Today's Game

Pro Football

December 24, 2004|By Ken Murray

Packers (8-6) at Vikings (8-6)

Time, TV: 3 p.m., chs. 45, 5

Line: Vikings by 3

Lowdown: For the first time in 87 games between these two teams, it's winner-take-all for the NFC North title. Although QB Brett Favre is only 3-9 in the Metrodome, the Packers are better on the road (4-2) than at home (4-4) this season. Just as in Green Bay's 34-31 win over the Vikings on Nov. 14, this should come down to a shootout between Favre and Daunte Culpepper. Green Bay has the better secondary (No. 25), but not by much (Minnesota is 27).

The pick: Packers

- Ken Murray

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