The Vikings struck first in the NFC North battle in Green Bay, but it was a win-win for the Packers.
Kirk Cousins threw incomplete before Preston Smith stopped Dalvin Cook for no gain. The Vikings lost center Austin Schlottmann on the play, with Schlottman carted off with a left ankle injury. He will not return, with the Vikings ruling him out.
Keisean Nixon, who was questionable to play, returned Joseph’s ensuing kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown.
The Packers lead 7-3 with neither team having picked up a first down. They have combined for 12 yards.