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Packers 30, Vikings 13

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, right, attempts to avoid a sack by Datone Jones, who finishes with two of the Packers’ six sacks as Green Bay ends a three-game losing streak.

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, right, attempts to avoid a sack by Datone Jones, who finishes with two of the Packers’ six sacks as Green Bay ends a three-game losing streak.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Packers were in a funk, booed by their loyal fans the week before and passed by the Vikings in the NFC North.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers responded with a resolute victory, fending off the Vikings like Clay Matthews waving his finger after tackling Adrian Peterson for a loss.

Rodgers threw for two touchdowns without a turnover, Datone Jones had two of Green Bay's six sacks and Eddie Lacy contributed a season-high 100 yards rushing to help Green Bay beat Minnesota 30-13 on Sunday and stop a three-game losing streak.

"Maybe we'll get you guys off our back for a couple days," Rodgers said. "We've been taking it on the chin, rightfully so, the last three weeks after a couple real poor performances. This was an important week for us. We really stuck together."

James Jones had six catches for 109 yards after several quiet games and Mason Crosby made all five of his field goals, lifting the Packers to their 10th win over the Vikings in the past 11 meetings with Rodgers at quarterback. He has 28 TD passes and just three interceptions in those games.

From Lacy to Crosby to the two-time NFL MVP Rodgers, the Packers bounced back in a big way to post the highest score against the Vikings this season.

"I think sometimes we play a little better when we start to get questioned," said Rodgers, who was a ho-hum 16-for-34 for 212 yards but brilliant when he needed to be on third-down scoring passes to Jones and Randall Cobb.

The Vikings had their five-game winning streak ended by a Packers team that has won the division four straight times. The rematch is Jan. 3 in Green Bay.

"This team you saw play today, it wasn't us. We were out of synch, out of whack," said Peterson, who was held to 45 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown and a lost fumble.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers rolled right on third and 9 and zinged the ball to Jones at the edge of the end zone for a 27-yard score. He shoveled the 2-point conversion pass to Jones, too, for a 27-13 lead.

Teddy Bridgewater took quite a bruising, leaving the game briefly with an injury to his left shoulder but still finishing 25-for-37 for 296 yards and a touchdown without any turnovers.

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Packers 30, Vikings 13 11/22/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:28pm]
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