Green Bay 23 – Minnesota 21

In a battle of unbeatens and long-time rivals, the Green Bay Packers played error-free football in narrowly defeating the Minnesota Vikings 23-21.  But is was a game of momentum.  Neither team did a whole lot offensively in this one, but, the Packers took advantage of three Viking turnovers to run up a 23-7 lead early in the fourth quarter.  Then, all of a sudden, Minnesota’s offense came alive.

After a lengthy drive, Dalvin Cook scored and then flowed that up with a successful run for a two-point conversion, to cut the Packer lead to 8 points.  The Vikings got the ball back with one last opportunity, and Kirk Cousins, the Vikings’ signal-caller, completed four passes in succession for 65 yards, the final 19 coming on a Cousins to Stefon Diggs’ TD pass with only 5 seconds remaining, to cut the Packers’ lead to 2 points.  This time, however, Cook was stopped inches short of the goal line and the 2-point conversion failed, giving the Packers a thrilling victory and the #2 seed in the final playoff bracket!


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