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Much like in second week of the season, when they kicked five field goals and lost 18-15 in the final seconds at home against Indianapolis, the Vikings whiffed on countless opportunities to cruise to an easy victory.
Packers middle linebacker Nick Barnett limped off with an apparent injury to his right knee on the first series of the second half, and on the next play Chester Taylor blew by Barnett's backup Desmond Bishop for a 47-yard touchdown on a swing pass out of backfield that made it 21-10.
After forcing a punt, the Vikings lined up at the Packers 35 poised to put the game out of reach. But they failed to gain and first down on the next three plays and Ryan Longwell -- who made a 54-yarder in the first half -- pulled a 48-yard field goal attempt to the right.
Donald Driver established a Green Bay franchise record with a reception in his 104th straight game, besting the mark set by Sterling Sharpe from 1988-94.
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