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McCarthy: Packers only aim is to win over Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS (WSAU) - Things like byes and rushing records aren’t the focus for Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy or Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazer.Just win. Everything else will take care of itself.

A win for the Packers would mean a first round bye in the NFC playoffs. If the Vikings can beat the Packers for the first time in six tries it would be their first postseason action since 2009 and would likely mean a rematch at Lambeau Field in the wild-card round. The 9-6 Vikes can make the playoffs with a loss, but it is complicated. If they drop today’s home game, they would need the Bears, the Cowboys and the Giants to all lose.

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson gouged the Packer defense for 210 yards the last time the two teams met December 2nd in a 23-14 loss. He needs 208 yards today to break the all-time NFL rushing record set by Eric Dickerson’s record.