Wow, what a great game. I feel that the best way to describe my emotions throughout the game would be in GIF form. So here we go.
First off, my Dad and I were pretty impatient having to wait until 3:00 to watch the game.
But finally, the game started. And the Vikings got off to a good start, taking an early 10-0 lead thanks to the running of Adrian Peterson and the leg of Blair Walsh:
The Vikings defense was great early on, and it seemed like the Vikings might run away with this game. Man, we were riding the wave:
But you knew that the Packers would get it going, and soon, the game was back and forth, and we were worried:
And it looked like the Vikings momentum might stall. But then Jarius Wright made a great catch off a deflection:
But then the Packers got a TD on a play that was ruled a fumble, Mike McCarthy illegally threw the challenge flag, but the refs intervened and bailed out Green Bay. It looked like the 'Packers Magic' was rearing it;s ugly head:
As the second half unfolded, the game went back and forth, and it got nerve wracking. I thought Dad and I were going to be sick:
With 2:00 left and the game tied, the Vikings faced a crucial third down. Ponder found Michael Jenkins for 25 yards and a first down. WOO!
The Vikings needed to kill the clock and kick a field goal to win. Blair Walsh lined up for the game winner. We were nervous and needed a drink, but we felt pretty good about it:
And then, YES, GOOD! VIKES WIN!!
The Vikes are in the playoffs, the Bears are out, and the Packers no longer have a bye:
We'll see you in Lambeau next Saturday night.