Vikings look to get past Packers in final push to playoffs

Published 7:38 am Friday, December 22, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Minnesota Vikings have their way, they won’t have to take another road trip after this weekend, even in the playoffs.

For an opportunity for that to happen, the NFC North champions need to finish out the last two weeks of the regular season with victories over division rivals already out of the playoff picture .

The payoff could be sweet for the Vikings if they can safely navigate the postseason all the way to February — a Super Bowl played in front of hometown fans at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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There is something to play for after all when Minnesota visits the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.

“The only thing I’ve really told them is we’d like this to be the last plane trip that we have to take, but that’s about the only thing I’ve said,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.