Kirk Cousins leads Vikings back at Lambeau...for a disappointing 29-29 tie

posted by Aj Mansour - 

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Well, at least it was an entertaining game right?

Somehow I don't think that's going to be the "good taste" that's left in the mouths of Minnesota Vikings fans today after the Vikings pulled off an improbable fourth quarter comeback only to miss two field goals in overtime and end the game on the road in a 29-29 tie.

Let's start back at the beginning with Aaron Rodgers doing Aaron Rodgers things. Despite the injured knee, Rodgers threw for 281 yards and a TD while Mason Crosby hit five field goals to tally up an early lead for the Packers. 

But it was the fourth quarter and subsequent overtime that everybody will be talking about here.

Led by Kirk Cousins' 425 yards and 4 touchdowns, the Vikings put up 22 points in the fourth quarter capped off by an amazing pass from Cousins to Thielen in the endzone followed by a 2-point conversion to Stefon Diggs to tie it up.

Still despite Rodgers' impressive return and Cousins fantastic day, it's going to be Laquon Treadwell and Daniel Carlson that Vikings fans will be talking about after this one. 

Treadwell was targeted six times with four incompletions tipping off his fingers, one tipping into the hands of a Packer late in the fourth quarter for an interception.

Then there's the rookie kicker Daniel Carlson. Missing a field goal early in the game was one thing, not great but not the end of the world. But missing two field goals in a tie-game scenario in overtime, that's not good...not good at all.

At the end of the day, a tie is not the worse thing in the world but knowing that there was an opportunity to go into Lambeau and grab the win, it stings and feels like we left a lot on the table.

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