Touchdown before halftime put Packers in control

Green Bay's offense capitalized on big turnover from defense

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GREEN BAY – When Packers LB Clay Matthews strip-sacked Vikings QB Sam Bradford with a minute left in the first half on Saturday, he stymied the momentum Minnesota had at that point.

He also set up the offense to take control of the game.

Following Mike Daniels' recovery of Matthews' forced fumble, the Packers put together the Chevy Drive of the Week in marching 54 yards in five plays.

The resulting touchdown gave Green Bay a 15-point halftime lead on its way to a 38-25 victory at Lambeau Field.

QB Aaron Rodgers wasted no time after the turnover, hitting rookie WR Geronimo Allison for 32 yards to the Minnesota 22-yard line on the first snap.

Two plays later, Rodgers then found WR Jordy Nelson for a 14-yard gain to set up first-and-goal on the 6.

On second down, Rodgers spun away from the Vikings' blitz, ran to his left, put a move on a Minnesota defender at the goal line and dove into the end zone for the score, making it 28-13 Packers with just 24 seconds left in the half.

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