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NFL: Green Bay 45, Minnesota 7

Nov. 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM   |   Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers hurled four touchdown passes Monday and the Green Bay Packers improved to 9-0 with a 45-7 trouncing of Minnesota.

Rodgers completed 23-of-30 pass attempts for 250 yards and no interceptions. He hooked up twice with Jordy Nelson, and also found Greg Jennings and John Kuhn on scoring strikes.

Randall Cobb opened the scoring by returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown.

Green Bay's defense allowed only five Vikings first downs en route to their ninth straight win to start the season -- the Packers' best start since a 10-0 run in 1962.

Nelson finished with five catches for 63 yards.

Christian Ponder completed 16-of-34 passes for 190 yards and an interception for Minnesota (2-7), which also lost to the Packers earlier this season in Minneapolis. The rookie was sacked three times.

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