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Vikings edge ahead of Packers with late scoring flurry

Minnesota Vikings' kicker Greg Joseph pushed his team past the Green Bay Packers on Sunday with a a 29-yard field goal as time was running out to seal a 34-31 victory.

The win was the Vikings' 500th regular season victory, and evened Minnesota's record on the year to 5-5. The Packers dropped to 8-3 after the result.

Justin Jefferson gave Minnesota a 29-24 lead with 2:17 remaining by hauling in a 23-yard reception, while Dalvin Cook followed with a successful run on a 2-point conversion for a 31-24 lead.

Green Bay answered one play later with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

"We just started a little too slow," Rodgers told the media following the game.

The Vikings got the ball back with 2:08 and nearly lost it, but a play initially ruled an interception was reviewed and reversed.

Cousins followed by closing the drive with three completions for 51 yards, and Cook added a 12-yard rush as Minnesota wound time down to prevent another possession by the Packers.

Jefferson finished with eight catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns for his second-highest yardage total in a game.

Adam Thielen added eight catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

He moved into fifth all-time on Minnesota's career receptions list (passing Kyle Rudolph, 453). Thielen now has 455, the first four of which were recorded at Green Bay in 2014.

Cousins finished 24-of-35 passing for 341 yards with three scores and a passer rating of 128.4, standing toe-to-toe with Rodgers.

The long touchdown to Valdes-Scantling boosted Rodgers' numbers to 23-of-33 passing for 385 yards and four scores for a near-perfect passer rating of 148.4. It was the most yardage by a Packers QB in the 122-game history of the Border Battle.

Valdes-Scantling finished with four catches for 123 yards and the score; Davante Adams recorded seven catches for 115 yards and two scores. He now has 12 career touchdowns against Minnesota.

Cook totaled 86 rushing yards and a score on 22 carries.

Minnesota converted nine of 13 third downs and won time of possession 31:01 to 28:59.

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