The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings played their latest installment of their longtime rivalry in Week 1 action on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are expected to be contenders in the NFC and are the top two candidates to win the NFC North division.
While the Vikings put up a fight, they were unable to overcome Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense. Green Bay ended up taking the game by a final score of 43-34.
Rodgers put on a vintage performance against a young and inexperienced Vikings’ defense. He completed 32 of his 44 pass attempts for 364 yards, four touchdowns, and on interceptions. Davante Adams put on a show himself with 14 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
On the other side, Kirk Cousins and the Vikings struggled to get things going offensively. He completed 19 of his 25 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and an interceptions while Adam Thielen caught six passes for 110 yards and two scores. Dalvin Cook carried the ball 12 times for 50 yards and two scores.
All of that being said, it’s time to take a look at four major takeaways from the Packers vs. Vikings matchup in Week 1.