After failing to gain a first down on their opening possession, the Vikings punted the ball to Green Bay, and Chris Kluwe got off a booming 52-yard kick. Packers' rookie Randall Cobb fielded the punt at his own 21, and after avoiding one or two guys in white jerseys, went to the end zone basically untouched for a 79-yard score. Mason Crosby added the extra point for the Packers, and they take an early 7-0 lead.
The Packers won the toss and elected to defer, meaning the Vikings got the first possession. Strangely, the Packers elected to defend the end of the field that will have them going into the wind in the fourth quarter.
However, if things don't change course for the Vikings in short order, it won't matter which direction they're going in the fourth quarter. . .or any other quarter.
The Vikings have just punted again, and they trail the Packers, 7-0, midway through the first quarter.