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Packers vs. Vikings, Week 2 2019: Halftime update & second half discussion

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Green Bay started hot but slowed down in the second quarter. Still, they hold a 21-10 lead at the half.

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In week one at Soldier Field, the Green Bay Packers started the game with three straight three-and-outs. In their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings, Matt LaFleur’s offense dialed up three straight touchdown drives to get the game underway.

Behind the strength of a hot start, the Packers hold a lead of XX-XX at halftime of Sunday’s game. Aaron Rodgers has been hot throughout the first half, starting the game by completing 10 of his first 11 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the team jumped out to a 21-0 lead just after the end of the first quarter.

The Vikings finally got on the board on their next series, however, thanks to a 75-yard touchdown run by Dalvin Cook. After that point, the Packers’ offense began to struggle, turning the ball over on a fumble by Geronimo Allison and running a few unsuccessful first-down plays to keep them behind the sticks.

After a tipped ball by Packers safety Darnell Savage fell into the waiting arms of Preston Smith, the team appeared to be in a great spot to put more points on the board, but the offense failed to convert on third-and-one and fourth-and-one from within field goal range. A few plays later, the Vikings were back in striking distance after a 61-yard catch-and-run by Chad Beebe. However, they had to settle for a field goal after a booth review wiped away a touchdown pass by finding offensive pass interference on the play, making the score 21-10 at the half.

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