Saturday night will be the third time the Packers have faced the Vikings in the last six games. Green Bay played Minnesota at Lambeau Field in Week 13 and the teams met this past Sunday in the season finale at Minnesota.
This Saturday’s game will mark the third time in team history that the Packers have played an opponent in the season finale and then faced that same team in the playoffs the following week. Green Bay played at Detroit in both the season finale and in a Wild Card contest in 1993 and also played at Arizona both in the finale and in a Wild Card game in 2009.
Through 104 meetings, which includes the one postseason game, the Packers hold a 54-49-1 advantage over the Vikings in the all-time series.
Fans can bet on a back-and-forth contest when the teams meet. In fact, 16 of the last 21 regular-season meetings have been decided by seven points or less. The Packers have won five of the last six games between the clubs.
Over the last 19 seasons (1994-2012), the Packers (nine) and the Vikings (five) have accounted for 14 NFC Central/North Championships.