TODAY'S NFC GAME

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Vikings (8-8) at Packers (10-6)

Time, TV: 4:30 p.m., chs. 45, 5.

Line: Packers by 6 1/2 .

Last meeting: Packers won, 34-31, at Minnesota on Dec. 24.

Key stat: Past five meetings have been decided by five points or fewer.

Players to watch: Vikings' Randy Moss has seven TDs and three 100-yard receiving efforts in six career playoff games. Packers' Brett Favre has thrown for TD in NFL-record 15 straight playoff games.

The buzz: Packers have won nine of past 11, including two three-point decisions over Vikings. Minnesota hasn't shown it can win outdoors in bad weather and enters postseason off loss at Washington. It all adds up to Green Bay victory in teams' first postseason meeting.

Pick: Packers 34, Vikings 31.

- Chicago Tribune

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