NFC North Week 17 programming note

December, 28, 2012
12/28/12
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ESPN personnel will be stationed at both NFC North locales for the final weekend of the 2012 regular season. Our friends at ESPNChicago.com will have the Chicago Bears blanketed at Ford Field, and I'll be at the Metrodome for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers.

If all goes well from a technical standpoint, I'll participate in our Countdown Live chat during the Vikings-Packers game. You'll see a chat module appear on the blog early Sunday afternoon. I'll also do my best to send fill our Instagram account (kevinseifert_espn) with some cool visuals of the game, and I'll expect you to tweet me your photos at @espn_nfncblog as well for a Monday slideshow.

By the end of Sunday, we will have hashed out the NFC North playoff picture and offered a quick glance at any wild-card playoff matchups we might have. We'll establish the final number that Lions receiver Calvin Johnson sets for the NFL receiving yards record, and we'll of course cover Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson extensively if he breaks Eric Dickerson's record for rushing yards in a season. Peterson needs 208 yards to do it, a figure he's topped four times in 88 career games.

A few bonus numbers for you to chew on for the time being: The Vikings are 6-1 at home this season, while the Packers have won nine consecutive regular-season finales, the longest active streak in the NFL, and 15 of their past 16 overall.

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