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Packers Win!

Brett Favre bounced back from a costly mistake and rallied the Green Bay Packers to another big victory, and another division title.

Favre drove his team 76 yards to set up Ryan Longwell's 29-yard field goal as time ran out, lifting the Packers to a 34-to-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis Friday afternoon.

The Packers clinched a third straight championship of their division.

The Packers, improving their record to 9-6, trailed 31-24 with 8:18 left after Favre's third-down throw from his end zone was intercepted by Chris Claiborne and returned 12 yards for a touchdown.

Still, the Vikings, who now are 8-7, couldn't stop the Packer passing game in the closing minutes.

Donald Driver made a nifty, falling-down catch of Favre's pass on fourth-and-goal at the three yard line to tie the game at 31 with 3:34 remaining after an 80-yard drive.

Minnesota had to punt on its final possession, and the Packers took over at their own 13-yard line with a minute and 34 seconds to play.

Twelve plays later, Longwell nailed the winning field goal.


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