GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- The Vikings shut out the Packers at the team's last home game of the season at Lambeau Field.
This is the second time this season the Packers have been shut out at home. Final score was 16-0 Vikings.
The Packers' 16-0 loss to the Vikings is the second time they've been shut out at home this season. In the rest of the NFL this season, there have been just three teams shut out at home. https://t.co/62479lRbWy— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 24, 2017
The only time the Vikings have ever shut out the Packers was in 1971, and they won that game 3-0. https://t.co/SR53NaqWRs— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 24, 2017
This is the first game in nine years that holds no weight for the Packers since the team's chances of making it to the playoffs has been squashed.
At game time, temperature was 10 degrees, but it felt like zero. Fans still packed the stadium for the last home game of the season.
Many of the Packers star players are sitting this game out including QB Aaron Rodgers, LB Clay Matthews, CB Demarious Randall, WR Davante Adams, LB Nick Perry, and CB Davon House.
#Packers say Jason Spriggs' injury is a knee injury and he is out for the game. Justin McCray moves from RG to RT. Lucas Patrick takes over at RG.— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) December 24, 2017
The Vikings rank in the NFL's top 5 for total defense, scoring defense, run defense, pass defense, third down defense, and red zone defense
Now seems like a good time to remind you that the Vikings rank in the NFL's top 5 in total defense, scoring defense, run defense, pass defense, third down defense, and red zone defense #PackersBeware— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) December 24, 2017
The wet turf is making the players slip a bit, but the turf will be replaced in the off season according to Mike Spofford, a senior writer for packers.com.
Guys are slipping all over the place at Lambeau tonight. The turf is being replaced in the offseason. Last game for these blades of grass. #MINvsGB— Mike Spofford (@mikespofford) December 24, 2017
At the end of the first half score is 10-0 Vikings.
There were a number of injuries for the Packers during this game including WR Jordy Neleson and TE Richard Rodgers who did not return to the game after the first half; both have an injury to their shoulder.
WR Jordy Nelson and TE Richard Rodgers have both been ruled out. #MINvsGB— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 24, 2017