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Vikings Get Jobbed, 28-24

(Sports Network) – Brett Favre threw three interceptions in the second half, including one that was returned for a touchdown, as his Minnesota Vikings fell to the Green Bay Packers, 28-24, in a thriller from historic Lambeau Field.

The game almost ended with Favre bringing the Vikings back against his former team. Multiple penalties set up Minnesota with a 1st-and-30 from the Green Bay 35. Favre dropped back and threw a perfect pass to the back of the end zone for Percy Harvin, who caught the pass for an apparent touchdown. The booth quickly reviewed the play, and it was determined that Harvin had one foot out of bounds, and the original call was reversed.

A 15-yard pass to Adrian Peterson and two incomplete passes sealed the fate of the Vikings (2-4), who have lost two of three.

The story of the game was about Favre making his return to Green Bay, where he played for 16 seasons before parting ways with the organization prior to the 2008 campaign. Favre’s return to Lambeau last November resulted in the Vikings winning by a 38-26 count.

Making his 119th start at Lambeau Field, Favre completed 16-of-29 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown. Favre set an NFL record for the most starts by a quarterback at a single venue, topping Denver great John Elway, who started 118 games at Mile High Stadium.

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