Packers find way despite Peterson
GREEN BAY, Wis. — If any more receivers go down, the Packers could always use Morgan Burnett.
With Minnesota rolling behind Adrian Peterson, the safety picked off Christian Ponder twice in the red zone in the second half. Mason Crosby converted the miscues into two field goals, and James Starks gave Green Bay its first touchdown on the ground in almost two months as the Packers overcame Peterson's 210 yards rushing, a total that included an 82-yard touchdown.
"I thought Morgan Burnett's interception in the third quarter in the end zone (with Green Bay trailing 14-10) was the key play of game," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team got a share of the NFC North lead after Chicago lost to Seattle in overtime.
"I can't say there are many Seattle fans in the locker room," QB Aaron Rodgers said, "but we appreciate the help." The Packers lost in Seattle this year on a controversial TD call that helped end the league's lockout of officials.