Green Bay Packers (8-7) 33, Minnesota Vikings (11-4) 28
Sunday December 17th 2000 (at Minnesota)
(MINNESOTA) - The Green Bay Packers remarkably kept their playoff hopes alive, when they stunned the NFC Central-leading Minnesota Vikings, 33-28. In arguably their most complete game of the year, the Packers dominated the line of scrimmage and limited the opportunities of the Vikings' big-play offense. Helped by a career day by running back Ahman Green, quarterback Brett Favre was dazzling, completing 26-of-38 passes for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns. Green, with seven gains of 10 or more yards, ran for 161 yards. With consecutive runs of 15 and 12 yards, Green went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season. It was the first time in his young, 3-year career he has eclipsed the mark, and he became just the seventh Packer in the team's 81-year history to do so. K Ryan Longwell was equally impressive -- a perfect four-for-four on field goal attempts. The Packers, as an 8-point underdog, became the first foe all season to hold Robert Smith below 61 yards (10 carries for 26 yards), amassed 154 rushing yards of its own and established nearly a 6-minute edge in time of possession.
GREEN BAY - 10 10  3 10 - 33
MINNESOTA -  7  7  7  7 - 28
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   28            19
Rush-yards-TDs          31-154-0       17-68-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 26-38-290-3-0 23-38-335-3-1
Sacked-yards                1-10           1-3
Net pass yards               280           332
Total yards                  434           400
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             2
Penalties-yards             3-25          8-67
SCORING
1st - GB - Longwell, 34-yard field goal 7:22 GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - Freeman, 18-yd pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 12:56 GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - MIN - Moss, 78-yd pass from Culpepper (Gary Anderson kick) 13:24 GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Green, 6-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 3:09 GREEN BAY 17-7
2nd - GB - Longwell, 35-yard field goal 12:19 GREEN BAY 20-7
2nd - MIN - Culpepper, 3-yard run (Anderson kick) 14:40 GREEN BAY 20-14
3rd - GB - Longwell, 43-yard field goal 6:21 GREEN BAY 23-14
3rd -MIN - J. McWilliams, 22-yd pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick) 11:02 GREEN BAY 23-21
4th - GB - Schroeder, 3-yd pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 0:04 GREEN BAY 30-21
4th - GB - Longwell, 36-yard field goal 8:09 GREEN BAY 33-21
4th - MIN - Cris Carter, 5-yd pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick) 12:22 GREEN BAY 33-28
​​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Ahman Green 25-161, De'Mond Parker 1-0, Brett Favre 5-(-7)
MINNESOTA - Daunte Culpepper 7-42 1 TD, Robert Smith 10-26
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 38-26-290 3 TD
MINNESOTA - Daunte Culpepper 38-23-335 3 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 8-78 1 TD, Antonio Freeman 6-97 1 TD, William Henderson 5-27, Ahman Green 4-31 1 TD, Tyrone Davis 1-41, De'Mond Parker 1-10, Donald Driver 1-6
MINNESOTA - Cris Carter 7-91 1 TD, Randy Moss 4-136 1 TD, Chris Walsh 3-44, Johnny McWilliams 3-32 1 TD, Robert Smith 3-16, Jim Kleinsasser 1-15, John Davis 1-3, David Palmer 1-(-2)