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Vikings Top Packers 17-14 to Open U.S. Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS — Trae Waynes was picked on a little by Aaron Rodgers, but then came the pick off.

The Wisconsin native who started in place of Xavier Rhodes for the second straight week intercepted Aaron Rodgers with 1:50 remaining to seal a 17-14 Vikings victory in the first regular-season game in U.S. Bank Stadium history.

The Vikings (2-0) were able to run out the clock, despite losing Adrian Peterson to a knee injury earlier in the game, after Stefon Diggs drew a pass interference penalty on a third-down play for a new set of downs.

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Diggs presented a problem all night for the Packers, wowing the crowd of 66,813 that set a new Vikings home record. He caught career highs of nine passes for 182 yards that included a 25-yard touchdown and gains of 44 and 46 yards on passes from Sam Bradford.

Making his first start for the Vikings since being acquired in a trade with Philadelphia, Bradford completed 22 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns.

The Vikings defense totaled three takeaways, including two in the final seven minutes of the fourth quarter. Minnesota withstood the challenge posed by Green Bay and limited the Packers to 263 net yards. Rodgers finished 20-of-36 passing for 213 yards with one touchdown pass and one score on the ground.

Brian Robison swatted the ball out of Rodgers' hand, and Shamar Stephen fell on the football at the Minnesota 44-yard line.

The Vikings defense also forced a fumble on the Packers first offensive play. It was recovered by Andrew Sendejo, but then pried loose by Randall Cobb to give the ball back to Green Bay.

Bradford led the Vikings on their first scoring drive inside U.S. Bank Stadium, completing 7-of-9 passes for 67 yards. He helped the offense overcome a pair of false starts in the red zone, by being measured in gaining the yardage back. Bradford found Peterson for a gain of 7, then followed with a gain of 9 with a throw over the middle to Diggs to set up third-and-4 at the Green Bay 8. Bradford then found Rudolph in the end zone on a corner route for the gain of eight.

View photos from Sunday night's game as the Vikings took on the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings added a 46-yard field goal by Blair Walsh with 31 seconds left in the first half.

Minnesota limited Green Bay to 65 net yards on 23 plays in the first half, an average of 2.83 yards per play.

The Packers capitalized on special teams and penalties to set up their first score. Green Bay blocked Jeff Locke's second punt, and the kick netted just 1 yard. On third-and-2, Davante Adams drew a 40-yard pass interference penalty on Terence Newman to move the ball to the Minnesota 4. Newman was flagged for holding Jordy Nelson during an incompletion on second-and-goal from the Minnesota 2 to move the ball to the 1.

Rodgers bootlegged and connected with Nelson for a 1-yard touchdown pass to cap the drive.

Rodgers scrambled for 10-yard touchdown on third-and-goal to make it 17-14 with 12:41 left. The Packers covered 75 yards in nine plays by drawing a 28-yard pass interference penalty against Waynes on a second-and-14 play to move the ball to midfield. Rodgers was able to convert third-and-18 with a 39-yard completion to Nelson to the Minnesota 4.

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