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Packers miss opportunity - tie VikingsSubmitted: 11/24/2013
Packers miss opportunity - tie Vikings
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GREEN BAY - Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 218 yards to help the Packers storm back from a 16-point deficit for a 26-26 tie as the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay could only muster field goals in overtime Sunday.

Mason Crosby hit from 20 yards at 10:28 of the extra period and Blair Walsh connected from 35 with 3:54 left.

Greg Jennings, playing his first game at Lambeau Field as a member of the Vikings (3-8-1), dropped a third-down pass with 2:11 left. The Packers (5-5-1) also stumbled on their next possession.


Both Detroit and Chicago lost on Sunday. A Green Bay victory would have moved the Packers into a three-way tie at the top of the NFC North division standings. Packers travel to Detroit on Thanksgiving.

One last chance for the Vikings went nowhere with 1 scond left, and the teams walked off with the first tie in the NFL since the Rams and 49ers ended 24-24 on Nov. 11, 2012.


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