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Vikings get Christmas gift, shut out Packers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings fans were able to receive an early Christmas gift on Saturday night. Their team shut out the Green Bay Packers, 16-0, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Vikings improved to 12-3 on the season. The Packers, who have already been eliminated from playoff contention for the first-time since 2008, are 7-8.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers (Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers (Getty Images)

This was the first-time the Vikings shut out a team since a 13-0 win over the Detroit Lions on December 5th, 1993. But this was the first-time the Vikings shut out the Packers since November 14th, 1971.

The Vikings could also secure a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs today. They get the first-round bye with a loss or a tie by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum went 14 of 25 for 139 passing yards. He also had a touchdown.

Latavius Murray had 21 carries for 69 yards. Jerick McKinnon had seven carries for 42 yards.

Stefon Diggs had five receptions for 60 yards, including a four-yard touchdown reception. David Morgan had two receptions for 26 yards. Adam Thielen had two receptions for 24 yards.

Vikings kicker Kai Forbath also made three field goals.

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley went 17 of 40 for 130 passing yards. He also had two interceptions, which both went to Vikings safety Harrison Smith.

Jamaal Williams had 15 carries for 58 yards. Hundley also had five carries for 48 yards.

Michael Clark had three receptions for 36 yards. Lance Kendricks had four receptions for 36 yards. Randall Cobb had four receptions for 22 yards.

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