How the Vikings Were Able to Take Down the Packers in Thrilling 37-34 Victory

Alen DumonjicContributor IIDecember 31, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 23: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks for a receiver in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Minnesota Vikings defeat the Houston Texans 23-6. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Prior to the Week 17 games, I scanned my Twitter timeline and read multiple tweets about how the matchups were "boring". No thrillers were expected, just a bunch of dull games to be played out so the real excitement—the playoffs— can began the following weekend. There were two teams that didn't quite get this memo; the Green Bay Packers traveled to the rival Minnesota Vikings' Metrodome, where they lost 37-34 in dramatic fashion.

The Packers were out-dueled by not only Adrian Peterson, who eclipsed 2,000-yards, but by Christian Ponder as well. You read that right: Christian Ponder.