Green Bay 23, Minnesota 14

Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TEMPERATURE: 45°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ed Hochuli
ATTENDANCE: 70567

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 14 0 0 14
Green Bay 10 0 10 3 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 6-6 5-1 1-5 L2
Green Bay 8-4 5-1 3-3 W1

Recap


Packers 23, Vikings 14:
Aaron Rodgers passed for 286 yards and a touchdown and Green Bay's defense made Minnesota one-dimensional as the host Packers rebounded from last week's lopsided loss to grab a share of the lead in the NFC North. 

Green Bay (8-4) has won five straight meetings and 10 of its last 13 against the Vikings. The Packers also have won 10 straight against NFC North rivals and moved into a tie with Chicago atop the division.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries for the Vikings (6-6), who have lost four of their last five. Peterson was Minnesota's only reliable source of offense, as Christian Ponder was 12-of-25 for 119 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. 

Green Bay jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Rodgers' 32-yard touchdown pass to James Jones and Mason Crosby's 30-yard field goal, but the Vikings answered with a big second quarter. Kyle Rudolph hauled in a 7-yard scoring strike from Ponder, and Peterson ripped off an 82-yard TD run to give Minnesota a 14-10 halftime lead. 

The Packers' defense tightened up in the second half, though, and Green Bay scored 13 unanswered points on a pair of Crosby field goals (47, 31) and James Starks' 22-yard touchdown run. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rodgers has thrown a touchdown pass in 36 consecutive home games, including the postseason. … Peterson recorded his sixth career 100-yard rushing game against the Packers, and he has scored a touchdown in eight of his past nine meetings with Green Bay. … Packers WR Greg Jennings played for the first time since having abdominal surgery and caught four passes for 46 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Minnesota   Green Bay
Adrian Peterson Player James Starks
21 Attempts 15
210 Yards 66
10.0 Avg Yards 4.4
1 Touchdowns 1
82 Long 22
Receiving
Minnesota   Green Bay
Kyle Rudolph Player Randall Cobb
6 Receptions 6
51 Yards 62
8.5 Avg Yards 10.3
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 33

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Minnesota 359 240 119 2 0 1 2.0 0
Green Bay 435 152 283 2 3 2 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Packers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Vikings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.