Minnesota Vikings defeat Green Bay Packers, 38-26

GREEN BAY: Mason Crosby, 37-yard field goal, 5:05 left.

How they scored: C John Sullivan made a premature snap from shotgun formation and hit Brett Favre in the left thigh, with Johnny Jolly recovering the bouncing ball at the Vikings 21. Ryan Grant gained 7, Jared Allen tackled Grant for minus-2 and Aaron Rodgers was sacked for minus-3 by DE Ray Edwards even though he had all day. The drive: Four plays, 2 yards, 1:58. Packers 3, Vikings 0.

MINNESOTA: Adrian Peters...

Green Bay — For all that happened in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, the offensive performance of the Green Bay Packers came down to and was summarized by two crucial plays in the fourth quarter.

After a furious comeback, the Packers trailed, 31-26, and faced second and 3 at the Minnesota 28 with 6:26 left.

The game was there for taking.

On the first play, rookie left tackle T.J. Lang had an assignment error that let defensive end Jared Allen rush fre...

Green Bay — Quarterback Brett Favre has frustrated his share of players, coaches and fans over the years and so it was no surprise that he was at it again Sunday.

For the second time in four weeks, Favre frustrated the Green Bay Packers defense so much that one of its members spoke in less than glowing terms about the way players are being used in first-year defensive coordinator Dom Capers' 3-4 system.

Defensive end Cullen Jenkins spoke out after the Packers' 38-26 ...

Green Bay — In the days leading up to his mega-hyped return to 1265 Lombardi Ave., Brett Favre said he received countless pats on the back, text messages and words of encouragement from his Minnesota Vikings teammates.

"They said, 'Hey, you're going to play great. We know you're nervous,' " Favre said. "I'm like, 'That's easy for you to say.' "

He steeled himself for the boos and catcalls he knew he'd hear from fans who once worshipped him as the iconic leader of the...