With the Green Bay Packers trailing the Bears by one game, thanks to that bad call in Seattle way back in Week Three, and reeling from a blowout loss last Sunday to the Giants, the Pack jumped back into first place, thanks to a win over the Vikings coupled with an overtime loss by the Bears.
The Packers took down Minnesota, 23-14, erasing a four-point deficit and overcoming a 210-yard rushing performance from Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Fueling the Green Bay win was a subpar performance from Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who completed 12 of 25 passes for 119 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions that killed second-half scoring drives.
A sustained fourth-quarter field goal drive ensured that the Vikings wouldn’t be running Peterson down the stretch, since the Packers went up two scores without much time left.
On his 29th birthday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.