Postgame snapshot from Lambeau Field where the Packers beat the Vikings 45-7

 

Good news: Admittedly, we’re really stretching here. But hey, at least the Vikings didn’t get shut out. They scored their lone touchdown in the third quarter, a 3-yard Adrian Peterson run. That capped a two-play, 14-yard drive after a fumble by Randall Cobb on a punt return set the Vikings up with great field position. Take away that brief moment of positivity and it was a total disaster at Lambeau.

Bad news: Aaron Rodgers once again had his way with the Vikings secondary, posting a quarterback rating above 140. Rodgers’ final line: 23-for-30 for 250 yards with two touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson and one each to Greg Jennings and John Kuhn. Rodgers turned things over to Matt Flynn for the final 10 minutes and Flynn poured salt in the wound with a TD run of his own.

Extra point: Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell kicked one PAT Monday but missed his only field goal attempt of the night. Longwell had made 42 of his 352 career field goals on Monday night. He is the third most prolific kicker on Monday night behind Gary Anderson (51 field goals) and Jason Elam (50). Longwell also has made 129 field goals at Lambeau Field.

Next up: The Vikings will host Oakland next Sunday at Mall of America Field. The Raiders snapped a three-game losing streak last Thursday, scoring a 24-17 win at San Diego. Oakland averages 156.2 rushing yards per game, fourth best in the NFL.

 

 

 

 

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