Green Bay 28, Minnesota 24

Sunday, October 24, 2010 8:20 PM
WHEN: 8:20 PM EST, Sunday, October 24, 2010
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TEMPERATURE: 58°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Scott Green
ATTENDANCE: 71107

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 7 10 7 0 24
Green Bay 7 7 14 0 28

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 2-4 2-1 0-3 L1
Green Bay 4-3 3-1 1-2 W1

Recap

Aaron Rodgers threw for 295 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 28-24 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

The Packers (4-3) intercepted Brett Favre three times in the second half and snapped a two-game losing streak while avenging a sweep at the hands of the Vikings (2-4) last season.

Favre, making what is likely his last appearance at Lambeau Field, appeared to hit Percy Harvin with a 35-yard scoring pass with 48 seconds to play, but the scored was negated when replays showed Harvin failed to get both feet down in the end zone.

The Packers scored a pair of touchdowns 59 seconds apart to take a 28-17 lead midway through the third quarter. Both scores came as a result of Favre interceptions.

A.J. Hawk picked off Favre and the Packers needed just five plays to cash in, with Rodgers hitting Greg Jennings with a 14-yard scoring pass for a 21-17 lead.

Desmond Bishop then intercepted Favre and took it back 32 yards for a score to extend the margin to 28-17 with 7:45 left in the third quarter.

Favre brought the Vikings right back on the ensuing possession, hitting Randy Moss from 4 yards out to whittle the deficit to 28-24 with 4:12 left in the third.

Rodgers had 227 yards passing in the first half but also threw a pair of interceptions in the red zone that cost Green Bay points. He finished 21 of 34.

Favre was 16 of 29 for 212 yards with one TD and the three picks. Adrian Peterson rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Minnesota   Green Bay
Adrian Peterson Player Brandon Jackson
28 Attempts 13
131 Yards 58
4.7 Avg Yards 4.5
1 Touchdowns 1
17 Long 14
Receiving
Minnesota   Green Bay
Percy Harvin Player James Jones
5 Receptions 4
65 Yards 107
13.0 Avg Yards 26.8
0 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 45

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Minnesota 402 196 206 3 1 2 0.0 1
Green Bay 379 84 295 4 0 3 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Green Bay will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Packers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against New England. The Vikings have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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