Vikings Top Packers to Earn Playoff Spot
The Vikings got a 29-yard field from Blair Walsh on the last play of the game to beat the Packers 37-34 Sunday. Minnesota led 20-10 at halftime but saw the Packers tie the game at 27 and 34 before they won the game on the Walsh field goal. Christian Ponder completed a 3rd down pass to Michael. enkins along the sideline to mdfield before Adrian Peterson had a 27-yard run to setup the game-winning field goal.
Peterson ran for 199 yards on 34 carries and 1 touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Christian Ponder. Peterson finishes just 9 yards away from Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record. Ponder was 16-28 for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions. Ponder connected on a 65-yard pass to Jarius Wright that set up a Michael Jenkins touchdown catch. Wright had 3 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 365 yards and 4 touchdowns including 2 to Greg Jennings. Green Bay fails to secure the #2 seed and a first round bye. Instead the Packers will host the 6th seeded Vikings in the wildcard playoffs next weekend. Green Bay finishes the regular season 11-5 while the Vikings finish 10-6. Gametime saturday january 5 is 7:15pm, hear the game on WJON.