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Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

The Vikings have an early lead

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The first quarter of the 2020 NFL season is in the books, and the Minnesota Vikings lead the Green Bay Packers by a score of 7-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings won the toss and chose to defer to the second half. That gave Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the football first, and they pushed into Minnesota territory before the Vikings managed to get a stop. Mason Crosby came in and connected on a 31-yard field goal to give the visitors an early 3-0 lead.

Minnesota took over after a touchback and quickly moved into Green Bay territory after two passes from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen. A run by Dalvin Cook was assisted by a face mask penalty on the Packers, and a couple of plays later the Vikings were facing a goal-to-go situation. A few runs later, the new $63 million man took a handoff from Cousins and cruised into the end zone for the season’s first touchdown! Dan Bailey connected on the extra point, and the Vikings went ahead by a score of 7-3.

That was all the scoring for the first quarter, though the Packers are threatening the red zone as we move to the second quarter. Green Bay is looking at a 2nd-and-3 from the Minnesota 18-yard line.

We’ve got fifteen minutes in the books from U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Vikings lead the Packers by a score of 7-3. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!