The Vikings should have won their much-anticipated NFC North bout with the Packers just as much as they should have lost it.
On multiple occasions and for many reasons too.
For starters, falling behind 20-7 over the first three quarters on the road against Aaron Rodgers is never a good idea. And doing so without much of a running game isn’t exactly smart either, particularly when the game was close and Minnesota wanted to keep Rodgers and Co. off the field.
Then there was the aforementioned penalty against Clay Matthews which, if it hadn’t been called, would have led to an interception thrown by Kirk Cousins and likely would have sealed a loss for Minnesota.
The Vikings would score a game-tying touchdown (a two-point conversion succeeded) on the drive.
Even worse, kicker Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime — the second would have been a game winner.
Still, at least the Vikings can leave this bout knowing they didn’t lose, technically, on the road against a very dangerous Packers squad. But let’s see if this tie comes back to haunt Minnesota’s playoff aspirations down the line, shall we?