Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

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Game Information
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 66,848

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Rodgers has engineered many a last-minute comeback for the Green Bay Packers. He has a dozen victories over the rival Minnesota Vikings in 10 years as the starter.

This time? No chance. Rodgers was long gone, and so was Green Bay's division lead.

Harrison Smith led the Minnesota defense's thorough dismantling of the Packers, who lost Rodgers to a broken collarbone and left with a 23-10 defeat to the Vikings on Sunday that transformed the trajectory of the NFC North race.

Smith had 1 1/2 sacks on safety blitzes, a diving interception and two pass breakups, helping the Vikings (4-2) limit the injury-depleted Packers to a season-low 227 yards.

"I don't think we altered a whole lot," Smith said. "We had a game plan, and we pretty much stuck to it."

Anthony Barr, who later left with a concussion, delivered the game-changing hit on Green Bay's second drive when he took Rodgers hard to the turf as the two-time NFL MVP followed through on a pass. Rodgers fell on his throwing shoulder, and the Packers (4-2) announced he could miss the remainder of the season .

"I'm not into the soothsaying stuff," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, when asked if he thought the momentum in the division had shifted toward his team. "Obviously he's a great player. It's different when he's not in there. There's no doubt about it. But that's just the way it is."

Brett Hundley threw his first career touchdown pass in relief, connecting with Davante Adams in the second quarter after a 63-yard return by Clay Matthews of Jerick McKinnon's fumble gave the Packers the ball at the 18.

Damarious Randall's interception of Case Keenum later in the first half put the Packers at the Minnesota 38 with a prime opportunity to tie the game at the break, but a juggling catch by Ty Montgomery at the goal line was ruled incomplete by replay review reversal that forced a short field goal instead and kept the Vikings in front 14-10.

The Packers had five first downs and 102 yards over the first three quarters.

"That was a hard day," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "All the players that we lost to injury, it was difficult. We all understand the magnitude of what Aaron means to our football team."

The Vikings have won three of their past four games against the Packers after a lopsided five-year stretch against their biggest rival fueled mostly by the mastery of Rodgers. Now the Packers must move forward with Hundley, who has 44 attempts in three NFL seasons.

"We've been put through a lot of tests in the past," Adams said. "So just bounce back, figure it out and rally. We've got a lot of faith in Brett."

Hundley was picked off three times and sacked four times. He finished 18 for 33 for 157 yards.

"I love Aaron to death. I let him know I love him and I've got him," Hundley said, "and we'll go from here."

VALUABLE BACKUPS

McKinnon made up for his turnover with 16 carries for 69 yards and a score and five catches for 30 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, who have so far survived the absence of Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook, who's out for the season with a knee injury.

Keenum, making his fourth start in place of Sam Bradford, went 24 for 38 for 239 yards without top wide receiver Stefon Diggs. He threw 13 times to Adam Thielen, completing nine for 97 yards.

"There's no drop-off," McKinnon said, "and I think we're confident in whoever steps up at any position."

QUARTERBACK DOMINANCE

Since Brett Favre took over for the injured Don Majkowski in the third game of the 1992 season, the Packers have had Favre or Rodgers for all but nine games.

Matt Flynn, Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace were forced to fill in while Rodgers missed seven games in 2013 because of a broken collarbone. Flynn started once in 2010 when Rodgers sat out with a concussion and again in 2011 when he rested during the regular-season finale with the Packers having clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

INJURY REPORT

Packers: With three starting DBs already out with injuries (Morgan Burnett, Davon House and Kevin King), backup CB Quinten Rollins (ankle) was also lost during the game. For the first time this season, the starting offensive line was intact. That lasted about half of the game. RT Bryan Bulaga (concussion) was knocked out of action, and LT David Bakhtiari's hamstring injury flared up. He missed the past four games.

Vikings: WR Michael Floyd (calf) was hurt during the game, with LG Nick Easton (calf) already out. SS Andrew Sendejo (groin) didn't play, either.

UP NEXT

The Packers host New Orleans, before a well-timed bye week.

The Vikings play Baltimore at home, then travel to London to play Cleveland.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Vikings
No scoring this quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Vikings
14:53 Jerick McKinnon 27 yd pass from Case Keenum (Kai Forbath kick) 0 7
10:40 Davante Adams 14 yd pass from Brett Hundley (Mason Crosby kick) 7 7
07:22 Jerick McKinnon 3 yd run (Kai Forbath kick) 7 14
01:51 Mason Crosby 26 yd FG 10 14

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Vikings
09:35 Kai Forbath 36 yd FG 10 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Packers Vikings
14:57 Kai Forbath 34 yd FG 10 20
10:47 Kai Forbath 53 yd FG 10 23

Team Stats
  Green Bay Minnesota
1st Downs 14 24
Total Yards 227 351
Passing 155 239
Passing Completions/Attempts 20-37 24-38
Yards/Pass 3.8 6.3
Rushing 72 112
Rushing Attempts 24 32
Yards/Rush 3.0 3.5
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Possession 27:51 32:09

Green Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Brett Hundley 18 33 157 4.8 1 3
Aaron Rodgers 2 4 18 4.5 0 0

Minnesota Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Case Keenum 24 38 239 6.3 1 1

Green Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Aaron Jones 13 41 3.1 0 9
Ty Montgomery 10 28 2.8 0 7
Brett Hundley 1 3 3.0 0 3

Minnesota Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jerick McKinnon 15 69 4.6 1 20
Latavius Murray 15 28 1.9 0 10
Case Keenum 2 15 7.5 0 16

Green Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jordy Nelson 6 60 10.0 0 26
Davante Adams 5 54 10.8 1 19
Randall Cobb 3 28 9.3 0 14
Martellus Bennett 2 22 11.0 0 14
Geronimo Allison 1 7 7.0 0 7
Ty Montgomery 1 3 3.0 0 3
Aaron Jones 1 1 1.0 0 1
Aaron Ripkowski 1 0 0.0 0 0

Minnesota Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Adam Thielen 9 96 10.7 0 23
Laquon Treadwell 3 51 17.0 0 25
Kyle Rudolph 5 47 9.4 0 16
Jerick McKinnon 5 30 6.0 1 27
Latavius Murray 1 10 10.0 0 10
Michael Floyd 1 5 5.0 0 5
Stacy Coley 0 0 0.0 0

Green Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Blake Martinez 8 3 0 0
Kenny Clark 5 1 0 0
Josh Hawkins 5 1 0 0
Lenzy Pipkins 5 1 0 0
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 4 0 0 0
Damarious Randall 3 0 0 0
Josh Jones 2 0 0 0
Nick Perry 2 2 0 0
Jake Ryan 2 5 0 0
Kentrell Brice 1 1 0 0
Quinton Dial 1 1 0 0
Marwin Evans 1 0 0 0
Kyler Fackrell 1 1 0 0
Clay Matthews 1 1 0 0
Geronimo Allison 0 0 0 0
Mike Daniels 0 2 0 0
Trevor Davis 0 0 0 0
Ricky Jean Francois 0 1 0 0
Lance Kendricks 0 0 0 0
Dean Lowry 0 2 0 0
Jordy Nelson 0 0 0 0
Quinten Rollins 0 0 0 0

Minnesota Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Eric Kendricks 6 4 0 0
Trae Waynes 6 1 0 0
Harrison Smith 3 2 1.5 10
Emmanuel Lamur 3 2 0 0
Terence Newman 3 2 0 0
Everson Griffen 2 3 1 6
Mackensie Alexander 2 1 0 0
Anthony Harris 2 0 0 0
Xavier Rhodes 2 0 0 0
Linval Joseph 1 3 0.5 0
Danielle Hunter 1 1 0 0
Brian Robison 0 3 1 3
Anthony Barr 0 1 0 0
Tramaine Brock 0 0 0 0
Kentrell Brothers 0 0 0 0
Ben Gedeon 0 0 0 0
C.J. Ham 0 0 0 0
Jaleel Johnson 0 1 0 0
Tom Johnson 0 0 0 0
Kyle Rudolph 0 0 0 0
Shamar Stephen 0 2 0 0
Laquon Treadwell 0 0 0 0

Green Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Damarious Randall 1 14 0

Minnesota Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Harrison Smith 1 19 0
Trae Waynes 1 3 0
Xavier Rhodes 1 2 0

Green Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 2 55 27.5 0 29
Jeff Janis 1 11 11.0 0 11

Minnesota Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Stacy Coley 1 19 19.0 0 19

Green Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trevor Davis 1 8 8.0 0 8

Minnesota Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Marcus Sherels 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5

Green Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Mason Crosby 1 1 100.0 26

Minnesota Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Kai Forbath 3 3 100.0 53

Green Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 6 263 56

Minnesota Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Ryan Quigley 4 155 54