Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/2/12
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers got plenty of help. Adrian Peterson got none at all. The Green Bay Packers won a key NFC showdown against the division rival Minnesota Vikings 23-14 on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers (8-4) stayed comfortably in the playoff chase while the Vikings (6-6) are in deep trouble after losing for the fourth time in five games. Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 286 yards with one touchdown and one interception but received a big helping hand from running backs Alex Green and James Starks, who combined for 124 rushing yards to help a balanced attack. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, on the other hand, went about two-and-a-half quarters without completing a pass. The Packers took a 20-14 lead with 2:12 remaining in the third quarter in unconventional fashion. Green Bay entered the game ranked 23rd in rushing, 25th in yards per carry and last with two rushing touchdowns. On a four-play, 51-yard drive, Green ran for 11 and 7 yards, Rodgers ...
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