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Packers & Vikings Look To End Struggles

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GREEN BAY, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will both start practicing today for their Sunday contest at Lambeau Field.  It's likely that each team considers the other vulnerable. 

The Packers have dropped three straight -- and the offense, defense, and special teams have all shown their weaknesses in the absence of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 

Minnesota is 2-and-8, with the uncertainty of who will start at quarterback every week.  The Vikings have the N-F-L's fourth-lowest team passer rating at 72-point-five.  They have not announced whether Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, or Josh Freeman will start against the Pack on Sunday. 

The Packers will definitely be the hungrier team, as they're fighting for their playoff lives.  At 5-and-5, they're one of 10 teams at .500 or better vying for the N-F-C's six post-season spots.  Green Bay's avenue to the playoffs appears to be in the N-F-C North, where they remain just a game behind co-leaders Detroit and Chicago -- and they still play both those teams once more. 

Scott Tolzien will make his second straight start at quarterback for Green Bay.

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