7:30 p.m. today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth).Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM, Packers broadcast), WMEQ (106.3-FM, 880-AM, Vikings broadcast). Line: Vikings by 9. Over/under: 41. Record against spread: Vikings 10-4, Packers 7-7. Series record: Packers lead 60-51-2. Lastmeeting: Vikings beat Packers 23-10 on Oct. 15. Last week: Vikings beat Bengals 34-7; Packers lost to Panthers 31-24. AP Pro32 ranking:Vikings No. 3, Packers No. 18.
CLEVELAND — Barely, but the Green Bay Packers somehow survived without Aaron Rodgers. They just need to do it for one more week. With Rodgers on the verge of returning from a broken collarbone after missing seven games, the Packers (6-6) have stayed in the hunt for a spot in the NFC playoffs without their starting quarterback and can’t avoid a letdown this afternoon against the Browns, who may be winless but are also dangerous. “We need to win the game,” Packers coach
GREEN BAY — Dean Lowry estimates that he could run a 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. Watching him rumble down the field on a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown might have felt like an eternity to fans at Lambeau Field. Lowry’s score highlighted a solid effort for the Packers’ defense, and Green Bay’s offense relied on the running game to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 in overtime on Sunday. The game ended on the opening possession of overtime with Aaron
GREEN BAY — It’s hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in victories to stay in the playoff race. Aaron Jones’ 20-yard scoring run on his only carry , with 5:59 left in overtime, gave Green Bay a much-needed 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the