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NFL Week 16 Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Find out who to root for tonight.

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The New England Patriots leave Week 15 with a division-clinching 24-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills which means that tonight’s contest is a pretty relaxed affair for the team and its fans — one that does not have any impact on the AFC and its playoff picture. But does the game still have at least some meaning for the Patriots? And who should their fans root for? Let’s find out:

Green Bay Packers (11-3) at Minnesota Vikings (10-4)

When: 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN

Television: ESPN

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Acme Packing Company (Packers), Daily Norseman (Vikings)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Vikings! As noted above, the game between the two NFC North rivals has no impact on the race for the AFC’s postseason seeds. However, that does not mean Patriots fans should not root for one of the two teams tonight. So why not Minnesota, the team that has yet to win a Super Bowl and does not field perpetually hyped Aaron Rodgers? And if it is only to bring some more chaos to the NFC...