The Vikings’ wild card is how effective WR Sidney Rice (hip surgery) will be in his first action of the season. Rice was Brett Favre’s go-to receiver last season, and he is anxious to play. How long Rice lasts could go a long way toward deciding the outcome of this game. With the defensive line healthier, the Packers feel good about stopping the run, but they also will be inclined to keep attacking Favre to prevent him from getting into a passing rhythm. Clay Mathews leads the NFL with 10.5 sacks, and he can come from any alignment. After nine games this season, the Packers are the No. 1-rated scoring defense, having allowed just 143 points.
The Vikings’ wild card is how effective WR Sidney Rice ...
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