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The Green Bay Packers gave their fans a nice early Christmas present as they defeated the Vikings by a score of 38-25.
The Packers got on the board first after a 21 yard touchdown catch by Jordy Nelson. Davante Adams got back into the endzone after a bad game last week, he caught a 20 yard touchdown pass to give the Packers a 14-3 lead. The Packers offense kept it going, Jordy Nelson caught his 2nd touchdown pass of the day to extend the Packers lead. Rodgers and Nelson also passed Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman as the best QB/WR duo in Packers history. The Vikings finally got into the endzone after a 71 yard touchdown pass to Vikings WR Adam Thielen. With 24 seconds left in the half, QB Aaron Rodgers ran for a 6 yard touchdown to give the Packers a 28-13 lead at half. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Packers scored 10 more unanswered points after a 48 yard field goal, and a 13 yard touchdown pass to TE Richard Rodgers. The Vikings scored with 4:20 left in the 4th when WR Stefon Diggs caught a 3 yard touchdown pass to make it 38-19. The Vikings scored another touchdown with 32 seconds left when WR Adam Thielen caught his 2nd touchdown pass of the day. The Vikings went for the 2 point conversation, but failed to make it a 38-25 game. The pesky Vikings recovered the onside kick but couldn’t muster up anymore points as they fall to the Packers 38-25.
Aaron Rodgers went 28/38 with 347 yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown. The Packers didn’t really have much of a run game today. Ty Montgomery led the Packers in rushing with 23 yards on 9 carries. Jordy Nelson had a big game on the receiving end, he had 154 yards and 2 touchdown on 9 receptions. Rookie Geronimo Allison had a good game today, he finished with 66 receiving yards on 4 receptions.
QB Sam Bradford went 34/50 with 382 yards, and 3 passing touchdowns RB Jerick McKinnon led the Vikings in rushing with 5o yards on 11 carries. Vikings WR Adam Thielen had the best game of his career. He finished with a career high 202 yards with 2 touchdowns on 12 receptions. The Vikings are officially out of the playoff race as their record falls to 7-8.
The Packers close out their regular season next week against Detroit in a battle for the NFC North division title. Kickoff is currently set for noon on New Years Day.