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Packers Trail Vikings 21-14 At Halftime

The Packers scored on two big plays, a 62-yard catch by tight end Jermichael Finley and a 42-yard fumble return by linebacker Clay Matthews, but Green Bay trails Minnesota 21-14 at halftime on Monday night at the Metrodome.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the Packers down to Minnesota's 24 on the opening drive by completing 5-of-6 passes for 62 yards, but Rodgers was sacked by defensive ends Brian Robison and Jared Allen and fumbled, which was recovered by linebacker Chad Greenway at the Minnesota 33.

The Vikings then went on a 12-play, 67-yard drive that was highlighted by a 16-yard slant pass from quarterback Brett Favre to wide receiver Bernard Berrian. Linebacker Brandon Chillar was flagged for taunting after making a tackle of running back Adrian Peterson, which put the ball inside the Green Bay 20. Favre found tight end Visanthe Shiancoe for a 1-yard touchdown pass to put the Vikings up 7-0.

Green Bay answered right back when Rodgers found Finley wide open down the right sideline for a 62-yard yard touchdown, the Packers' longest play of the season.

After the Vikings went three-and-out on their next possession, the Packers drove to Minnesota's 33, but Rodgers forced a throw on the right sideline to wide receiver Greg Jennings at the 23 and was intercepted by cornerback Antoine Winfield.

The Vikings then drove 77 yards in 10 plays, capping off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Favre to wide receiver Sidney Rice over the middle on 3rd-and-11.

After a three-and-out by the Packers, the Vikings took over at the own 44. On first down, Peterson was stacked up by defensive end Johnny Jolly and Chillar, and linebacker Clay Matthews came in to strip the ball and take the return down the right sideline for the 42-yard touchdown to even the score at 14.

Minnesota came right back, with Favre finding wide receiver Percy Harvin wide open down the right seam for a 43-yard gain down to Green Bay's 3. Cornerback Charles Woodson intercepted Favre's pass intended for Rice on first down, but was flagged for interference, and Peterson took it in the next play for a 1-yard score.

Rodgers has connected on 12-of-18 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He has been sacked three times.

Favre has completed 14-of-17 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and Peterson has 43 yards on 14 carries.

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