June 16, 2024

The Inexperienced Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings on “Sunday Night time Soccer,” giving the Packers management of their playoff future with one week remaining within the common season. 

Inexperienced Bay working again Aaron Jones rushed for 120 yards, and quarterback Jordan Love threw for 3 touchdowns in a 33-10 victory. 

Aaron Jones #33 of the Inexperienced Bay Packers celebrates after a 33-10 victory towards the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Financial institution Stadium on December 31, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Stephen Maturen/Getty Photos)

If the Packers can defeat the Chicago Bears in Week 18, they may get the NFC’s closing wild-card spot. 

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Whereas Jones was key within the large victory for Inexperienced Bay, the seventh-year working again additionally performed a task in deescalating a postgame altercation between the 2 groups. 

The NBC broadcast caught Jones taking a shot to the face as Vikings cornerback Andrew Sales space Jr. and an inactive Packers’ participant exchanged phrases. 

As a shove occurred between the 2 gamers, Jones caught a stray to the face, although it’s unclear who made contact with Jones. Jones then pushed Sales space away from the skirmish.

“We had been strolling out to shake fingers, and I see one among our gamers having an interplay with a Vikings participant, who simply completed enjoying, they usually get in one another’s face and going at it, and begin shoving, so I simply form of tried to deescalate, transfer them to the sideline, and we had been good after that,” Jones stated in his postgame interview with NBC’s Melissa Stark, in accordance with the New York Publish. 

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Aaron Jones and Andrew Booth Jr. push each other

Dec 31, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Inexperienced Bay Packers working again Aaron Jones (33) and Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Sales space Jr. (23) push one another after the sport at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Inexperienced Bay jumped all around the Vikings within the first half, taking a 23-3 lead into halftime after two first-half turnovers for Minnesota. 

The Packers entered the season kicking off a brand new period after buying and selling four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. 

Love grew to become the quarterback of the longer term after being drafted by Inexperienced Bay within the first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft and sitting behind Rodgers for 2 seasons. 

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Jordan Love plays against the Vikings

Jordan Love #10 of the Inexperienced Bay Packers reacts after a primary down throughout the first quarter towards the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Financial institution Stadium on December 31, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Stephen Maturen/Getty Photos)

On Sunday, Love accomplished 24 of 33 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, Love has accomplished 63.1% of his passes for 3,843 yards, whereas throwing 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. 

“He’s enjoying at an extremely excessive degree. I’m tremendous comfortable for him, as a result of he’s put in a ton of labor to get up to now,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated. “I actually suppose the sky is the restrict for us. He’s simply exhibiting a glimpse of what he can finally be.”

The Related Press contributed to this report