The Packers cruised past the Vikings on “Sunday Night Football” to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

With its dominant 37-10 win over Minnesota (7-9), Green Bay advanced to 13-3 and finished undefeated at home (8-0) this season. The loss eliminated the Vikings from playoff contention ahead of their final game of the season. 

Aaron Rodgers led the victory, completing 29 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t throw any interceptions for the sixth consecutive game. Rodgers connected with wide receiver Davonte Adams for 136 yards and one score.

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Running back Aaron Jones led the Packers with 76 rushing yards, while A.J. Dillon recorded 63 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Dillon gave Green Bay a 27-3 lead in the third quarter as he plowed through several defenders for his first score, a 4-yarder. He put the Packers up 37-10 with just under nine minutes remaining with his second TD, a 7-yarder. 

Vikings backup quarterback Sean Mannion completed 22 of 36 attempts for 189 yards and his first career touchdown pass. Mannion threw a 14-yard score to wide receiver K.J. Osborn at the end of the third quarter. 

The win allows Rodgers more time to prepare for the Packers’ first playoff matchup. Backup quarterback Jordan Love finished Sunday’s game, completing 2 of 4 passes, and will likely see snaps in Green Bay’s final regular-season game Sunday at the Lions.

If starting quarterback Kirk Cousins can make it off the Vikings’ COVID-19 reserve list by Wednesday, he could be available for Minnesota’s regular-season finale against Chicago on Sunday. 

Sporting News tracked scoring updates and highlights from Packers vs. Vikings on “Sunday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL Week 17 game.

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Packers vs. Vikings score

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Packers vs. Vikings updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’

(All times Eastern)

Final: Packers 37, Vikings 10

11:22 p.m.: Mannion completes a deep pass to Osborn for 30 yards and gives the Vikings a first down at the Green Bay 38. 

11:18 p.m.: Packers punt and give the Vikings possession with under two minutes remaining. 

11:10 p.m.: Love completes a pass to Winfree, who is pushed out of bounds at the Minnesota 49 for 12 yards.

11:05 p.m.: Mond throws an incomplete pass on third down and forces the Vikings to punt. Moore returns for 2 yards and positions the Packers at their own 14. 

10:57 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Dillon rushes into the end zone for 7 yards and keeps the Packers ahead. Green Bay leads 37-10 with 8:41 remaining. 

10:50 p.m.: Rodgers connects with Brown for 14 yards and gives the Packers a first down at the Minnesota 33.

Third Quarter: Packers 30, Vikings 10

10:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS. Mannion connects with Osborn in the end zone for 14 yards. Vikings score their first touchdown to end the third quarter while the Packers are up 30-10

10:42 p.m.: Mannion finds Bradbury for 21 yards and gives the Vikings a fresh set of downs at the Packers’ 14. 

10:38 p.m.: Mannion connects with Jefferson for 10 yards and puts Minnesota at the Green Bay 45. 

10:34 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PACKERS. Crosby makes a 37-yard attempt to keep Green Bay on top in the third quarter. 

10:31 p.m.: Rodgers connects with Adams for 13 yards and positions the Packers at the Minnesota 38. 

10:28 p.m.: After Mannion throws an incomplete pass at midfield, Green Bay takes over on downs from their own 49. 

10:24 p.m.: Mannion connects with Conklin for 12 yards and gets another fresh set of downs at the Green Bay 49. 

10:21 p.m.: Mannion completes to Conklin for 15 yards and positions Minnesota at the 44. 

10:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Dillon rushes for 4 yards up the middle and into the end zone. Green Bay leads 27-3 with 9:28 remaining in the third quarter. 

10:14 p.m.: Dillon rushes for 8 yards to the Minnesota 14. 

10:08 p.m.: Vikings go three-and-out on their opening drive and punt. Moore returns for 22 yards and positions Green Bay at their own 49. A personal foul penalty against Minnesota gives Green Bay an additional 15 yards.

Halftime: Packers 20, Vikings 3

9:52 p.m.: FIELD GOAL VIKINGS. Joseph makes a 51-yard attempt and puts Minnesota on the board to end the half. 

9:47 p.m.: Mannion rushes for 11 yards and positions the Vikings at the 33. 

9:45 p.m.: Mannion completes a pass to Jefferson, who rushes for 16 yards and is pushed out of bounds at the Green Bay 44. 

9:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Rodgers connects with Adams in the end zone for 11 yards. Crosby makes the extra point and puts the Packers up 20-0 with 1:05 remaining in the half. 

9:32 p.m.: Rodgers completes a pass to Adams for 19 yards and positions Green Bay at the Vikings’ 45 ahead of the two-minute warning. 

9:29 p.m.: Mannion is sacked by Smith for a loss of 5 yards on third down. Minnesota punts and gives the Packers possession at their own 36. 

9:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Rodgers connects with Lazard in the end zone for 20 yards, and keeps Green Bay ahead. Packers lead 13-0 with 4:11 remaining in the half. 

9:23 p.m.: Rodgers completes a pass to Lazard up the middle for 17 yards and pushes Green Bay to the Minnesota 25. 

9:18 p.m.: Cook falls short of the first down and the Vikings punt. Moore returns and rushes for 10 yards to position the Packers at their own 34.

9:15 p.m.: Gary sacks Mannion for a loss of 10 yards and pushes the Vikings back to their own 15. 

9:12 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PACKERS.  Rodgers throws another incomplete pass on third down, then Crosby makes a 36-yard attempt that keeps Green Bay on top 6-0. 

9:10 p.m.: Jones breaks free and rushes for 28 yards and positions the Packers at the Minnesota 24.

9:06 p.m.: Green Bay defense shuts down Cook for a loss of 1 yard and forces Minnesota to punt again. Packers start their drive at their own 21. 

First Quarter: Packers 3, Vikings 0

8:58 p.m.: Lynch brings down Dillon for a loss of 1 yard and Packers punt. Minnesota starts their drive at their own 31. 

8:55 p.m.: Minnesota goes three-and-out and punts after Mannion completes to Jefferson short of a first down. 

8:49 p.m.: Rodgers throws an incomplete pass and turns the ball over on downs. Minnesota will take over at their own 11. 

8:45 p.m.: Jones rushes for 27 yards and gives Green Bay a fresh set of downs at the Minnesota 18.

8:42 p.m.: Mannion throws an incomplete pass to the sideline and turns the ball over to Green Bay at the 47. 

8:38 p.m.: Mannion connects with Conklin for 24 yards and goes out of bounds at the Packers’ 48. A downfield pass penalty called against the Vikings pushes them back to their own 47. 

8:34 p.m.: Mannion completes a pass to Conklin, who rushes for a first down. Green Bay challenged the ruling of a 23 yard gain, and the call was reversed after review. Conklin rushed for 12 yards and positioned the Vikings at their own 46. 

8:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PACKERS. After Rodgers completes to Davis for no gain on third down, Crosby makes a 35-yard attempt and puts Green Bay on the board to end their opening drive. 

8:25 p.m.: Rodgers throws a deep pass to Adams for 30 yards and positions the Packers inside the Minnesota 17.  

8:18 p.m.: Vikings win the coin toss and defer. Packers will start with possession. 

Packers vs. Vikings start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 2
  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET | 7:20 p.m. CT

Packers vs. Vikings is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday. A historic site will host this game; the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

What channel is Packers vs. Vikings on today?

  • TV channel (national): NBC
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV

Packers vs. Vikings will be broadcast nationally for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 17. The game will be called by  Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, with Kathryn Tappen reporting from the sidelines.

In Canada, viewers can watch Packers vs. Vikings on DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

Packers schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET)TV
18Sun., Jan. 9at Lions1 p.m.Fox

Vikings schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET)TV
18Sun., Jan. 9vs. Bears1 p.m.Fox

‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021

WeekDateMatchup
1Sept. 9 (Thu.)Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
 Sept. 12Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2Sept. 19Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3Sept. 26San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4Oct. 3New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5Oct. 10Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6Oct. 17Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7Oct. 24San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8Oct. 31Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9Nov. 7Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10Nov. 14Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11Nov. 21Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12Nov. 28Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13Dec. 5Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14Dec. 12Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15Dec. 19Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16Dec. 26Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17Jan. 2Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18Jan. 9Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers