The Packers and Vikings traded big plays in the third quarter but Minnesota still leads 27-24
It was a wild third quarter which featured big plays by both teams and very questionable reviews. The Packers cut the lead to 20-17 before the Vikings answered back with a touchdown of their own. Green Bay cut the lead to 27-24 when Aaron Rodgers hit James Jones for an 8-yard touchdown. Jones appeared to fumble the ball, but the play was challenged and ruled a touchdown.
Adrian Peterson continues to close in on the NFL single-season rushing record. He needed 208 rushing yards to set the single-season record and with 147 yards through three quarters he is now just 61 yards shy of the record. In addition to his rushing exploits, Peterson also caught a touchdown pass.
The Vikings punted at the end of the quarter so Green Bay will open the fourth quarter with the ball at the 50-yardline.