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Packers drop to 8-3
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Packers defense implodes, offense takes time to find footing in loss to Vikings


Story By Nathan Meihak
Regional Sports Published 11/21/2021 4:43PM, Last Updated 11/21/2021 4:54PM
Minneapolis - In Matt LaFleur's two and a half years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, he's lost only two games to NFC North opponents. However, both of those losses have come in back-to-back meetings with the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay's defense, which shutout Seattle a week ago, was carved up by Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson. The Viking duo connected eight times for 169 yards and two scores. 

After a shaky first half, the Packers offense finally got it going in quarters three and four. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams struck for two touchdowns in the second half, and Rodgers hit Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 75-yard game-tying touchdown with 2:08 left.

However, the offense would never see the field again as the Vikings drove down and won the game on a Greg Joseph field goal as time expired. 
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