Vikings, Packers play to a tie

AP

Good news for the Packers: they gained ground in the NFC North on Sunday.

Bad news for the Packers: it was just a half-game.

The Packers and Vikings played to a 26-26 tie at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. It is the first tie in an NFL regular-season game since the Rams and 49ers finished deadlocked at 24 in San Francisco a season ago.

In some ways, the Packers were fortunate to scratch out a tie, considering how poorly they played for most of the first three quarters of the game. They trailed 23-7 early in the fourth quarter before third-string quarterback Matt Flynn led a comeback to send the game into the extra period.

Then, in overtime, the Packers came out rolling, and when Flynn hit wideout Jarrett Boykin for 34 yards down the left sideline, Green Bay had first-and-goal at the Minnesota 7. With a touchdown, the Packers would win the game.

Instead, the Vikings’ defense held firm, and when a Flynn pass to Jordy Nelson fell incomplete in the endzone, the Packers took a 20-yard Mason Crosby field goal as a consolation prize.

The Vikings’ first drive in overtime ended in three points, too, with Blair Walsh connecting on a 35-yard field goal with 3:54 left. As they did all game, the Vikings leaned on their ground game, with Adrian Peterson (32 carries, 146 yards, one TD) and Toby Gerhart (eight carries, 91 yards) doing the heavy lifting. The Vikings had a chance at a touchdown, but rookie wideout Cordarrelle Patterson could not haul in a deflected pass in the endzone.

That was it for the excitement in Green Bay. Both offenses stalled thereafter, and the game ended with neither a winner nor a loser — just two teams that knew they could have won if only for some better play here or there.

The regret could be especially strong for the Packers, who are now 5-5-1. With the Bears and Lions losing on Sunday, Green Bay could have edged into a first-place tie. Instead, they are a half-game back entering a huge game on Thanksgiving at Detroit.

The Packers may have a decision to make at quarterback after Flynn completed 21-of-36 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown in place of Scott Tolzien, who was benched for ineffectiveness by coach Mike McCarthy. Of course, if Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is able to play, there isn’t much of a decision at all for Green Bay to make.

The 2-8-1 Vikings, who turned in a spirited effort at Green Bay, host Chicago next Sunday.

136 responses to “Vikings, Packers play to a tie

  1. Congratulation to the backup Packers and 4th string QB Matt Flynn for their heroic effort to win the season series from the hapless and tasteless Vikings – for the 4th season in a row!!!!!

  2. LOL The packers are garbage.

    You couldn’t beat the Vikings!?

    Too bad you couldn’t win your Super Bowl today!

  3. That’s weird.

    There were so many Vikings fans that were saying the packers are worse than the Jaguars.

    What does that say about the Vikings, when the Vikings exactly as good as the Packers with their fifth string quarterback?

    Btw, packers will still win the division.

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  4. I said this on the other story on this game and will say the same here.

    I think that May have been an historic game. I think that was the first time the rule that says “after the first team scores a field goal in OT, the other team gets a chance to score as well” has come into play. I can’t remember that happening since the rule was set up.

  5. Right now the Packers and Minnesota suck equally.

    Ted Thompson will take a lot of heat for not brining in Matt Flynn sooner. The Packers’ defense is horrible. And Marshall Newhouse doesn’t belong on any NFL roster.

  6. Looks like the Packers will keep on playing meaningful games for a while unlike some other team. Sorry Vikings fans. Just keep telling yourself it’s just about draft position anyways. That’s worked out so well the past few years.

  7. The scoreboard says the Packers tied, but the standings say the Packers won. Detroit and Chicago lost, giving the Packers a chance to take the lead in the division next week.

  8. Mike M should be tared and feathered. “Oh, were a head by 7. lets just run twice and pass if we have to philosoply” football.
    Do not blame Tolzien, he did the plays Mike the moron called. Run twice then try and pass your way out of the mess and hope the pass rush doesn’t kill you.

    Finally late in the game he actually made a bold move and brought in Flynn. Me thinks someome whispered in his ear, Mike if you lose this game season over, doesn’t matter if Rogers comes back. Your toast.

    The defensive line is now thee worst in the league. The pass defenders are the worst in the league. Its pathetic.

  9. Mike McCarthy is a moron for not staring Flynn once they signed him. They deserved not to win for that decision. Tolkien wasn’t even good as a badger.

    I cannot believe they allow ties in the nfl. For the love of god, catch up with the other sports in existence and stop it with this nonsense. Just keep playing!

    And bravo, Vikings. You blew a three score lead against a Rodgers-less packer team in one quarter.

    And forget genitailia!

  10. Nov 24, 2013 5:25 PM
    The game may have ended 26-26… but this was a win for the Packers’ injury report.

    Time to give up this excuse. The guys that are injured, other than Rogers suck. The story is the guys on the field, O line and D line also suck and they were playing. Can’t sit em all.

  11. Congratulation to the backup Packers and 4th string QB Matt Flynn for their heroic effort to win the season series from the hapless and tasteless Vikings – for the 4th season in a row!!!!!

    —————————————————— Ya they ecked out a tie regardless of MM’s play calling and Doms play calling.

  12. Here’s the thing. We already knew our season was over, and we’ve moved on. Now Packer fans on the other hand, are just realizing that your season is over. You’re in shock, yes, we know. Your team, like ours, is a circus. But there’s no need to be bitter at Minnesotans, just because we have bigger buildings, and enjoy wireless service.

    So again. Here’s what you can do.

    Count to ten.
    Tell yourself the truth.
    Identify the worst possible feeling that you’re feeling right now.
    Stop the hurting.
    Embrace your own suck.
    Go Lions.

  13. I really wish the Packers hadn’t been playing nickel against the Vikings in OT. Playing 2-4-5 against the best runner of our era is asking for trouble.

    They might have been forced into due to injury, but otherwise it’s baffling.

  14. Ponder couldn’t beat 2 backup QB’s even with a good running game today. Enough Pondering about the QB decision. It’s time to let Josh Freeman run this thing.

  15. I see filthy had to reach to try to find another 4 years in a row tagline. Now he is just embarrassing himself.

    3rd week in a row the Packers couldn’t beat a team with a losing record. How sad is that? That has to sting.

    I don’t care if MN doesn’t win another game this year. As long as they didn’t lose to Green Bay, it was worth it.

    Packers haven’t won a game since October 27th. zero for November. And I think Detroit will complete the November sweeps for the Packers.

  16. gb didn’t win. cheese bay put themselves in a dicey position to lose the before the post season.
    Suh likes collar bones. Especially, womens.

  17. Not only did the backup Packers win the season series with the hapless and tasteless Vikings today, the picked up a half game on both the Lions and on the Bears.

    With 5 regular season games remaining, THE BACKUP PACKERS NOW CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY!!!!

  18. With assistance from the NFL and today’s refs, the Packers are still in the hunt for the playoffs. Packers fans better remember that next time they play the victim card.

  19. Ok The Packers without Rodgers suck.
    Their Defense sucks even with Rodgers.
    The Vikings are pathetic.
    They could not beat the Packer s 4 th string QB Now that’s a fact. So ya gotta eat that one.
    The Vikings are losing for draft positioning. Hmmm great formula for success.
    The Packers need to address certain positions via the draft , and give FA a shot for a player or two.
    The Vikings will not win a Super Bowl anytime soon.
    The Packers are closer to a Super Bowl than the Vikes are.
    If you disagree , you are in denial or a moran.
    The above are facts
    AP looked great today
    Flynn looked ok
    Lacey looked good
    Packer “D” sucks we know that
    Vikes ” D ” is not as bad as GB s but not good either
    Packer s” O” line needs work and personnel back.

    Packers continue to dominate the Vikings.
    Again all of the above is fact

  20. Another week closer to Rodgers and Cobb. The way Detroit and Chicago are playing Flynn might be able to win the division though. The defense on the other hand still looks atrocious. I have supported Capers for awhile now but I do not see improvement this year. Every season it is something. Fire Capers, promote Kevin Greene, and find a decent strong safety (lacking since we lost Collins).

  21. nickynick04 says:

    Packers continue to dominate the Vikings.
    Again all of the above is fact

    2-1-1. Real domination. And for 3 weeks in a row, GB couldn’t get a win even though they were playing teams with losing records.

  22. 1. OT rules should have never changed, Roger Goodell only put them in because his beloved Vikings lost in the NFC Championship to the Saints 4 years ago.

    2. Officiating was completely biased towards the Vikings. Missed a Greenway late hit out of bounds & numerous Pass Interference penalties including 1 in the End Zone during OT.

    3. The announcers were also biased towards the Vikings.

    4. When we get A-Rod back, we’re not losing another game. Packers WILL win the Super Bowl this season.

  23. How many 4th Qtr leads have the Vikings had this year and how many games did they lose or tie? Seems like a bunch.

    McCarthy had a terrible game plan going in but this was the 3rd game in 4 weeks where a back up Qb, who didn’t get but a handful of snaps during the week, was inserted into a game. That is a recipe for disaster but Flynn managed to at least avoid a loss.

  24. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:38 PM
    Here’s the thing. We already knew our season was over, and we’ve moved on.

    *******************************************

    If the Packers acted like this gutless quitter in 2010, we’d still be stuck on 12 World Championships.

  25. Hapless and tasteless Viking fans are so distraught that they can’t even acknowledge that the tie LOST the season series to the Packers.

    4 straight years in a row!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. This has to be a serious dilemma for Minnesotans. If they won, they can crow and crow about how that one time in 2013 they BEAT the Packers in a regular season game at Lambeau. Yes! The highlight of their life!!!!

    If they lost, they can always fall back on “Well, we don’t care because we are sophisticated. What’s that you say about Wisconsin has 1 million more people? What does that matter? We have libraries and tall buildings. And art. No one else has that, especially Wisconsin. Just because I’ve never left Shakopee doesn’t mean I don’t know about the world. Minnesota has more to life than football. Wisconsin is a faraway place that has nothing.

    Now that it ended in a tie…what to do? Probably the norm. Dull, boring, desolation and well done burgers with Kraft singles and ketchup to jazz it up. Nothing is more boring than a Minnesotan.

  27. LMAO “the announcers were biased towards the Vikings.” That announcing team is Fox’s 5th string team lmao. And enough with the whole 4th string qb. Flynn has started for the Packers before so don’t make it sound like he was an undrafted QB picked up just last week to have a body on the team. This is the same guy who threw 6TD’s. Face it, the Packers are only viable if they have Rodgers at QB. Without him, they suck. Plain and simple.

  28. Toby had a good day which will help him in the free market next year.

    Rhodes finally got a start and I was pleased with how he’s progressing as a corner back. I just hope he’s not all banged up.

    A. Cole filled in as middle LB better than I thought.

    Packers have a legit RB now and with Rogers back they should play great offense, because they need to with that defense.

    MN still needs to draft a QB.

  29. Wow there’s a lot of sore packer fans out there! All of them hating on a team that really played hard despite their position. Everyone is so pathetically quick to point out rodgers was out, what about the ENTIRE Vikes seconday, missing starting MLB, a crappy qb that shouldn’t be in the nfl at all, AND a missing pro-bowl mvp TE all coming and cutting those cheeseheads off at the knees? Today, it wasn’t how bad the Vikes are this year, its how bad the packers have been these last few weeks!

  30. So, we have to wait 5 more days for the Packers to lose again, oh well.

    Tell me, how is going 1-1 last year against the Vikings considered winning the season series?

    And I’ve never heard so much pumped in music during a football game since the 90’s at the Dome, when it then later became banned to do while the opposing team is in the huddle. But, it’s Lambeau so they can get away with it, I guess. Real nice artificial fan support up there at Lambeau, if not for the music that place was very quiet until late in the 4th.

  31. If you disagree , you are in denial or a moran.

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    Everyone, Packer Nation has spoken!

  32. Here is the reality…

    Both Minnesota and green bay have good offenses. Without a good QB, they’re average.

    Both Minnesota and green bay have terrible defenses.

    Overall, very similar teams. It just shows how important a QB is in todays NFL. And without a decent defense, average offenses look slightly better, but still overall nothing special.

    People like Contra and other Viking fans can continue to be douchbags and egg on packer fans, but the fact is is that green bay has that QB, but was sorely missed today. Hence, they’re closer to being a playoff team than Minnesota. Rodgers would have put up 50 points on that team today. Ponder could only put up 26 against a terrible packer defense.

  33. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:38 PM

    Here’s the thing. We already knew our season was over, and we’ve moved on. Now Packer fans on the other hand, are just realizing that your season is over. You’re in shock, yes, we know. Your team, like ours, is a circus. But there’s no need to be bitter at Minnesotans, just because we have bigger buildings, and enjoy wireless service.

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    This is what’s commonly regarded as “denial”. Pack win’s Thursday, you can eat your words for desert. Happy Thanksgiving!

  34. tokyosandblaster says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:25 PM
    That’s weird.

    There were so many Vikings fans that were saying the packers are worse than the Jaguars.
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    So it has come to this. Your boasting has been reduced to inferring that a tie with a 2-8 team – at home – shows that the Packers aren’t as bad as the Jaguars. That’s funny.

  35. contra74 says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:25 PM
    LOL The packers are garbage.
    You couldn’t beat the Vikings!?
    Too bad you couldn’t win your Super Bowl today
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    The Packers still have an active season. The Viking fans pull their Maybe Next Year t-shirts out of mothballs. They tied their one chance at their annual SuperBowl, and proved, the Packers street-signed fourth string QB is better than the Vikings QB of the last four straight years.

    How does that taste?

  36. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 24, 2013 7:22 PM

    So, we have to wait 5 more days for the Packers to lose again, oh well.

    Tell me, how is going 1-1 last year against the Vikings considered winning the season series?

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    The score was tied. Only the Vikings would consider a tie to equal a victory.

  37. pack13queens0 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:25 PM

    1. OT rules should have never changed, Roger Goodell only put them in because his beloved Vikings lost in the NFC Championship to the Saints 4 years ago.

    2. Officiating was completely biased towards the Vikings. Missed a Greenway late hit out of bounds & numerous Pass Interference penalties including 1 in the End Zone during OT.

    3. The announcers were also biased towards the Vikings.

    4. When we get A-Rod back, we’re not losing another game. Packers WILL win the Super Bowl this season.
    ************************************8888888
    1. the hit your referring to where lacy tripped over greenway out of bounds lol late hit no not even close. not even in your home park could u get the call.
    2. you got a weak call in ot on a non-hold to get a first down to keep the drive alive on third down and james jones clearly pushed off of a Vikings d-back on a ball in the red zone yet the Vikings call called for P.I and lastly AP got facemasked on the fumble and it didn’t get called so I don’t want hear about missed calls winey packers fans
    3. only in green bay could you tie a very bad 2 win Vikings team and proclaim your going to the super bowl, your team is going no where

  38. Isn’t this 3 weeks in a row the Packers couldn’t bet a team with a losing record?

    If Detroit wins Thursday (and I am pretty sure they will) it will be 0 for November for the Pack. At least the Vikings have won a game this month.

  39. The Packer haters are dying to throw the worst insults they can imagine…..but because the Vikings blew a huge lead to a fourth string QB………….THEY CAN’T!

    Go home and shut up until next year. You tied your SuperBowl for crying out loud. You couldn’t pay to keep that fact off of ESPN. Losers.

    And the Viking fans are fat too.

  40. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 18, 2013 4:50 PM

    Tolzien put up 339 receiving yards against the resurgent NY Giants defense. I think Matt Flynn’s records might fall this weekend.
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    hey carl which records fell with Tolizen’s awesome performance against an awful defense?
    ooo that’s right still haven’t won a game since Rodgers has been out

  41. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    Isn’t this 3 weeks in a row the Packers couldn’t bet a team with a losing record?

    If Detroit wins Thursday (and I am pretty sure they will) it will be 0 for November for the Pack. At least the Vikings have won a game this month.
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    At least the Packers will get Rodgers back. Vikings fans will still be stuck pondering why Frazier continues to ponder playing Ponder.

    Oh, and you won a game this month. No wonder Vikings fans are so happy!

  42. skolvikes says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:26 PM
    Who knew the Packers were this bad without Rodgers?….

    Oh yeah, everybody.

    _________________________________

    Uh, your queens could only tie a team with their 4th string QB in.

    Who knew the Vikings were this bad? Oh yea, everybody.

  43. Maybe the vikings can pick up a real qb after Flynn becomes a free agent after this season since shop all of GBs players.

  44. Funny how Packer fans love to used the 4th string quarterback line —- its a long way from “next man up”…oh and your 4th string quarterback is actually your 2nd string quarterback who you let walk because the Packer brain trust is so brilliant in developing quarterbacks…congrats you tied a pretty bad team today.

  45. also, will one of you packer fans explain to me was today’s game Minnesota’s superbowl or is it when Green Bay plays at Minnesota is that Minnesota’s superbowl — or is it like everything else you just make it up as you go along.

    Also — get some decent doctors and trainers and you might be able to create the Aaron Rodgers dynasty that you all promised after that last Superbowl…

  46. Today was an important milestone, as the 13 time World Champion Packers proved they could win the season series against the hapless and tasteless Vikings without Rodgers.

  47. How does that taste?

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    A question more commonly asked of Packer Nation than by Packer nation…

  48. justsayin23 says: Nov 24, 2013 8:25 PM

    Maybe the vikings can pick up a real qb after Flynn becomes a free agent after this season since shop all of GBs players.

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    Yeah Green Bay will probably let him walk again because ARod doesn’t need a good backup.

  49. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 24, 2013 8:31 PM

    Today was an important milestone, as the 13 time World Champion Packers proved they could win the season series against the hapless and tasteless Vikings without Rodgers.

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    So this is what the mighty Green Bay Packer now consider a milestone….wow, how the mighty have fallen

  50. To all Packer fans talking smack….

    The bottom line is your team didn’t win a MUST WIN game (@HOME) against the Vikings.

    You sound as foolish as your team’s run defense looked today.

    Any sensible Packer fan realizes this team has no business making the playoffs.

  51. 6kingswest says:
    Nov 24, 2013 8:36 PM
    To all Packer fans talking smack….

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    This is the dummy that guaranteed a Packer loss and a Badger loss this weekend.

    LOL

  52. dcviking says: Nov 24, 2013 8:28 PM

    Funny how Packer fans love to used the 4th string quarterback line —- its a long way from “next man up”…oh and your 4th string quarterback is actually your 2nd string quarterback who you let walk because the Packer brain trust is so brilliant in developing quarterbacks…congrats you tied a pretty bad team today.
    ———————————————-

    So you think Flynn should have been able to come into a system he’s been out of for a few years, doesn’t have Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Randall Cobb or Jermichael Finley to throw to , and he shouldn’t skip a beat? Is that what you think?

    Truthfully, Flynn is better than Wallace or Tolzien are because he may know the plays better, but he doesn’t know the players, and that can be a bigger crutch.

    Let’s not forget that the reason he was released, and no one else would pick him up, was because he has a sore shoulder and is lacking the arm strength he used to have.

  53. All the comments about how the Packers were using a 4th string quarterback against the Vikings are really kinda confusing me…

    Isn’t that what the Vikings were playing with?? No seriously…

  54. justsayin23 says: Nov 24, 2013 8:38 PM

    Dcviking- thanks for admitting we have a good backup…very man of you to swallow your pride.

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    I don’t swallow anything other than my food and drink…but I’ll go one further…you have a great starting quarterback when healthy…the Vikings have neither a good starter nor a good backup…

  55. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 24, 2013 8:43 PM

    Too bad Lacy can’t carry his team when needed like LeVeon Bell can.
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    Either you are saying Scott Tolzien/Matt Flynn are better than Ben Roethlesberger or you are trolling. Please tell us which one.

  56. Ending was perfect, pretty much what both teams deserved. I was thinking a tie might mean less attacks between fan bases. Forgot filthy still exists and only purpose in life is to remind the world that the Indian Meat Packers were good 80 years ago and we should all be impressed.

  57. dcviking says: Nov 24, 2013 8:28 PM

    Funny how Packer fans love to used the 4th string quarterback line —- its a long way from “next man up”…oh and your 4th string quarterback is actually your 2nd string quarterback who you let walk because the Packer brain trust is so brilliant in developing quarterbacks…congrats you tied a pretty bad team today.
    ———————————————-

    So you think Flynn should have been able to come into a system he’s been out of for a few years, doesn’t have Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Randall Cobb or Jermichael Finley to throw to , and he shouldn’t skip a beat? Is that what you think?

    Truthfully, Flynn is better than Wallace or Tolzien are because he may know the plays better, but he doesn’t know the players, and that can be a bigger crutch.

    Let’s not forget that the reason he was released, and no one else would pick him up, was because he has a sore shoulder and is lacking the arm strength he used to have.

    ———————-

    All I’ve heard is heard is Drive is old, Jennings is no good since he signed with the Vikings, the Packers have plenty of depth at Te and WR, so it really shouldn’t matter. But you’re right all the time that Seneca Wallace had to build a rapport with the current group would have served you much better….

  58. Wow, all I can say is the Packers got dominated for 3 quarters by a 2-8 team with the 32nd scoring defense. A defensive that started a 7th rd backup MLB, played a backup safety at corner and a punt returner at nickel.

    Make sure you polish that stock share hanging on the wall. Maybe take a trip this winter to the stadium to see the trophy case you are so proud of…that way you can put your cheese hat on, puff your chest and reminisce about past glory, cause this team is going nowhere for a very long time.

  59. Two simple steps to fall entertainment:

    1) Watch Packers win season series against hapless, tasteless Vikings.

    2) Watch angry and spastic degenerate Viking fans throw hate fueled hissy fits.

    Too easy.

  60. cags777 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:04 PM

    With assistance from the NFL and today’s refs, the Packers are still in the hunt for the playoffs. Packers fans better remember that next time they play the victim card.
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    Sounds good. And we’ll also remember when the refs gave the 49ers an extra down in week 1, allowing them to score a touchdown instead of settling for a FG

    Nice try though, junior.

  61. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!

    If the vikings had lost the game, they improve their odds of getting a top draft pick (but they’d probably screw that up and reach for a consensus 3rd-rounder anyway).

    If the vikings had won the game, their loser “fans” would be out of their minds celebrating the victory in what has become their annual Super Bowl.

    But instead, they allow the team that they were beating handily to come back and play them to a tie instead! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  62. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says:
    Nov 24, 2013 5:38 PM

    Here’s the thing. We already knew our season was over, and we’ve moved on.

    ******************************************

    I would think that even the lowliest of degenerate Viking fans would be disgusted by this gutless quitter.

  63. Attempt to deflect all you wish filthy! THE BOTTOM LINE IS:

    Your Packers couldn’t secure a MUST win @ the vaunted FROZEN TUNDRA of Lambeau field against a DOME team. TOOOOOO funny! I truly hope your team makes the playoffs…that would be even FUNNIER!

    BTW, Eddie Lacy is no Adri…actually come to think of it, he’s not even as good as Toby Gerhart!

  64. Lucky for you inhabitants of that Wasteland to the east of the great state of Minnesota, I know of many Minnesotans who made the treacherous journey across that cesspool of sadness and shame. All to witness your one profitable company, and our vikes play. Therefore that pretend thing you call a economy should get a nice boost for the weekend. For once walmart might not be the only place of business that makes money this weekend. Since Wisconsin relies heavily on the great state of Minnesota for such things as Jobs, Health care, non-obese women, and hope. If it wasn’t for the Great state of Minnesota, Inhabitants of western Wisconsin might starve, towns would shut down, the walking dead would be abled to be filmed there… … …

  65. Wow, filthy sure is proud of his team’s tie with the “worst team in the NFL.” Still making excuses, though. At least now we have proof that without Rodgers, the Packers are exactly as good as the Vikings. As long as they’re playing at home.

  66. The 5-5 Packers, who we have been assured were built by the greatest architect of talent in NFL history, who had to win to stay alive in the playoff race, managed to dig deep and tie an injury-ravaged 2-8 team that had nothing to play for. At home.

  67. So are the Packers equally hapless and tasteless as the Vikings, or are they a little more hapless while the Vikings are a little more tasteless, or maybe they’re a little more tasteless while the Vikings are a little more hapless? How does that work?

  68. Vikes running game MANHANDLED the packers today…….any other OC than Musgrave wins that game.

    Packers have 0 shot in 4 days!!!!!!!!

  69. Hahahahahaha! Packers can’t beat a 2-8 team …at home none the less. Terrible team with terrible fans! Enjoy mediocrity losers!

  70. I love it. The Packers have more injured talent than the Vikings have had combined on their entire team in the last five years, and they’re saying the Packers should have won?

    It’s so cute when these products of brother/sister mating try to sound smarter than they are.

    oh, and must win? The Packers are 1/2 game behind, and they play the lions and bears each.

  71. We Vikes fans were already hoping we would loose out for a good pick. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that the GB sucks almost as bad as we do! Revel in your qb packers, but you’re just prolonging the inevitable with a wild card loss BEST CASE… it’s a shame you don’t play denver or seattle; you might better understand that you are wasting your time trash talking. Even so, I see only two games you have a decent shot of winning left on your schedule, and with your level of play, nothing is a gimme.

  72. The Packer backups won the season series over the hapless and tasteless Vikings today.

    Congratulations to all Packer fans!

    Sorry Viking fans. I really thought you had a shot against our 2nd team.

  73. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Nov 24, 2013 9:55 PM
    So are the Packers equally hapless and tasteless as the Vikings, or are they a little more hapless while the Vikings are a little more tasteless, or maybe they’re a little more tasteless while the Vikings are a little more hapless? How does that work?
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    At this point, the Vikings still lead in both categories.

  74. filthymcnasty1 says:
    Nov 24, 2013 9:12 PM
    Did anyone notice Eddie Lacy steam rolling down Highway 29 (Xavier Rhodes) today?
    …………
    You mean like AP used to do to Al Harris, multiple times a gam,e in years past?

  75. Sounds like a long ride home for some people. 23-7 in the fourth quarter……and a 4th string QB walks in off the street to deny the Vikings a decent draft pick and cause them to settle for a tie in their annual Super Bowl. Sweet.

    The Packers are still in it. The Vikings failed to win the only game they and their fans care about. They can’t deny playing the Packers is as close to the Super Bowl they ever hope to be, and the Packers can recover and still have a shot at the real thing.

    That must hurt. The first thing out of the blocks is the familiar “our buildings are taller, and our lakes are bluer, and our flagpoles are straighter,” or some similar nonsense.

    Go home. Suck it up. What you saw today was real determination and an example of never giving up. That’s how we roll.

  76. duece5 says:
    Nov 24, 2013 10:04 PM
    Vikes running game MANHANDLED the packers today…….any other OC than Musgrave wins that game.
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    Manhandling without winning is only important to you. And you should happy with the tie. The Vikings could have easily lost. The manhandling doesn’t mean a thing, now, (except to you.)

  77. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 24, 2013 9:12 PM

    “Did anyone notice Eddie Lacy steam rolling down Highway 29 (Xavier Rhodes) today?”

    Had to wait to stop laughing at that one before I responded. Yes Lacey got a nice hit on Rhodes, but unlike the countless hits Peterson and Toby put on your defense…and kept going, Lacey was knocked out of bounds. See that is what the defense is supposed to do, stop the runner. Guess its different for Packer fans who are used to seeing their own defense shy away from contact or attempting to arm tackle a runner.

  78. Yesterday the Packer backups won the season series with the hapless and tasteless Vikings!

    On Thursday we can all give thanks that the Detroit game will mean something.

  79. Posters act as if the Packers were only missing one starter (Rodgers). These are the starters that were out. Not counting backups.

    1 Rodgers QB
    2 Cobb WR
    3 Finley TE
    4 Don Barclay OT
    5 Bryan Bulaga OT
    6 Sam Shields CB
    7 Casey Hayward CB
    8 Dujan Harris – RB Not missing this starter
    9 Johnny Jolley DT
    10 CJ Wilson DT (went out during the game)

    2 of our 3 big men were out, easy to run when you are missing your DT’s.

  80. a 4th string QB walks in off the street to deny the Vikings a decent draft pick and cause them to settle for a tie in their annual Super Bowl. Sweet.

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    Actually, the 4th string quarterback improved the Vikings chances for a decent draft pick by coming back to tie…

    They can’t deny playing the Packers is as close to the Super Bowl they ever hope to be
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    Actually, the Vikings have been to the SuperBowl 4 times, so no that’s not true either

    The Vikings failed to win the only game they and their fans care about.
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    Actually, since the Vikings play the Packers twice a year, so by your own logic, this isn’t true either…

  81. That’s okay, sloppy game on both sides. At least the Pack can still say that they’re season is still alive. With the cold forecast, get those ice rods out…ice fishing is starting early in MN.

  82. Why can filthy say Vikings fans are hapless and tasteless but I can’t say Packer fans roll just fine if you turn them on their side…

  83. So, the Packers come back from behind to force an overtime and an eventual tie against a 2-8 team…and Packers fans are PROUD of that!? You guys are chest pumping and claiming immortality because you tired a 2-8 team?!?!?!? WOW, how low its gotten in Green Bay.

  84. All Day AP: 32 carries, 146 yds, 1 TD.
    Charles: 18 touches, 157 total yds, 2 TD’s.
    Lacy: 25 carries, 110 yds, 1 TD
    -(lead team with 6 REC’s)
    Moreno: 37 carries, 224 yds, 1 TD.
    Brown: 21 carries, 127 yds.
    -(lead team with 4 REC’s)

    What do all these RB’s have in common after having huge weeks?!

    None of their teams won a football game this week, despite huge rushing efforts and clock eating. This is the time of year where games are won because of running the ball and surviving harsh weather conditions in some stadiums.

    Quite the anomally we witnessed this week!!!

  85. contra74 says:
    Nov 25, 2013 12:02 PM
    So, the Packers come back from behind to force an overtime and an eventual tie against a 2-8 team…and Packers fans are PROUD of that!? You guys are chest pumping and claiming immortality because you tired a 2-8 team?!?!?!? WOW, how low its gotten in Green Bay.
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    The Packers are staying in the hunt with duct tape and coat hangers. Heck yes I’m proud of the comeback…..and they should have won. You can keep shaking your head about the facts another QB at Green Bay is better than yours and the Packers are still relevant. Bye.

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