Packers neutralize Peterson, beat Ponder-less Vikings

11:11 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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Green Bay, WI (Sports Network) - Aaron Rodgers threw for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers took advantage of a short-handed Vikings team to oust Minnesota from the playoffs, 24-10, in an NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field.

John Kuhn had a rushing and receiving score for the Packers, who will play at San Francisco next Saturday at 8 p.m. ET in the divisional round.

Rodgers completed 23-of-33 passes for 274 yards, and the Packers tied a postseason NFL record by having 10 players make a reception.

The Vikings played without starting quarterback Christian Ponder, who was inactive due to a right elbow injury. Ponder was hurt last Sunday in a regular season-ending 37-34 win over the Packers when he was hit by safety Morgan Burnett on a blitz.

Joe Webb, who had taken just three snaps all season, started in Ponder's place and was erratic through the air.

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