Vikings Beat Packers 23-10, Tie for Division Lead

Jonathan Hernandez
October 16, 2017

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a broken right collarbone and the team says there is a chance Rodgers could miss the rest of the season. This is of particular interest to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a couple of levels.

It remains unlikely that he'd be interested, but you can expect this to be a regular topic of conversation for however long that Rodgers is out, particularly if Brett Hundley struggles as the starter.

Matt Flynn, the quarterback who kept the Packers afloat in 2013, most likely isn't walking through the door. As Rodgers was walking off the field, he let Barr know the hit wasn't a clean one.

However, with the Packers down by 10 points in the fourth quarter, Hundley got picked off again when it appeared he didn't see safety Harrison Smith underneath on a throw for Nelson.

With the win, the Vikings move into a tie for 1st place in the NFC North at 4-2.

Third-year quarterback Brett Hundley threw his first career touchdown pass in relief, connecting with Davante Adams in the second quarter after a 63-yard return by Clay Matthews of Jerick McKinnon's fumble gave the Packers the ball at the 18. The Packers' season ended a week later with a home wild-card playoff loss against the 49ers.

Rodgers was hurt with a little over six minutes to play in the first quarter.

The Packers were 5-2 when Rodgers broke his left collarbone in 2013. Rodgers and the Packers defeated Sherman's Seahawks in Week 1.

Packers cornerback Quentin Rollins was also omitted from the game due to an ankle injury and is questionable. It was the first time all season that Bulaga and Bakhtiari had played together. The NFL is so much better when Rodgers is playing.

The Packers have relied heavily on Rodgers all season.

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