Kyle Rudolph up, Adrian Peterson down in Vikings' loss

Lacy, Rudolph honored with game balls (1:38)

Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy was given the game ball for his first 100-yard rushing game this season for the Packers, and tight end Kyle Rudolph took the game ball for leading the Vikings' receiving corps in passing yards. (1:38)

MINNEAPOLIS -- A look at Minnesota Vikings players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers.


Kyle Rudolph: He had his best day of the season, catching six passes for 106 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater. Rudolph has been asked to block more than usual this season, and hasn't given the Vikings the downfield element to their passing game they were hoping he'd provide when they gave him a five-year contract extension last year. He did it Sunday, hauling in the touchdown pass from Bridgewater and setting up another score with a 33-yard gain on a seam route.

Teddy Bridgewater: On another day where he had little time to throw, the second-year quarterback made a number of important plays to keep the Vikings within striking distance until the Packers pulled away. He finished with 296 yards on 25-of-37 passing, and ran for a career-high 43 yards on four attempts. The Vikings need to do a better job protecting Bridgewater, but considering how much pressure he faced, he did what he could.

Jerick McKinnon: He didn't officially get credit for a blocked punt in the second quarter, but he got a hand on Tim Masthay's punt before it traveled just 18 yards to the Packers' 42. That put the Vikings in great field position late in the first half, before Bridgewater got sacked and briefly left the game with a shoulder injury.


Adrian Peterson: After posting 1,648 yards in his first 14 games against the Packers, Peterson had just 45 on Sunday, and he fumbled on the Packers' 22-yard line as the Vikings were on the verge of pulling within a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Terence Newman: A 50-yard defensive pass interference penalty put the Packers in scoring position at the end of the first half, and Newman -- who won NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors a week ago -- got beat on Aaron Rodgers' 27-yard strike to James Jones in the fourth quarter.

Cordarrelle Patterson: The much-maligned receiver wonders why he's not getting more chances in the Vikings' offense, and after he staked the Vikings to great field position with a 52-yard kick return in the fourth quarter, he was flagged for unnecessary roughness -- for head-butting kicker Mason Crosby.