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Monday, September 8, 2008
Jackson, Vikings miss big opportunity


Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Things are starting to get interesting here at Lambeau Field. Minnesota quarterback Tarvaris Jackson missed an opportunity at the beginning of the fourth quarter to pull the Vikings within three points. As it stands, Green Bay leads 17-12 with 14:12 remaining.

The teams scored two quick touchdowns, the first coming when the Packers Tramon Williams returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown. Jackson brought the Vikings back down the field and threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Sidney Rice on a gutsy fourth-and-one call from coach Brad Childress.

Childress rightly called for a 2-point conversion, but Jackson's pass was behind a wide-open Rice in the end zone. That left the Packers with a four-point lead.

We're bowing out to start working on what we like to call "Rapid Reaction", an entry we will post immediately after the game. Look for an extended post after I get back upstairs from the locker rooms.