GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers found a way to contain Adrian Peterson, and the offense found it's stride in defeating the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in their NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field Saturday night.
Peterson, the NFL's leading rusher during the regular season, ran 22 times for 99 yards.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished the game 23-of-33 for 274 yards and 1 touchdown. DuJuan Harris gained 47 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown, and John Kuhn scored 2 TD's, one rushing and one receiving.
The Vikings played without starting quarterback Christian Ponder, who was ruled out for Saturday's game with a right elbow injury about 90 minutes before kickoff. Backup Joe Webb 11-of-30 for 180 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
Minnesota turned the ball over 3 times.
The Packers will now travel to San Francisco and square off with the NFC West Division champion 49ers next Saturday night.
Get a full recap of the Packers win over the Vikings with Mark Daniels and Nick Vitrano on the 5th Quarter, Monday at 5 p.m. exclusively on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ.