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Alex Marvez and Jill Arrington preview Green Bay's Week 17 trip to Minnesota.
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I am still married to end -- Packers travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings an American game that week on fox. This previous presented by the on new Nissan Altima. I'm going to be joined by our senior in a writer Alex Smart -- and Alex they Houston Texans did a nice job containing the vikings' Adrian Peterson. And Christian Ponder stepped up and led Minnesota to a surprising win last Sunday. I need to see more of that from ponder moving forward right. Don't they definitely do enjoy you go back to the first time the Vikings and Packers played this season and early December and Christian Ponder was the go would've -- a lot of people thinking. He was gonna be the reason why Minnesota's playoff run. Was gonna get derailed such -- this three -- winning streak Christian Ponder isn't exactly winning games. But the best thing if he's not losing games he hasn't passed for more than 175 yards and any of these victories but -- only committed two turnovers. Jolt of reality is this. He is not gonna do one of these guys has put up 300 yard passing game ever since the loss of course you are but just like he's wide receiver sport they just don't have any -- sold down the field. But as long as he goes ahead Christian Ponder is efficient takes advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Because of the attention paid to Adrian Peterson. I think this Vikings offense to be okay at. That's not on the Green Bay Packers moved ahead of San Francisco's 49 -- and is second place in the NFC standings. On the Packers have won five in a row is green they the most dangerous team -- NFC right now. -- if you were coordinating a defense would you wanna face -- Rogers 35 touchdowns eight interceptions this season. He's not gonna win the MVP but this is -- bears' best years. Talk -- a couple of weeks ago we said look it's taken a mental and physical hole on me this season. Had to go ahead and coordinate this offense trying to work -- so many young guys but he's done a real nice job doing that. The running game for -- first time since the middle of 2007. The Packers to put together five straight games with 100 yards or more running the football -- defensively this team is not -- bad either. You look at you look at what they've done in terms of set forcing seven turnovers over the past four games in this winning streak. That's an awfully nice and it's just hardest for the Packers they've got some guys coming back Jordy Nelson will be on the field. I'm Sunday for the first time and a couple weeks after injuring his hamstring twelve with who's gonna be ready for the post season but Joseph would make this game so important. Would rather face Green Bay at home or on the road the Packers really need to go ahead try to get that first round bye but if so what that number two -- you're able to get that first round bye and here we go ahead and host a playoff game in round two. Finally Alex would think key matchups to watch in this one. Joseph ever won in the NFL is gonna be watching Adrian Peterson he is a 102 yards away. Former 2000 yard season and Jonas that's amazing -- if he goes ahead of both the same stats that he did in early December against Green Bay. He will tell if they're third set and break the single season NFL rushing records. -- 2105. Yards Adrian Peterson went wild on the Packers 21 carries 220 yards. That's ten yards -- carry out. That 82 yard touchdown run in that same game the thing is though. The Vikings still lost in a lot of that had to do a Christian Ponder this -- with a little different though they're not playing at Lambeau Field they're gonna be playing. In the metrodome there's going to be huge don't go to banner for the Minnesota Vikings and I will tell you this if they Drew Peterson was lives up to his all day nickname. It's going to be a long day for the. Packers I think so much Alex this previous president -- on -- -- often that you can see the Packers Vikings game Sunday on fox. Beginning with America's number one pregame show fox NFL Sunday at noon eastern for Alex I'm still we'll see -- next time.