Bryan Bulaga

Rodgers, Nelson shred Vikings as surging Packers win 38-25

The Green Bay Packers are back in familiar territory, so close to another NFC North title.

Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are combining to shred secondaries. The defense is creating turnovers.

It's hard to believe this same team was once 4-6.

But the Packers won their fifth straight game, riding a big-play passing attack and an opportunistic defense in a 38-25 victory on Saturday over the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers threw for 347 yards and four scores, and the Packers cashed in on two Vikings turnovers with touchdown drives.

Next up is a winner-take-all showdown next week with Detroit for the division title.

"We're planning on going to Detroit to win...

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