Rodgers Leads Pack Past Vikings

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 5:59 am

Aaron Rodgers is 1-0 as a starter for the Packers and made his first ever Lambeau Leap in Monday’s 24-19 win over rival Minnesota. The Packers got down early after Ryan Longwell drilled a 37 yard field goal in the second quarter for the Vikes, but Rodgers responded on the ensuing drive hitting tight end Korey Hall on a one yard touchdown pass. Will Blackmon added a 76 yard punt return in the third. Minnesota had a chance for a comback when Tavaris Jackson hit Sidney Rice for a 23 yard score, but Rodgers sealed the deal with a one yard touchdown in the fourth, capped off with his inagural lambeau leap. Packers will head to the motorcity for a second straight division game against the Lions. Minnesota heads home to face the Colts.

Rodgers went 18-22 for 178 yards and a pair of touchdowns (passing, rushing). It was a tougher start for Minnesota who saw their quarterback Tavaris Jackson toss 35 passes completing only 16 for 178 yards a TD and INT. Adrian Peterson picked up where he left off last year. He rushes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

The Twins are back on the diamond tonight taking on the Royals at the Metrodome. Minnesota is trying to bounce back from losing five of six. They remain two-and-a-half back of the White Sox in the Division. The Royals enter today’s matchup with the second worst record in the American League in front of only Seattle. Hear all the action on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP-FM. First pitch is set for 7:10

Milwaukee is starting to lose ground on the NL Wild Card lead. The Brew Crew now with only a three game lead over the Phillies after losing to the Reds, Monday, 5-4. The Brewers have lost six of eight. Game two against the Reds is tonight at 7:05

Rodger Federer silenced critics, Monday, winning his fifth straight U.S Open title. The former number one player in the world beat Andy Murray in straight sets to claim his 13th major championship.

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