Things got off to a pretty awful start for the Vikings, as the Packers took the ball after the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in just four plays, finding the end zone on a 15-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to running back Jamal Williams. The drive started with a 39-yard connection from Rodgers to Davante Adams, and things didn’t get a whole lot better after that as the Vikings found themselves down 7-0 early.
The Vikings moved into Green Bay territory on their first possession, and got Dan Bailey into position to attempt a 47-yard field goal. . .which he pushed wide to the left.
The Packers didn’t meet a whole lot of resistance on their second possession, either, as they took the ball and marched down the field again. They converted three different third down attempts, and finished the drive with a 12-yard pass from Rodgers to Geronimo Allison. Mason Crosby added another extra point, and the Vikings found themselves down 14-0 with just over three minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Minnesota picked up another first down on their next drive thanks to a run by Kirk Cousins that ended with a fumble recovered by the Vikings. On the next play, Cousins was swarmed in the backfield and fumbled again, with this one being recovered by the Packers at the Minnesota 40.
As we move to the second quarter, the Packers appear to be on the verge of adding even more, as they have a 2nd-and-1 from the Minnesota 9-yard line.
Things have been relatively awful for the Minnesota Vikings to start this one, as they are down 14-0 and on the verge of being down by even more. Come on in and hang out for the second quarter. . .if you dare.