NFC North

Vikings vs. Packers: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

USA Today
Tim ArcandCorrespondent INovember 24, 2013

Final: Vikings 26, Packers 26 

Quarterback Matt Flynn came into the game in the third quarter and led the Packers back from a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit to send the game into overtime. The game-tying field goal was kicked with 0:46 left in the game. 

Flynn finished 21-of-36 with 218 yards and a touchdown.

Scott Tolzien, making his first start at Lambeau Field, opened the scoring on a nifty six-yard run that gave the Packers a 7-0 lead. He finished 7-of-17 for 98 yards before being benched in the third quarter. 

Running back Eddie Lacy finished with 110 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown to pace a balanced attack by Green Bay.   

Both teams kicked field goals in overtime to preserve the tie—Mason Crosby kicked a 20-yard field goal after the Vikings defense held the Packers on a 1st-and-goal from the 7-yard line.

The Vikings answered with a 35-yard field goal from Blair Walsh with 6:36 left in overtime. Neither team could get close enough to score again.

Christian Ponder looked good for the Vikings as he completed 21-of-30 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown. His passer rating of 103.9 is the highest this season in eight starts. He protected the ball and did not have a turnover.  

The Vikings were able to control the game behind the running of Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. Peterson finished with 146 yards on 32 carries and a touchdown. Gerhart added 91 yards on eight carries in the second half. The duo averaged 5.4 yards per carry. 

The tie keeps the Packers (5-5-1) a half-game behind the Lions (6-5) and Bears (6-5) who both lost today. The tie kept the NFC North winless on the day. 

The Packers will play at Detroit on Thanksgiving, and the Vikings will host the Bears next Sunday. 

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