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Vikings up 20-10 at the half

The Packers needed to burn a couple of timeouts during a touchdown drive that got them on the board in the second quarter and their absence helped the Vikings put seven points on the board before halftime.

Christian Ponder put a duck up for grabs while getting hit by Packers safety Morgan Burnett and the ball landed in wide receiver Jarius Wright’s hands just before hitting the ground. Or so it seemed to the referees, who ruled it a catch. Replay showed the ball hitting the turf, but the Packers were out of timeouts so the Vikings kept the 17-yard gain that kept them moving toward the end zone. Wright scored on a seven-yard pass from Ponder, putting the Vikings up 20-7.

It’s 20-10 at the break after Aaron Rodgers rallied the Pack for a field goal, but it wasn’t a stellar offensive half for the Packers. They gained just 27 yards over their first three possessions and the Vikings have sacked Rodgers twice to help keep the lead they started building right out of the gate.

Adrian Peterson has 91 yards on 17 carries, leaving him 117 yards away from Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record and 11 yards away from a 2,000-yard season on the ground.

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8 Responses to “Vikings up 20-10 at the half”
  1. ianwetpantscom says: Dec 30, 2012 5:59 PM

    Just think if the Vikings had a real QB, just say’n!

  2. lordfletcher says: Dec 30, 2012 6:00 PM

    Skol!

  3. jimthebuilder27 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:01 PM

    Packers look uninspired. They’ve burned timeouts, tackled poorly, and have had poor fundamentals.

    Inexcusable.

  4. kingathen says: Dec 30, 2012 6:01 PM

    Hellz yeah. Anyone else surprised Crosby actually made it?

  5. contra74 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:01 PM

    Lets go vikes! Hold the pack at bay for a W!!!

  6. nicwel says: Dec 30, 2012 6:03 PM

    In awe of AP. Even as a Lions fan I’m really hoping this guy breaks the record.

  7. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:07 PM

    Anybody else live in south Florida trying to watch and they have the wrong game on?

    The network missed most of the first quarter with a blank screen. Then it came on in the second quarter like it was supposed to. Somebody is really screwing up today.

  8. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 30, 2012 6:10 PM

    Who the hell was covering Greg Jennings just now….?

    Joe Buck just said, “just about anybody in the stadium could have thrown that pass”…

    Yeah, except for Christian Ponder…

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