Here are keys for the Packers in order to top the Vikings on Sunday night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay:<p>

Stop the turnovers: As was made abundantly clear during losses to Minnesota and Tampa Bay, the Packers aren't good enough to overcome a glut of mistakes and win games. The Packers turned it over three times against the Vikings in the Week 11 matchup and paid dearly in a 31-21 loss. The next week the Packers gave it away four times — making it seven interceptions for Brett Favre in two games — in a 21-7 debacle at Tampa Bay. The interceptions weren't all Favre's fault. In both games the Packers fell behind, forcing Favre to throw the ball to a secondary that was ignoring the run. Against the Bucs, Favre too often had no time to wait for a receiver to get open. The Packers need to protect Favre better, Favre needs to regain his poise and the receivers need to run better routes and sell out to break up Favre's errant throws.

Get Green going: The Packers' running game, once a strength, has picked up some momentum last Sunday against the Chicago Bears. But injuries have sidelined up to 60 percent of the projected starting offensive line, which as caused the running game to be inconsistent. Nonetheless, the backups who have stepped in for Mark Tauscher, Chad Clifton and Marco Rivera are no slouches. Regardless of who's playing, they need to do a better job of blocking the Vikings game than on Nov. 17 when the two teams met in the Metrodome. In that game, Green lost yardage on five of his 18 carries. That's unacceptable.

Prevent the big play: The Vikings have two of the most explosive players in the league in wide receiver Randy Moss and running back Michael Bennett. Both had big plays in the first game. The Vikings lead the league in turnovers and penalties. If the Packers force the Vikings to score on 10- and 12-play drives, chances are the Vikings will shoot themselves in the foot.

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