Packers-Vikings: Is That Favre in a No. 12 Jersey?

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Packers-Vikings: Is That Favre in a No. 12 Jersey?
Rodgers, the newly implanted Green Bay starter, has thrown 12-of-16 for 139 yards and a touchdown in the first half alone. The new Packers star completed 18-of-22 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown with a 115.5 passer rating, along with 35 yards on eight carries for another score in the 24-19 win.

What makes his performance more significant is how he achieved those stats. Rodgers released a deep bomb right down the middle for 56 yards to a covered Greg Jennings, dropping the jaws of many.

A few plays later on the drive, Aaron, scrambling inside the pocket, squeezed a sinker into fullback Korey Hall’s hands for his first score with the Lambeau attendees roaring.

Rodgers had a chance to pass for his second score on third down, as halftime was approaching but Head Coach Mike McCarthy elected to run down the clock and kick a field goal. With three seconds left in the second quarter, Mason Crosby’s second field-goal attempt was blocked.

He later had another chance at a second score in the third quarter, with a long right-sideline pass to Donald Driver, who went all the way. The play was later called back on an illegal player down field on right guard Tony Moll, stalling the drive afterwards.

With 6:03 left in the fourth quarter, Rodgers scored on a QB sneak, in a drive set up on a 57-yard Ryan Grant run off the right side, finishing up with his first Lambeau Leap.

 

Other Things Worth Noting

Will Blackmon scored the second touchdown for Green Bay on a 76-yard punt return.

Sidney Rice scored the first touchdown for Minnesota in three games played at Lambeau Field. The Vikings tried for a two-point conversion and failed after the 23-yard touchdown pass from Tarvaris Jackson.

Adrian Peterson scored on a three-yard rush on his 19th carry for a total of 103 yards rushing and 11 yards receiving. Nick Barnett instigated a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff for shoving a Vikings player.

Minnesota’s comeback bid failed with an interception to Atari Bigby.

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