Packers Rout Vikings 45-7 to Remain NFL’s Lone Unbeaten at 9-0

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers routed the Minnesota Vikings 45-7 to remain the National Football League’s lone unbeaten team. Photographer: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers routed the Minnesota Vikings 45-7 to remain the National Football League’s lone unbeaten team.

Rodgers threw for 250 yards and now has a league-leading 28 touchdown passes. The defending Super Bowl champions are 9-0 this season, their best start since the Packers’ 1962 NFL championship team opened with 10 straight wins.

Randall Cobb gave the Packers a 7-0 lead by returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown one minute, 18 seconds into last night’s game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Rodgers followed with two scoring passes to Jordy Nelson and one each to Greg Jennings and John Kuhn as Green Bay swept its two games against the National Football Conference North division-rival Vikings for the second straight year.

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn added the final touchdown on a 3-yard run for the Packers, who recorded their largest margin of victory this season. They’ve now won a team-record 15 straight games, including last year’s postseason.

The Vikings, who fell to 2-7, got their lone touchdown on a 3-yard run by Adrian Peterson in the third quarter.

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