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Vikings, Packers post home victories

By KBJR News 1

November 8, 2010 Updated Nov 8, 2010 at 12:25 AM CDT

In NFL action on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings snapped a 2-game losing skid, with a 27-24 overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota trailed 24-10 with just over three and half minutes left in regulation, when Brett Favre started working some magic.

Favre led the Vikings on a touchdown drive, capped off by Adrian Peterson 4-yard scoring run to make it 24-17. After a three and out, Arizona punted the ball back to the Vikings. Favre connected with tight end Visanthe Shiancoe for the game-tying touchdown, forcing overtime.
In OT, Favre completed a 22 yard pass to Bernard Berrian to help set up Ryan Longwell's 35 yard field goal for the win.

Favre threw for a career-high 446 yards and and two touchdowns for Minnesota, who improved to (3-5). Minnesota faces the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field next week.

Meanwhile, in a game televised on KBJR6 and Range 11, the Green Bay Packers clobbered the helpless Dallas Cowboys 45-7. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 34 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Nick Collins returned a fumbled kickoff for a touchdown for Green Bay just before halftime. In the fourth quarter, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews returned and interception 62 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring.

Green Bay remains alone in first place in the NFC North standings with a (6-3) record, a half-game ahead of Chicago. Green Bay has a bye next week, before visiting Mall of America Field for the second Border Battle of the season against the Vikings.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com