The Last Time...

The Vikings and Packers figure prominently into each other's record books. Cletidus Hunt (pictured) gets into the books as the last Packer to ever block a PAT... and it came against the Vikings.

When the Packers take on the Vikings, big things happen. The long-time division rivals figure prominently into each other's record books.

Here's a look at some memorable "last times" which have occurred in the Minnesota-Green Bay series:

  • The last time an opponent had 100-yard rushing in a half was Michael Bennett with 113 yards in the second half as the Vikings won 31-21 in the Metrodome on Nov. 17, 2002. Prior to Bennett's big day, the last player to reach the century mark in a half was Detroit's Barry Sanders with 107 yards in the second half of Detroit's 27-20 win over Green Bay Oct. 15, 1998 in the Silverdome.
  • The last time an opponent had a 400-yard passing game against the Packers was Randall Cunningham's 442-yard effort in a Vikings' 34-27 win Oct. 5, 1998. Heading into last season, Cunningham's successor Daunte Culpepper posted the most-recent 300-yard game on Dec. 17, 2000 at the Metrodome. That was eclipsed by Chicago's Jim Miller last season in Champaign, Ill., although his efforts were for naught as the Packers came away with a 34-21 win.
  • The Metrodome was also the site of the last time a single player claimed three interceptions in a game vs. Green Bay. Vencie Glenn pulled the hat trick on Dec. 27, 1992 en route to a 27-7 Vikings win. The loss cost Green Bay a playoff spot in Mike Holmgren's inaugural season.
  • The Packers own a more impressive interception mark vs. the Vikes. Green Bay picked off then-Minnesota QB Rich Gannon five times in the Packers' 24-10 win at Milwaukee County Stadium. DE Shawn Patterson returned one 9 yards for his only career touchdown.
  • The last time the Packers blocked an extra point, it came against the Vikings. Cletidus Hunt recorded the Pack's first blocked PAT in four years when he got a hand on Gary Anderson's attempt on Dec. 8, 2002  in a 26-22 Packer win at Lambeau Field.
  • The Vikings were also the victims of the last time a Packer blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. Tiger Greene accomplished the feat on Dec. 2, 1990 in the Metrodome. He blocked Harry Newsome's punt and took it in 36 yards for the Packers' only touchdown in a 23-7 loss.
  • One name that pops up in the Packer record books far too often for Green Bay's own good is Vikings receiver Randy Moss. He owns the last three 100-yard receiving halves by an opponent. Moss had 108 yards by halftime in the teams' last meeting in the Metrodome, Nov. 17, 2002; 116 yards in the first half Dec. 17, 2000 in the Metrodome; and as rookie in 1998 with 100 yards in the first half  Oct. 5, 1998. All were Vikings' wins.

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