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Packers vs. Vikings score update: Packers cut Vikings' lead to 27-24

The Packers and Vikings traded big plays in the third quarter but Minnesota still leads 27-24

Hannah Foslien

After leading by 10 points at the end of the first and second quarters, Minnesota's lead has been cut to just three points heading into the fourth quarter. The Vikings lead the Packers 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.

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