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Vikings At Packers: Third Quarter Open Thread

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Going into the locker room at halftime at Lambeau Field, the Minnesota Vikings lead the Green Bay Packers by a score of 14-10.

No, that's not a misprint or anything.

The Vikings pretty much owned the second quarter of this one after getting dominated in the first stanza. The Vikings got on the board with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Christian Ponder to Kyle Rudolph. It was a pretty nice throw by Ponder, who went 5-for-5 on that drive, with four of the completions going to Rudolph. That score made it 10-7 in favor of the Packers.

The Vikings took the lead over Green Bay for the first time in. . .well, a long damn time. . .thanks to the National Football League's best running back. On a 3rd-and-1 play for Minnesota, Adrian Peterson took a handoff around the right side of the formation and, thanks to some awful tackling by Green Bay, wound up flying down the right sideline for an 82-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-10 in favor of Minnesota.

Peterson currently has 126 yards on 13 carries to go with his touchdown. This is his sixth straight game of 100 yards rushing or more, giving him the franchise record in that category. He entered this game sharing that record with Robert Smith.

So, things haven't been a complete disaster thus far for the Vikings, which is a lot more than most of us expected, I think. Can the Vikings keep it up going forward? Well, there's only one way to find out.