FINAL: Packers Beat Vikings 21-16

A week after the Packers put up -12 yards in the first quarter, and 10 points total, they looked like a brand new team.

Led by a crisp Aaron Rodgers, the Packers scored on their first two drives: touchdown throws of 15 yards to Jamaal Williams and 12 yards to Geronimo Allison.

Meanwhile, the Vikings stumbled out of the gate. Dan Bailed missed a 47-yard field goal to pen things up, and then Kenny Clark stripped Kirk Cousins, and Dean Lowry recovered.

The Packers capitalized with another touchdown–this time a two yard run by Aaron Jones to make it 21-0.

The Vikings answered, though. Dalvin Cook got loose for a 75 yard touchdown to make it 21-7.

Both teams traded turnovers, but none converted.

But the Vikings forced a turnover on downs on the Packers with under two minutes to play in the half. And they took advantage. A 61-yard pass to Chad Beebe set the Vikings up in prime territory. A three yard score to Stefon Diggs was overturned after review on an offensive pass interference call.

Dan Bailey would hit a 31-yard field goal, after the offense couldn’t find the endzone.

At the half, the Packers lead the Vikings 21-10.

The Packers would slow down in the second half, though.

Vikings got the ball first, but could not capitalize on it. Then, Aaron Rodgers fumbled the ball. Minnesota’s Hercules Mata’afa recovered it on Green Bay’s 42.

This lead to a 45-yard pass to Stefon Diggs for the touchdown. The extra point was blocked by Packers Tony Brown to make it 21-16.

Packers back with the ball, but, yet again, they were unable to take advantage of it. Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Vikings Danielle Hunter for a loss of 10 yards. Packers would go on to punt.

Both teams would trade possession for the rest of the third quarter. That philosophy would carry over into the fourth.

Rodgers would get sacked again for a loss of 8 yards this time by Linval Joseph.

Green Bay looking to bounce back, though. Kirk Cousins throws an unneeded hail mary pass that gets intercepted by Packers corner Kevin King. However, they did not capitalize on it.

A couple more traded punts and the Packers would go on to win 21-16.

Sydney Jones

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