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Reps. Phillips, Steil Place Congressional Wager On Sunday's Vikings-Packers Game

Fresh off a 28-12 drubbing of the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will travel Sunday to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field for their 118th meeting with the typically overrated Green Bay Packers.

In advance of the matchup, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) came together to place a Congressional wager on the outcome of the game (watch a video of the wager here).

Phillips kindly offered a 25-pound Pearson’s salted nut roll and some beer from Excelsior Brewing Company and Minnetonka’s Unmapped Brewing. He rests assured, however, that another monster performance from Dalvin Cook and the Vikings running game will keep these Minnesota products in Minnesota hands.

Steil will deliver Phillips some Wisconsin cheddar from Mars Cheese Castle and Gray’s Honey Ale from Janesville, WI after the Vikings deliver sweet victory on Sunday afternoon.

“I have fond memories of my dad taking me to the last Vikings Super Bowl in 1977,” said Phillips. “It’s been a long road with a lot of great moments and big heartbreak since then as our Vikings have pushed to make it back to the big game. But this might be our year, and it starts on Sunday. Skol!”

While Dean and I have worked well together on combatting human trafficking and creating jobs in our communities, we simply cannot see eye to eye on which team is the best in the NFC North,” said Steil. “I am looking forward to enjoying a Minnesota salted nut roll after a Green Bay Packer victory Sunday afternoon!”

The Packers finished last season with a 6-9-1 record, trailing the Vikings for the second year in a row.