Jefferson, Vikings beat Packers 23-7 for O’Connell’s 1st win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Justin Jefferson started his third season with Minnesota by smashing rival Green Bay for 184 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 23-7 victory over the Packers. That gave new Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell a win in his first game.

Jefferson set an all-time Vikings receiving record with 158 yards in the first half.

Aaron Rodgers found his first game without Davante Adams to be a struggle. The three-time defending NFC North champion Packers fell flat in their opener for the second straight season.

Rodgers had two turnovers.

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9/11/2022 6:46:50 PM (GMT -5:00)