The Green Bay Packers improved to 9-0 on the season with a 45-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. The win also extended the Packers franchise record winning streak to 15-games.
Aaron Rodgers continued his MVP pace tossing for 250-yards and 4-scores. Rodgers now has over 2800-yards and 28-touchdowns on the season. Jordy Nelson was Rodger’s favorite target in the game; Nelson caught 5-balls for 63-yards and 2-TDs. Rodgers talks about Nelson…
Randall Cobb had a roller coaster night in the return game. After Minnesota went 3-and-out on their first possession, Cobb returned a punt 80-yards for a score. He became the first Packer since 1998 (Roell Preston) to return a punt and kickoff for a score in the same season. Later in the game, Cobb mishandled a punt giving Minnesota the ball with a short field which they turned into their only score of the night.
Defensively, the Packers may have had their best performance of the season. After giving up over 400-yards each of the last 3-weeks, the Packers held the Vikings to just 266-yards in the game. Clay Matthews recorded 2 of Green Bay’s 3-sacks in the game while Tramon Williams picked off Vikings QB Christian Ponder for this 2nd interception of the season. Overall, head coach Mike McCarthy was happy with his team:
The Packers now have a short week to prepare for Sunday’s visit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That game will kick-off at noon. The Packers have a 3-game lead over both Detroit and Chicago in the NFC North.