Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson opened up the scoring with a 109-yard kick return on the game's opening kick. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers responded quickly, though, as the quarterback tossed a beautiful touchdown to Jordy Nelson.
Rodgers and Nelson would hook up for another touchdown later in the half, a 76-yard touchdown that gave the Packers a 17-10 lead. Then Green Bay punt returner Micah Hyde returned a punt 93 yards to blow the game open.
Christian Ponder and the Vikings' offense were predictably inept in the first half of the game, struggling to move the chains and not giving the defense much of a chance to rest. That is, until, a pass interference penalty put the Vikings within range of the end zone, and Adrian Peterson did the rest, scoring a touchdown to pull the VIkings within seven points.
Meanwhile, Rodgers threw for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone. As a result, the Packers have a seven-point lead.