Minnesota Vikings 10-37 Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers stars as Packers clinch NFC No 1 seed and eliminate Vikings | NFL News

Aaron Rodgers throws for 288 yards and two touchdowns; Green Bay (13-3) wins the No. 1 of the NFC – securing the home advantage through the playoffs and a bye in the first round – and knocks out Minnesota (7-9)

Last updated: 03/01/22 6:27


Aaron Rodgers completed 29 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s victory over Vikings

The Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 37-10 on Sunday night to clinch the No. 1 in the NFC, securing the home advantage through the playoffs and a bye in the first round, and defeating the Vikings. contention.

Game history

Aaron Rodgers completed 29 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, Davante Adams took 11 balls for 136 yards and a TD, while AJ Dillon added two run scores in the second half to seal the rout.

Sean Mannion, replacing Kirk Cousins ​​- out with Covid – as Vikings quarterback, completed 22 passes of 36 for 189 yards and a touchdown. But Minnesota were never really in the game as Green Bay built a 20-0 lead before Vikings finally scored from a field goal just before the half.

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The Packers (13-3), who hold the league’s best record, secured their way to Super Bowl LVI via Green Bay in the NFC, while the Vikings (7-9) who had to win to keep their lean playoff hopes are now officially eliminated from contention.

Leading statistics

Vikings

  • Passes: Sean Mannion, 22/36, 189 yards, 1 TD
  • Race: Dalvin Cook, nine courses, 13 yards
  • Reception: Justin Jefferson, six caught, 58 yards
  • KJ Osborn, three tricks, 50 yards, 1 TD

packers

  • Passing: Aaron Rodgers, 29/38, 288 yards, 2 TD
  • Rushing: Aaron Jones, eight courses, 76 yards
  • AJ Dillon, 14 transports, 63 yards, 2 TD
  • Reception: In front of Adams, 11 tricks, 136 yards, 1 TD
  • Allen Lazard, six tricks, 72 yards, 1 TD

Score summary

Score summary

FIRST FOURTH
Vikings 0-3 packers Mason Crosby 35-yard basket
SECOND FOURTH
Vikings 0-6 packers Mason Crosby 36-yard basket
Vikings 0-13 packers Aaron Rodgers passes from 20 yards to Allen Lazard (extra point)
Vikings 0-20 packers Aaron Rodgers goes from 11 yard TD to Front Adams (extra point)
Vikings 3-20 Packers Greg Joseph 51-yard basket
THIRD QUARTER
Vikings 3-27 packers AJ Dillon four yard run (extra point)
Vikings 3-30 packers Mason Crosby 37-yard basket
Vikings 10-30 Packers Sean Mannion goes from 14 yards to KJ Osborn (extra point)
FOURTH FOURTH
Vikings 10-37 packers AJ Dillon run TD by seven yards (extra point)

Key moments

Mason Crosby opened the scoring with a 35-yard field goal in the Green Bay opener. Both teams then flipped the ball to downs when they went to catch him on the fourth and short – the Packers ‘try came inside the red zone, with Rodgers’ pass for Adams falling incomplete.

It would take until the start of the second quarter for Green Bay to add to their lead, Crosby succeeding with another kick, before Rodgers took the lead and threw touchdown passes to Allen Lazard and Adams to close the team’s next two possessions. .

At least Minnesota prevented a shutout as Greg Joseph fired through a 51-yard field goal when time ran out in the first half. But the Packers stretched further at the start of the second, with Dillon running in his first of two scores from the four-yard line for 27-3.

This became 30-3 when Crosby kicked his third FG of the match, before Mannion pitched a 14-yard touchdown to KJ Osborn to finish the third quarter.

However, there would not have been an outstanding and dramatic comeback for the ages, as Dillon then closed an 11-play, 70-yard drive that chewed over six minutes of the clock with a seven-yard touchdown to close a full win.

What’s next?

The Packers (13-3) have the opportunity to rest some players before the playoffs as they conclude their regular season with a trip to the Detroit Lions (2-13-1) next Sunday. The Vikings (7-9), meanwhile, conclude their campaign by hosting the Chicago Bears (6-10).

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