Packers Vs Vikings Game

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Minneapolis The Packers lost their season opener to the Vikings, 23-7, at U.S. Bank Stadium for the second straight year. Minnesota led 20-0 mostly thanks to a huge performance by WR Justin Jefferson

before the Packers scored in the second half. Jefferson's nine catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns nearly beat the Packers. Dalvin Cook's 90 yards on 20 carries were all the Vikings needed.

The Packers lost Jon Runyan (concussion), Keisean Nixon (shoulder), Quay Walker (shoulder), and Krys Barnes (ankle). Packers won coin toss and deferred. Green Bay played a 3-4 and 4-3 

basic defence in the series, bringing in Krys Barnes, De'Vondre Campbell, and Quay Walker. Third-and-5 from the Vikings' 40, Kirk Cousins completed a 19-yard pass to Justin Jefferson.

Cousins hit Jefferson off play-action for a 5-yard touchdown to put Minnesota up 7-0 with 9:17 left in the first quarter.

David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins were out, thus Yosh Nijman and Royce Newman started. Christian Watson beat Patrick Peterson off the line of scrimmage on his first NFL snap but dropped 

Aaron Rodgers' deep throw. Aaron Jones' 10-yard carry gave the Packers a first down, but Romeo Doubs' third-and-6 pass was incomplete.

Jalen Raegor caught Pat O'Donnell's 47-yard punt at the Minnesota 15. On second-and-10, Quay Walker stopped K.J. Osborn for 3 yards.

After Rashan Gary sacked Cousins, the Packers went three-and-out. Gary lined up on the left inside Preston Smith.

Green Bay, starting at its own 46, passed to Randall Cobb on third-and-4, but Za'Darius Smith sacked Rodgers on third-and-8.

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