NFL Week 8 Game Recap: Minnesota Vikings 24, Green Bay Packers 10

2T49AFM Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) to score a 20-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Minnesota Vikings survived a late scare after Kirk Cousins left the game with a serious-looking injury to beat the Green Bay Packers 24-10 in Week 8. 

Offensive Spotlight: Still working without his top receiver, Justin Jefferson, Kirk Cousins was again excellent. He completed 23-of-31 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns, with multiple other accurate passes falling incomplete. Cousins averaged 8.8 yards per attempt and produced an adjusted completion rate of 86.2%.

Defensive Spotlight: Packers edge rusher Rashan Gary had his most anonymous pass-rushing performance of the season despite finally seeing a full workload of snaps and pass rushes. Gary rushed the passer 29 times, mostly coming against Brian O’Neill from the Vikings' right side, and posted a sub-5.0% pressure rate, according to PFF's first review of the game film. 

Rookie Spotlight: Jordan Addison caught seven of eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. He also had another two targets on plays nullified by penalties, one of which was an illegal hit to him on the play. Addison has shown an elite skill set as the team has needed to lean on him far more without Jefferson.

Box Score

Passing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Kirk Cousins 19.9 23 / 31 274 8.8 2 0 2 122.2
Jaren Hall -0.2 3 / 4 23 5.8 0 0 1 88.5
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Jordan Love 15.6 24 / 41 229 5.6 1 1 4 72.1
Rushing
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jordan Addison 21.4 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Kirk Cousins 19.9 2 9 4.5 0 7 0
Cam Akers 9.5 9 19 2.1 1 9 0
Alexander Mattison 4.3 16 31 1.9 0 10 0
Brandon Powell 2.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0
Jaren Hall -0.2 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 1
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jordan Love 15.6 4 34 8.5 0 15 0
AJ Dillon 10.2 6 11 1.8 0 7 0
Aaron Jones 8.6 7 29 4.1 0 7 0
Receiving
Minnesota Vikings
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Jordan Addison 21.4 8 7 82 10.2 11.7 1
T.J. Hockenson 20.8 9 6 88 9.8 14.7 1
K.J. Osborn 17.9 10 8 99 9.9 12.4 0
Cam Akers 9.5 1 1 6 6.0 6.0 0
Alexander Mattison 4.3 1 1 2 2.0 2.0 0
Brandon Powell 2.2 3 1 10 3.3 10.0 0
Johnny Mundt 1.8 1 1 8 8.0 8.0 0
C.J. Ham 1.2 1 1 2 2.0 2.0 0
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Jayden Reed 12.3 6 4 83 13.8 20.8 0
Romeo Doubs 11.8 9 4 18 2.0 4.5 1
AJ Dillon 10.2 5 5 41 8.2 8.2 0
Aaron Jones 8.6 5 4 17 3.4 4.2 0
Christian Watson 6.3 8 3 33 4.1 11.0 0
Dontayvion Wicks 4.8 4 2 28 7.0 14.0 0
Luke Musgrave 2.9 3 2 9 3.0 4.5 0
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