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Adrian Peterson run has Vikings leading Packers, 14-10

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 2, 2012 – 1:26 pm

GREEN BAY–The Minnesota Vikings held a 14-10 lead over the Packers at halftime of today’s game  at Lambeau Field, as Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continued his miraculous comeback season with an 82-yard touchdown run.

Peterson’s long run was the big play in the Vikings’ comeback from a 10-0 deficit. The Packers scored on their first possession of the game when quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver James Jones.

The Packers increased their lead when Mason Crosby bounced a 30-yard field goal attempt off the left upright and between the posts. An apparent Rodgers-to-Jones touchdown pass was nullified by a holding penalty on tackle T.J. Lang.

Minnesota immediately responded with a 71-yard touchdown drive that was capped by quarterback Christian Ponder’s 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. It was on that drive that Peterson began to assert himself.

The Packers were fortunate that a roughing-the-passer penalty nullified an interception by Jared Allen deep in Packers territory late in the second quarter.

Green Bay lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring) and Lang (ankle) in the first half. Lang was replaced by rookie Don Barclay.

Peterson rushed 13 times for 126 yards. Rodgers completed 18 of 23 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown. Ponder was a mere five of eight for 36 yards and a score.



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27 Responses to “Adrian Peterson run has Vikings leading Packers, 14-10”

  1. By Roccosam on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Injuries and lack of motivation is killing this team, oh and nice cheap shot on Rodgers by minny

  2. By Firedomcapers!!! on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Where is the D ? One thing they had to do today, stop AP, and w 8 men in the box they give up an 80 yard TD run, horrible. the o line sucks, the d is terrible, and yet again they are playing uninspired, looks like they don’t even want to be out there, very frustrating…..hope they come out in the second half with some emotion !! c’mon pack, let’s go, this game shouldn’t even be a close one , GO PACK GO !!!

  3. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Packers need a new kicker, Crosby has to go. This is embarrassing getting beat by the Vikings. Cmon packers, GO PACK GO !!!!!!

  4. By Robert Ossig on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    I believe MM said something about stopping Peterson ?????? Here we go again ! Last 5 possessions 3 and out, M Crosby misses field goal , REALLY what a surprise. Stadium and uniforms change, but the packers game plan, stays the same !!!!!! Maybe next year

  5. By mr knowitall on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    packers need to sign Brett Favre. this birthday boy can’t get the job done. believe me I’m one of the BEST QBS TO EVER LIVE.

  6. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, Crobsy nice start, kick the kicker off the team!!!!

  7. By Mathew on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Can we all just be real now? Our team plays with no passion. The coaching, tackling, play-calling, line play, and kicking is atrocious. You can’t win championships playing like this. We aren’t “getting better”. Unless they can pull off some miracles within the organization, we won’t go far this year. The comments from players and coaches about loses were just remarks that we “want” to hear. Things are what they seemed in the beginning of the year. Face it and stop lying to yourselves.

  8. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Ok birthday boy let’s go!!!!

  9. By tom on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    just was peterson run 48 yards to start the half. Overall the team is just unmotivation as said by rocco. Everything is just falling apart, and it is just getting to be painful to watch.

    Any ideas on who we will draft this year?

  10. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    New kicker for sure and offensive line !!!!!

  11. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    No protection what so ever. always on the run. then it’s holding all the time. what a eye sore

  12. By smokin1256 on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply


  13. By smokin1256 on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Rogers has to learn that first down passes are MORE important than hoping for monster plays on third downs.Need to keep drives alive, not kill them!!!!!

  14. By The Beave on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Dom Capers couldn’t stop a watch from running. MM is getting outcoached again, and again, and again and..This staff has got to go next year. TT needs to take his rose coloured glasses off, or Mark Murphy needs to step in. Another embarrassing display of football.

  15. By Mike Riedel on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    So true, just get the first down. This team needs alot of help in all area’s. No protection at all.

  16. By smokin1256 on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Iam SOOOOOOOO tired of piss ass excuses, if the starting players can’t do their JOB!! Then its time to CLEAN HOUSE!!!!

  17. By Smokeyjoe on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    You would think that the Offense has never seen a 2-deep shell defense before. Has Mcarthy forgotten 3/4 of his playbook? What happened to the quick slants the crossing middle routes? Screens, 1 so far. under routes and come backs? Why have all these 2-deep defense destroyers been removed? Every series is run, run, pass deep and get rodgers-killed. It’s sad. If your o-line can’t block you give them help. They used to do all these things last year in a dominant 15-1 season. So what do you do? Throw it all away. Sad…..very sad.

  18. By Mathew on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Smokeyjoe, I agree 100 percent. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Don’t fix what’s isn’t broken.

  19. By Smokeyjoe on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Defensive scheme should be pretty simple. All lineman and linebackers should be swarming AP, rudolf is the only person ponder wants to throw to, cover him tight. force him to make other plays where he uncomfortable. Tackle, tackle, tackle, wrap up drive through and tackle.

  20. By bummed again on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Kick but GREAT RUN by James Starks and Crosby hit a 47 yard FG quit winning and cheer they’re not done yet

  21. By bummed again on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Another into GO PACK GO

  22. By NlGERlAGUEST on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Residual dirty Sanchez

  23. By carepi on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    can someone please get the microphone guy away from the gb cheerleaders?!? dear god those girls never shut up, even when the packers are driving!! it’s making the game almost unwatchable!

  24. By bummed again on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    That’s three out of four field goals, maybe just maybe the slump is over, they still better bring in some competition next year. I think part of the trouble is Mason got too comfortable, over confident.

  25. By True_Grit on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    This knowitall troll is amusing.

    We didn’t need monster stats from Rodgers or our offense. All we needed was 15 points… AP is beast, but you need to worry about your own qb situation in Minny. Ponder this… Your team won’t win consistently on the shoulders of AP. Enjoy sharing the cellar with Detroit. Something you’re familiar with.

    The rest of you hyper crybabies… The game is 4 quarters. Most of what i’ve read sounds like the antics of a spoiled child who believes the game is over at half time.

    Yeah, we’re not the team we were 2 years ago. Our offense isn’t putting up last years’ numbers. However, we are in first place in the division and i’m cool with that. I can understand frustration early on. I know i was when we gave up that long TD to AP. But holy **** do some of you panic to annoying levels way early on in a game. We don’t have to win by 20-30 points… Did us alot of good last season, huh…

    I’ll take the ugly wins over losses any/every day of the week.

  26. By True_Grit on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    LOL, after reading some more… some of you are either trolls or not real fans.

    hot damn, what a bunch of crybabies. “clean house, Capers can’t do this, we’re losing”

    it’s a 4 quarter game you spoiled punks. this isn’t 2011. quit expecting the team of 2011 to emerge… people have figured our O out some degree, and our OL is hurting bad without Bulaga, but until we start stringing up the losses, again, i’ll take ugly wins.

  27. By NlGERlAGUEST on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Few people earn their living directly via
    flatulence. But a friend of mine says that they saw a carnival act in which the performer whistled tunes with his farts! Oh how dreamy!

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