Packers At Vikings: Second Quarter Game Thread

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Through one quarter of play at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Green Bay Packers by a score of 10-0 at the Metrodome.

The Vikings got possession of the ball first, and put together a decent drive, moving 41 yards in 10 plays with Christian Ponder converting a couple of first downs and Adrian Peterson picking up 15 yards on the ground. Blair Walsh extended his own NFL record by hitting his tenth field goal of 50 yards or more this season, knocking one through from 54 yards out to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

That drive put Peterson 87 yards away from 2,000 and 196 away from breaking Eric Dickerson's record.

The Packers went three-and-out on their first possession, and Marcus Sherels got a nice return of a Tim Masthay punt out to the Vikings' 40-yard line. The Vikings put together a very nice drive, keyed by a Toby Gerhart screen on third-and-long and some nice running by Peterson, culminating in a 7-yard touchdown run for the world's greatest running back. Blair Walsh added the extra point, and quickly it was 10-0, Vikings.

That drive gave Peterson 61 yards rushing, putting him 41 yards away from 2,000 and 147 away from breaking Dickerson's record. (Yes, I'm doing this to keep track for myself as much as anyone else.)

The Packers put together another three-and-out on their second possession, and the Vikings are moving down the field as we speak, facing a third down well within range for Walsh.

After a quarter of play, Adrian Peterson has 68 yards on 13 (!?) carries, putting him 34 yards away from 2,000 and 140 away from breaking Eric Dickerson's record.

With a playoff spot on the line, the Vikings are getting it done so far. Keep it right here, folks!

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