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Everson Griffen will play on Sunday.That’s the fair interpretation of the team’s final injury report Kirk Cousins Color Rush Jersey , which applies no designation of any kind to Griffen, who fully participated in practice all week.The NFL required the Vikings to place Griffen on the injury report even though he isn’t injured. Presumably, the Vikings would be required to at least list Griffen as questionable if there was any chance he wouldn’t play, especially since he continues to be listed as a starter on the online depth chart.Griffen played in the first two games of the season, registering one sack. He missed the Week Three game due to a knee injury, but it quickly became clear that a mental-health issue would keep him away from the team.The Vikings will face the Saints without linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring), running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), and offensive lineman Tom Compton (knee). Left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) is doubtful; cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle/knee) are questionable. Wide right, times two.Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime Anthony Barr Jersey , including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday.The rookie’s final attempt went to the right of the uprights, just like his kick from 49 earlier in overtime. Carlson also missed from 48 in the second quarter.Packers kicker Mason Crosby matched a career high with five field goals, but his potential game-winner from 52 went wide left as time expired in regulation.“It’s disappointing when you’ve got an opportunity to win the football game there at the end and you come up with a tie. It’s better than a loss,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.It was the second straight week with a tie in the NFL after the Steelers and Browns played to a draw in their opener.The result at Lambeau Field overshadowed memorable performances from both quarterbacks.Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers played with a brace on his injured left knee and threw for 281 yards and a 9-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams .But a mishandled handoff with 5:17 left in overtime cost the Packers a chance at another long field-goal attempt. Rodgers recovered the fumble on second-and-1 at the 37, and he was sacked on third down to push Green Bay back to the 47.“Close to an ‘L.’ Doesn’t feel great,” Rodgers said about the tie.Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter. He also threw an interception to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix after the ball bounced off the hands of Laquon Treadwell with 2:13 left.Everything seemed to go the Vikings’ way in the fourth, when they rallied from a 20-7 deficit. Until that point, the Packers had put together the kind of complete performance needed to support Rodgers Eric Kendricks Jersey Black Friday , who got hurt in Green Bay’s opening victory against Chicago.Facing double coverage, Adam Thielen still caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Cousins with 31 seconds left on a drive that included a roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews. Stefon Diggs caught a 2-point conversion pass to tie it at 29.“I don’t know where to start, to be honest with you. I have so many emotions running through as far as what a terrible call it was,” Matthews said. “At the same time, I don’t know what else to do.”The penalty negated an interception by Jaire Alexander with 1:45 left that would have allowed the Packers to run out the clock. Referee Tony Corrente said the call was not related to the new helmet-to-helmet rule.“He picked up the quarterback and drove him into the ground,” Corrente told a pool reporter.Rodgers, who finished 30 of 42, didn’t have his typical mobility that allows him to busy time for receivers.But he was able to move around enough to scramble out of trouble on occasion. Operating out of shotgun or pistol formations also bought Rodgers more time.The Packers (1-0-1), though, could have used more touchdowns from the offense.They did get one on special teams after Geronimo Allison blocked a punt that was recovered by Josh Jackson in the end zone for a touchdown.Thielen had 12 catches for 131 yards for Minnesota (1-0-1) Trae Waynes Color Rush Jersey , while Diggs had nine catches for 128 yards and two scores.JUST FOR KICKERSCarlson said he thought it might have been the first time he had missed three field goals in a game.“I think I went out each time and it was a new kick,” Carlson said. “Went out there confident, but something obviously was off and I’ve got to fix that and help this team.”The last attempt from 35 was set up with the ball placed between the hash marks, but Carlson still missed.JUST FOR KICKERS IICrosby almost had six field goals, but his first, successful attempt from 52 at the end of the regulation was erased because the Vikings called timeout right before the snap.QUOTABLE“We’re disappointed with the outcome. Had a number of opportunities to come away with the win, but the tie, as they say, it is what is.” 鈥?Packers coach Mike McCarthy.INJURIESVikings starting right tackle Rashad Hill had to be helped off the field with a right ankle injury in the third quarter. He was then carted to the locker room after getting to the sideline.UP NEXTVikings: Host the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 23Packers: Visit the Washington Redskins on Sept. 23.___

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