DEFENSE MADE EASIER

Aaron Rodgers crashed on his right shoulder and Brett Hundley was forced into action against a nastier-than-normal defense that yielded only 3.5 yards per play and gave up just one touchdown. Jerick McKinnon had two touchdowns — one rushing, one passing — for 99 yards of total offense.

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings LB Eric Kendricks vs. Packers RB Aaron Jones

WHO WON?

It wasn’t one-on-one, but Kendricks led the way with 11 tackles to help hold the Packers to 72 yards rushing.

PLAY OF THE GAME

TIP DRILL

From Hundley’s first throw, there was trouble. On third-and-2, his pass intended for Geronimo Allison was tipped by Mackensie Alexander and picked off by Xavier Rhodes. The Vikings converted the turnover into a 27-yard catch-and-run TD for Jerick McKinnon, with a great block by Michael Floyd.

THE QUOTE

“We battled through it today. It was fun. It was my first Vikings-Packers game. It was electric.”

— Case Keenum, Vikings QB