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By Eric Edholm

The Vikings will have Sidney Rice on a limited basis and might have Bernard Berrian as well. That is a start for the passing game, which suffered last week, and you know Brett Favre is going to be exceptionally motivated in what he knows is likely his final matchup against the Packers.

But the Packers will know this, too, and will do anything they can to shut him down. They might end up blitzing more than they did in the first matchup, although the four-man rushes were effective at forcing Favre to throw off-balance and off-target.

Offensively, the Packers have become even more complete since the first matchup and will test this moderately effective but limited Vikings defense. Their lack of consistent pressure means Aaron Rodgers will have a clean pocket and open receivers. They'll play clean ball in terms of turnovers and penalties and edge the Vikings late.

Prediction: Packers 28, Vikings 24

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