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Minnesota Vikings 17, Green Bay Packers 14 - Vikings Finally Get A Lead

The officiating appears to be out in full force against the Minnesota Vikings this evening.

A brilliant drive by the Vikings appeared to have ended with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Visanthe Shiancoe, but the play was challenged by Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy. Even though Shiancoe appeared to catch the ball and control it all the way through the “process,” the officials said that he didn’t catch it for reasons that nobody is quite sure of.

The drive stalled after that, and the Vikings settled for a 28-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell to give them their first lead of the evening.

We’re at the two-minute warning in Green Bay, and the Vikings are in the lead 17-14.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.