Vikings vs. Packers: How they scored, etc.

The Vikings. The Packers. Lambeau Field. How did it pan out? Blowout for the cheeseheads. Click on the headline above for the gruesome details.

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It's another BMTN blog-0-rama as we track the Vikings vs. the Packers in a big Monday night matchup. So how did it go? If you're a Green Bay fan: Fantastic! Purple backer? Not so good. At any rate, here's how they scored -- and more:

10:33: FINAL -- PACKERS 45, VIKINGS 7.

10:31: Tweet from Pioneer Press's Brian Murphy: "This is the franchise's worst loss since a 51-7 clubbing by San Francisco on Dec. 8, 1984." Yikes.

10:23: PACKERS 45, VIKINGS 7 -- Backup QB Flynn runs one in from the 3-yard line. OK, it's officially a blowout.

10:16: QB Matt Flynn takes over for Pack. Rodgers on the sidelines. To rest. Sigh.

10:08: PACKERS 38, VIKINGS 7 -- Aaron Rodgers tosses fourth TD, this one a 4-yard pass to Jordy Nelson, his second TD catch of the night.

10:00: Bright spot #2: Remote wanders to more entertaining fare. On USA, we discover The Rock returning to WWE Raw to insult John Cena.

9:55: Very insightful text message from KFAN/BMTN's Tiny Joe Nelson: "We need the NBA players to take the place of the NFL players, create a new lockout, disband the union, and cancel this horrid season."

9:49: Vikes go for it on fourth down. Ponder almost picked off. Time for Dandy Don to sing a song we haven't heard in a while (audio only, kids):

9:45: Hurtful, yet funny tweet from KFAN's Dave Sinykin: "Really, all the Vikes need are a couple of tackles, a pair of WRs, a guard, two DL, 3 LBs and a new secondary. Oh, and a new stadium." Ouch.

9:41: PACKERS 31, VIKINGS 7 -- Rodgers tosses another TD pass, this one to John Kuhn from 9 yards out. Game.

9:36: Randall Cobb makes up for his muff with a 55-yard kickoff return. Packers start drive at the 50.

9:33: PACKERS 24, VIKINGS 7 -- Adrian Peterson goes in untouched from the 3-yard-line as the Vikings get on the board with 8:41 left in the third quarter.

9:30: Vikes recover Randall Cobb fumble. In the red zone for the first time tonight.

9:24: PACKERS 24, VIKINGS 0 -- Rodgers to Jordy Nelson for 17-yard TD.

 9:16: Third quarter starts. Pack starts at its 31-yard-line.

9:07: Bright spot #1: Gophers beat South Dakota Statein basketball border battle, 71-55.

9:05: Best stats of the first half: Vikings lead in time of possession, 16:24 vs. 13:27 for Green Bay. Minnesota also leads in total yards, 165 to 150. But not a point to show for it.


8:56: Rodgers sacked for third time tonight. Vikes get ball back again with 44 seconds left in half.

8:52: James Starks foils Purple with 11-yard first-down run to the GB 14-yard-line. Two-minute warning.

8:49: Packers get the ball back at the 3-yard-line with 2:47 left in half. Time for defense to make big play.

8:40: With 6:55 left in first half -- Packers punt for the first time. We now think they might cover the 13-point spread.

8:38: Flea-flicker ends badly as Tramon Williams intercepts Ponder.

8:32: We don't want to make a lame "Walking Dead" reference, but the Vikings are starting the second half of the season just like that zombie in the well. In short, they're struggling:

8:30: PACKERS 17, VIKINGS 0 -- Mason Crosby hits a 25-yarder to stretch lead to 17.

8:27: Another Allen sack to stall next Packers drive.

8:16: Longwell misses 52-yard field goal attempt.

8:10: Charles Woodson interception overturned. Rally still alive.

8:07: Harvin gets called for pass interference at the 3. Not so subtle.

8:05: Ponder, under another blitz, fires laser to Shiancoe down the middle. Vikes on the move at Packer's 39.

8:04: Joe Webb runs one for six yards. Thanks, Joe!

8:00: PACKERS 14, VIKINGS 0 -- Gunslinger Rodgers hits Greg Jennings on a 24-yard TD pass.

7:57: While we're waiting for Packers to score again, evidence NBC's Mike Florio might be smoking something odd. Why? He thinks the Houston Texans should give former Pack/Jets/Vikes gunslinger Brett Favre a call to replace the injured Matt Schaub.

7:53: Jared Allen sacks golden boy Rodgers on Packs' first play from scrimmage. That's 13.5 on the year for No. 69.

7:51: Funny tweet from Strib's Jim Souhan: "Vikings doing a good job of keeping the Packer offense off the field."

7:50: Third and very long for Ponder after Clay Matthews sack. Percy gets grab, but Vikes have to punt again.

7:43: GREEN BAY 7, VIKINGS 0 -- Cobb returns Kluwe punt for 79-yards to give Pack early lead.

7:42: Vikes go three and out on first series. Hunch: That might not cut it tonight.

7:40: Gut check time, as Packers kick off to Vikings. Crosby kicks it out of end zone. Minnesota starts at the 20.

7:30: On KFAN, Leslie Frazier says "guys are looking forward to this ballgame." Hope so.

7:23: ESPN's Jon Gruden on KFAN: Vikes' secondary has to "rise to the occasion" to pull off upset. Amen.

7:01: Tweet from the Vikings' Jamarca Sanford: "Wow I just talk to @VShiancoe and @AdrianPeterson did have glass in his dinner from last night."

6:56:Can't make it up fast enough department: Visanthe Shiancoe says Adrian Peterson found a piece of glass in his food at a Wisconsin eatery? No, we don't think it was intentional -- but what a weird twist. Check out the story from the Vikings Age blog, and check out the source of the story, Shianco's Facebook page.

6:41: Best pre-game tweet from KFAN rising star, Paul "MeatSauce" Lambert: "Hate is one of the worst words ever! I hate the Packers!"

6:19: It's about 90 minutes to game time. We're wondering if the Vikings can actually win a big one at Lambeau without a guy named Favre. You know, when one of our guys has such a good game, a prima-donna announcer in the booth says, "that's disgusting." Oh yeah, that has happened...

6:09: Are you ready for some football? Can we even legally say that anymore now that GOP-friendly Hank Williams, Jr. has been tossed off ESPN's air? Well, you won't see Junior, but we did notice some completely awesome vintage ABC-TV opens from yesteryear on YouTube. First, an open from 1973. WARNING: DO NOT LOOK AT THIS WHILE "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" -- ESPECIALLY THE ANIMATION -- IT'S TOO DARN GROOVY:

And then from 1982, there's the late, great Howard Cosell giving us breathless updates on the second collapse of the Metrodome roof. Again, a video classic:

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