The Vikings can’t match quarterbacks with the Packers, but they’re still within a score by using what they have.
A late touchdown by Adrian Peterson cut the Packers lead to 24-17 at halftime, after a wild first 30 minutes.
The Packers matched Vikings return man Cordarrelle Patterson’s game-opening 109-yard kickoff return, with Micah Hyde going 93 yards with a punt return which gave the Packers a 24-10 lead.
But the Vikings responded, with Peterson scoring an 8-yard touchdown just before the half, keeping the Vikings within a touchdown. Running in that situation was a bold call, but it’s easier when you have a back like Peterson to hand it to.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was nearly perfect in the first half, completing 13-of-16 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to Jordy Nelson.