This marks the first time there have been two ties within the first two weeks of the NFL regular season since 1973. Minnesota sure did have their chances to win it in the extra period, but kicker Daniel Carlson missed two field goals after his team forced overtime late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to tie the game on Adam Thielen's 22-yard touchdown grab with 31 seconds left, which was followed by a completed two-point conversion pass to Stefon Diggs.
Kirk Cousins got off to a red hot start, and then finished hot, to record 425 passing yards and four touchdowns in his second game with the Vikings. Meanwhile, the big question heading in to the week was if Aaron Rodgers would be able to play after his remarkable comeback from a knee injury on Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. He was listed as active on Sunday morning and threw for 281 yards and a touchdown, but both teams remained at 1-0 atop the NFC North Division.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby tied a career high with five field goals on the day, although, he missed a 52-yard attempt as time expired in regulation, sending the game to overtime. Carlson's second missed attempt for the Vikings came in the final seconds of overtime, which sealed the tie for these two teams.
Neither team moved ahead or fell behind on this day, despite a hard fought, back and forth affair, and they are forced to just move on. The Vikings will do so in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills at home, while the Packers will visit the Washington Redskins.