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Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

Yep, this game sucks.

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Just fifteen minutes remain in the 2020 season opener from U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings are getting smoked, as they trail the Green Bay Packers by a score of 29-10.

The Vikings got to midfield on their opening possession of the half thanks to some solid runs by Dalvin Cook, but a false start on Riley Reiff brought the drive to a halt and forced the Vikings to punt.

The Vikings then managed to get a stop of their own against the Packers’ offense and pushed the ball down to the Green Bay 39-yard line where they faced a 4th-and-3. The Vikings elected to go for it, and Kirk Cousins’ long pass attempt for Tajae Sharpe fell incomplete for a turnover on downs.

Green Bay took advantage of the turnover on downs again, as Aaron Rodgers found Marquez Valdes-Scantling for another big play down to the 2-yard line. After that, Rodgers got his third touchdown of the day as he once again found Davante Adams for a 1-yard score. Mason Crosby’s extra point made it 29-10, and that’s how we go into the fourth quarter.

It’s getting late early at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Vikings trail the Packers by a score of 29-10 and appear to be well on their way to starting the season 0-1. Will anything change in the fourth quarter? Probably not, but let’s watch anyway, eh?