasn’t credited with any coverage tackles based on the press box statistics, but the coaches often see things on film that don’t make the stat report and reward a player accordingly.
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The Packers-Vikings game on Dec. 2 at Lambeau Field will remain a noon CT kickoff, as the NFL announced on Tuesday that there would be no flexible scheduling changes for Week 13.
The Cowboys-Eagles matchup will remain the prime-time game that Sunday night.
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In the final hour before the start of the draft, the Minnesota Vikings have traded down just one spot, from No. 3 to No. 4, and added fourth-, fifth-, and seventh-round picks from the Browns in the process.
Cleveland is expected to take Alabama RB Trent Richardson, and even though the Browns paid a stiff price to move up just one spot, Cleveland came into the draft with the most picks — 13 — one more than the Packers. The Browns have now prevented anyone else from trading with the Vikings for the No. 3 spot and stealing Richardson out from under them.
Now, with the Vikings at 4, they’re reported to still be choosing between USC T Matt Kalil and LSU CB Morris Claiborne, and that hasn’t changed. The Vikings also could continue trading down. We’ll see.
The draft is set to begin in about 15 minutes.
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