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Packers trail Vikings, 20-10, at halftime in Metrodome

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 30, 2012 – 4:50 pm


MINNEAPOLIS–The Packers trailed the Vikings, 20-10, at halftime of today’s game in the Metrodome.

Minnesota went out to a 13-0 lead when they scored on each of their first three drives. Kicker Blair Walsh capped a 10-play, 41-yard drive with a 54-yard field goal, Adrian Peterson’s 7-yard touchdown run capped a 7-play, 60-yard drive, and Walsh booted a 37-yard field goal early in the second quarter.

Green Bay got back into the game following a 32-yard punt return by Jeremy Ross that carried to the Vikings 42-yard line. On third-and-goal from the Vikings’ 3-yard line, Aaron Rodgers found Greg Jennings alone in the back of the end zone for a touchdown that cut the Vikings’ lead to six points with 4:01 to play in the half.

The big blow by the Vikings immediately followed the Packers’ touchdown, when the Vikings drove 60 yards for a touchdown. Christian Ponder completed an 8-yard touchdownn pass to Jarius Wright that restored the Vikings’ advantage to 13 points at 20-7. The Packers bit on a play-action fake that left Wright all alone in the left flat.

Green Bay roared back down the field and moved inside the Vikings 40-yard line with 31 seconds to play, but Rodgers was sacked. With one second to play in the half, Mason Crosby booted a 51-yard field goal.

Peterson rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries. His long run went for 22 yards. Heading into the game, Peterson needed 208 yards rushing to become the NFL’s all-time, single-season rushing champion.

Ponder played an error-free half of football. He completed nine of 15 passes for 100 yards, ran twice for 16 yards and converted on third down on all four scoring drives.

DuJuan Harris replaced Ryan Grant at running back in the second quarter and gave the Packers a lift with 35 yards on six rushing attempts.

Rodgers completed 10 of 18 passes for 89 yards.

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22 Responses to “Packers trail Vikings, 20-10, at halftime in Metrodome”

  1. By Joe on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    We need Defense to man up Come on Packers WE need a defense like last week!

  2. By ATL Packrfan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Morgan Burnett, please learn how to tackle. That goes for you too, Casey Hayward.

  3. By bummed again on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    That last second kick by Crosby from 51yards out is the very reason you don’t cut him when he has a few struggles.

  4. By Brian on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mc Carthy & Rogers need to remove their head from their backsides if the PACK is going to win against the Vikes in the 2nd half!!

  5. By Mad J on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    First, why can’t I comment on acebook, only share.

    Second, I can’t watch this debacle. The Packers are playing with little or no inspiration. This shold be a tune-up for the palyoffs, not a day off.

  6. By rick on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    gotta have a BIG second HAlF !! come on PACK !!! GO PACK GO

  7. By Odin on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    FUMBLE!!! Wotta game! Now give the ball to AP!

  8. By Trevor on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Better have a better second half. Were gonna need it. Not too bad but need better efficiency by Rodgers.

  9. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow another year of 1 and done.

  10. By Ken on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers have no heart and are gutless. They will lose whatever playoff game they play whether this coming week or the following. No defense..no tackling..can’t get a play off…and Rogers poses in the pocket thinking he has the 1960’s Packers offensive line blocking for him.

  11. By bummed again on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What the heck was that third down call?? At least Crosby made the kick

  12. By Firedomcapers!!! on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol once again a quality opponent and a loss, I am sooooo sick and tired of this cart Dom capers defense, what a joke . I am also sick of the fans defending capers, he is a joke.

  13. By bummed again on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Defense stunk Offence got conservative at just the wrong time, so what did you expect.

  14. By smokin1256 on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    What the —k!!!! If Green Bays going to play WILLIAMS AND HAYWARD, they need to be FINED big time for there STUPID mistakes.What the heak is williams thinking! 3rd down and he does a stupid penalty to keep minnasotas drive alive and end up getting a T.D. And hayward,all he had to do is stay with his MAN!!!! THE PACK WILL BE ONE AND DONE!!!!!

  15. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply


  16. By 1 and Done on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    HAYWARD SUCKS!!!!! CUR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By ryan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    some of you people are just pathetic with these comments grow up already

  18. By Fire Ted on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yup Capers sucks and the fans defending him know nothing about football. Proven again today.

  19. By Peggy on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Fair weather fans I see. Should have tried being a fan in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. :) LOVE them PACKERS! Try getting a season ticket in the next 2 generation’s lifetime.

  20. By man alive on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOT’S of ups and downs to filter through but the biggest disappointment was the defense choking again down the stretch when it mattered most. Packer D will be THE reason we don’t go deep in the playoffs this year

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