Vikings clinch playoff spot with Rams' loss

Thursday, 26 Dec, 2019

His counterpart, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has won his last five Monday games, having thrown 14 TDs against one interception for a 114.1 passer rating. The Packers' defensive front, especially end Za'Darius Smith, was dominant.

Green Bay wrapped up another division title with a 23-10 win against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, snapping the club's worst championship drought in a decade.

Getting the No. 3 seed means the 49ers host a wild card game against the No. 6 seed, which belongs to the Vikings no matter the outcome of their matchup with the Bears. If you watch a replay and don't know where he is, just look in the backfield. And for Davante Adams, that team is the Minnesota Vikings. It was hardly a good game from Jimmy G to the final ride, but switching to Kendrick Bourne kept the series alive, and then Taylor Rapp transformed Emmanuel Sanders for 46 yards, and essentially the dagger, after rookie-security cover through the Rams' season.

In his absence last week, Mike Boone rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns. He showed some nice flashes while averaging 4.2 yards per attempt, but was limited to 10 carries as Detroit works him back slowly.

· Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr.

"Winning is always attractive", Aaron Rodgers said after the game. And although he had certainly earned more opportunities with his play, his role in the passing game was still small. Lazard was targeted nine times, which was the second most on the team and caught five of them for 45 yards.

Last week might be the most mediocre week EVER! Not to mention the fan base will be feeling a lot better about head coach Adam Gase and QB Sam Darnold if they win against the Steelers. The Vikings had just seven first downs, and ESPN said that's the fewest for the Vikings in a home game since 1971. Overall it was just a dominating performance. And that is really saying something.

Although the execution at times wasn't always there, the play calling from Matt LaFleur for the entire game was outstanding. If the Vikings win, they will give themselves a chance to steal the division in Week 17 and climb from the No. 6 seed in the playoffs to a top three seed.

Minnesota needs to build an early lead and get the home crowd into it.

The Packers outgained the Vikings 221-68 in the first half.

Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 16-of-31 passes for 122 yards with one touchdown and one interception. But things quickly shifted in Green Bay's favor when Cousins tried bombing another one to Diggs - this time all the way inside the Packers' 10-yard line on a first-and-10 no-huddle call.

Three turnovers, all by the offense's best players, in the first half? The Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions is scheduled for an early Sunday afternoon kickoff. There might be a brand new victor of the NFC West for the primary time since 2016.