The Packers’ D let them down yesterday as the offense did their part. Aaron Rodgers was awesome yesterday as he completed 28 of 40 passes for 365 yards with 4 TD passes and 0 INTs. DuJuan Harris led the way on the ground with 14 carries for 70 yards (5.0 ypc) and he also caught 2 passes for 17 yards. WRs Greg Jennings (8 rec, 120 yards, 2 TD grabs), Jordy Nelson (3 rec, 87 yards, TD), James Jones (6 rec, 62 yards, TD) and TE Jermichael Finley (8 rec, 72 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Packers. The Packers finished up with 72 yards rushing on 16 carries (4.5 ypc) and they also completed 28 of 40 passes (70%) for 333 yards as they had possession of the ball for 28:05.
The defense was awful for the Packers yesterday as Adrian Peterson rushed for 199 yards on them. But, what killed them in this game was the play of Christian Ponder, who threw 3 TD passes in this game. Safety Morgan Burnett led the way for the Packers’ D with 7 tackles and 1 QB hit. CB Tramon Williams, safety M.D. Jennings, LB Brad Jones and CB Sam Shields pitched in with 5 tackles each in this game. The Vikings finished up with 217 yards rushing on 37 carries (5.9 ypc) and they also completed 16 of 28 passes (57.1%) for 227 yards. The Packers finished up with an 11-5 record and a NFC North Championship in 2012. They will have a re-match against the Vikings at Lambeau Field next weekend.