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Packers vs. Vikings score update: Vikings lead 10-0 after 1st quarter

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings are off to a good start against the Packers. Minnesota leads 10-0 after the first quarter.

Jamie Squire

Needing a win to clinch a playoff berth, the Minnesota Vikings are off to a good start against Green Bay. The Vikings lead the Packers 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.

As he has all season, Adrian Peterson has led the way for the Vikings. Peterson, who is chasing the single-season rushing record, has 68 rushing yards and a touchdown. Peterson's seven-yard touchdown gave the Vikings a 10-0 lead.

While Peterson has the Vikings offense rolling, Minnesota's defense was stout in the first quarter. Green Bay racked up just 11 total yards in the quarter and did not pick up a first down. The Packers gained just two rushing yards in the quarter and held the ball for just 2:44.

Minnesota is dominating the statistical categories, holding a 135 to 11 yardage advantage. The Vikings running game has been strong, racking up 84 yards on 15 rushing attempts. The Vikings will begin the second quarter deep in Packers' territory.

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