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Vikings At Packers Score Update: Packers Lead 31-7 After 3rd Quarter

The Vikings got on the scoreboard in the third quarter, but unfortunately for the visitors, the Packers only added to their lead. After three quarters, the Packers are up by a commanding 31-7 score.

Following a combined seven drives in a row that did not result in points for either team that spanned more than 14 minutes from early in the second quarter to early in the third quarter, Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson for a 17-yard touchdown strike, Adrian Peterson ran right for a three-yard score, and then Rodgers struck again with a nine-yard throw to John Kuhn on consecutive drives.

Rodgers has picked apart Minnesota's defense, accumulating 229 yards on 19-24 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions, so even while the Packers have only rushed for 58 yards on 3.1 yards per carry, Green Bay's offense has run away with the game.

Peterson scored Minnesota's lone touchdown from three yards out after Randall Cobb's (who previously returned a punt for a touchdown in this game) muffed a punt and the Vikings recovered at the 17 yard-line of Green Bay. But Peterson only has 51 yards on 14 carries through three quarters.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.