The Minnesota Vikings squeaked by the Green Bay Packers in a tantalizing victory of 28-22, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Lambeau Field in Green Bay. For the win, Kirk Cousins threw for 160 yards, and one touchdown. The Vikings also relied on a rushing game that produced 173 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
Cousins finished the game with one touchdown, completing 11 of 14 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 160 yards and zero interceptions, and a passer rating of 138.10.
Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison led the rushing game for the Vikings. Cook rushed for 163 yards from carrying the football 30 times. Cook was helped by Mattison who carried the football three times for a total of eight yards. In the passing game, Cousins was most successful throwing the ball to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Thielen caught three passes for a total of 27 yards, while Jefferson contributed with 26 yards from three passes.
With one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and one sack , the Vikings got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
Aaron Rodgers led the Packers in a losing effort with 291 yards, completing 27 of 41 passes, zero interceptions, and three touchdowns, for a QB rating of 110.90.
The rushing game for the Packers was led by A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams. For the game, Dillon rushed for 21 yards from carrying the football five times. Meanwhile Williams carried the ball 16 times for a total of 75 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Packers included Davante Adams and Malik Taylor. Adams caught seven passes for a total of 53 yards, while Taylor contributed with 26 yards from one pass.
In a losing effort, the Packers defense contributed with one sack , no forced fumbles, zero tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.
After this game, the Vikings improved to a record of 1-0, while the Packers dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Vikings now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Packers who now have 0-1 record.