The Packers return home to play at Lambeau Field for the first time in nearly a month when they welcome the division-rival Minnesota Vikings to town this Sunday. It kicks off a stretch of three straight NFC North games for Green Bay, the first time the Packers have had three consecutive divisional contests on the schedule since 2006 (Weeks 15-17). Four of Green Bay’s final five games are against divisional foes.
The Packers have won a franchise-record nine consecutive games against NFC North opponents. It is the second-longest current divisional winning streak in the NFL behind only Baltimore’s 12-game winning streak against AFC North teams.
This is Green Bay’s first meeting with Minnesota this season, the latest that the first game has come between the teams in the history of the series (since 1961).
The teams will also face off in Minnesota in the season finale. It marks the first time in the series that both season meetings will come in December. Sunday will mark the first time the teams have squared off in a noon kickoff at Lambeau Field since 2007. Three of the last four meetings in Green Bay (2008, 2010-11) have been prime-time matchups.