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Vikings Claim 12th Victory with 16-0 Shutout of Packers

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for an early touchdown, Kai Forbath kicked three field goals, and the Vikings defense did the rest on Saturday night in a 16-0 victory over the Packers.

Harrison Smith recorded his first multi-interception game of his career. Smith, who was mentioned as one of the biggest snubs for the Pro Bowl earlier this week, picked off Brett Hundley in the red zone before halftime to end Green Bay's best scoring opportunity of the first half.

His second interception at the two-minute warning of the second half allowed Minnesota to line up in the victory formation.

Keenum completed 14 of 25 passes for 139 yards for a passer rating of 85.2, and Diggs totaled 60 yards on s catches with a long of 20 on a cold night at Lambeau Field.

Minnesota recorded its second ever shutout of Green Bay (3-0 on Nov. 14, 1971) and first since Dec. 5, 1993 (a 13-0 win at Detroit).

Smith picked off Brett Hundley to end Green Bay's first trip to the red zone. Smith nabbed a pass intended for Lance Kendricks at the Minnesota 5-yard line and returned it 17 yards with 1:01 remaining in the first half.

The Vikings defense limited Hundley to a passer rating of 30.2. He was 17-of-40 passing for 130 yards with the two turnovers.

Latavius Murray rushed 21 times for 69 yards and had a long of 14. Murray's runs of 8, 4 and 11 on consecutive plays allowed Minnesota to use play action and take a deep shot from Keenum to Diggs.

Diggs drew a 39-yard pass interference penalty against Josh Hawkins that gave the Vikings a first-and-goal from the Green Bay 6.

Keenum found Diggs two plays later for the receiver's second touchdown in as many weeks and seventh of the season.

The Vikings took a 3-0 lead on a 49-yard field goal by Kai Forbath with 8:28 left in the first quarter. The kick capped a drive that covered 39 yards on nine plays.

View game action images as the Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night at Lambeau Field.

Keenum found Diggs for a gain of 17 on Minnesota's second offensive snap of the game and converted a third-and-2 with an 8-yard pass to Jarius Wright before the drive stalled at the Green Bay 31.

Both teams struggled on third downs in the first half. Minnesota was 2-for-7, and Green Bay was 1-for-7. The teams both finished 4-for-15.

One of Minnesota's failed third downs occurred when the Vikings thought they had been awarded a fresh set of downs. Keenum attempted a pass to Laquon Treadwell that was incomplete. After the play, officials announced that the down and distance was actually third-and-1 instead of first-and-10.

Minnesota added field goals of 20 and 27 yards in the second half, with tight end David Morgan filling in for long snapper Kevin McDermott.

The Vikings close the regular season next week by hosting the Bears.

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