Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Michael DulkaContributor IOctober 23, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 21:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers is chased from the pocket by the Minnesota Vikings  at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 21, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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FINAL SCORE: 33-27 Packers

The Green Bay Packers are set to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday in the 101st matchup of the two teams. The lone undefeated team left in the NFL, the Packers look to advance to a perfect 7-0. On the other side, the Vikings are looking to get their second win of the season and are hoping to regain some momentum for the remainder of the year.

The game will feature the starting debut of Vikings' rookie quarterback Christian Ponder after replacing Donovan McNabb last week against the Chicago Bears. Ponder will certainly face a huge test in his first start against the league's top team.

Meanwhile, the Packers look to cruise through the Vikings and notch another win on their march towards the playoffs behind the strong, consistent arm of Aaron Rodgers.

In previous years, playing in Minnesota would mean playing in a house of horrors. With Rodgers at the helm, the Packers now welcome the opportunity to play indoors and utilize their lethal passing game to perfection.   

The Packers are coming off a 24-3 victory over the lowly St. Louis Rams in which the Packers had a fairly flat second half going scoreless. In a prime time Sunday Night game with much of the nation watching, the Vikings stumbled in embarrassing fashion against the rival Chicago Bears. 

Next week, the Vikings travel down to Carolina to face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers before getting their bye in Week 9.