Vikings locker room interviews, Dec. 28: Chance to knock Packers out of playoff contention

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The 12-3 Vikings are a 3.5 point underdog Sunday at 7-8 Green Bay, which is hard to fathom after Minnesota prevailed in the match-up Week 1, 23-7. Also hard to fathom with the Vikings easily winning the NFC North and having five more wins than the Packers.

Green Bay is still alive in the NFC playoff picture, needing to win its final two games and hoping Washington loses once. The Vikings are assured of being the 1, 2, or 3 seed in the NFC. Only the 1 seed gets a first round bye, and if Philadelphia wins just one of its final two home games, they will earn that.

KSTP Sports was in the Vikings’ locker room on Wednesday and spoke with LT Christian Darrisaw, TE TJ Hockenson, LB Eric Kendricks, and DL Dalvin Tomlinson.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversations with the players***

On the health front, center Garrett Bradbury (back) didn’t practice on Wednesday. He’s missed the last three games.

Kickoff Sunday at Lambeau Field is set for 3:25 p.m.