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Aaron Rodgers, Packers, travel to Minnesota to take on Adrian Peterson, Vikings, on 'Sunday Night Football'

by jmaloni


Thu, Oct 24th 2013 09:30 pm

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (4-2) travel to Minneapolis to take on Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (1-5) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. on NBC.

The game marks the marks the 106th meeting between the two teams in their series history, and will be the final border battle between the Packers and Vikings played at Mall of America Field. The Packers enter the matchup coming off a home win over the Cleveland Browns last week, which moved Green Bay into first place in the NFC North. The Vikings return home to try and turn their season around.

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" - primetime television's No. 1 show - is averaging 22.7 million viewers, marking the best seven-week start for an NFL primetime package in 17 years (24.8 million in 1996 for "Monday Night Football") and up 5 percent from last year (21.6 million average). In addition, "Football Night in America" is averaging 8.4 million viewers, up 7 percent from last year (7.8 million average).

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