The Vikings dominated the first quarter en route to a 10-0 lead and quickly tacked on a field goal to make it 13-0. After being quiet for the majority of the game, the Packers offense put together their first scoring drive of the game, cutting the Vikings lead to 13-7 with just over four minutes to play in the half. Minnesota came right back, however, to take a 20-7 lead. Green Bay added a field goal as the first half expired.
Adrian Peterson began the game 208 yards shy of the single-season rushing record and he was able to cut into that with 91 yards in the first half. Peterson carried 17 yards and scored Minneosta's first touchdown. Peterson will need 117 yards in the second half to set the record. He is just 11 yards shy of 2,000.
Minnesota outgained Green Bay 202 to 119 in the first half.