In what would be a crazy game, there was an even crazier ending. The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers tied each other 26-26, as both teams were only able to score a field goal in overtime.
The Vikings had the lead for most of the game, but the Packers, led by Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn, were able to score 16 points in the fourth quarter to tie it up at 23 before heading to OT.
Offensively for Minnesota, QB Christian Ponder completed 21 of 30 passes for a total of 233 yards, and had one touchdown to go along with that. Adrian Peterson led all rushers in today’s game, with 32 carries for 146 yards, and one touchdown. Jerome Simpson and Cordarrelle Patterson led Minnesota’s receiving group; each had 54 yards, (Simpson had two receptions while Patterson had five).
Blair Walsh connected with all four of his field goals on the day, and made both extra points as well.
For Green Bay, however, things went a little differently. Scott Tolzien started out under center, but would eventually lose the spot to Matt Flynn. Tolzien was 7/17 for 98 yards, Flynn completed 21 of 36 for 218 yards and a touchdown. Eddie Lacy led Green Bays ground attack, with 25 carries for 110 yards and a score, while James Jones led all receivers with seven catches for 80 yards.
Ties in the NFL are super rare, almost non-existent, as this is the second one ever to happen in NFL history. The Packers are now 5-5-1, while the Vikings are 2-8-1.
The Green Bay Packers will travel to Detroit next week as they take on the Lions, and the Minnesota Vikings will stay at home when they take on the Chicago Bears.