GREEN BAY - Six days after losing to the Minnesota Vikings in the regular-season finale, the Green Bay Packers get a rematch in the NFC wild card Saturday night.
The stakes are much, much higher this time, with the winner moving on to play the San Francisco 49ers and the loser going home for the year
The Vikings are banged up with quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield missing practice time this week while nursing injuries. Both are expected to answer the call against the Packers.
Green Bay is getting healthy at just the right time. Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson plan to play against the Vikings giving the Packers all four of their top receivers for the first time in three months.
The teams split their two regular season encounters, but Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was tough for the Packers to stop in both games. He rushed for 409 yards against Green Bay.