Two NFC North rivals square up tonight with divisional position and playoff seeding on the line.
The 11-3 Packers take on the 10-4 Vikings in Minnesota, with the Vikings standing as 4.5-point favorites. After the Rams lost this week, Minnesota clinched a playoff spot, but if they can win this game and win again in Week 17, they’d set themselves up with a playoff spot.
Both of these teams are legitimate Super Bowl contenders at their best, so getting a look at them in primetime on Monday night is a legitimate treat for all NFL fans.
The loser of this game will likely end up as the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff picture, while the winner might end up as the No. 3 seed. That means that these two may well play each other again in the first round of the playoffs, with tonight’s winner hosting.
Tonight is a perfect night to kick back and watch some football before things get even busier surrounding the holiday season. Knowing that the Raiders are still in the playoff hunt, the holidays are ever sweeter.
Here’s your open game thread. Who do you have taking this one?