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Kyle Rudolph to wear Rudolph the Reindeer cleats on Christmas Eve

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will be donning some pretty amazing cleats for his team’s Christmas Eve matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

He shared a picture of the kicks on Twitter, and of course as you’d imagine they feature his namesake.

Minnesota is clinging to playoff hopes with two more games left to play. With a record of 7-7, they are third in the NFC North and the No. 9 seed in the NFC. This gives them a mere two-percent chance of making it into the postseason as the No. 6 seed.

It’s not going to be easy. The game this Saturday against Green Bay is obviously a must-win scenario for the Vikings. Green Bay (the current No. 6 seed) is on a four-game winning streak and hasn’t lost at home since the first weekend of November.

If the Vikings do win Saturday, then Rudolph will likely have something to do with the victory. The most-targeted Vikings receiver, the tight end is Sam Bradford’s comfort blanket and figures to see plenty of opportunities to make a difference in this upcoming battle.

And he’ll look good doing so.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.