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Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers End in a Tie

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

It appeared as if Green Bay Packers field goal kicker Mason Crosby drilled a 52-yard field goal to win the game as time expired. However, the Minnesota Vikings called a timeout before the kick and Crosby reattempted it. He missed the field goal and the game went to overtime.

Minnesota Vikings kicker Daniel Carson missed two field goals in overtime from 49 and 35 yards out. Because of it, the Vikings and the Packers tied at 29.

Josh Jackson blocked a punt in the first-quarter for the Green Bay Packers and he recovered it for a touchdown! Kirk Cousins threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Laquon Treadwell later in the first for the Minnesota Vikings. Treadwell caught two passes for 23 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Davante Adams caught a nine-yard touchdown pass later in the second-quarter for the Green Bay Packers. Adams caught eight passes for 64 yards receiving and a touchdown. Tight end Jimmy Graham was the Green Bay Packers leading receiver with six catches for 95 yards receiving.

With the Vikings trailing 20-7 in the fourth-quarter, Stefon Diggs caught a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins. With Minnesota trailing 23-14, Diggs caught a 75-yard touchdown pass. He finished with nine receptions for 128 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Stefon Diggs also had one rushing yard on one carry.

With the Packers leading 26-21, Cousins threw an interception. Minnesota's defense stood tall and forced a Crosby field goal.

On a fourth down, Cousins threw an interception and the game would have been over until Clay Matthews was called for roughing the passer.

The Minnesota Vikings capitalized on the opportunity. Kirk Cousins threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen with 36 seconds remaining. Cousins completed a pass to Stefon Diggs for the two-point conversion.

Kirk Cousins completed 35-of-48 passes for 425 yards four touchdowns and one interception. Adam Thielen caught 12 passes for 131 yards receiving and a touchdown. The rest of the game was history.

The Minnesota Vikings (1-0-1) will host the Buffalo Bills (0-2) next Sunday and the Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) will travel to face the Washington Redskins (1-1) next Sunday.

This article was originally published on @gk18