Blade pro football writer Dave Hackenberg has always loved the great outdoors, but the same can't be said for the Minnesota Vikings, who have lost 18 of their last 20 games not played in domed stadiums. Lambeau Field, at last check, has no dome. The Vikings, at last check, have no chance. Here are Hack's picks, against point spreads, for today's NFL playoff games:
Vikings limped, crawled and backed into the playoffs with a 1-4 mark in last five games. Pack won last two (including a game in Minneapolis) and three of final four to build some momentum. Vikes haven't beaten Green Bay this season and that won't change today. Pick: PACKERS.