The Vikings and Packers have stuffed a lot of action into the first quarter.
Green Bay’s offense is gaining yards in chunks, but Aaron Rodgers threw the first red zone interception of his career, to Jared Allen of all people. The Packers scored a touchdown on a four-play, 76-yard drive in which Vikings cornerback Chris Cook gave up a few big plays.
The Vikings went three-and-out in their first two possessions, but quickly answered Green Bay’s touchdown with seven-play, 44 yard touchdown drive of their own.
Percy Harvin set the Vikings up with great field position on the return, and then finished it off with a 17-yard run up the middle.
With the game at 7-7, Aaron Rodgers dumped it off to Brandon Jackson, who raced 36 yards. The Packers finished the first quarter with 200 yards, then finished off their drive with nine-yard strike to Andrew Quarless.
The Packers are averaging 13 yards-per-play and lead 14-7 early in the second quarter. We hope the next three quarters are this entertaining.
UPDATE: The Vikings answered right back again on a drive capped by a Adrian Peterson one-yard run. It’s tied at 14.