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Packers-Vikings: Three things to know
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Packers-Vikings: Three things to know
Monday September 29th, 2014

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers

The Vikings and Packers square off in Green Bay in a rematch of last season's Week 12 tie. The Vikings are 2-2 after last week's upset of the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers rebounded from a 1-2 start to defeat the Chicago Bears 38-17 last week.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Thursday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:25 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV coverage: CBS, NFL Network

Radio: For a list of Vikings affiliates, click here. For a list of Packers affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Packers

Week 4: Packers 38, Bears 17

After trailing 17-14 late in the second quarter, the Packers scored the 24 unanswered points to close the game. Aaron Rodgers completed 22 of 28 passes for 302 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Packers picked off Bears quarterback Jay Cutler twice and returned them for a combined 102 yards. It was Green Bay's 700th win in franchise history.

Week 3: Lions 19, Packers 7

The Packers didn't score after the first quarter. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 16-of-27 for 162 yards and a touchdown. The 162 yards were the second-fewest passing yards he’s ever had in a game in which he didn't get hurt. The Packers defense forced three turnovers and held Lions receiver Calvin Johnson without a touchdown. Johnson had six catches for 86 yards.

Week 2: Packers 31, Jets 24

The Jets jumped out to a quick start and were up 21-3 midway through the second quarter. Rodgers went 25-for-42 for 346 yards and three touchdowns. He did not throw an interception. Receiver Jordy Nelson had nine catches for 209 yards and a touchdown.

Week 1: Seahawks 36, Packers 16

The Packers traveled to Seattle to open the NFL season. Rodgers threw for 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Running back James Starks led the team in rushing with 37 yards on seven carries. Nelson had nine catches for 83 yards.

Vikings

Week 4: Vikings 41, Falcons 28

In his first career start, rookie Teddy Bridgewater threw for 317 yards on 19 for 30 passing. Minnesota rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns. Rookie Jerick McKinnon had 18 carries for 135 yards while filling in for Adrian Peterson, and Matt Asiata had three rushing touchdowns to go along with 78 yards on the ground. Bridgewater also had a rushing touchdown for the Vikings.

Week 3: Saints 20, Vikings 9

Quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury in the game, and while backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was reasonably effective with 150 yards in less than full-time action, it wasn't enough to overcome the Saints. Playing without Adrian Peterson, the Vikings rushed for just 59 total yards in the game, and as a team, Minnesota failed to crack the 250-yard mark of total offense. 

Week 2: Patriots 30, Vikings 7

The Vikings lost their first game of the season in Week 2 to the Patriots. Matt Cassel threw for 202 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. In the absence of Adrian Peterson, Matt Asiata ran the ball 13 times for just 36 yards. In total, the Vikings finished with 54 rushing yards. New England's Chandler Jones returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Week 1: Vikings 34, Rams 6

Minnesota won its first game under new head coach Mike Zimmer. Matt Cassel threw for 170 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cordarrelle Patterson had a 67-yard touchdown run. This was the only game that Adrian Peterson played this season before his suspension. He rushed the ball 21 times for 75 yards and did not find the end zone. 

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