Playoff Road Gets Longer, Tougher

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Playoff Road Gets Longer, Tougher
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers’ road to the Super Bowl got longer and tougher on Sunday afternoon. With the chance to wrap up the No. 2 seed and first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, the Packers couldn’t contain the Vikings’ stallion of a halfback, Adrian Peterson, and lost on a final-play chip-shot field goal, 37-34, at the raucous Metrodome in a game the Vikings had to win to get into the playoffs. So instead of getting a week off for rest, the third-seeded Packers must turn around and play in less than a week. They face these same Vikings and the nearly unstoppable Peterson for the third time in six weeks, this time in a win-or-go-home wild-card playoff game Saturday night at Lambeau Field...

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