On primetime Monday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings showed that they still have one of the premier defenses in the NFL. Despite a career-high 384 passing yards from Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, the Vikings held the Pack to two offensive touchdowns in a 30-23 victory. This was mostly in part to Minnesota's eight sacks. Jared Allen led the way with 4.5 sacks, including one for a safety, his third safety in two games against the Packers. DE Brian Robeson had 1.5 sacks, and LB Ben Leber and DT Jimmy Kennedy each had one. The Vikings have three Pro Bowl players on their defensive line with Jared Allen, and DTs Pat and Kevin Williams. Green Bay's opening drive ended with a strip-sack by Allen, with the fumble recovery by LB Chad Greenway that resulted in a Visanthe Shiancoe touchdow ...
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