Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/2/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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 division rival Minnesota 23-14 on Sunday at Lambeau Field. With a win by the Packers (8-4) and a loss by Chicago (8-4), the Packers are tied for first place in the NFC North. The Vikings (6-6), meanwhile, are in deep trouble after losing for the fourth time in five games. "Everything's right in front of us," Rodgers said. "We still have the Bears at Chicago and the division very well could come down to that meeting. We have Detroit next week. We've got to go win our home games and get a couple wins on the road." 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 ...
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