Unfortunately for the Vikings, the third time wasn't the charm.
Rodgers, questionable for the game after nursing a sprained left knee all week, played from start to finish for the Packers. And while the emphasis partly a reaction to Rodgers' broken collarbone past year, the Packers own defense was the guiltiest party in Week 1, drawing 3 calls (Nick Perry, Muhammad Wilkerson, Clay Matthews).
Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers played with a brace on his injured left knee and threw for 281 yards and a score. The Vikings quarterback completed 35 of 48 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns, including a 22-yarder to Adam Thielen with 31 seconds left in regulation.
All things considered, the Green Bay Packers have to be feeling pretty fortunate to be exiting the first two weeks of the 2018 season without a mark in the loss column.
Last week, I picked the Vikings to win, 25-16.
Carlson missed a 49-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime. I mean, I don't know. "And to call it at that point in the game is just unbelievable". Crosby then missed the second attempt to force overtime, where the real kicking horror show ensued.
You can't talk about how great Cousins was without mentioning his two biggest receiving threats, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Following an impressive drive from Kirk Cousins, Minnesota had the chance to improve to 2-0, as the fate of the game relied on the right foot of Daniel Carlson. The Packers' franchise player probably shouldn't be playing.
Matt Flynn threw for 218 yards and a touchdown that afternoon to help the Packers tie the game. "But I think, you know, it's going to be a handsome day Sunday, great weather ... natural grass, a great environment". Last season, the Saints began the season 0-2 and advanced to the playoffs after becoming the first team in the Super Bowl era to win eight consecutive games following an 0-2 start. But the Vikings held the Packers to a field goal with 1:45 remaining, keeping their hopes alive.