STEFON DIGGS’ first-half landing was sufficient for the Vikings to beat their rival packers at freezing Lambeau Area.
The 24-year-old broad receiver caught a four-yard go from quarterback Case Keenum to maintain Minnesota’s quest for a playoff bye on observe.
Temperatures plummeted to -16 Celsius in Wisconsin because the Packers have been frozen out by their NFC North rivals on their dwelling discipline.
Minnesota can assure a first-round bye with victory over the Chicago Bears subsequent Sunday at US Financial institution Stadium.
The Vikings, who additionally beat the Packers in week six in October, are hoping to grow to be the primary group ever to play a Tremendous Bowl of their dwelling stadium in February.
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Their defence was the star of the present on Saturday evening towards a depleted Packers facet lacking key gamers.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers watched from the sidelines after his return from a damaged collarbone was reduce brief.
Rodgers suffered the damage in week six towards the Vikings and made his comeback final weekend on the Carolina Panthers.
However a loss in Charlotte ended the Packers’ playoff hopes and Rodgers’ season with Brett Hundley again below centre on Saturday.
Hundley’s greatest performs got here along with his toes with two speeding performs of 20-plus yards, and he was picked off twice by Harrison Smith.
His reverse quantity Keenum threw for simply 139 yards and a single landing – to Diggs within the first quarter – in a modest outing.
Kai Forbath kicked three discipline targets of 49, 20 and 27 yards to tug Minnesota away to a cushty victory.
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