Three years ago, Delvin Cook had a breakthrough year with the “Vikings,” gaining 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns (became No. 2 in the NFL). He is now on the list of injured, with his problematic shoulder. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has already set a career maximum in yards, earning 1,073 yards, and he is fourth in the league with an average of 17.9 yards per quarter. Losing Rams guarantees the hosts a place in the playoffs. Vikings must take the victory so as not to depend on the opponent in the division.
Packers earned their ticket at postseason after winning 21–13 over the Bears last week. Defender Aaron Rogers showed an enviable performance against the Bears, completing less than half of his breakout attempts, gaining 203 yards. Packers is one of four NFC teams with 11-3 wins fighting for one of two weeks of the conference in the first round of the playoffs. Having won their last two games, they practically guaranteed No. 2 seeding in the playoffs of the conference. Packers have lost their last three trips to Minnesota with an average score of 21-14 and have not scored more than 17 points in any of these games.