Packers drop Vikings in season opener

"It's frustrating," safety Harrison Smith said. "It's not what we're used to here." In a mostly empty U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings lost 43-34 to the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2020. (Top photo by Jerry Holt) 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looked for an open receiver in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) hauled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) as Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) tried to defend in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated his first quarter touchdown run as Minnesota guard Dakota Dozier (78) lifted him.
Green Bay Packers receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) caught a touchdown pass while being defended by Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive back Cameron Dantzler (27) in the second quarter.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams jumped over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson in the first quarter.
Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams broke away from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson during the first quarter.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was protected in the pocket for a pass during the third quarter.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins endured the Green Bay defense during the fourth quarter.
Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander sacked Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) in the endzone for a safety in the second quarter.
Minnesota Vikings Mike Zimmer walked of the field at the end of the game.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) as Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage (26) raced to defend in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings Adam Thielen (19) caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Cardboard cutouts sat behind the north goal in the fourth quarter.
Packers Jaire Alexander intercepted a pass in the second quarter intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19).
Jaire Alexander (23) of the Green Bay Packers intercepted a pass intended for Adam Thielen (19) of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) hauled in a pass four a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris (41) in the second quarter.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, left, celebrated a touchdown with Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones during the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Tajae Sharpe (11) could not reach a Kirk Cousins pass on fourth down in the third quarter.
Players on the Minnesota Vikings sideline in the final minute of the game.
The Green Bay Packers took the field in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) ran the ball into the end zone past the tackle by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated after he ran the ball into the end zone past the tackle by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Green Bay Packers offensive guard Lane Taylor (65) was helped on the field after going down with an injury in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota Vikings players stood for a special presentation and a tribute to George Floyd before the start of the game.
Vikings players stood to honor George Floyd on the field before the Vikings took on the Green Bay Packers.
The family of George Floyd stood with the Gjallarhorn which wasn't blown for the first time since its inception to honor George Floyd ahead of the game against the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook ran out onto the field before the Vikings took on the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota Vikings took the field at U.S. Bank Stadium with no fans in the stands to comply with COVID-19 regulations ahead of the game against the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota Vikings players stretched on the field ahead the game against the Green Bay Packers.