Rodgers, Packers hold off Vikings

Rodgers, Packers hold off Vikings

Aaron Rodgers was 18-of-22 for 178 yards with a touchdown to lead the Green Bay Packers over the Minnesota Vikings 24-19 in Week 1 action on Monday night.

Green Bay covered as 3-point home favorites as the game played over the 39-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Rodgers also ran for a score for the Packers, who got five catches for 91 yards from Greg Jennings in the victory.

Tavaris Jackson went 16-of-35 for 178 yards with a TD and an interception for Minnesota, while Adrian Peterson ran for 103 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings.