Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Rivalry

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry
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Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry : Intense One

The Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry has been ongoing for decades. These two teams have a long history of nail biting games, and the Vikings vs Packers Rivalry is one of the most intense in the NFL. Here’s a quick guide to this explosive sports rivalry.

Vikings vs Packers Rivalry History

The Packers–Vikings rivalry began in 1961. This is the year when the Minnesota Vikings entered the NFL as an expansion team. Since their first game against each other, the two teams have met 113 times in total. Historically, the teams tend to face each other twice a year.

Total Winning and Losing Margin

In their first face off, the Green Bay Packers won, with a result of 33-7. Today, the Packers are still in the lead, as they have beaten the Vikings in 60 of their face offs. The Vikings have won 50 times, and the teams have tied twice.

The Reasons For Vikings vs Packers Rivalry

Geographic proximity accounts for much of the Packers-Vikings rivalry. Both of the teams are in the same division, which intensifies the enmity. Also, Wisconsin and Minnesota are right next to each other. That means that teams from the two states find themselves in frequent competition. These rivalries range from the Big Ten Conference to NCAA Division I football.

Besides geographical proximity, however, the fires of rivalry are stoked by the teams’ parity. The all-time series results are 60-51 in favor of the Packers.

Vikings vs Packers Rivalry Game Highlights

The last three Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers game mark that the packers leads at 2-1. As the Green bay packers are ahead of the Vikings at all time series, fans can predict that the upcoming face off will favor the mighty packers greater. Besides the packers are the strongest team to beat in its own domain, Lambeau Field. Below is the latest  three Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry game highlights and stats followed by an upcoming game schedule.

Teams & Stadium
Stats/ Result
Season/ Date
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
30 – 13
NFL regular season 2016
Sunday, November 22
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 – 13
NFL regular season 2016
Sunday, January 3
 Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 – 17

NFL regular season 2015
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 P

Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field
 Upcoming NFL regular season 2017
Saturday, December 23 at 8:30p ET

Lets visit to Green Bay Packers Game Highlights.

Impact of the Rivalry

The Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry has existed from the very beginning. When the Vikings first came on the NFL scene in the early ’60s, many Minnesotans were longtime Packers fans. When St. Paul suddenly became host to an NFL team, however, lines were drawn. Minnesotans and the people of Western Wisconsin had to choose whether they were Packers loyalists or Vikings converts.

For the first decade of the rivalry, the Vikings were the underdogs. They were coached by Norm Van Brocklin, a newly retired player who had just beaten the Packers in the NFL Championships. This spurred on Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who desperately wanted to beat Brocklin.

In the ’70s, however, the narrative flipped. The Packers only beat the Vikings four times during this decade, which led to much jealousy among Packers fans. Since then, the two teams have been largely equal.

Vikings vs Packers Rivalry Game Schedule 2017-18

Regular-season Week 6

Sunday, October 15 at 1:00p ET
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
FOX
U.S. Bank Stadium

Regular-season Week 16

Saturday, December 23 at 8:30p ET
Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers
NBC
Lambeau Field

See also Full  Green Bay Backers Schedule.

Exciting Moments

The Packers-Vikings rivalry has led to many notable sports moments. For example, famed Packers quarterback Brett Favre came out of retirement in 2009 to play for the Vikings after a prolonged public feud with the Green Bay management. Favre was involved in another famous Packers v. Vikings moment. In a 2000 game, Favre threw a long pass in overtime. A Vikings cornerback deflected the ball, and Antonio Freeman, who was on the ground, made the catch at the 15-yard line. He then made a touchdown for a 26-20 win. Al Michaels, the game’s announcer, famously responded by saying, “He did what?”

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