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Rough Day for Vikings/Twins/Brewers…Pack Roll

Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 6:15 am

What a day in sports for the teams of the upper Midwest. The Vikings, Packers, Twins and Brewers all in action and all needed wins.

Starting in the Metrodome, the Vikings were looking to bounce back from their Monday night loss to the Packers and it looked good through two-and a-half quarters. The Purple held a 15 point lead over the Colts (5 ryan Longwell Field Goals,) but then Peyton Manning administered a come back. With three seconds left, Adam Vinateri knocked in a 47 yard field goal to give the Colts the win and drop Minnesota to 0-2 on the young season. Vikings are home next week against an undefeated Carolina Panthers team.

In Motown, Aaron Rodgers put on a show. The Packers quarterback tossed a trio of touchdowns to help Green Bay Route Detroit 48-25. The Packers squandered a 21 point lead, but were able to regroup led by a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter. One of those pick six’s came from Charles Woodson, who had two INT’s in the game. The Pack are now 2-0. They will take the national spotlight next week with a Sunday night showdown against Dallas at Lambeau.

While teams are trying to build momentum for their season in the NFL, baseball teams are fighting to stay alive. The Twins get blasted by five Oriole home runs in a 7-3 loss Sunday. Minnesota does take two out of three from the O’s this weekend, but fall a game and a half back of the White Ssox in the division. Twins start a three game set at Cleveland tonight

The Brewers are now tied for the NL Wild Card lead after getting swept by the Phillies this weekend including both games in a Sunday doubleheader. 7-3 and 6-1. Milwaukee starts a pivotal three game series in Chicago against the Cubs on Tuesday.

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