Win Over Vikes, Bears Loss Gives Packers A Boost
Sunday was a big day in the NFC North, especially for fans of the Green Bay Packers. The Packers and Vikings squared off in Lambeau Field in a game that had tremendous playoff implications. In the end, it was a hard fought game won by the Pack 23-14.
The Vikings lost despite a herculean effort from Adrian Peterson, who had 210 yards rushing on 21 carries, including the longest TD run of his career, an 82-yarder in the second quarter that would give the Vikings a lead at halftime.
Aaron Rodgers did just enough to help his team earn a win though; Rodgers threw for 286 yards and one TD. But the real story here was the ineptitude of the Vikings passing game and the poor play of second year quarterback Christian Ponder. Even with some garbage time yards added in, Ponder had just 119 passing yards and one TD while also throwing two costly interceptions.
The other big NFC North news from Sunday was that the Bears lost in overtime to the Seahawks. That gives Green Bay a share of first place in the NFC North. The two teams will also play on Sunday, Dec. 16.