The Vikings won the toss and deferred to the second half, meaning that the Minnesota defense took the field first against Aaron Rodgers and company. As expected, they didn’t meet a whole lot of resistance as they moved the ball down the field, and they put the ball into the end zone on their first possession as Rodgers found Davante Adams for a 5-yard score. Mason Crosby hit the extra point, and the home team took an early 7-0 lead.
Minnesota put together a solid drive on their first possession, with much of the offense running through Dalvin Cook. Cook had a play where he appeared to fumble (he was down), and was slow to get up, but helped to convert a crucial third down and kept the drive going. Cook then sealed the deal with a 21-yard touchdown run, with Dan Bailey’s extra point making the score 7-7.
On the last play of the first quarter, Vikings’ cornerback Cameron Dantzler suffered what appears to be a significant head/neck injury on a tackle attempt of Packers’ running back A.J. Dillon and was taken off on a stretcher. We will be bringing you more news on that situation as we have it.
For now, however, the Vikings and Packers are tied at 7-7 as we move to the second quarter at Lambeau Field.