The Minnesota Vikings gave all they had to top the Green Bay Packers at home in week 17, as they won by a score of 37-34 in dramatic fashion and forced their way into this year’s NFL Playoffs. Their reward? A date with the very same team they denied a first round playoff bye, the Packers, and this time they have to aim for a win at Lambeau Field.
It’s the playoffs in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and it’s the bitter rivalry between the Packers and Vikings. Needless to say, this one carries some hype, but not the hefty price you might expect. Packers vs Vikings tickets are currently averging $243/seat, with a low price of $106. It’s just the third highest priced wild card game of the opening weekend, and is actually 58% cheaper than last week’s game in Minnesota ($572 on average last week, with a get-in price of $123). It’s also just 23% more expensive than the average price of Packers tickets thi
This ends up being the second showdown between these two teams in the playoffs in the last decade, and oddly enough, the Vikings stole the show with a win the last time around. That was back when they had a more dynamic passing attack, however, and this Vikings team will likely have to bring more than just Adrian Peterson and their rushing game for a chance to win in a tough road environment.
Aaron Rodgers and co. will look to set the pace early, while Minnesota’s hopes of keeping up will likely rest on Christian Ponder. Ponder was downright magical in last week’s season finale, but will be hard-pressed to turn in two straight sensational efforts after an inconsistent 2012 season.
Minnesota’s best chance at winning will be to pound the rock with Adrian Peterson and keep Green Bay’s offense off the field. Regardless of how it plays out, those attending the game at Lambeau this weekend can expect a hard-fought wild card battle that neither team will relinquish until the final second ticks.
And remember, for all NFL playoffs tickets check out Ticketmaster, the official exchange for the NFL tickets.