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Are you ready for some hype? Packers-Vikings play Monday night


MINNEAPOLIS (WKOW) -- The Green Bay Packers take on the rival Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.  You can bet there will be plenty of attention on purple jersey number 4.

The Metrodome will hold the spotlight of the entire sports world during the game. The Packers and Vikings match-up will of course be the first game for quarterback Brett Favre against his former team.

It should be an incredible atmosphere, which it always is in the Metrodome anyway. Just ask Packer lineback Brady Poppinga.

"It's a circus there anyway," said Popplinebackerhey have a Viking driving a snowblower on the football field. It's a circus, and it's great. Plus the indoor fireworks. Can't get any better than that."

Aaron Rodgers hasn't spoken with Favre since #4's departure from the team just prior to the 2008 regular season. Rodgers is downplaying the hoopla surrounding Monday's game.



"I don't really get into that at all," said Rodgers. "For me, it's just another game. It's an important game for us. We want to win all our divison games."

Brett Favre got the fireworkdivisioned a little early last week with a last second touchdown toss to win the game over the San Francisco 49ers. That propelled the Vikings to a 3-0 start on the season and just added a little more spice to the big game Monday night. As if the Packers/Vikings game needed anymore hype.

27 Sports Director Jake Zimmermann will have live reports and previews of the game Sunday and Monday before kickoff.

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