NFL Scores 2018: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers RECAP, score and stats (9/16/18) | NFL Week 2


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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday.

The rookie pushed his final kick wide right, just like his attempt from 49 earlier in overtime.

Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with five field goals, but his potential game-winner from 52 went wide left as time expired in regulation.

The tie overshadowed memorable performances from both quarterbacks.

Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers played with a brace on his injured left knee and threw for 281 yards and a score.

Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter.

The Vikings had come back from a 20-7 deficit at the start of the fourth.


The Minnesota Vikings (1-0), led by quarterback Kirk Cousins, meet the Green Bay Packers (1-0), led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, in an NFC North matchup in NFL Week 2 on Sunday, September 16, 2018 (9/16/18) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Vikings vs. Packers

What: NFL Week 2

When: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

Time: 1 p.m. Eastern

TV: Fox

Livestream: Fox Sports Go

Line: Vikings -2

Vikings notes: * QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 244 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 95.1 rating in Min. debut last week. Completed 21 of 30 (70 pct.) for 375 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 145.8 rating in only career meeting (11/20/16 with Was.). Since 2015, ranks 4th in NFL with 13,420 pass yards. * RB DALVIN COOK had 95 scrimmage yards (55 rec., 40 rush) in Week 1. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 335 scrimmage yards (83.8 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 4. * WR STEFON DIGGS had TD catch in Week 1. Aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. In his past 3 vs. GB, has 18 catches for 271 yards (90.3 per game) & 3 TDs. WR ADAM THIELEN led team with 102 rec. yards last week. Had career-high 12 catches for 202 yards & 2 TDs in 12/24/16 meeting at GB. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in Week 1. Has 4 TDs in his past 4 on road. Since entering league in 2011, has 38 TD catches, 4th-most among NFL TEs. * DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 6 vs. GB. Has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3 on road vs. division. S HARRISON SMITH led team with 8 tackles & had sack, INT & FR last week. Has 4 INTs, 8 PD & 1.5 sacks in his past 5 vs. division. Has 3 INTs & 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack in Week 1. Has 2.5 sacks & FF in past 4 meetings. Since 2016, is 1 of 7 in NFL with 100+ tackles (103) & 20+ sacks (20.5). CB XAVIER RHODES had INT last week. Rookie CB MIKE HUGHES had 28-yard INT-TD in NFL debut in Week 1. 

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Packers notes: * QB AARON RODGERS passed for 286 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 130.7 rating last week. In 9 career home meetings, is 7-2 with 19 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 111.8 rating. Is 7-0 & has 1,891 pass yards (270.1 per game), 20 TDs & 2 INTs for 119.2 rating in his past 7 home starts. * RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS has 218 rush yards (72.7 per game) & TD in his past 3 at home. * WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 5 receptions for 88 yards & TD in Week 1. Aims for 4th game in row & 3rd in row vs. Min. with TD. Has 6 TD catches in his past 6 at home vs. division. WR RANDALL COBB had 9 receptions for 142 yards last week, incl. GW 75-yard TD catch with 2:13 remaining in 4th Q. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TD. WR GERONIMO ALLSION had 69 rec. yards & TD in Week 1. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 44 rec. TDs since 2013, most among NFL TEs. * LB NICK PERRY had sack & FF last week. Has 4 sacks in 3 career home meetings. DL KENNY CLARK had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 3 at home. S KENTRELL BRICE led team with career-high 9 tackles & had 1st-career sack last week. DT MIKE DANIELS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 3.5 sacks & FR in his past 5 at home vs. Min. LB BLAKE MARTINEZ aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with 11+ tackles. Has 27 tackles (9 per game) & FF in his past 3 at home vs. NFC North. — NFL Communications

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