Injured knee or no, Aaron Rodgers is helping lead the Green Bay Packers well in the first half of their game against the Minnesota Vikings today. Rodgers has 80 passing yards and a touchdown, going 12-of-17 in the first half and adding seven rushing yards as the Packers holed a 17-7 lead at the half.
The Packers got the scoring started with a special teams touchdown, as Geronimo Allison blocked Matt Wise’s punt and Josh Jackson caught the de facto jump ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Following a Vikings touchdown by Laquon Treadwell, Rodgers led a scoring drive that culminated in a Davante Adams nine-yard touchdown to take the lead back at 14-7. Mason Crosby added a 37-yard field goal as time expired on the first half to extend the lead to ten points.
So far, Rodgers has been planting only gingerly on his injured left knee, but the Packers’ offensive line has largely done a very good job keeping him protected. The Vikings have just one sack on Rodgers and only a few more hits on him, and the Packers’ running game had a few nice plays as well.
Keep it here for the second half, and go Pack go!