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

The good guys are down and it’s been ugly

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

We’ve made it through the first quarter of the 2023 home finale, and your Minnesota Vikings trail the Green Bay Packers by a score of 10-0.

The Packers won the coin toss in this one and elected to receive the opening kickoff rather than defer. After making a bold decision like that, the Packers immediately went three-and-out on their first possession. Unfortunately, the Vikings answered with a three-and-out of their own, with Ryan Wright’s punt going through the end zone for a touchback.

The Packers looked a lot better. . .unfortunately. . .on their second drive, as they marched into the Minnesota red zone. But the Vikings’ defense stood up and forced them to settle for a 34-yard field goal from Anders Carlson to make it 3-0 midway through the quarter.

On the second play of Minnesota’s second possession, JarenHall tried to find Johnny Mundt, but the pass went off of his hands and into the hands of Corey Ballentine for an interception. It didn’t take the Packers long to cash in, as just two plays later Jordan Love found Jayden Reed for a 33-yard touchdown to quickly make it 10-0.

The Vikings punted it away again on their third possession, and the Packers are on the move again. As we move to the second quarter, the Packers are looking at a 1st-and-5 from the Minnesota 28-yard line.

We’re through the first quarter of play in the last home game of the year, and it’s already ugly with the Vikings trailing the Packers, 10-0. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!