Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast the depleted Green Bay Packers for a 24-17 victory on Sunday night.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Adam Thielen during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Adam Thielen during the second half of the team’s NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Completing 29 of his 38 attempts, Cousins found Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen for scores. Sheldon Richardson had two sacks to lead the defense’s game-long stifling of Aaron Rodgers, and the Vikings (6-4-1) pushed the Packers (4-6-1) further back in the NFC wild card race.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, rear, after making a reception during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is forced out of bounds by Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, rear, after making a reception during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams and Aaron Jones scored on a short run for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Packers fell to 0-6 on the road and 1-5-1 against the Vikings in their last seven meetings.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with Aaron Rodgers (12) after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with Aaron Rodgers (12) after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defenders Danielle Hunter (99) and Tom Johnson, center during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defenders Danielle Hunter (99) and Tom Johnson, center during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Source: The Associated Press