Vikings stop Rodgers and claim second in the NFC North

The Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 24-17 on Sunday Night Football in Week 12.

The Vikings got an important victory to stay alive in their fight for the postseason and at the same time keep the Packers away from this possibility. A game in which Aaron Rodgers was overshadowed by his own mistakes and by the Minnesota defense, Kirk Cousins ​​stood out as one of the best on the field and with three touchdown passes he led his team to victory.

After an unproductive start by the Vikings, the Packers took the first shot of the night, a 15-yard pass from Rodgers to Davante Adams which opened the scoring in favor of the visitors, and shortly after a screen pass of Cousins ​​to Dalvin Cook marked the immediate response of the Vikings. Cook took the ball 25 yards to the score and tied the game.

Started the second quarter Aaron Jones escaped six yards to the touchdown that returned the lead to Green Bay. Immediately after, Kirk Cousins ​​would build an offensive series that ended with a pass of 30 yards to Stefon Diggs for 14-14. After four offensive series with consecutive annotations, the party returned to be of the defensive ones. The Vikings missed two field goal attempts that could make a difference but it was not until the final minutes of the third quarter that Minnesota took the lead with another Dan Bailey field goal attempt that gave them a 3-point lead and minutes later. a TD by Adam Thielen.

With the score down 14-24, the Packers tried to get close to the scoreboard, but the Vikings’ great defensive work only allowed a field goal that gave them 3 more points. With a pass to Stefon Diggs, Cousins ​​got the first down that secured the Viking victory with one minute to go.

The victory keeps alive the Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1) who remain second in the north of the National Conference. The next commitment from the Vikings will be a difficult match against the New England Patriots.

For their part, the Green Bay Packers (4-6-1) remain third in the division. However, his remaining calendar allows him to continue dreaming of the playoffs. For now, the goal of the following week will be to get a victory against the Arizona Cardinals to keep alive the hopes of the postseason.

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