A tie?! Packers-Vikings play to 26-26 draw
GREEN BAY - The Packers did something Sunday that they haven't done since 1987. It's not necessarily a bad thing or a good thing.
The Packers and Vikings played to at 26-26 tie, the first draw involving the Packers since the Reagan administration. Normally, a non-victory against the last place team in the division would be cause for anger, but it could have been much worse for the Pack.
Matt Flynn was brought in for Scott Tolzien to help rally a team that trailed by as much as 23-7 in the fourth quarter. Flynn did exactly that, finding Jarrett Boykin for a touchdown and hitting James Jones on a 28-yard fourth down completion that set up the game-tying field goal.
But Flynn could only muster one scoring drive in overtime, a field goal on the team's first drive of the extra period. Blair Walsh answered with his own overtime field goal for Minnesota, and the extra time ran out without a winner.
The Packers still gained ground on the Lions and Bears, both of whom lost Sunday. Green Bay is just a half game behind Detroit and can take over the division lead with a win Thursday.
Mike McCarthy says, as of Sunday afternoon, he does not know who will start at quarterback Thursday.