Rodgers Throws for 4 TD’s as Packers Beat Vikings in Minneapolis


Green Bay 43, Minnesota 34

–Aaron Rodgers was on fire – throwing for 364 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers rolled past the Vikings for a season opening win at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon. Two of Rodgers’ scores went to Davante Adams, who caught 14 passes for 156 yards in the win. 

The Packers fell behind the Vikings 7-to-3 early on, but then scored 19 straight points to take a 22-10 lead into halftime. The Packers led 29-10 after three quarters, then outscored the Vikings 24-14 in the fourth quarter to create the final margin. 

Green Bay totaled 522 yards of offense in the win – with Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard each adding a touchdown reception in the game. Aaron Jones led the Packers in rushing with 66 yards on 16 carries and a score. 

Kirk Cousins threw for 259 yards and two scores in the loss for Minnesota. Both of his touchdown tosses went to Adam Thielen, who caught six passes for 110 yards. Dalvin Cook ran for 50 yards and two scores for the Vikings. 

The Packers will host the Detroit Lions in the home opener next Sunday, while the Vikings travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts. 

Other Scores:

Chicago 27, Detroit 23

–The Bears scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally from a 23-6 deficit and beat the Lions in Detroit. Mitch Trubisky threw for 242 yards and three scores in the win for Chicago.