Vikings vs. Packers: Twitter Reaction, Postgame Recap and Analysis

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Vikings vs. Packers: Twitter Reaction, Postgame Recap and Analysis

The Green Bay Packers cruised to a 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday night to advance to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

After Minnesota took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, the Packers ripped off 24 straight points to put the game away. DuJaun Harris and John Kuhn delivered rushing touchdowns in the first half, and Kuhn scored again off a nine-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter.

Rodgers was excellent as usual, completing 23-of-33 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown. He hit 10 different receivers on the night, picking apart the Vikings secondary with ease.

He also got plenty of help from his defense, who suffocated the Vikings offense all night long. They held Adrian Peterson to "only" 99 yards on 22 carries, and they terrorized young quarterback Joe Webb throughout the game. 

Webb, who was starting in place of the injured Christian Ponder, hadn't thrown a single pass in the regular season.

His inexperience showed, as he completed just 11-of-30 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was also sacked several times and he lost a fumble, which was recovered by Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews.

With the win, Green Bay advances to face the San Francisco 49ers next week.

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Twitter Reaction

After the game, Adrian Peterson reacted like the competitor he is, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Joe Webb had a rough game, as evidenced by this tweet from ESPN Stats & Info early in the fourth quarter.

Of course, he was put in a very tough position, as Seth Davis of CBS Sports pointed out.

As much as Webb struggled, Ryan Phillips of Rumors and Rants made a good point about the Packers defense.

And hey, as Grandland's Mark Titus said in the third quarter, Webb was keeping up with Rodgers in a few statistical categories.

Webb eventually threw a pick, though, and Rodgers added a touchdown pass. That gave him more playoff TDs than the great Bart Starr, according to Jon Zimmer of the NFL's media department. 

And finally, we arrive at the Tweet of the Night, which was supplied by Rich Eisen of the NFL Network.

Poor Lovie.

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