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Vikings, Packers game moved to prime time

The de facto NFC North title game will conclude the NFL regular season in prime time. The Minnesota Vikings' game in Green Bay against the Packers next Sunday will be played at 7:30 p.m. as part of NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The time change i...

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Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) celebrates his interception for a touchdown during the second quarter against the New York Giants at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The de facto NFC North title game will conclude the NFL regular season in prime time.

The Minnesota Vikings' game in Green Bay against the Packers next Sunday will be played at 7:30 p.m. as part of NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The time change is part of the league's flex-scheduling plan for late-season games.

The Packers fell to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and the Vikings had a comfortable lead on the New York Giants on Sunday night. If Minnesota holds on, both NFC North contenders would be 10-5.

The winner next Sunday will capture the division title and the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs. The loser will enter the postseason as one of two NFC wild cards along with the Seattle Seahawks.

When the teams met Nov. 22 in Minneapolis, the Packers earned a 30-13 win.

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