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Halftime Recap: Packers Trail Vikings 17-3


The Vikings lead the Packers, 17-3, at halftime at Lambeau Field.

The Packers got on the board first with a 37-yard field goal from Mason Crosby with just over five minutes remaining in the first quarter. Green Bay took over at the Minnesota 21 after a fumbled shotgun snap from center John Sullivan to quarterback Brett Favre was recovered by defensive end Johnny Jolly, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked on third down to force the field goal.

Minnesota answered right back with good field position provided by Percy Harvin's 77-yard kickoff to Green Bay's 13. On third down at the 9, linebacker Nick Barnett stopped running back Chester Taylor for a 3-yard loss on his reception in the right flat, but Jolly was flagged for head butting Taylor after the play to give the Vikings first-and-goal. Peterson scored on a 1-yard plunge on fourth down to put the Vikings up 7-3.

The Vikings extended their lead to 14-3 after Favre led them on a seven-play, 51-yard drive that was capped off with a 12-yard touchdown pass over the middle to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. Favre completed all five attempts on the series for 46 yards.

Ryan Longwell connected on a 41-yard field goal just before halftime to push Minnesota's lead to 17-3.

The Packers posted just 47 yards of total offense in the first half on three first downs, with two of the first downs coming on the opening drive of the game. Rodgers has completed 5-of-11 passes for 38 yards and has been sacked four times.

Favre completed 11-of-15 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Running back Adrian Peterson posted 59 yards rushing on 15 carries.

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