Adrian Peterson finished 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season record, but he still powered the Vikings past the Packers 37-34 Sunday with 199 yards rushing.
The division champion Packers (11-5) dropped to the NFC’s No. 3 seed.
The Packers five-game win streak against the Vikings ended as well.
The two teams will meet in the wild-card playoffs on Saturday at 8:00pm.
Aaron Rogers completed 28 of 40 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions, connecting with Jordy Nelson from 2 yards to tie the game with 2:54 remaining.
But Christian Ponder threw for three scores, including one to Peterson.
Ponder went 16 for 28 passing for 234 yards, including a 65 yard zinger in stride to Jarius Wright midway through the fourth quarter.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports