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Packers get Vikings again in first round

5:51 PM, Dec. 31, 2012
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and head coach Mike McCarthy in the second quarter during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and head coach Mike McCarthy in the second quarter during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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The Green Bay Packers' road to the Super Bowl got longer and tougher Sunday afternoon.

With the chance to wrap up the No. 2 seed and first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, the Packers couldn't contain the Vikings' stallion halfback, Adrian Peterson, and lost on a final-play chip-shot field goal, 37-34, at the raucous Metrodome in a game the Vikings had to win to get into the playoffs.

So instead of getting a week off for rest, the third-seeded Packers have to turn around and play in less than a week. They face these same Vikings and the nearly unstoppable Peterson for the third time in five weeks, this ...

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