This Game Has Meaning Galore


It is hard to say if FOX will be so focused on the Brett Favre storyline on Sunday that they forget to mention anyone or anything else throughout the entire three hours.

However, the Favre return and the normal Green Bay rivalry both take a backseat in the grand scheme of things.  Under normal circumstances, the big story line would be about the standings in the NFC North.

Going into Sunday the Vikings are 6-1 and the Packers are 4-2. 

This means that if the Vikings win they not only take a 2.5 game lead, but they have then gone two of two against the Pack and would own the tiebreaker, meaning they essentially would have a 3.5 game lead heading into the second half of the season.

However, if the Pack were to somehow sneak out of this one with a “W” then that would make the race for the North a lot tighter.  Not only would the Vikings not have the tie-breaker, but it would bring the Pack within a half game.  Given that they get to play the lowly Bucs the following week, it would then be likely that the Packers and Vikings would be tied for the lead after the Vikings come off their bye week.

The stakes couldn’t be higher.

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