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Packers beat Vikings in home opener, move to 2-0 on the season

Green Bay (WQOW) –  The Packers had their second divisional game of the season at home on Sunday, beating the Vikings 21-16 to move to 2-0. Green Bay held on to the lead the entire game, despite giving up 16 unanswered points late.

“We stalled a little bit offensively in that second half, and couldn’t really get much going,” says head coach Matt LaFleur. “They were on the grass quite a bit, but to the credit to our guys they all stuck together.”

It was another great performance by Mike Pettine’s defense. The group had four turnovers on the afternoon, two fumbles and two interceptions to help seal the win.

“To be a great team you have to be able to finish defensively,” says Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. “And to be able to finish defensively two weeks in a row, against two most likely playoff caliber teams is a good start.”

“You win games by playing great defense and that’s what we’re trying to do,” says Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark.  “We’ve got the guys to do it, we’ve got the guys to be a special group at all levels of our defense. As long as we stay healthy and keeping doing what we’re doing, keep the urgency every practice and every meeting, we’re going to be alright.”

Packers will look for their third win at home next Sunday against the Broncos.

Rebecca Fiala

Rebecca Fiala joined the News 18 Sports Team in December 2018 as our weekend sports anchor and sports reporter.

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