Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Mike NelsonCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2012

It's in the books and the Green Bay Packers (8-4) were victorious over the Minnesota Vikings (6-6), 23-14.

It wasn't Aaron Rodgers' best performance of the season (27 of 35 for 286 yards with a TD and an interception) but it was enough to knock off Minnesota.

The Vikings relied on a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson and were on pace to win the game with it while driving into the red zone on their first possession in the third quarter before Christian Ponder threw one of two interceptions on the day.A score there would have, at least, made the game 17-10 Vikings.

Peterson finished with 210 yards on 21 carries (10 yards per carry) and a touchdown. He was on top of his game.

But Ponder wasn't. He finished 12 of 25 for 119 yards with a TD and two picks. He didn't ever look comfortable as a passer and failed to give Minnesota a chance to win on a day when Peterson went off and the defense held the Packers in check, for the most part.

Minnesota plays Chicago at home and Green Bay gets Detroit at home.

It's halftime in this one and the Minnesota Vikings lead 14-10.

The Packers (7-4) took the early 10-0 lead scoring on each of their first two possessions. But the Vikings (6-5) got their star running back Adrian Peterson going. He scored on an 82-yard run thanks to missed blocks and his break away speed.He has 126 yards at the half.

Aaron Rodgers has played very well in the first half going 18 of 23 for 170 yards and a TD. The offensive line is struggling and the Vikings rush has gotten more and more intense as the half progressed. With T.J. Lang's return questionable, the O-line may be in trouble.

Jordy Nelson's return is uncertain at this point for Green Bay, but the offense still has James Jones, Randall Cobb and Greg Jennings.

This one looks like it will come down to the wire, so stay here for live updates throughout.