Green Bay Packers (7-3) 31, Minnesota Vikings (3-7) 3
Sunday November 21st 2010 (at Minnesota)
Aaron Rodgers speaks with Brett Favre after the Packers defeated the Vikings 31-3. It was the last time Favre would face his former team. (PHOTO: Hannah Foslien - Associated Press)
(MINNESOTA) - Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings connected for three touchdowns, and Green Bay moved into a first-place tie in the NFC North. Rodgers threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-31 passing, hooking up with Jennings seven times for 152 yards as the Packers captured their fourth straight win to join Chicago atop the division. Jennings scored touchdowns in each of the last three quarters, part of a 31-0 run to end the game for Green Bay. James Jones also had a touchdown catch in the win. Rodgers spread the ball out to seven receivers, showing up predecessor Brett Favre for the second time this season. Favre played it fast and loose as usual, completing just 17 of his 38 passes for 208 yards and an interception that the Packers converted into a touchdown. The Vikings had Sidney Rice in the lineup for the first time this season after activating their Pro Bowl receiver from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. But Rice, who was out with a hip injury, made little difference with three catches for 56 yards.
GREEN BAY -  0 17  7  7 - 31
MINNESOTA -  3  0  0  0  - 3
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   20            15
Rush-yards-TDs           30-91-0       18-93-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-32-306-4-0 17-38-208-0-1
Sacked-yards                3-23           1-1
Net pass yards               283           207
Total yards                  374           300
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             2
Penalties-yards              1-5          6-50
1st - MIN - Ryan Longwell, 24-yard field goal MINNESOTA 3-0
2nd - GB - Crosby, 42-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Jennings, 11-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - GB - J. Jones, 3-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 17-3
3rd - GB - Jennings, 46-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 24-3
4th - GB - Jennings, 22-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 31-3
GREEN BAY - Dmitri Nance 12-37, Brandon Jackson 12-28, Aaron Rodgers 3-21, Matt Flynn 1-5
MINNESOTA - Adrian Peterson 14-72, Percy Harvin 2-18, Toby Gerhart 1-3, Brett Favre 1-0
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 31-22-301 4 TD, Matt Flynn 1-1-5
MINNESOTA - Brett Favre 38-17-208 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Greg Jennings 7-152 3 TD, Brandon Jackson 4-38, Donald Driver 4-31, James Jones 3-51 1 TD, Jordy Nelson 3-20, Andrew Quarless 1-14, Donald Lee 1-0
MINNESOTA - Sidney Rice 3-56, Toby Gerhart 3-41, Greg Camarillo 3-27, Greg Lewis 2-40, Percy Harvin 2-12, Visanthe Shiancoe 2-6, Adrian Peterson 1-16, Naufahu Tahi 1-10
Vikings fire Brad Childress, name Leslie Frazier as interim coach
Hastily hired five seasons ago to bring order to a disheveled franchise, Brad Childress vowed to lead the Minnesota Vikings the only way he knew how - in case this was his only crack at being a head coach. After an eventful and often tumultuous run marred recently by player unrest, livid fans and a boss angry about abrupt personnel decisions and a 3-7 start this year, Childress was fired, becoming the second coach in as many weeks to be fired after losing to the Packers.