Packers–Vikings rivalry

The Packers–Vikings rivalry is an NFL rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.[3][4]

The rivalry began in 1961, when the Minnesota Vikings entered the league as an expansion team. The rivalry is known for its many close games and the parity of the all-time series. It is considered to be one of Minnesota's most intense rivalries, due to both teams being located in the same division since the Vikings' inception, and the fact that the two states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) are geographically located side by side, thereby allowing them to compete in multiple sports in other leagues such as the Big Ten Conference, although Green Bay's primary rival is the Chicago Bears.[5]

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Green Bay Packers
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Minnesota Vikings
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Notable moments and games

  • The Packers, under coach Vince Lombardi beat the Vikings in nine out of the first ten match-ups during Minnesota's first five seasons in the NFL (1961-1965). In Green Bay's two Super Bowl seasons under Lombardi (1966–67), the two teams split their semi-annual meetings. In Minnesota's four Super Bowl seasons (1969, 1973, 1974, 1976) they won seven of eight meetings with the Packers. Viking's coach Bud Grant went 22-14-1 against the Packers as Vikings coach.
  • The bitterness of the rivalry was illustrated in the 2008 preseason when Packers quarterback Brett Favre, in his public feud with Green Bay management over his attempted comeback from retirement, expressed desire to play for the Vikings, a move opposed by the Packers, who filed tampering charges against the Vikings (which were proven to be unfounded) and later traded Favre to the New York Jets with a stipulation that the Packers receive multiple draft picks from the Jets should Favre be traded to an NFC North team, presumably the Vikings. Favre played one season with the Jets before announcing his retirement, then came back out of retirement in August 2009 to sign with the Vikings. Brett Favre would later retire for the last time after the 2010 season.
  • On December 10, 1972 the Packers traveled to Metropolitan Stadium with a chance to clinch the NFC Central division for the first time since 1967. The Vikings had a chance to move into a first place tie with the Packers and have a shot to win the division in the final game of the season. The Vikings got on the board first and took a 7-0 lead but it was all Packers after that as they put up 23 unanswered points and won the game 23-7. With the win the Packers clinched the division title and ended the Vikings four year streak as division champions.
  • On September 26, 1993, in a week three division showdown, the Vikings trailed the visiting Packers 13-12 with no timeouts and less than two minutes remaining on the clock. Needing a big play on 4th and 8 from their own 19, Minnesota quarterback, Jim McMahon found Cris Carter for a 19-yard gain to keep the Vikings' drive alive. A couple more completions, mixed with three incomplete passes, set up a third-and-10 from mid-field with 14 seconds left. McMahon rolled right to avoid the rush, when suddenly he spotted rookie wide receiver Eric Guliford who was wide open by 20 yards. McMahon then connected on a 45-yard bomb with 6 seconds left to play before Mike Prior could force Guliford out of bounds. That would set up Fuad Reveiz's fifth field goal of the game, lifting the Minnesota Vikings to a 15-13 victory and a 2-1 record to start the season. It was Guliford's only catch in his two seasons with the Vikings.
  • On October 5, 1998 Vikings rookie Randy Moss made his Monday Night Football debut at Lambeau Field and had five catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Randall Cunningham had two additional touchdown throws (to Jake Reed and Robert Smith) and Gary Anderson connected on three field goals in a 37-24 Vikings win. Favre threw 3 interceptions and was benched for Doug Pederson, who threw fourth-quarter scores to Tyrone Davis and Bill Schroeder.
  • In a Monday Night Football game on November 6, 2000, the Packers and Vikings were tied at 20 in overtime when Brett Favre threw a long pass that Vikings cornerback Cris Dishman deflected towards Antonio Freeman, who was on the ground. The ball went straight from Dishman to Freeman's shoulder, who then rolled over to make the catch at the 15-yard line, and took it into the endzone for the touchdown and the 26-20 win. This prompted Al Michaels, who was broadcasting the game on ABC, to famously utter, "He did what?"
  • On December 24, 2004 the Packers traveled to the Metrodome for a Week 16 matchup with the Vikings that would determine the 2004 NFC North Division Champion. Both teams entered the game with an 8-6 record. The Vikings took a 31-24 lead midway through the 4th quarter but the Packers mounted a late comeback by tying the game with 3:34 left in regulation. The Packers then drove down the field and won the game on a 29-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell as time expired. Coincidently, both matchups in the 2004 regular season were won by the Packers 34-31, both coming on last second field goals by Ryan Longwell.
  • January 9, 2005 represented the first time that the two clubs have faced each other in the playoffs. The Vikings jumped to an early lead and carried by the arm of Daunte Culpepper ultimately won 31-17.[6] Culpepper threw four touchdowns, two of them to Moss for 20 and 34 yards, while Nate Burleson caught a 19-yard score and Moe Williams turned a short gain into a 68-yard touchdown. Brett Favre threw four interceptions for Green Bay's second home playoff loss in three years after winning 13 straight postseason contests at Lambeau Field; he was also flagged for an illegal forward pass when, late in the second quarter, he ran past the line of scrimmage on 3rd and goal at the Vikings 8; he ran to the five-yard line and with Vikings defenders ready to pounce at the goalline he flipped the ball sideways to Javon Walker, who caught it just as the penalty flag was thrown; adding insult to injury the Packers missed the ensuing 28 yard chip shot field goal attempt. In the 4th quarter after his second touchdown, Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss faux mooned Packer fans. In the moment, FOX announcer Joe Buck denounced the end zone celebration as "disgusting" and "classless".
  • All week long leading up to the Packers and Vikings 2007 Week Four match up at the Metrodome was talk of whether Brett Favre would break the all-time passing touchdown record. He had already tied the record the week before, therefore needing only one touchdown pass to break Dan Marino's all time record of 420. Favre broke the record mid way through the first quarter on a 16 yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings. The Packers went on to win the game 23-16.[7]
  • In week 10 of the 2007 season the Packers routed the Vikings in only the second, and largest, shutout of the rivalry. The Packers defense stifled the Vikings while the Packers offense held the ball for over 40 minutes in the game. Brett Favre threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 34-0 victory at Lambeau Field. The win pushed the Packers to an 8-1 start to the season.
  • In 2008, for the first time since 1992 the Packers entered the season with a starting quarterback not named Brett Favre. The last time the Vikings faced a Packers starting quarterback other than Favre was Week One of the 1992 season. Aaron Rodgers made the first start of his NFL career on Monday Night Football and led the Packers to a 24-19 victory. Rodgers had one passing and one rushing touchdown in the game, which was sealed on a late interception by Atari Bigby.[8]
  • A missed 52-yard field goal try by the Packers' Mason Crosby with 26 seconds remaining sealed a hard-fought 28-27 Vikings win at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 9, 2008. Gus Frerotte overcame three interceptions (one returned 55 yards by the Packers' Nick Collins for a third-quarter Green Bay touchdown) to throw two touchdowns while Adrian Peterson rushed for 192 yards and the decisive touchdown with 2:22 to go in the fourth. Aaron Rodgers threw for 142 yards but in the second quarter fumbled in the endzone and was flagged for intentional grounding, giving a safety to the Vikings; Jared Allen then sacked Rodgers in the Packers endzone with 52 seconds left in the first half for another Vikings safety.
  • Monday Night Football earned the highest ratings in cable television history on October 5, 2009 when the Vikings hosted the Packers. The game was the first meeting between the Packers and their former quarterback Brett Favre. With the Vikings wearing throwback uniforms evoking memories of seasons from the 1960s they took over the game when Aaron Rodgers was sacked at the Vikings 33-yard line and fumbled. The Vikings drove downfield as Adrian Peterson rushed six times for 26 yards and Favre threw five times, ending in a one-yard touchdown to Visanthe Shiancoe. Rodgers managed a 62-yard touchdown to Jermichael Finley, and after an exchange of touchdowns (a 14-yard Favre pass to Sidney Rice and a Clay Matthews strip-tackle of Peterson returned 42-yards) Favre raced the Vikings to the Packers redzone; a pass to the endzone was picked off but the play was nullified on pass interference, and one play later Peterson rushed in another score. The Vikings never let the Packers closer as they won 30-23, taking a 4-0 record in the 2009 season's first quarter. In the ensuing rematch at Lambeau Field on November 1 Favre erupted with four touchdowns while the Vikings defense snuffed out a late Packers rally for a 38-26 Vikings win.
  • The Packers ended Brett Favre's winning streak against them in a 28-24 win at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football on October 24, 2010.[9] Three Favre interceptions helped the Packers surge to the 28-24 lead but Favre led a late comeback; an endzone catch by Percy Harvin with 57 seconds remaining was nullified when review showed one foot out of bounds, and the Vikings failed to convert a touchdown in their final attempt. Favre suffered injury to his left ankle that left his season in doubt and coach Brad Childress was livid with the officiating crew led by Scott Green.[16] In the November 21 rematch, the Packers routed the Vikings 31-3 behind four Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes, making Rodgers 2-2 against Favre in his career. The loss dropped the Vikings to 3-7, all but eliminating them from playoff contention. Childress was then fired by the Vikings the next day, and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was promoted to replace him. The Packers, on the other hand, went on to win their fourth Super Bowl.
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Adrian Peterson vs. Packers, December 30, 2012, the last game of his 2,097-yard season.
  • Adrian Peterson came up nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's 1984 rushing record but his late scamper set up the winning field goal in a 37-34 Vikings win on December 30, 2012. The Packers erased a 20-10 halftime gap but could not close out the win while the Vikings advanced to the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed.
  • On January 5, 2013 the Packers defeated the Vikings 24-10 in the Wild Card round just six days after falling to the Vikings in Week 17. The two teams split their regular season games with the home team winning each game. The Playoff game had the same result, being at Lambeau, however the Packers were able to hold Adrian Peterson under 100 yards after he had run for 210 and 199 yards respectively in the first two meetings.
  • The Packers and Vikings played for the division crown in Week 17 of the 2015 season at Lambeau Field.[10] The Vikings won the contest 20-13, winning their first divisional title since 2009 and breaking the Packers' four-year streak of being division champions.
  • On the first game in U.S. Bank Stadium, week 2 of the 2016-2017 season, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers 17-14 en route to a 5-0 start to the season, but would miss the playoffs at 8-8 while Green Bay recovered from a 4-6 start to the season to finish 10-6, winning the NFC North and advancing to the NFC Championship.
  • On October 15, 2017, Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game with a quarterback hit midway through the first quarter. Shortly after, Rodgers was revealed to have broken his collarbone, and it was severe enough that he had surgery on October 19 before being placed on injured reserve the next day. The hit created controversy as some accused Barr of a dirty hit, though Barr himself defended his actions and said he never meant to hurt Rodgers. The teams headed in opposite directions going forward, as the Packers' eight-year streak of playoff berths ended with a 7-9 record after starting 4-1, while the Vikings finished 13-3 and won the NFC North, losing to the eventual Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. The following offseason, a new rule was introduced that would cause similar situations to result in a penalty.[11]
  • On December 23, 2017, the Vikings won 16 to 0; the first time the Vikings shut out the Packers at Lambeau Field and Minnesota's first sweep of Green Bay since 2009.
  • On September 16, 2018, the Vikings and Packers played to a 29-29 tie. This is the first 29-29 tie in NFL history.


Summary of results

Packers wins Ties Vikings wins Packers points Vikings points
Regular season 60 3 53 2488 2218
Postseason 1 0 1 41 41
Total 60 3 53 2529 2259

There have been 117 regular season games through November 25, 2018. (Two each year except 1982, which was shortened by the player's strike.) There have been 2 playoff games between the teams -- in 2005 and 2013. The rivalry has included 117 games, from its inception in 1961 through Week 12 of the 2018 football season.

Game results

Packers victory Vikings victory Tied Game Post Season Meeting

1960s (Packers 11–7)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1961 October 22 Green Bay Packers 33-7 Minnesota Vikings 42,007 Bloomington, Minnesota 1–0–0 GB
1961 December 29 Green Bay Packers 28-10 Minnesota Vikings 44,412 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2–0–0 GB
1962 September 16 Green Bay Packers 34-7 Minnesota Vikings 38,669 Green Bay, Wisconsin 3–0–0 GB
1962 October 14 Green Bay Packers 48-21 Minnesota Vikings 41,475 Bloomington, Minnesota 4–0–0 GB
1963 October 13 Green Bay Packers 37-28 Minnesota Vikings 42,567 Bloomington, Minnesota 5–0–0 GB
1963 November 11 Green Bay Packers 28-7 Minnesota Vikings 42,327 Green Bay, Wisconsin 6–0–0 GB
1964 October 4 Minnesota Vikings 24-23 Green Bay Packers 42,327 Green Bay, Wisconsin 6–1–0 GB
1964 November 1 Green Bay Packers 42-13 Minnesota Vikings 44,278 Bloomington, Minnesota 7–1–0 GB
1965 November 21 Green Bay Packers 38-13 Minnesota Vikings 47,426 Bloomington, Minnesota 8–1–0 GB
1965 December 5 Green Bay Packers 24-19 Green Bay Packers 50,852 Green Bay, Wisconsin 9–1–0 GB
1966 November 20 Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Green Bay Packers 50,861 Green Bay, Wisconsin 9–2–0 GB
1966 November 27 Green Bay Packers 28-16 Minnesota Vikings 47,426 Bloomington, Minnesota 10–2–0 GB
1967 October 15 Minnesota Vikings 10-7 Green Bay Packers 49,601 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 10–3–0 GB
1967 December 3 Green Bay Packers 30-27 Minnesota Vikings 47,693 Bloomington, Minnesota 11–3–0 GB
1968 September 22 Minnesota Vikings 26-13 Green Bay Packers 49,346 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11–4–0 GB
1968 November 10 Minnesota Vikings 14-10 Green Bay Packers 47,644 Bloomington, Minnesota 11–5–0 GB
1969 October 5 Minnesota Vikings 19-7 Green Bay Packers 60,740 Minneapolis, Minnesota 11–6–0 GB
1969 November 16 Minnesota Vikings 9-7 Green Bay Packers 48,321 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11–7–0 GB

1970s (Vikings 15–4–1)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1970 October 4 Green Bay Packers 13-10 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12–7–0 GB
1970 November 22 Minnesota Vikings 10-3 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 12–8–0 GB
1971 October 17 Minnesota Vikings 24-13 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 12–9–0 GB
1971 November 14 Minnesota Vikings 3-0 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 12–10–0 GB
1972 October 29 Minnesota Vikings 27-13 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 12–11–0 GB
1972 December 10 Green Bay Packers 23-7 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota 13–11–0 GB
1973 September 30 Minnesota Vikings 11-3 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 13–12–0 GB
1973 December 8 Minnesota Vikings 31-7 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 13–13–0
1974 September 15 Minnesota Vikings 32-17 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 14–13–0 MIN
1974 November 17 Green Bay Packers 19-7 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota 14–14–0
1975 November 2 Minnesota Vikings 28-17 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 15–14–0 MIN
1975 December 7 Minnesota Vikings 24-3 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 16–14–0 MIN
1976 November 21 Minnesota Vikings 17-10 Green Bay Packers Milwaukee, Wisconsin 17–14–0 MIN
1976 December 5 Minnesota Vikings 20-9 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 18–14–0 MIN
1977 October 2 Minnesota Vikings 19-7 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 19–14–0 MIN
1977 November 27 Minnesota Vikings 13-6 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 20–14–0 MIN
1978 October 22 Minnesota Vikings 21-7 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 21–14–0 MIN
1978 November 26 10-10 Green Bay, Wisconsin 21–14–1 MIN
1979 September 23 Minnesota Vikings 27-21 Green Bay Packers Bloomington, Minnesota 22–14–1 MIN
1979 November 11 Green Bay Packers 19-7 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 22–15–1 MIN

1980s (Packers 14–5)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1980 October 26 Green Bay Packers 16-3 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 22–16–1 MIN
1980 November 23 Green Bay Packers 25-13 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota 22–17–1 MIN
1981 September 27 Minnesota Vikings 30-13 Green Bay Packers Milwaukee, Wisconsin 23–17–1 MIN
1981 November 29 Green Bay Packers 35-23 Minnesota Vikings Bloomington, Minnesota 23–18–1 MIN
1982 November 21 Green Bay Packers 26-7 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 23–19–1 MIN
1983 October 23 Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 24–19–1 MIN
1983 November 13 Green Bay Packers 29-21 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 24–20–1 MIN
1984 November 11 Green Bay Packers 45-17 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 24–21–1 MIN
1984 December 16 Green Bay Packers 38-14 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 24–22–1 MIN
1985 October 13 Green Bay Packers 20-17 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 24–23–1 MIN
1985 November 10 Green Bay Packers 27-17 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 24–24–1
1986 September 28 Minnesota Vikings 42-7 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 25–24–1 MIN
1986 December 7 Minnesota Vikings 32-6 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 26–24–1 MIN
1987 October 4 Green Bay Packers 23-16 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 26–25–1 MIN
1987 December 13 Green Bay Packers 16-10 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 26–26–1
1988 October 16 Green Bay Packers 34-14 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 27–26–1 GB
1988 December 11 Green Bay Packers 18-6 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 28–26–1 GB
1989 October 15 Minnesota Vikings 26-14 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 28–27–1 GB
1989 November 16 Green Bay Packers 20-19 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 29–27–1 GB

1990s (Vikings 12–8)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
1990 October 28 Green Bay Packers 24-10 Minnesota Vikings Milwaukee, Wisconsin 30–27–1 GB
1990 December 2 Minnesota Vikings 23-7 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 30–28–1 GB
1991 November 17 Minnesota Vikings 35-21 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 30–29–1 GB
1991 December 21 Green Bay Packers 27-7 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 31–29–1 GB
1992 September 6 Minnesota Vikings 23-20 Green Bay Packers Green Bay, Wisconsin 31–30–1 GB
1992 December 27 Minnesota Vikings 27-7 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 31–31–1
1993 September 26 Minnesota Vikings 15-13 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 32–31–1 MIN
1993 December 19 Minnesota Vikings 21-17 Green Bay Packers Milwaukee, Wisconsin 33–31–1 MIN
1994 September 4 Green Bay Packers 16-10 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 33–32–1 MIN
1994 October 20 Minnesota Vikings 13-10 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 34–32–1 MIN
1995 October 22 Green Bay Packers 38-21 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 34–33–1 MIN
1995 November 5 Minnesota Vikings 27-24 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 35–33–1 MIN
1996 September 22 Minnesota Vikings 30-21 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 36–33–1 MIN
1996 December 22 Green Bay Packers 38-10 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 36–34–1 MIN
1997 September 21 Green Bay Packers 38-32 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay, Wisconsin 36–35–1 MIN
1997 December 1 Green Bay Packers 27-11 Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, Minnesota 36–36–1
1998 October 5 Minnesota Vikings 37–24 Green Bay Packers 59,849 Green Bay, Wisconsin 37–36–1 MIN
1998 November 22 Minnesota Vikings 28-14 Green Bay Packers 64,471 Minneapolis, Minnesota 38–36–1 MIN
1999 September 26 Green Bay Packers 23-20 Minnesota Vikings 59,868 Green Bay, Wisconsin 38–37–1 MIN
1999 December 20 Minnesota Vikings 24-20 Green Bay Packers 64,603 Minneapolis, Minnesota 39–37–1 MIN

2000s (Packers 12–9)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
2000 November 6 Green Bay Packers 26-20 Minnesota Vikings 59,854 Green Bay, Wisconsin 39–38–1 MIN
2000 December 17 Green Bay Packers 33-28 Minnesota Vikings 64,183 Minneapolis, Minnesota 39–39–1
2001 October 21 Minnesota Vikings 35-13 Green Bay Packers 64,165 Minneapolis, Minnesota 40–39–1 MIN
2001 December 30 Green Bay Packers 24-13 Minnesota Vikings 59,870 Green Bay, Wisconsin 40–40–1
2002 November 17 Minnesota Vikings 31-21 Green Bay Packers 64,153 Minneapolis, Minnesota 41–40–1 MIN
2002 December 8 Green Bay Packers 26-22 Minnesota Vikings 64,070 Green Bay, Wisconsin 41–41–1
2003 September 7 Minnesota Vikings 30-25 Green Bay Packers 70,505 Green Bay, Wisconsin 42–41–1 MIN
2003 November 2 Green Bay Packers 30-27 Minnesota Vikings 64,482 Minneapolis, Minnesota 42–42–1
2004 November 14 Green Bay Packers 34-31 Minnesota Vikings 70,671 Green Bay, Wisconsin 43–42–1 GB
2004 December 24 Green Bay Packers 34-31 Minnesota Vikings 64,311 Minneapolis, Minnesota 44–42–1 GB
2005 January 9 Minnesota Vikings 31-17 Green Bay Packers 71,075 Green Bay, Wisconsin 44–43–1 GB
2005 October 23 Minnesota Vikings 23-20 Green Bay Packers 64,278 Minneapolis, Minnesota 44–44–1
2005 November 21 Minnesota Vikings 20-17 Green Bay Packers 70,610 Green Bay, Wisconsin 45–44–1 MIN
2006 November 12 Green Bay Packers 23-17 Minnesota Vikings 63,924 Minneapolis, Minnesota 45–45–1
2006 December 21 Green Bay Packers 9-7 Minnesota Vikings 70,864 Green Bay, Wisconsin 46–45–1 GB
2007 September 30 Green Bay Packers 23-16 Minnesota Vikings 63,779 Minneapolis, Minnesota 47–45–1 GB
2007 November 11 Green Bay Packers 34-0 Minnesota Vikings 70,945 Green Bay, Wisconsin 48–45–1 GB
2008 September 8 Green Bay Packers 24-19 Minnesota Vikings 71,004 Green Bay, Wisconsin 49–45–1 GB
2008 November 9 Minnesota Vikings 28-27 Green Bay Packers 63,845 Minneapolis, Minnesota 49–46–1 GB
2009 October 5 Minnesota Vikings 30-23 Green Bay Packers 63,846 Minneapolis, Minnesota 49–47–1 GB
2009 November 1 Minnesota Vikings 38-26 Green Bay Packers 71,213 Green Bay, Wisconsin 49–48–1 GB

2010s (Packers 11–6–2)

Year Date Winner Result Loser Attendance Location Series
2010 October 24 Green Bay Packers 28-24 Minnesota Vikings 71,107 Green Bay, Wisconsin 50–48–1 GB
2010 November 21 Green Bay Packers 31-3 Minnesota Vikings 64,120 Minneapolis, Minnesota 51–48–1 GB
2011 October 23 Green Bay Packers 33-27 Minnesota Vikings 63,946 Minneapolis, Minnesota 52–48–1 GB
2011 November 14 Green Bay Packers 45-7 Minnesota Vikings 70,519 Green Bay, Wisconsin 53–48–1 GB
2012 December 2 Green Bay Packers 23-14 Minnesota Vikings 70,567 Green Bay, Wisconsin 54–48–1 GB
2012 December 30 Minnesota Vikings 37-34 Green Bay Packers 64,134 Minneapolis, Minnesota 54–49–1 GB
2013 January 5 Green Bay Packers 24-10 Minnesota Vikings 71,548 Green Bay, Wisconsin 55–49–1 GB
2013 October 27 Green Bay Packers 44-31 Minnesota Vikings 64,134 Minneapolis, Minnesota 56–49–1 GB
2013 November 24 26-26 77,871 Green Bay, Wisconsin 56–49–2 GB
2014 October 2 Green Bay Packers 42–10 Minnesota Vikings 78,054 Green Bay, Wisconsin 57–49–2 GB
2014 November 23 Green Bay Packers 24–21 Minnesota Vikings 52,386 Minneapolis, Minnesota 58–49–2 GB
2015 November 22 Green Bay Packers 30–13 Minnesota Vikings 52,529 Minneapolis, Minnesota 59–49–2 GB
2016 January 3 Minnesota Vikings 20-13 Green Bay Packers 78,412 Green Bay, Wisconsin 59–50–2 GB
2016 September 18 Minnesota Vikings 17-14 Green Bay Packers 66,813 Minneapolis, Minnesota 59–51–2 GB
2016 December 24 Green Bay Packers[12] 38-25 Minnesota Vikings 78,412 Green Bay, Wisconsin 60–51–2 GB
2017 October 15 Minnesota Vikings 23-10 Green Bay Packers 66,848 Minneapolis, Minnesota 60–52–2 GB
2017 December 23 Minnesota Vikings 16-0 Green Bay Packers 78,092 Green Bay, Wisconsin 60–53–2 GB
2018 September 16 29-29 78,461 Green Bay, Wisconsin 60–53–3 GB
2018 November 25 Minnesota Vikings 24–17 Green Bay Packers Minneapolis, Minnesota 60–54–3 GB

Connections between the two teams

Name Pos. Years with Packers Years with Vikings
Paul Coffman TE 1978–85 1988
Brett Favre QB 1992–07 2009–10
Greg Jennings WR 2006–12 2013–14
Ryan Longwell K 1997–05 2006–11
Bryce Paup LB 1990–94 2000

See also

Other rivalries involving the two teams


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NFC North

The National Football Conference – Northern Division or NFC North is one of the four divisions of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Nicknamed the "Black & Blue Division" for the rough and tough rivalry games between the teams, it currently has four members: the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. The NFC North was previously known as the NFC Central from 1970 to 2001. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were previously members, from 1977, one year after they joined the league as an expansion team, until 2001 when they moved to the NFC South.

The division was created in 1967 as the Central Division of the NFL's Western Conference and existed for three seasons before the AFL–NFL merger. After the merger, it was renamed the NFC Central and retained that name until the NFL split into eight divisions in 2002. The four current division teams have been together in the same division or conference since the Vikings joined the league in 1961. The Bears, Lions and Packers have been in the same division or conference since the NFL began a conference format in 1933. Largely because the four teams have played each other at least twice a year, with the exception of the strike-shortened 1982 season, for more than half a century (more than 80 years in the case of the Bears, Lions and Packers), the entire division is considered one very large rivalry.

Based on the combined ages of its current teams, the NFC North is the oldest division in the NFL, at a combined 344 years old. The Bears are 99 years old (founded in 1919 in Decatur, Illinois; moved to Chicago in 1921), the Packers are also 99 years old (founded in 1919, but turned professional in 1921), the Lions are 89 years old (founded 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio; moved to Detroit in 1934), and the Vikings are 57 years old (founded 1961). The division has a total of 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Packers have the most appearances in the Super Bowl with 5, the most recent happening at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The Bears and the Packers have the only Super Bowl wins of this division, a total of 5 (4 for the Packers and 1 for the Bears). Of the top 10 NFL teams with the highest winning percentage throughout its franchise history, three of them are in the NFC North (the Bears, the Packers, and the Vikings). The Lions however, have one of the lowest winning percentages in the NFL, including the first winless 16-game season in NFL history, in 2008.Entering 2018 the Bears led the division with an overall record of 752–581–42, victory in Super Bowl XX and eight pre-Super Bowl league titles; Chicago's overall playoff record is 17–18. The Packers hold an overall record of 740–564–38 with an overall playoff record of 34–22, four Super Bowl titles in five Super Bowl appearances, and nine pre-Super Bowl league titles - bringing the Packers to a total of 13 World Championships, currently the most in the NFL. The Lions hold a record of 555–651–32, four league championships, and a 7–13 playoff record. As the youngest (in terms of franchise age) team in the division, the Vikings hold a record of 473–392–11, a playoff record of 20-29, and had won a league title the season before the merger (although they subsequently lost Super Bowl IV).

This division earned the moniker "Black and Blue Division" due to its intense rivalries and physical style of play, and this nickname is still used regularly today. It is also known as the "Frostbite Division" as all teams played home games in late season winter cold until the mid-1970s. The division is also humorously called the "Frozen North", although Detroit has played its home games indoors since 1975, and Minnesota also did so from 1982 to 2013 and returned to indoor home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016. ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman often refers to this division as the "NFC Norris" because of its geographical similarity to the National Hockey League's former Norris Division.

National Football League rivalries

As with all sports leagues, there are a number of significant rivalries in the National Football League (NFL). Rivalries are occasionally created due to a particular event that causes bad blood between teams, players, coaches, or owners, but for the most part, they arise simply due to the frequency with which some teams play each other, and sometimes exist for geographic reasons.

Rivalries in the NFL are commonly recognized as such by fans and players alike. While many rivalries are well established, others are of more recent vintage, accepted as existing by the nature of the competition and history between the two teams. Other rivalries have fallen by the wayside due to league realignment and reduction in frequencies of meetings.

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