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Vikings fail to tackle opportunity

Updated: December 26, 2004, 11:10 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- In a game that might force league stat freaks to create yet another esoteric category, yards after missed tackles, it was altogether fitting on Friday afternoon that Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre got over on the Minnesota Vikings by going underneath his team's bitter rival.

Emulating a theme actually introduced early in the Christmas Eve matchup by an equally shoddy Packers defense, a unit that nearly came undone itself by its countless whiffs on would-be tackles in the ...

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