GREEN BAY, Wis. -- James Starks had Green Bay's first rushing touchdown in almost two months, Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Peterson finished with 210 yards, the most he has had since blowing out his ACL and MCL last December. But the Vikings (6-6) clearly felt the absence of Percy Harvin, who missed his third consecutive game with a sprained ankle.
Ponder didn't help matters with his interceptions, one in the end zone and the other around the Green Bay 10. The Packers (8-4) turned both miscues into field goals, giving them their 10th consecutive victory against an NFC North opponent.
The win also keeps alive the Packers' hopes for the division title.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press