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Will Vikes Beat the Odds Again?

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Give this matchup a long, hard look. Break out every metric possible to aid the analysis. Dissect the matchups. Digest the stage and the stakes.

Vikings-Packers, 3:25 p.m. Sunday at Mall of America Field.

Playoff implications for both teams.

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