In the greatest video game of the year, with a slim hope of an NFC North division title on the line, the Minnesota Vikings performed what could have been their worst activity of the time towards a division rival.
Irrespective of their protection amassing a few initial 50 percent turnovers, the Vikings could only crank out ten points, as they fell to the Green Bay Packers by a remaining score of 23-10 on Monday Evening Soccer at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings bought on the board initially, next an Eric Kendricks restoration of an Aaron Jones fumble. The Vikings had a initial-and-aim at the ten following the recovery, but had to settle for a 23-garden discipline aim from Dan Bailey to acquire a 3- lead.
Inexperienced Bay tied the rating with two minutes remaining in the 1st quarter on a forty two-garden subject aim from Mason Crosby.
Minnesota obtained an interception from Anthony Harris on the first enjoy of the next quarter and have been established up in the vicinity of the Inexperienced Bay 30.
That established up the to start with touchdown of the night, as Kirk Cousins identified Stefon Diggs for a 21-lawn touchdown, and the Vikings took the direct, 10-3.
Crosby cut the guide to four with a 33-property subject objective with seven minutes remaining in the next quarter to make the score 10-6, Vikings.
Minnesota acquired their 3rd turnover of the to start with fifty percent, courtesy of Harrison Smith stripping Davante Adams with Kendricks recovering all over again.
Regretably, the Vikings could not funds in, as they misfired on a trick play on 3rd-and-four and Cousins could not link with Adam Thielen on fourth down.
Environmentally friendly Bay reduce the lead the moment extra likely into the locker room at halftime, as Mason Crosby connected on a 19-garden industry purpose to make it ten-9 at the 50 percent.
Soon after an interception by Cousins, the Packers took the direct for the to start with time on the evening on a twelve-lawn touchdown operate by Aaron Jones. A two-stage conversion endeavor was productive, as Rodgers identified Geronimo Allison to give the browsing staff a 17-10 lead.
The Packers iced the video game with just below six minutes to go in the sport, as Jones took one more handoff from Rodgers and went by the remaining side, tightroping the sideline and going all the way for a fifty six-yard landing. Crosby skipped the further issue, but the direct for the Packers was nonetheless greater to 23-10.
The offense was just dreadful by just about every solitary evaluate tonight. Kirk Cousins done just 16-of-31 passes for 122 yards, a landing, and an interception. He was below siege all night extended, as the Packers gathered 5 sacks, including 3.5 by Za’Darius Smith. The Vikings’ foremost receiver on the evening was Stefon Diggs with a few catches for 57 yards.
The operate recreation created quite significantly nothing at all as well, as Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah combined for just 55 yards on 15 carries.
The reduction implies that the Packers have gained the NFC North, and they are continue to alive for any of the prime 3 seeds in the NFC. They will complete the season on Sunday at Ford Field versus the Detroit Lions. The Vikings are now locked into the #6 seed in the NFC playoffs and will end the time at dwelling from the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon.
Which is it for an definitely unpleasant video game from U.S. Financial institution Stadium, as the Vikings tumble to the Packers on Monday Night time Football by a last rating of 23-10. Many thanks to anyone that obtained their protection of this week’s activity correct right here at The Day-to-day Norseman!