By Nick Freimuth
The Vikings and Packers are now tied atop the NFC North with identical (4-2) records following a 23-10 Minnesota victory Sunday. With 7:04 left to play in the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers left the game with a broken collarbone that may end his season. Lane Taylor then left the game on the next drive with a knee injury. An interception turned into a quick Vikings touchdown followed by a poor punt and another Vikings score had Green Bay looking at an uphill battle early.
Clay Matthews got the comeback started with a 60-plus yard fumble recovery to the Minnesota 18-yard line. Brett Hundley made his first career regular season touchdown three plays later to Davante Adams. The 14-yard hookup tied the game at seven all.
Quinten Rollins left the game due to an ankle injury on the next defensive series for the Packers and the Vikings capitalized with Jerick McKinnon’s second touchdown of the game. The defense rose to the challenge again, however. Blake Martinez tipped a Case Keenum ball that Damarious Randall intercepted setting up a 26-yard Mason Crosby field goal. Green Bay would not score again.
The Packers also lost Bryan Bulaga to a concussion and David Bakhtiari to a hamstring injury in the second half. The Packers will host the Saints for a noon kickoff next Sunday at Lambeau Field.