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Ponder-less Vikings fall to Packers in wild-card game

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that never was really close.

John Kuhn scored two touchdowns, DuJuan Harris added another and Rodgers connected with an NFL playoff-record 10 receivers as he threw for 274 yards. Defensively, the Packers finally managed to contain Adrian Peterson and were all over Vikings backup quarterback Joe Webb, who was pressed into service because of starter Christian Ponder's elbow injury.

Peterson was held to 99 yards -- an improvement for the Packers' defense after he gained 199 and 210 in the first two games. Webb, who hadn't thrown a pass all season, was sacked three times and off target all night. His only highlight was a 50-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins late in the fourth quarter.

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