Green Bay 33, Minnesota 27

Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, October 23, 2011
WHERE: Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 63946

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 7 6 20 0 33
Minnesota 7 10 0 10 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 7-0 3-0 4-0 W7
Minnesota 1-6 1-3 0-3 L2

Recap


Aaron Rodgers threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns and the visiting Green Bay Packers recorded a franchise-record 13th straight win by holding off the Minnesota Vikings 33-27 on Sunday.

Mason Crosby kicked three field goals – including a career-long 58-yarder – for the defending Super Bowl champions, who surpassed the previous franchise record of 12 consecutive wins set during the 1961-62 seasons.

The last unbeaten team in the NFL, Green Bay took command with 20 unanswered points after halftime to improve to 7-0 for the first time since 1962.

Rodgers was nearly perfect. He began the game with a career-best 13 straight completions and finished 24 of 30.

Adrian Peterson ran for a season-high 175 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (1-6), who are off to their worst start since 1990.

Minnesota, however, has to feel good about the future after rookie Christian Ponder impressed in his first career start.

Ponder, who got the start in place of an ineffective Donovan McNabb, jump-started the Vikings’ 31st-ranked passing attack. His 24-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins capped a 93-yard drive and cut the Packers’ lead to 33-27 with 7:51 remaining.

Minnesota forced a three-and-out on the next series, but Tim Masthay’s 64-yard punt pinned the Vikings at their own 2-yard line. The Vikings were forced to punt and Green Bay was able to run out the clock behind James Starks, who rushed five straight times for 52 yards.

Minnesota carried a 17-13 lead into halftime but, much like the Vikings’ other leads this season, it quickly evaporated. Minnesota has led at halftime in four of its seven games.

Rodgers began the comeback by throwing a 79-yard touchdown to Greg Jennings on the second play of the third quarter and later hit Jermichael Finley for a 2-yard score early in the fourth.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Minnesota
James Starks Player Adrian Peterson
13 Attempts 24
75 Yards 175
5.8 Avg Yards 7.3
0 Touchdowns 1
20 Long 54
Receiving
Green Bay   Minnesota
Greg Jennings Player Michael Jenkins
7 Receptions 3
147 Yards 111
21.0 Avg Yards 37.0
1 Touchdowns 1
79 Long 72

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 421 114 307 3 4 2 2.0 0
Minnesota 435 218 217 3 2 0 4.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Vikings have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Packers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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