Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 286 yards and a
touchdown and the Green Bay Packers scored 13 unanswered points in the second
half to rally for a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.
James Starks accounted for the go-ahead score with a 22-yard run late in the
third quarter and Mason Crosby kicked three field goals to help Green Bay
(8-4) bounce back from last week's 38-10 loss at the New York Giants, which
ended a five-game winning streak for the defending NFC North champions.
Rodgers completed 27-of-35 passes with one interception for the Packers, who
have now prevailed in five straight meetings with the Vikings and 10 in a row
against divisional foes.
Minnesota (6-6) was dealt its fourth defeat in five games despite a 210-yard,
21-carry effort from Adrian Peterson that included a career-long 82-yard
touchdown run in the second quarter. The star running back eclipsed the
century mark for the sixth consecutive contest, breaking a team record he had
shared with Robert Smith.
While Peterson was outstanding, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder
struggled. The second-year pro managed just 119 yards with a touchdown, while
tossing two interceptions and hitting on 12-of-25 attempts.
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