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Vikings At Packers: Green Bay Scores On Opening Possession

The Minnesota Vikings won the coin toss to start their game against the Green Bay Packers, and chose to defer to the second half. I'm confused, but the Packers certainly weren't.

Green Bay took little time in moving the ball down the field, going 75 yards in eight plays. They were assisted by an offside penalty on Kevin Williams that allowed them to convert a third down, and they committed another offside penalty on the play that Green Bay ultimately scored on. Aaron Rodgers avoided the Minnesota pass rush, and found James Jones in the back left corner of the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown reception. Minnesota's A.J. Jefferson actually had pretty good coverage on Jones on the play, but Jones went up over him for the catch.

Minnesota has just received the ball with a touchback, and will start on their own 20-yard line on their opening series. With 11:26 remaining in the first quarter, the Vikings trail the Packers by a score of 7-0.

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