Packers vs. Vikings final score: Green Bay clinches NFC North with Monday night win

first_imgMORE: NFL power rankingsDespite that, Green Bay trailed at halftime. The Aaron Rodgers-led offense had three first-half turnovers, which Minnesota turned into a 10-9 lead at the break.Running back Aaron Jones gave the Packers their first lead of the day with a 12-yard rush late in the third quarter, and a 56-yard scamper from him midway through the fourth provided the dagger.Quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 26-for-40 through the air for 216 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Jones had 154 rushing yards and two scores on 23 carries.Cousins got off to a hot start but finished 16-for-31 for 122 yards, one touchdown and one interception.The win clinches the NFC North for the Packers, who remain in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Minnesota is locked into the No. 6 seed.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the NFC North showdown in Week 16 below.Packers vs. Vikings final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FPackers368623Vikings370010Packers vs. Vikings live updates, highlightsFINAL: Packers 23, Vikings 1011:17 p.m.: Green Bay’s fifth sack of the game brings us to the two-minute warning. Defensive line has been disruptive all night.11:08 p.m.: Minnesota quickly punts it away, facing a fourth-and-forever. Green Bay should win this one.11:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Aaron Jones, 56 yards, just about untouched. The NFC North is nearly in the hands of the Packers, up 13 (Crosby missed the XP) with 5:51 to play. Packers 23, Vikings 10.AARON JONES GOES 56 YARDS! @Showtyme_33 #GoPackGo📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/A0cAj7Jgxu— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 201910:57 p.m.: Both teams get sacks to end consecutive drives in the fourth quarter. Green Bay with the chance at a dagger drive here.End third quarter: Packers 17, Vikings 1010:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Aaron Jones in from 12 yards out, then a two-point conversion from Rodgers to Geronimo Allison. Packers 17, Vikings.It’s @Showtyme_33 in primetime! #GoPackGoAaron Jones scores on the 12-yard run and the @packers convert the two-point attempt to take a 17-10 lead!📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/xrpFKjfl3V— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 201910:24 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Packers. Cousins with an ill-advised deep ball to Diggs, who was essentially facing bracket coverage. Kevin King picks it off and returns it to just about midfield.INTERCEPTION! @King_kevvoo @packers take over. #GoPackGo📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/duA2s9U7kC— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 201910:08 p.m.: Minnesota goes three-and-out, and the punt is nearly muffed but not quite.Halftime: Vikings 10, Packers 99:50 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Packers. Green Bay cuts it to a one-point lead on the final play of the drive. Rodgers hit Adams on first-and-goal from the 1, but it was dropped. Vikings 10, Packers 9.9:32 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Vikings. Unfortunate end to the drive, as Diggs misses a wide-open Cousins on a trick play, and Cousins then misfires deep on fourth down.Kirk went all out for it 👀🙌 pic.twitter.com/YgpzdQbwjE— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 24, 20199:29 p.m.: FUMBLE, Packers. That’s three turnovers for Green Bay in the first half. Harrison Smith punches it out from Davante Adams.. @HarriSmith22 knocks the ball out and @EricKendricks54 has his 2nd fumble recovery of the night! #Skol📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/fbl7O0DVx3— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 20199:23 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Packers. Rodgers responds with a solid drive that ends with a 33-yarder from Mason Crosby. Vikings 10, Packers 6.9:04 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Vikings. On third down, Cousins throws it up for Stefon Diggs, who had an inch of space in the end zone. He makes the catch. Vikings 10, Packers 3.. @KirkCousins8 lofts it… @stefondiggs hauls it in for six! #Skol📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/FZvPHhNNxn— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 20199:02 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Vikings. Minnesota takes over on the 25 after Rodgers is picked.The @Vikings force another turnover!Anthony Harris with the interception 🙌 #Skol📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/83fwP87czR— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 2019End first quarter: Packers 3, Vikings 38:50 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Packers. Tied game after a 42-yarder from Mason Crosby. Vikings 3, Packers 3.8:48 p.m.: Rough.Good lawd, no pic.twitter.com/VBLA1Meh7S— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 24, 20198:33 p.m.: The Packers punt after Rodgers misses deep on third down.8:30 p.m.: Green Bay is across midfield. Green Bay’s defense was dominant Monday night, powering the Packers to a division-clinching 23-10 win over the Vikings.Minnesota managed just seven first downs on its home field, running 22 fewer plays than the visitors. The Packers pass rush sacked Kirk Cousins five times — three from linebacker Za’Darius Smith — and the Vikings ran for a measly 57 yards. 8:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Vikings. Minnesota gets down to the 5, and then Kirk Cousins throws consecutive incompletions. Luckily, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have never made any teams pay for kicking field goals instead of scoring touchdowns. Vikings 3, Packers 0.8:19 p.m.: FUMBLE, Packers. A big play early. Green Bay running back Aaron Jones catches a pass on third-and-5 but then coughs it up. Eric Kendricks scoops it and gets down to the 10-yard line, where the Vikings offense will begin.The ball is out! @EricKendricks54 recovers the fumble. @Vikings ball! #Skol📺: #GBvsMIN on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:  https://t.co/amQPi4hFNM pic.twitter.com/nem5WoR8bS— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 20198:17 p.m.: The Packers start after a touchback.last_img

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