NFL Week 5: Vikings vs Packers Highlights

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 | 0


Tonight (Thurs., October 2, 2014) the injury-ravaged Minnesota Vikings traveled into division rival Green Bay to take on the Packers in an early season NFC North showdown. The Vikings were without rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who sprained his ankle leading the team to a Week 4 victory over Atlanta.

In his place, former starter Christian Ponder stepped onto the field in hostile territory, and things were not pretty from the opening kickoff.

Green Bay got the scoring started off with this picture-perfet pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb, giving Cobb the NFL lead in touchdown receptions with six (courtesy of Vine):

Rodgers kept the momentum building with an accurate strike to a wide-open Jordy Nelson for this 66-yard score (Vine):

Newly signed defensive end Julius Peppers got into the mix, returning an interception for a touchdown to put the Packers up 21-0 before attempting a not-so-graceful Lambeau Leap (Vine):

Packers running back Eddie Lacy was struggling during the start of the season, but it looks like that streak ended as he trucked a Vikings defender for a huge gain on this play (Vine):

Lacy then followed it up with this monstrous touchdown run that took a Viking’s helmet off, putting the Packers up 35-0 (Vine):

The game was out of hands by the start of the fourth quarter as the Packers continued to silence the critics who said they were headed for a disappointing season when they were 1-2 just two short weeks ago.

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