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Aaron Rodgers leads Packers to 24-19 win


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers passed his first test as the Green Bay Packers' new quarterback. 

He threw for 178 yards and a touchdown and scored on a game-clinching sneak in a 24-19 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on national TV Monday night. 

Rodgers got help from the Packers' special teams, running back Ryan Grant and safety Atari Bigby to beat a bitter division rival. His first regular-season start came in the wake of Brett Favre's offseason unretirement saga.

Will Blackmon's 76-yard punt return gave Green Bay a 17-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. 

Rodgers followed with his first attempt at a quarterback sneak but was stuffed. He plunged into the end zone on the second try, then emphatically spiked the ball and jumped into the stands for a "Lambeau Leap." 

The score gave Green Bay a 24-12 lead.

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