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NFL Week 17 Game Recap: Green Bay Packers 41, Minnesota Vikings 17

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scores a touchdown against Minnesota Vikings linebacker Brian Asamoah II (33) in the fourth quarter during their football game Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Apc Packvsvikes 0101231740djp

The Green Bay Packers made short work of the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, beating their NFC North rivals 41-17 to keep their playoff hopes very much alive.

Offensive spotlight: Packers RB Aaron Jones ran wild on Sunday, racking up 111 yards on 14 attempts, with just 35 yards coming after contact. Three of his runs went for 10 yards or more, and he averaged 5.4 yards before contact per carry on the day.

Defensive spotlight: Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander was tested just once on Sunday — and he forced an incompletion. He'll finish this one with yet another 80.0-plus grade.

Rookie spotlight: Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor ran just five routes, but he caught all three of his targets for 89 yards, one touchdown and two first downs. Two of his catches went for 15 or more yards, and he averaged a ridiculous 17.8 yards per route run on the day.

Offensive line spotlight: In a game that featured high-quality offensive line play, it was Green Bay's unit that came out on top. On first review, the Packers O-line allowed one sack and three hurries across 29 passing plays.

Box Score

Passing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Kirk Cousins 11.9 18 / 31 205 6.6 1 3 2 49.2
Nick Mullens 6.3 4 / 4 57 14.2 1 0 0 158.3
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Aaron Rodgers 16.6 15 / 24 159 6.6 1 0 1 95.7
Jordan Love 0.3 2 / 3 9 3.0 0 0 0 70.1
Rushing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Kirk Cousins 11.9 3 37 12.3 0 19 1
Dalvin Cook 6.4 9 27 3.0 0 9 0
Alexander Mattison 5.5 8 38 4.8 0 12 0
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Aaron Rodgers 16.6 1 2 2.0 1 2 0
Aaron Jones 16.3 14 111 7.9 0 31 0
AJ Dillon 10.1 12 41 3.4 1 10 0
Patrick Taylor 1.0 5 10 2.0 0 3 0
Jordan Love 0.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0
Receiving
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
K.J. Osborn 18.9 7 7 59 8.4 1 16
Jalen Nailor 17.9 3 3 89 29.7 1 47
T.J. Hockenson 12.9 12 7 59 4.9 0 13
Dalvin Cook 6.4 3 2 17 5.7 0 16
Alexander Mattison 5.5 1 1 7 7.0 0 7
Adam Thielen 2.6 4 1 16 4.0 0 16
Justin Jefferson 2.5 5 1 15 3.0 0 15
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Aaron Jones 16.3 3 2 2 0.7 0 1
Robert Tonyan 14.2 4 3 52 13.0 1 24
Allen Lazard 10.9 6 5 59 9.8 0 16
AJ Dillon 10.1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Romeo Doubs 5.0 4 3 20 5.0 0 11
Randall Cobb 4.0 2 2 20 10.0 0 11
Christian Watson 2.1 5 1 11 2.2 0 11
Josiah Deguara 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4

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