Next weekend’s game between the Packers and Vikings with the NFC North championship on the line will be played on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the network announced Sunday.
The announcement came during Minnesota’s game against the Giants, with the Vikings holding a significant lead. With the win, the Vikings and Packers have identical 10–5 records heading into next week’s showdown at Lambeau.
The winner will be the division champion and hold the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs, while the loser will earn a wild card berth.
If the Vikings win the division, the Packers play the Redskins in Washington to open the playoffs. If the Packers win the division and the Seahawks lose to the Cardinals, Seattle plays Minnesota in the first round. If the Packers win and the Seahawks win, Washington would play Seattle, setting up another Packers-Vikings game at Lambeau in the playoffs.
- Dan Gartland