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.
Vikings LB Eric Kendricks vs. Packers RB Aaron Jones
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
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.
“We battled through it today. It was fun. It was my first Vikings-Packers game. It was electric.”
— Case Keenum, Vikings QB