Vikes, Packers Win Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings just had their biggest point total since the record-shattering 1998 season. The Vikes pulled a real upset in beating the Eagles 48-30 Sunday, and most impressively, Minnesota did it all without their top two running backs, top two tight ends, and top two defensive backs.
Matt Cassel passed for 382 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Third string running back Matt Asiata got the first start of his career and rushed for three scores.
Just for those of you scoring at home, had the Vikings lost this game they would have been slotted in the third pick for the 2014 draft. This win drops them to eighth.
The Green Bay Packers kept their playoff hopes alive with the largest comeback in team history on Sunday. The Packers matched a previous 23-point comeback effort, and beat the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 to stay within a half a game of the division lead in the NFC North. The Packers Trailed
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tossed two interceptions in the final three minutes, the first one giving Green Bay a chance for the go-ahead score with the Cowboys in position to run out the clock with a 36-31 lead. The second pick sealed the win for the Packers.
Despite running back Demarco Murray and his 7.4 yards-per-carry average in the game, the Cowboys continually dialed up pass plays in the second half that helped keep Green Bay in it.
Eddie Lacy may have sewn up rookie of the year honors with his 21-carry, 141 yard, 1 TD performance. Matt Flynn also passed for four second half touchdowns.