It was a slow start offensively for both teams, but we finally saw points on the board near the end of the first and quarter as the Green Bay Packers lead the Minnesota Vikings, 14-10. It's unlikely that the Packers will score 50 points or more for the third straight game, with the Vikings proving to be a nice challenge so far.
Let's look at the good, bad and ugly from the first half.
Vikings field position
The Packers have unfortunately punted three times today, but punter Tim Masthay has put the Vikings in tough spots to begin drives. Minnesota has started from their 16, 10 and 12. Obviously, Green Bay doesn't wanted to be put in punting situations, but pinning their opponent deep puts them in a tough position.
The numbers indicate otherwise, but the Vikings receivers have actually been getting open for Teddy Bridgerwater in the game. Tramon Williams was beat badly by Charles Johnson on a 22-yard touchdown in the first, but Minnesota has actually done a fair job creating separation and getting open down field. If Bridgewater can deliver his passes more accurately in the second half, the Vikings might be able to put together better drives.
It's been a tough day for Jordy Nelson, who's been flagged a bunch by the officials for holding and pass interference.
On the injury front, T.J. Lang was replaced on the first drive by Lane Taylor to get his ankle wrapped up, and Davante Adams left brief to get his ribs looked at. Both men returned to the game, but you can tell they're both not 100 percent right now.
We'll have the recap of the entire game once it concludes, so stay with us here on APC for all post-game information.