Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • GB 405
    • 444 MIN
  • Turnovers

    • GB 1
    • 0 MIN
  • Possession

    GB MIN
    31:55 28:05
  • 1st Downs

    • GB 24
    • 25 MIN

Game Information

Mall of America Field
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Minneapolis, MN 55415
  • Line: GB -4.0
  • Over/Under: 46
Attendance: 64,134
100%
Capacity: 64,121
Referees: Mike Carey
12/30/2012 Associated Press

Peterson powers surging Vikes into postseason

Adrian Peterson came within 9 yards of Eric Dickerson's rushing record on Sunday, finishing with 199 yards and powering the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs, 37-34 over Green Bay.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Packers010141034
Vikings101071037
first QuarterGBMIN
FG
10:52
Blair Walsh 54 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 41 yards, 4:13
03
TD
5:50
Adrian Peterson 7 Yard Run
7 plays, 67 yards, 3:30
09
XP
5:44
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
7 plays, 67 yards, 3:30
010
second QuarterGBMIN
FG
14:55
Blair Walsh 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 34 yards, 4:42
013
TD
4:07
Greg Jennings 3 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
12 plays, 42 yards, 5:06
713
XP
4:01
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
12 plays, 42 yards, 5:06
713
TD
1:13
Jarius Wright 8 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
7 plays, 60 yards, 2:54
719
XP
1:07
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
7 plays, 60 yards, 2:54
720
FG
0:01
Mason Crosby 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 38 yards, 1:07
1020
third QuarterGBMIN
TD
12:02
Greg Jennings 5 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:04
1620
XP
11:56
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
6 plays, 80 yards, 3:04
1720
TD
4:05
Adrian Peterson 2 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
9 plays, 52 yards, 4:17
1726
XP
4:00
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
9 plays, 52 yards, 4:17
1727
TD
2:14
James Jones 8 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
4 plays, 79 yards, 1:56
2427
XP
2:04
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
4 plays, 79 yards, 1:56
2427
fourth QuarterGBMIN
FG
12:25
Mason Crosby 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 28 yards, 2:39
2727
TD
8:03
Michael Jenkins 3 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
7 plays, 79 yards, 4:27
2733
XP
7:54
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
7 plays, 79 yards, 4:27
2734
TD
2:57
Jordy Nelson 2 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
11 plays, 78 yards, 5:00
3334
XP
2:54
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
11 plays, 78 yards, 5:00
3434
FG
0:03
Blair Walsh 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 61 yards, 2:54
3437

Research Notes

  • From Elias: Adrian Peterson's 172.2 rush YPG in December is the highest calendar-month average in NFL history for any player who played a minimum of 4 games in a single month. The list he tops is an impressive one:

  • NEXT LEVEL: Christian Ponder tied a season high by completing four passes on throws at least 15 yards downfield, including a 65-yard pass to Jarius Wright and a 25-yard pass to Mike Jenkins on the Vikings' last two drives. Entering the game, Ponder had completed a league-worst 31.4 percent of his passes on such throws, including 0-of-6 in his last meeting against the Packers.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Adrian Peterson had 11 rushes for 113 yards outside the tackles Sunday, including a 26-yard rush outside the left tackle on his final carry to set up the Vikings game-winning field goal. This was Peterson's only 100-yard rushing game outside the tackles over the last five seasons, and it continues a trend of tough running outside over his last eight games.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Adrian Peterson became the 7th running back in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season, due in large part to his tough running, as he rushed for 1,019 yards after first contact, the highest single season total for a player of the past four seasons.

  • Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards this season, 1,019 of those yards after contact. That 1,019 figure by itself would eclipse each of the first 17 NFL rushing leaders from 1932 through 1948, and 21 of the first 22 (1932 through 1953)

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