1:00 PM ET, December 2, 2012
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Packers Recap
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If any more Green Bay receivers go down, the Packers could always use Morgan Burnett.With Minnesota rolling behind Adrian Peterson, the Green Bay safety picked off Christian Ponder twice in the red zone in the second half Sunday. Mason Crosby converted the miscues into a pair of field goals, James Starks gave Green Bay its first touchdown on the ground in almost two months and the Packers overcame Peterson's monster day for a 23-14 win.
Peterson Doing His Part
Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards in Minnesota's loss to Green Bay on Sunday. It was the fifth-highest rushing total in the Super Bowl era for a player on a losing team.
Most Rushing Yards In Loss During Super Bowl Era
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
Burnett's two interceptions matched his single-game career high. He also had two last year against the Bears. ... Peterson is the second player to gain 100 yards rushing against the Packers this year, and first since San Francisco's Frank Gore in the season opener. ... The 11-minute scoring drive was Green Bay's longest of the season. ... With 1 1/2 sacks Sunday, Jared Allen now has 14 of Rodgers. ... Peterson's 21 carries gives him 1,640 for his career, topping the previous Vikings record of 1,627. ... Green Bay has won 24 of its last 26 regular-season games at home.
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks free for an 82-yard touchdown run...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||6.0|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||0-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:26||James Jones 32 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||7|
|FG||04:07||Mason Crosby 30 Yd||0||10|
|TD||12:18||Kyle Rudolph 7 Yd Pass From Christian Ponder (Blair Walsh Kick)||7||10|
|TD||05:08||Adrian Peterson 82 Yd Run (Blair Walsh Kick)||14||10|
|FG||07:47||Mason Crosby 47 Yd||14||13|
|TD||02:12||James Starks 22 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||14||20|
|FG||04:00||Mason Crosby 31 Yd||14||23|
Christian Ponder had a season-low 3.1 Total QBR in Sunday's loss against the Packers. Ponder has posted a QBR under 20.0 in 5 of his last 6 games after having no such games in the 1st 6 weeks of the season.
The Vikings passing game really struggled to produce outside the numbers, particularly when Christian Ponder targeted wide receivers. Ponder finished 1-of-10 for 7 yards targeting wide receivers outside the numbers, with an interception and three passes defended. It was the first time this season Ponder hasn't completed at least three passes to wide receivers outside the numbers, posting season lows in yards per attempt and completion percentage.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards on 21 rushes and a touchdown Sunday against the Packers. Peterson gained 143 rush yards after contact, 117 of which came on two rushes. Peterson had an 82-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 48-yard rush to open the second half. Those two runs alone would have totaled the highest single-game yards after contact total by any player this season.
From Elias: Adrian Peterson: 21 rushes for 210 yards. He's the first player in NFL history with pair of games of 200 or more yards rushing AND an average of at least 10 yards per carry for the game. He had 20 rushes for 224 yards against the Bears in 2007.
ESPN Stats & Information
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