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Green Bay (8-3) held off a late-Minnesota rally to defeat the Vikings 24-21 Sunday afternoon.
Here’s how it happened.
Packers Take 14-10 Lead into Halftime
Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy (pictured above) opened up the scoring at the end of the first quarter when he ran in from one-yard out at the end of the first quarter.
Minnesota got even at the beginning of the second quarter when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hit Charles Johnson for a 22-yard touchdown pass. Five minutes later, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Richard Rodgers for a one-yard touchdown. After Minnesota’s Blair Walsh hit a 39-yard field goal right before halftime, Green Bay went into the break with a 14-10 lead.
Robinson Celebrates Sack With Fishing Dance
Minnesota has cut Green Bay’s lead to 14-13 after Walsh hit a 51-yard field goal. But before that, Minnesota’s Brian Robinson did a fishing dance after sacking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (vine above).
Lacy Strikes Again, Green Bay Opens Up Double-Digit Lead in Fourth Quarter
After Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby hit a 48-yard field goal to extend Green Bay’s lead to 17-13 at the end of the fourth quarter, Packer running back Eddie Lacy (pictured above) scored his second touchdown of the game, when he caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in the fourth quarter to give Green Bay a 24-13 lead with eight minutes left in the game.
Bridgewater Hits Jennings to Close Gap to 3 Points
With just over three minutes left in the game, Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hit wide receiver Greg Jennings, who used to play for Green Bay, for a five-yard touchdown to cap off a 13-play drive that went 79 yards. The Vikings then converted the two-point attempt to close Green Bay’s lead to 24-21 with 3:23 remaining.
Green Bay recovered the onside kick, though, and the Packers were then able to run out the rest of the clock.
After missing the Vikings’ last game against the Green Bay Packers, rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (pictured) will get the opportunity to face his team’s rival when the Vikings host the Packers Sunday afternoon. But he will face a Green Bay team that is arguably the hottest team in the league. The Packers are atop the NFC North after two straight wins. They have also scored 30 or more points against a division team three times this year.