Highlights of Green Bay Packers’ Week 1 whooping of Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 13: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers catches the ball for a touchdown over defender Anthony Harris #41 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 13: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers catches the ball for a touchdown over defender Anthony Harris #41 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

Check out all the video highlights from the Green Bay Packers’ high-scoring victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.

The Green Bay Packers moved to 1-0 on the season by annihilating the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. Their offense put up 524 total yards in their 43-34 victory.

Their first drive was a beauty, as they effortlessly moved the ball down the field. Continuing a tradition they started last year under Matt LaFleur, they looked extremely sharp with their scripted plays, as they dinked and dunked to the 10-yard-line. However, their drive stopped there, as they were forced to rely on a Mason Crosby field goal for a 3-0 lead.

That lead didn’t last longs, as the Vikings marched quickly down the field thanks to some big plays through the air. Once they got closer to the endzone, their running attack did the rest of the damage. Green Bay’s rush defense was an issue last year, and it didn’t look much better on this first series, as Dalvin Cook had some huge holes to run through.


On the Packers’ second drive of the game, they once again marched down the field with little resistance. Until they got inside the red zone at least. They thought they had a touchdown on an Aaron Jones’ run, but it was rightfully overturned and the ball was spotted at the half-yard line on second down. Two incomplete passes (including a Davante Adams drop on fourth down that likely would’ve been a touchdown) and one Jones’ run later they turned it over on downs at the one-yard line.

With the Vikings’ backed up on their own one-yard-line, they began their series with a false start before getting some breathing room on a run. However, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine sent Jaire Alexander on a cornerback blitz and he brought the unsuspecting Kirk Cousins down in the end zone for a safety. 5-7 Vikings.

The Packers started their next drive close to their 45-yard-line thanks to the free punt. They were able to nickel and dime their way to the red zone for the third straight trip, and, per normal, stalled out which led to the second Crosby field goal of the day. Of note, tight end/fullback Josiah Deguara hauled in his first career reception. 8-7 Packers.

Green Bay’s defense responded well and got the ball back to their offense in a hurry. Rashan Gary stopped Kirk Cousins just past the line of scrimmage on first down, while Kenny Clark brought Cook down on the next play. Za’Darius Smith finished the series with a sack on third down, forcing a quick three-and-out.


Milking the clock as they did throughout the first half, Green Bay slowly moved the ball on this Vikings’ defense once again. This time, they finished the job as Rodgers found Davante Adams in the end zone on a vintage Rodgers’ play.

Their defense got the ball back in a hurry, as Alexander picked off a poor Cousins throw and gave Green Bay the ball around the Vikings’ 40-yard-line. A few plays later, Rodgers laid a beauty on Marquez Valdes-Scantling down the sideline as they found paydirt for the second time in the last minute of the half.

Unfortunately, Green Bay’s defense couldn’t cap the half on a high note. They gave up a good chunk of yards on a draw, another big play–this time through the air–over the middle and Darnell Savage tacked on 15 extra yards when he led with his helmet on the tackle. In the end, it led to a field goal as time expired in the second quarter. Green Bay went into the locker room at halftime leading 22-10.

With the Vikings taking the rock on the first possession of the second half, they found some green running the ball with Cook. However, the Packers’ defense tightened up after two rushing first downs and forced a punt.

The Packers picked up some yards, but their drive stalled after Valdes-Scantling dropped a WIDE OPEN crosser that would’ve picked up the first down and gone for a bunch more yards. After their first punt of the game, the Vikings took over inside their 20. However, Cousins used his feet to pick up 30 yards on the ground and get his team across midfield. That’s where Green Bay’s defense stepped up and gave the ball back to their offense after a fourth-down incompletion.

They came right back to Valdes-Scantling with a deep shot off play action. And he dropped it again. The third time was the charm, as Rodgers drew Anthony Barr offsides and found MVS on a free play that set Green Bay up inside the five-yard-line. A few players later, it was Adams who found the endzone once again and put the Packers up 29-10.

The Vikings didn’t go quietly into the night, as they responded on their next drive. Easily driving up the field, Cousins found Adam Theilen behind the Packers’ defense and in the endzone. They also converted the two-point conversation and trailed 29-18.


Green Bay responded with an exclamation point, as they drove right down the field once again. Rodgers found Allen Lazard deep over the middle to set them up inside the five before going back to Lazard in the endzone a couple plays later. 36-18.

Playing soft coverages, Green Bay allowed the Vikings to easily move down the field and score another touchdown and two-point conversion. Too easily. With little time coming off the clock, Cook found the endzone for the second time on the ground and Minnesota moved within 10. 36-26.

There was just no stopping this Packers’ offense today, as they responded in the same way they had been all afternoon. Rodgers found Adams deep down the sideline to put the Packers in a good position to score. A couple of runs later, Aaron Jones found the endzone on a handoff. 43-26.

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Cousins did what Cousins does and racked up a bunch of garbage time statistics. He found Thielen on a beautiful throw in the endzone and they converted their third straight two-point conversion. Final score: Packers 43 Vikings 34.