Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

Packers square up against Vikings on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers expected to play

Carlson missed his first field goal from 48 yards out in the second quarter. Rodgers completed a 9-yard play to Geronimo Allison for 2nd and 1 on the Vikings' 37. He led the game-tying drive and positioned Minnesota for the win in overtime, only to see Kai Forbath's replacement, Carlson, squander it twice.

The Packers mostly played well around Rodgers, too, with the O-line doing a nice job in the ground game and giving their injured quarterback enough time to work.

Minnesota fell behind early thanks to a blocked punt returned by rookie Josh Jackson to give Green Bay a 7-0 advantage but answered with Cousins' first TD pass, a 14-yarder to Laquon Treadwell.

The Packers and Vikings put together one of the best games of the season so far, but neither NFC North squad could pull out a win in overtime.

The results from Week 1 and Week 2 were nearly polar opposites - a insane comeback in the opener juxtaposed against a meltdown of sorts Sunday - but the Packers not having a loss after two games must still be considered a minor miracle. Then Cousins hit Stefon Diggs on a fade for a two-point conversion to tie the game with just 31 seconds remaining in regulation.

"It's nice not to have a loss on the record right now but it's disappointing".

Rodgers said he was "pretty sore" but never believed he wouldn't play.

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The two-time NFL MVP was held out from practice at midweek but went through the team's light practice Saturday. "I still think they should trade him".

Zimmer also was upset about a penalty on defensive end Danielle Hunter, saying, "I thought the call on Danielle, hit in the back, was a bad call".

Everything seemed to go the Vikings' way in the fourth, when they rallied from a 20-7 deficit.

"It just shows how accurate Kirk can be, especially in those critical situations", said Thielen, who had 12 catches for 131 yards while Diggs had nine receptions for 128 yards. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned the pick 24 yards to the Minnesota 13 with 2:04 left in regulation.

Their hopes of winning ended when Carlson missed the two field goals in overtime, but Cousins said the Vikings have to move on.

"You've got a target area of about the size of a strike zone and then you can't fall on top of him and you can't hit him in the knees and you can't hit him low, you can't hit him in the head", Zimmer said.

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