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Packers Host Vikings in Key NFC North Battle

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Green Bay Packers helmet.
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GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) -  The Green Bay Packers will try to bounce back from their most lopsided defeat in nearly five years - a four touchdown loss to the New York Giants last Sunday as they face the Minnesota Vikings in  key NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field.  The Packers are one game behind the Chicago Bears right now.  And the Vikings - two games behind Chicago - could get right back into the race with a win.  At practices this week, the task has been clear – the rush defense has to get better and the Packers have to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  He was sacked five times by the Giants. The 38-10 loss ended the Packers winning streak.

Meanwhile, the Vikings dynamic wide receiver, Percy Harvin, has been ruled out for today’s game with an ankle injury.  Harvin initially was listed as doubtful for the Packer game, but didn't travel with the team to Green Bay.  This will be the third straight missed game for Harvin, who had missed only three games in his first three seasons. Until he was hurt, Harvin had led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage. The Vikings split the two games they’ve played without him on the field.  For the Packers, wide receiver Greg Jennings is listed as probable, while linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out.  The Packers have also placed tight end Andrew Quarless and safety Sean Richardson on injured reserve. Quareless has been suffering with a knee injury since he was hurt last year. Richardson has a back injury. 

Cover of today's game on WHBL begins with the pregame at 10am.  Kickoff is at Noon.

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