National Football League
Green Bay 43, Minnesota 34
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 13, 2020
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Bill Vinovich
Attendance: 0

Aaron Rodgers threw two of his four touchdown passes to Davante Adams on Sunday and the Green Bay Packers opened with a 43-34 win against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis.

Amid an empty stadium, Rodgers completed 32 of 44 passes for 364 yards and Adams tied a franchise record with a career-high 14 receptions for 156 yards.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling added 96 yards and a touchdown on four catches for the Packers, who gained 522 total yards and dominated the time of possession 41:16 to 18:44.

Minnesota star Dalvin Cook, who signed a five-year, $63 million contract this weekend, ran 12 times for just 50 yards but recorded two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. Kirk Cousins was 19-of-25 passing for 259 yards with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Adam Thielen (six receptions, 110 yards) and an interception.

Green Bay ate up 7:33 over 13 plays on its first drive of 2020 but settled for Mason Crosby's 31-yard field goal. Minnesota then took a 7-3 lead after Cook's 1-yard run.

The Packers, however, took control as cornerback Jaire Alexander sacked Cousins for a safety. Crosby connected on a 43-yard field goal and Green Bay then went up 15-7 after Adams' toe-tapping 24-yard touchdown catch.

Following an Alexander interception with 25 seconds left, the Packers padded their advantage when Rodgers hooked up with a streaking Valdes-Scantling for a 45-yard TD. Dan Bailey's 35-yard field goal as time expired brought Minnesota within 22-10 at the half.

Green Bay extended its lead late in the third after Valdes-Scantling's 39-yard catch set up Adams' 1-yard TD catch. Minnesota got within 29-18 early in the fourth, but Rodgers connected with Allen Lazard on a 4-yard touchdown pass that made it 36-18 before Cook scored on a 3-yard run with 7:55 to left.

Aaron Jones added a 5-yard scoring run with 3:19 left for the Packers.

Green Bay defensive tackle Kenny Clark had to be helped off the field late in the first half with an undisclosed injury.

The Vikings honored the memory of George Floyd, who died while being apprehended by Minneapolis police on May 25. Floyd's family was on hand for the pregame moment. In addition, the Packers remained in the locker room during the playing of the anthem, while the Vikings were on the field, with some players kneeling.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Green Bay   Minnesota
Aaron Jones Player Dalvin Cook
16 Attempts 12
66 Yards 50
4.1 Avg Yards 4.2
1 Touchdowns 2
15 Long 12
Green Bay   Minnesota
Davante Adams Player Adam Thielen
14 Receptions 6
156 Yards 110
11.1 Avg Yards 18.3
2 Touchdowns 2
40 Long 37
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Green Bay 522 158 364 5 2 1 2.0 0
Minnesota 382 134 248 4 1 0 0.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Vikings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Packers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.