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Green Bay 21, Minnesota 16
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Temperature: 72°
Head Official: John Hussey
Attendance: 78416

Kevin King intercepted quarterback Kirk Cousins in the end zone with 5:10 left in regulation, and the Green Bay Packers held on to beat the visiting Minnesota Vikings 21-16 on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, with 151 yards and both touchdowns coming in the first half. Aaron Jones rushed for 116 yards for the Packers, who improved to 2-0 under coach Matt LaFleur. He is the first coach to start 2-0 for Green Bay since Vince Lombardi.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 154 yards, part of a 198-yard rushing performance for the Vikings (1-1), but Cousins threw two interceptions -- including the one to King, which came on first-and-goal.

After losing 12 yards on offense in the first quarter of last week's season-opening victory at Chicago, Green Bay blazed out of the gates to take a 21-0 lead 15 minutes, 44 seconds into the game. Green Bay's first three possessions ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass on a screen to running back Jamaal Williams, a leaping 12-yard touchdown catch by receiver Geronimo Allison and a 2-yard touchdown run by Jones.

With a bipartisan crowd of 78,416 in attendance at Lambeau Field, Minnesota swung the momentum moments after the touchdown by Jones. Dalvin Cook burst up the middle, stepped through a tackle at the line of scrimmage and evaded rookie safety Darnell Savage near midfield for a 75-yard touchdown.

Minnesota temporarily pulled within a touchdown just before halftime on a 3-yard touchdown catch by receiver Stefon Diggs. However, on a booth review, Cook was flagged for offensive pass interference in creating the opening for Diggs. Dan Bailey's 31-yard field goal pulled the Vikings within 21-10 at halftime.

The Vikings continued their comeback to start the second half. A botched shotgun snap from center Corey Linsley to Rodgers gave the Vikings the ball at Green Bay's 42. On third-and-13, Cousins hit Diggs for a 45-yard touchdown. On the play, Diggs got behind King. Fellow cornerback Jaire Alexander raced across the field, but the ball got to Diggs a split-second before Alexander's arrival.

Diggs took off his helmet to celebrate and was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct; Tony Brown blocked the 48-yard extra point attempt by Bailey to keep the score 21-16.

After a Green Bay punt, Minnesota took over at its own 40 with 10:21 remaining in the game. Over the next five minutes, Cousins drove the Vikings downfield to the Packers 8-yard-line, before King intercepted his pass for Diggs.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Minnesota   Green Bay
Dalvin Cook Player Aaron Jones
20 Attempts 23
154 Yards 116
7.7 Avg Yards 5.0
1 Touchdowns 1
75 Long 15
Receiving
Minnesota   Green Bay
Adam Thielen Player Davante Adams
5 Receptions 7
75 Yards 106
15.0 Avg Yards 15.1
0 Touchdowns 0
30 Long 39
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Minnesota 421 198 223 2 1 0 2.0 1
Green Bay 335 144 191 3 0 2 1.0 3
Upcoming Games
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Denver. The Packers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Vikings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.