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— 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.


— 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.


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.


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.

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