Packers defense excels in rout of Vikings - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Packers defense excels in rout of Vikings

Posted:
GREEN BAY, Wis. (KWWL) -

Just what the rest of the NFL does not want to hear: now the Green Bay Packers have a defense too.

Aaron Rodgers produced another four-touchdown performance in the Packers' 45-7 rout of Minnesota that pushed Green Bay's record to a perfect 9-0, the last undefeated mark in the NFL. Rodgers has 28 TD passes on the season.

But the real surprise came on the other side of the ball, a defense that finally showed it can take charge of a game and can complement the Packers high-octane offense.

Rodgers threw for four scores against a fierce Vikings pass rush. Randall Cobb returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown.

But the big change was the Packers defense contained Adrian Peterson, holding him to 51 yards rushing.

Green Bay's defense came into the game giving up nearly 300 yards passing per game. But the Packers held rookie quarterback Christian Ponder to 190 yards passing with an interception. The Vikes fell to 2-7 on the season.

The Packers own a 3-game lead over Detroit and Chicago in the NFC North race.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Iowa State falls to #24 TCU 96-73

    Iowa State falls to #24 TCU 96-73

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:10 PM EST2018-01-18 04:10:04 GMT

    The Iowa State Cyclones fell behind by 18 in the first half and could never recover, falling to #24 TCU 96-73.  Donavon Jackson led Iowa State with 19 points, the Cyclones got 16 points each from freshmen Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton in the loss.  the

    More >>

    The Iowa State Cyclones fell behind by 18 in the first half and could never recover, falling to #24 TCU 96-73.  Donavon Jackson led Iowa State with 19 points, the Cyclones got 16 points each from freshmen Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton in the loss.  the

    More >>
  • Rutgers beats Iowa for the first time ever 80-64

    Rutgers beats Iowa for the first time ever 80-64

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-18 02:41:37 GMT

    Corey Sanders had 18 points and eight assists and two steals and Geo Baker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, to lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64 on Wednesday night.

    More >>

    Corey Sanders had 18 points and eight assists and two steals and Geo Baker had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, to lead Rutgers past Iowa 80-64 on Wednesday night.

    More >>
  • ISU's Wigginton wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

    ISU's Wigginton wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-01-16 03:54:51 GMT

    Wigginton wins Big 12 honor

    More >>

    Wigginton wins Big 12 honor

    More >>
Powered by Frankly