Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MIN 324
    • 326 GB
  • Turnovers

    • MIN 3
    • 0 GB
  • Possession

    MIN GB
    32:58 27:02
  • 1st Downs

    • MIN 17
    • 20 GB

Game Information

Lambeau Field
Coverage: NBC
  • Green Bay, WI 54307
Capacity: 72928
1/6/2013 Associated Press

Packers pound Ponder-less Vikings to move on

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.

Scoring Summary

first QuarterMINGB
Blair Walsh 33 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 53 yards, 5:34
Dujuan Harris 9 Yard Run
11 plays, 81 yards, 6:11
second QuarterMINGB
Mason Crosby 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 72 yards, 5:01
John Kuhn 3 Yard Run
5 plays, 62 yards, 1:10
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
5 plays, 62 yards, 1:10
third QuarterMINGB
John Kuhn 9 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:35
Mason Crosby Kick is Good
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:35
fourth QuarterMINGB
Michael Jenkins 50 Yard Pass From Joe Webb
3 plays, 66 yards, 0:36
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
3 plays, 66 yards, 0:36

Research Notes

  • From Elias: Kuhn became the 5th player since 1995, including two other Packers, to score a touchdown in 4 straight postseasons. Willis McGahee could have had a shot at 5 straight if he can play in this year's postseason. Reggie Wayne did it for the Colts from 2006-2009. Antonio Freeman and Dorsey Levens, who actually scored in 5 straight postseasons, did it for the Packers in the mid-1990's.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Vikings ran three zone-read option plays on their opening drive for 33 yards, including a 17-yard option rush by Joe Webb on third down. The Vikings ran only three more option plays the rest of the game (32 yards).

  • The Packers' defense was able to put Joe Webb under duress on 12 of his 38 (31.6 percent) dropbacks Saturday. Webb was 0-of-7 with an interception and was sacked three times when under pressure. His seven pass attempts under duress without a completion are tied for the most in a game this season.

  • Adrian Peterson rushed for 32 yards after contact Saturday against the Packers, after combining for 230 yards after contact in their two regular-season meetings. The Packers' defense was able to limit Peterson partly because they put more defenders in the box than in the teams' first two games. Green Bay limited Peterson to 23 yards and 3.3 yards per carry when it put eight or more defenders in the box Saturday.

  • Adrian Peterson was held to 20 rushing yards outside the tackles Saturday, while gaining 4 yards after contact on such rushes. In his first two games against the Packers this season, Peterson had 205 rushing yards outside the tackles, including four rushes of 20+ yards in Week 17.

  • Aaron Rodgers saw four or fewer rushers on 30-of-38 (78.9 percent) dropbacks Saturday, and completed 21 of 28 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown against such pressure, continuing a season-long dominance against the Vikings' standard pass rush. In his three matchups against the Vikings this season, Rodgers completed nearly 80 percent of his passes against standard pressure, and fewer than half of his attempts when Minnesota sent an extra pass rusher, including 2-of-5 Saturday, with three sacks.

  • Joe Webb struggled airing it out Saturday, failing to complete his first nine attempts at least 15 yards downfield, with eight of his nine incompletions due to off-target throws. His first completion at that distance came with 3:39 left in the game when the Packers were winning by 21 points. Webb has the second-worst completion percentage (28.0) on such throws since he entered the league in 2010 (min. 30 attempts).

  • Coming into Saturday's game, the Packers had lost 4 of their last 6 home playoff games, including last year's 17-point loss to the Giants. In that game, the Packers turned it over 4 times and gave up 420 yards. But it was a different story Saturday. They held the Vikings to 324 yards and forced 3 turnovers in the big win.

  • Joe Webb had 180 pass yards and 68 rush yards. He's just the 4th different player to record those numbers in a postseason game in the Super Bowl era. Ironically, the last 3 to do so -- Webb, Donovan McNabb and Steve Young -- all did it against the Packers.

  • Vikings QBs in Playoff Games at Lambeau Field - Franchise History

    2004 Wild Card2012 Wild Card
    QBD. CulpepperJ. Webb
    Pass yds284180
    Yds per att9.86.0
    Team ResultWonLost

  • Aaron Rodgers: 1st playoff win at Lambeau Field (1st Packers QB to win a playoff game at Lambeau not named Brett Favre since Lynn Dickey in 1982 postseason)


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