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Packers, Vikings Tie In Green Bay

Matt Flynn helps Packers settle for tie.

Newly re-signed backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 216 yards in the second half, and the Packers settled for a 26-26 tie against division rival Minnesota.

Flynn came in place of Scott Tolzien when the Packers were trailing 20-7 in the third quarter. He finished 21-for-36 with 218 yards and a touchdown.

The Vikings led most of the game, and extended their lead to 23-7 early in the fourth quarter when Blair Walsh connected from 29 yards out. But Eddie Lacy (25 carries, 110 yards, 1 TD) scored on a three-yard run on the next Packers drive, and then Flynn connected with Jarrett Boykin to make it a three point game with 3:30 left to play. Packers kicker Mason Crosby connected from 27 yards out at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.

Crosby and Walsh traded field goals to begin the overtime period, and both offenses stalled past that point to end the game in a 26-26 tie.

Despite Aaron Rodgers missing time due to a broken collarbone, the Packers are very much alive in the NFC North. With both the Lions and Bears losing, Green Bay sits just a half game back in the division standings. They travel to Detroit to play the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

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