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.