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             === Vikings, Packers fight to stalemate at Lambeau ===
 
 Green  Bay, WI  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The Green  Bay  Packers and  Minnesota
 Vikings played to a 26-26 tie at Lambeau Field.
 
 Trailing  23-7  early in the fourth  quarter, the Packers scored 16 unanswered
 points with Matt Flynn under center to send the game into overtime.
 
 Mason  Crosby and Blair Walsh each made field goals for their respective teams
 in the extra session, but neither team got much going on offense after that.
 
 It  was the first  tie in the NFL since Nov. 11, 2012, when the 49ers and Rams
 played to a 24-24 deadlock.
 
 For  the Vikings, it was their first tie since 1978 against the Packers. Green
 Bay played to a tie for the first time since 1987 versus the Broncos.
 
 The  Packers  got the ball  to start overtime.  A defensive holding penalty on
 3rd-and-9  gave  the home  team a fresh  set of downs.  Jordy Nelson and James
 Jones  caught passes of 15 and 22 yards, respectively, to move the ball to the
 Minnesota 41-yard line. Jarrett Boykin followed with a nice 34-yard grab along
 the  left  sideline. Green  Bay, though, was  unable to find  the end zone and
 Crosby made a 20-yard field goal.
 
 Since  Green  Bay only got a  field goal, the Vikings  had a chance to tie the
 game  or  win it  with a  touchdown. After John  Carlson's 10-yard catch, Toby
 Gerhart  carried the ball three straight times for a combined 24 yards to move
 the  ball to  the 12-yard line of  the Packers. Just like Green Bay, Minnesota
 stalled  on  offense and  had to  settle for a  field goal. Overtime continued
 following Walsh's 35-yarder with 3:49 to go.
 
 After each team went three-and-out, the Packers took over at their own 10 with
 1:59 remaining. A trio of penalties on Green Bay killed the drive.
 
 Just  one  second was left on  the clock following Tim Masthay's 39-yard punt.
 Cordarrelle Patterson caught a 21-yard pass as time expired.
 
 Flynn replaced Scott Tolzien early in the third quarter and completed 21-of-36
 passes  for  218 yards and  a touchdown for the  Packers (5-5-1), who had lost
 three  in a row.  Tolzien completed 7-of-17 passes for 98 yards and added a 6-
 yard rushing touchdown before being benched.
 
 "We  were looking  for  a spark,"  Packers  coach Mike  McCarthy  said of  his
 decision  to replace Tolzien  with Flynn. "We had a history with Matt. He went
 out there and played football."
 
 Eddie  Lacy carried the  ball 25 times for 110 yards and a touchdown for Green
 Bay. He also caught six passes for 48 yards.
 
 Christian  Ponder  connected on 21-of-30 passes  for 233 yards and a touchdown
 for  the  Vikings (2-8-1),  who were coming  off a 41-20  loss at Seattle last
 week.
 
 "We  let  it get out  of our hands," Ponder  said. "It's unfortunate we're not
 walking away with our third victory."
 
 Adrian Peterson carried the ball 32 times for 146 yards and a score.
 
 The  Vikings held  a 23-7 lead following Walsh's 29-yard field goal with 14:22
 left in the fourth quarter.
 
 The  Packers'  comeback started with an  80-yard drive that included a 35-yard
 defensive  pass  interference penalty. On the  eighth play of the series, Lacy
 found the end zone from three yards out. The two-point conversion failed.
 
 Green Bay put together a 12-play, 76-yard drive on its next possession. Lacy's
 17-yard  run  and  Boykin's  10-yard  catch  moved  the  ball  into  Minnesota
 territory. Instead of kicking a field goal on 4th-and-1 from the 27-yard line,
 the  Packers went for  it. Lacy pushed his way forward for four yards. He then
 took  a screen pass  for 13 yards down to the 10-yard line and Boykin caught a
 6-yard TD catch to cut the gap to 23-20 with 3:30 remaining.
 
 After  the Vikings  went three-and-out, Green Bay started from its own 31 with
 2:27  left.  The home team  faced a 4th-and-6 from  the Minnesota 40 this time
 around.  Jones caught a 28-yard pass for a fresh set of downs, but the Packers
 settled for Crosby's 27-yard field goal with 46 seconds left.
 
 The game went to overtime after the Vikings failed to do much on offense.
 
 The  Packers put together an 11-play, 87-yard drive on their second possession
 of  the contest. John Kuhn moved the chains with a 20-yard catch on 3rd-and-9.
 Nelson  converted the next third down with a 34-yard catch. Tolzien capped the
 series with a 6-yard TD run that included a spin move.
 
 Patterson  returned  the ball 57  yards on  the ensuing kickoff. Rhett Ellison
 added  a  14-yard catch to  move the  ball to the  Green Bay 21-yard line. The
 Vikings, however, had to settle for a 36-yard Walsh field goal.
 
 Green Bay failed to take advantage of a Peterson fumble in the early stages of
 the  second quarter.  Andy Mulumba  recovered the  ball for  the Packers  near
 midfield, but a three-and-out followed.
 
 Minnesota  started  from  its  own  2-yard  line  following  a  48-yard  punt.
 Peterson's  22-yard run  and  Jerome  Simpson's 31-yard  catch  helped set  up
 Walsh's 47-yard field goal with 4:24 left in the half.
 
 After forcing the Packers to punt, the Vikings scored their first touchdown of
 the  game. Simpson's 23-yard catch plus a personal foul penalty moved the ball
 to  the Green  Bay  27-yard line.  Chase  Ford added  a  20-yard catch  before
 Peterson scored from one yard out for a 13-7 lead.
 
 Things  continued  to go Minnesota's  way early in  the third stanza. On their
 second possession, the Vikings got catches of 15 and 21 yards from Carlson and
 Greg  Jennings. On 2nd-and-4 from the Green Bay 12-yard line, Ponder hooked up
 with  Ellison for a  touchdown. Ellison's first career TD catch made it a 20-7
 contest.
 
 Flynn  took over  at  quarterback on  the ensuing  Green  Bay possession.  The
 Packers moved the ball into Minnesota territory before punting.
 
 The Vikings bridged the third and fourth frames with a 12-play, 85-yard drive.
 Walsh's 29-yard field goal made it 23-7 with 14:22 to play.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Tolzien  made his second straight start for the Packers, who haven't won since
 Aaron Rodgers fractured his collarbone against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4 ...
 Jones  caught  seven passes for 80  yards ... Patterson hauled in eight passes
 for  54 yards ... Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields missed the game ... Vikings
 wide  receiver Joe Webb (concussion) and cornerback A.J. Jefferson (neck) left
 the  game  ... Peterson played  in his 100th NFL  game Sunday. His 9,846 yards
 rushing is third most in a player's first 100 games (Eric Dickerson, Jim Brown
 are 1-2).
 
 
 11/24 19:53:30 ET