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NFL Wild Card Weekend: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Live

Although he only had one touchdown, Aaron Rodgers pretty much had his way against the Vikings.
Although he only had one touchdown, Aaron Rodgers pretty much had his way against the Vikings.Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Tim ArcandCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2013

Final: Packers 24, Vikings 10.

This one was never in doubt. Aaron Rodgers showed why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Setting an NFL playoff record completing passes to 10 different receivers, he led the Packers to 24 straight points and put this away early in the second half. 

He finished the game 23-for-33 passing with 274 yards and a touchdown. 

The Packer defense did its job holding Adrian Peterson to 99 yards on 22 carries. With 210 and 199 yards in the two regular season meeting, Peterson's longest run was 18 yards. They also got two turnovers on the night helping to seal the win. Clay Matthews recovered a fumble and Sam Shields intercepted a Joe Webb pass.  

Fullback John Kuhn had two touchdowns for the Packers. He had a three-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and caught Rodger's only touchdown pass in the third quarter.

The Vikings got a touchdown pass from Webb on a 50-yard pass to Michael Jenkins. The play came with only 3:49 left in the game. Webb finished 11-of-30 passing with the touchdown and an interception. Web got the start after Christian Ponder was named inactive right before game time.  

The Packers will be travelling to play the 49ers next week where they will get another chance to avenge a loss from the regular season. In Week 1 San Francisco beat the Packers 30-22 at Lambeau Field.   

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