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Williams turned in one of his worst performances of his career. He was abused in the passing game and failed on a number of tackle attempts. In addition to his weak effort, Williams committed a terrible penalty that was not only cheap-shot, but it cost the Packers points in a game that came down to the wire.
Burnett was out of position on a number of Peterson's rushes, but did come up with what should have been a big play. Burnett's brightest moment was a flawless blitz of Ponder that forced a toss-up at the Packers failed to take advantage of by intercepting the pass. Burnett led the team with seven total tackles.
McMillian struggled during his playing time and got whistled for a defensive holding penalty in the end zone. Instead of playing it out and forcing a fourth down, the Vikings got a first down and scored two plays later to take a 10-point lead. McMillian got afford to take dumb penalties during his limited time on the field.
Shields' biggest play of the day was taken away as Adrian Peterson's fumble was reversed. Outside of that play, Shields didn't do much to help the Packers as he was beat by Jarius Wright for a 65-yard gain. The Packers can't afford Shields giving up big plays like that.
Jennings had a chance to come up with a huge play when the game was tied at 27, but the potential interception went through his hands and resulted in a touchdown. It's a tough-ask for any defensive back to catch balls like that, but that's a play Jennings has to make.
Hayward had a shot at an interception on Ponder's pass that was knocked straight up by Morgan Burnet's hit, but was bumped out of the way by A.J. Hawk. It was a tough break for Hayward, who also struggled to bring down Adrian Peterson. He missed a chance at a number of tackles or chances to just slow down Peterson.