The Packers got the football first after the Vikings won the coin toss and deferred, and turned the ball over on a quick pass to Aaron Jones. Jones was stripped by Anthony Barr, with Eric Kendricks recovering and taking the ball down to the Green Bay 10-yard line!
Unfortunately, the Vikings could only generate a field goal, as Dan Bailey connected from 23 yards out to give the Vikings an early 3-0 lead.
The Packers reached Minnesota territory on their next drive, but the Vikings forced Green Bay to punt it away. Minnesota couldn’t do much with it, though they did manage one first down on the drive, but punted it back to the Packers. Green Bay made a push to near the red zone, but their drive stalled out and they settled for a 42-yard field goal from Mason Crosby to tie the game, 3-3.
The Vikings’ next drive started with a false start by Pat Elflein, and resulted in another three-and-out. As we move to the second quarter of play, the Packers are looking at 2nd-and-18 from their own 28-yard line.
One quarter of play in the books on Monday Night Football, and the Vikings and Packers are tied at 3-3. Come join us for the second quarter of play!