The Vikings and Packers will renew their rivalry today at Mall of America Field, meeting for the 101st time in their series history and for the first time in 2011. While Green Bay enters with a superior record this season, the Vikings-Packers series has been remarkably even. Green Bay (51-48-1) has a slight edge in the series, but the Vikings are 25-24 against Green Bay at home.
Sunday will also mark Leslie Frazier’s first game as head coach against the Packers. Speaking of firsts, the Vikings will start Christian Ponder at QB, marking the rookie’s first NFL start.
At halftime of the game, Chris Doleman will be inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor. Doleman will be the 19th member of the organization to receive the honor.
Kickoff is slated for 3:15 p.m. CT and you can catch the game on the Vikings Radio Network, where Paul Allen will be on the mic for play-by-play duties, Pete Bercich will be the game analyst and Greg Coleman will report from the sidelines. The game will be televised by FOX, who has assigned their #1 crew for the game. Thom Brennaman will fill in for Joe Buck (World Series) with play-by-play responsibilities, Troy Aikman will be the game analyst, and Pam Oliver will report from the sidelines.
Tags: Chris Doleman, Christian Ponder, Leslie Frazier
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