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LIVE BLOG: Vikings vs. Packers

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4th Quarter:
The Packers begin the fourth quarter on the 50 yard line and drive to the 22 yard line where Mason Crosby drills a 40 yard field goal to tie the game at 27.

Vikings 27 Packers 27

Ponder with a 65 yard bomb to Wright to set up first and 10 at the 14 yard line.

Peterson with a 12 yard rush to the two yard line. First and goal.

Ponder finds Jenkins in the end zone for a four yard touchdown.

Vikings 34 Packers 27

Ponder with his best throw of the season to Wright has 209 yards and three touchdowns on the game.

The Packers drive the field and answer with a two yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Jordy Nelson.

Vikings 34 Packers 34

Ponder finds Jenkins on another huge 3rd down conversion for 25 yards to the 48 yardline.

Peterson ran four times for 37 yards to the Green Bay 11 yard line.

Blair Walsh kicks a 29 yard field goal as time expires.

Vikings 37 Packers 34

3rd Quarter:
Packers take the opening series of the second half and drive 80 yards in six plays. Rodgers finds Jennings for the second time in the game for a score.

Vikings 20 Packers 17

That was way too easy. The Packers offense is in a rhythm. The Vikings need another answer.

Vikings first drive of the half stalled, but Peterson went over 2,000 yard in a season with a 20 yard rush. He needs just 91 yards to break Dickerson's record.

The defense steps up and forces a fumble of Rodgers recovered at mid field.

Ponder complete to Simpson for 21 yards. First down Vikings at the 29.

Ponder to Felton for 17 yards and a first down at the 18 yard line.

Peterson carries on first down, then fumbles recovered by Green Bay. Following the play a personal foul penalty was called on Phil Loadholt. The fumble was reviewed and Peterson was down by contact. Second down and 27 from the 35.

Following the penalty, Peterson rushes for 28 yards for a first down. (Peterson needs 66 yards for the record

On third and goal, Ponder threw for Rudolph who was held by the Packers. First and goal from the 2 yard line.

Ponder finds Peterson for a 2 yard touchdown

Vikings 27 Packers 17

Packers drive the length of the field and score on a James Jones touchdown that was ruled a fumble at the goal line and a recovery by the Vikings in the end zone. Mike McCarthy threw the challenge flag and the Packers were penalized 15 yards for delay of game. Following the replay that shouldn't have been allowed due to the penalty Jones crossed the goal line for the touchdown.

Vikings 27 Packers 24

The Vikings went three and out on their next posession.

2nd Quarter:

Big 3rd down and 4 to start the quarter incomplete pass from Ponder to Jarius Wright. Had Wright open in the corner of the end zone pass was wide.

Vikings 13 Packers 0- Blair Walsh 37 yard field goal.

Good return for Green Bay 1st and 10 at the 43 yard line.

DuJuan Harris with a nine yard run followed by an eight yard run. First, first down for Green Bay.

Big sack of Rodgers by Jared Allen loss of 12.

Greg Jennings gets a bunch back on second down completion. 3rd and seven at the 37 yard line.

Pass complete to James Jones loss of four. 4th & 11 at the 41.

Timeout Green Bay and bring in punt unit following time out.

30 yard punt- downed at the 11 yard line.

Ponder to Ellison for six yards on 2nd down, then missed Simpson badly on third down.

Kluwe to punt for the first time returned to Vikings 42 yard line.

Harris with a 12 yard run on first down.

Rodgers misses badly on second down play to Jordy Nelson- 3rd & 8.

James Jones with a clutch catch on a slant on 3rd down for 11 yards.

Another third down and 7 after an incomplete pass to the end zone for Green Bay.

Jennings with a clutch third down catch. Packer offense finding a rhythm. Harris runs for one yard on first and goal. Incomplete pass on second and goal. Big third down.

Time out Green Bay.

Holding call on the Vikings puts the Packers 1st and goal from the 3.

Jennings drops a wide open TD on first down.

Third and final timeout of the half for the Packers. Second and goal from the 3. (10th play of the current drive)

Rodgers throws it away on second down. 3rd and goal at the 3.

Vikings take a timeout.

Vikings 13 Green Bay 7- Rodgers 3 yard TD to Greg Jennings

Big return for Sherels to the 40 yard line.

Ponder completes a pass after his arm was hit and the ball was tipped on second down to move the chains.

Peterson with a four yard run on first down followed by a Gerhart run for two bringing up a 3rd and four at the 36 yard line.

Two minute warning

Ponder complete to Simpson for a first down.

Peterson rushes for 18 yards. First and goal from the 8 yard line. (17 carries 91 yards)

Ponder pass to Wright for an 8 yard Touchdown!

Vikings 20 Packers 7

Peterson needs 117 yards to break Eric Dickerson's record

Packers drive starts with three straight completions before Rodgers is sacked.

Completion to Finley to set up a 51 yard field goal by Mason Crosby.

1st Quarter:
Ponder with a nice play action pass completion to Kyle Rudolph on second down to move the sticks.

Drive stalled at 36-

Vikings 3  - Packers 0 - Blair Walsh 54 yard FG

Ponder converted on two 3rd down plays and threw the ball away twice. Smart start to the game, but we can't trade 3's v. cheese heads.

Peterson finished first drive with 3 carries for 15 yards (193 to record)

Packer drive starts at the 20 yard line:

Three and out for the Packers after Aaron Rodgers pass sails incomplete.

59 yard punt returned 24 yards to the 40 yard line. Great starting field position for the Vikings.

Ponder in the grasp throws incomplete on first down. Packers challenge ruling of incomplete pass that Ponder was down by contact. ( Ruling was overruled Clay Mathews credited with a sack, loss of seven yards.)

Screen pass from Ponder to Toby Gerhart on 3rd down. Gain of 21 for a first down.

Peterson with back to back runs moves the chains with a 22 yard rush. First and 10 at the 12.

Peterson with another 5 yard run (7 carries 54 yards)

Vikings 10 Packers 0 - Peterson 7 YD TD Run

Peterson 8 carries 61 yards (147 to record)

Vikings defense forces another three and out for Green Bay. Grant with no gain on first down, a five yard completion to Finley and then an incomplete pass on third donn.

Vikings with great field position again at the 47 yard line.

Peterson with back to back carries as the first "Go Pack Go" chant errupts.

Pass complete to Jenkins short of the first down. 4th & inches.

Peterson converts the 4th down with a 6 yard carry (11 carries 67 yards)

Ponder completes to Rudolph on third down to move the chains.

Ponder scrambles to 17 yard line on first down.

End of 1st Quarter
A dominating first 12 minutes for the Vikings. Ponder has converted on third downs which has been the key to the game thus far. Peterson finished the quarter with 13 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown (140 yards shy of Eric Dickerson's record)

Coin Toss:
Packers call tails and win the toss and will defer to the second half. Vikings ball!

Some guy from the tv show the voice is sounding the horn. He appears to need both a shave and a shower.

Packers enter the dome to the chicken dance heard at many a wedding and polka party to a chorus of boos. Love it!!!

Nearing kickoff and there is plenty of green and gold and foam cheese heads around MOA field. Totally hate the talk that the team is playing with house money. Yes, no one thought they would be in this spot, but they are and to do something with it.

Plenty of story lines to watch from MOA field today as the Vikings and Packers battle in their second  meeting of the season.

If the Vikings win, they are in the playoffs and will face the Packers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs likely next Saturday night.

QB- McLeod Bethel-Thompson
WR- Stephen Burton
CB- Brandon Burton
S- Robert Blanton
LB- Audie Cole
T- Troy Kropog
DE- D'Aundre Reed

WR- Randall Cobb
CB-Charles Woodson
CB- Davon House
RB- James Starks
LB- Terrell Manning
WR- Donald Driver
DT- Jordan Miller

Adrian Peterson needs 208 yards to eclipse Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record.

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