Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— In the biggest game of the Mike Zimmer era and with a chance to seize control of the NFC North, the Vikings came unraveled during yesterday’s 30-13 loss at TCF Bank Stadium, with the Packers tugging on the thread.
— In another showcase game, the Vikings were not ready for primetime.
— Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was at it again, beating the Vikings with an unbelievable touchdown pass to wide receiver James Jones.
— The Vikings uncharacteristically took a bunch of costly penalties.
— The Packers bottled up running back Adrian Peterson in the loss.
— Now commissioner Roger Goodell, who was in town to check out U.S. Bank Stadium and watch the game, has nothing but praise for Peterson.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— The Packers finally found some answers by beating the Vikings again.
— After yesterday’s win, the Packers are right back in the driver’s seat.
— The Packers defense had gone nearly a month without a sack before taking down quarterback Teddy Bridgewater six times yesterday.
— Packers running back Eddie Lacy started to look like himself again.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
The Vikings will report to Winter Park this morning to watch the tape of yesterday’s loss. Zimmer’s day-after press conference will be at 2 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Peterson has now coughed up six fumbles this season and is on pace for a less-than-welcome career high in that category. He only lost two of them, but his fourth-quarter fumble yesterday all but ended any chances of a comeback. He has now fumbled 15 times in his past 45 games. With 37 career fumbles, only Frank Gore has more among active non-quarterbacks.