Packers' last TD drive capped dominant offensive stretch

RB Aaron Jones finished the scoring to finally put Vikings away

RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – The Packers' offense just never stopped.

On a big opening Sunday – the Packers scored 40-plus points in Week 1 for the first time in nine years – Green Bay needed every scoring drive to put away the comeback-minded Vikings.

So it's the Packers' final scoring march of the day, covering eight plays and 75 yards in the latter half of the fourth quarter, that serves as the Chevy Drive of the Week in the 43-34 victory at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings had just closed to within 10 points, at 36-26, with 7:55 left when the Packers took over on their own 25. Running back Aaron Jones started with two runs for 12 yards, then caught a pass for 4 more before a 6-yard completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling gave the Packers a first down at their own 47.

A holding call on Valdes-Scantling made it first-and-20, and gave the Vikings a chance for their long-awaited and much-needed stop, but QB Aaron Rodgers quickly erased the penalty by going deep and connecting with Davante Adams for 40 yards. It was the 14th catch of the day for Adams, tying a franchise single-game record set by Don Hutson back in 1942.

From there, a 6-yard pass to Valdes-Scantling was followed by a 12-yard run on an end-around by Tyler Ervin , making it first-and-goal at the 5.

Jones took it up the middle for the clinching touchdown with 3:19 left, capping a run in which the Packers scored touchdowns on five of six possessions dating back to the middle of the second quarter.