Packers show off depth in 24-10 win over Vikings

Packers show off depth in 24-10 win over Vikings

January 5th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn celebrates Saturday after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Green Bay, Wis.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.

John Kuhn scored two touchdowns, DuJuan Harris added another and Rodgers connected with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he threw for 274 yards. Defensively, the Packers (12-5) finally managed to contain Adrian Peterson and were all over Vikings backup Joe Webb, pressed into service because of Christian Ponder's elbow injury.

Peterson was held to 99 yards - an improvement after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games. Webb, who hadn't thrown a pass all season, was sacked three times and off target all night. His only highlight was a 50-yard scoring pass to Michael Jenkins late in the fourth quarter.