By Nick Freimuth A missed 52-yard field goal by Mason Crosby as time expired plus a 22-point fourth quarter for the Vikings led to an overtime thriller at Lambeau Field Sunday. Minnesota won the coin toss and elected to receive. A missed 49-yard field goal attempt by Daniel Carlson on the opening drive of overtime set the stage for an Aaron Rodgers game-winning drive. It was not to be however. The Packers’ quarterback fumbled on a big second down then took a sack on third down, giving the Vikings the ball back.
Minnesota quickly went seven plays and 63-yards to set up the game winning 35-yard field goal. The fifth round rookie draft pick for Minnesota, Daniel Carlson missed his third field goal of the game as time expired and left the score tied at 29-29 at the conclusion of overtime.
The Vikings and Packers are each (1-0-1). Minnesota hosts Buffalo next Sunday at noon. Green Bay plays at Washington also at noon.