Fit to be tied: Packers, Vikings finish 26-26

Fit to be tied: Packers, Vikings finish 26-26

A Matt Flynn-led rally in the second half prevented another loss for Green Bay.
Down 23-7 to the Vikings in the third quarter on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, it appeared the Packers were headed to a fourth straight loss.

At that point, Mike McCarthy elected to bench Scott Tolzien in favor of Matt Flynn, who rallied Green Bay to 16 straight points, a 23-23 tie, and overtime.

However, the Packers couldn't finish the game, which ended in a 26-26 tie.  It was the first tie for the Packers since September of 1987 against the Broncos at County Stadium in Milwaukee.

Flynn completed 21 of 36 passes for 218 yards, and a touchdown in the second half and overtime.  A touchdown run by Eddie Lacy (who finished with 110 yards on 25 carries) made it 23-13 in the fourth quarter.  Then, Flynn found Jarrett Boykin for a score, cutting the deficit to 23-20. 

Green Bay drove deep into Vikings territory in the final minute, but had to settle for a Mason Crosby field goal, tying the game at 23.

On the first possession of overtime, Flynn hit Boykin on a pass inside the five yard line.  The Packers couldn't get the game clinching touchdown, however, again settling for a Crosby field goal which made it 26-23.

The Vikings then drove and kicked a field goal of their own to tie the game at 26, and that's where it ended.

Minnesota rushed for 232 yards as a team, as Adrian Peterson totaled 146, and Toby Gerhardt had 91 on just 8 carries.

Green Bay actually gained ground in the NFC North division with the tie.  The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions each lost, dropping both to 6-5, a half-game ahead of the Packers at 5-5-1.

The Packers have a quick turnaround before facing the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit.
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