Ex-Packers, Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Longtime NFL kicker and Green Bay Packers career scoring leader Ryan Longwell has officially retired from the NFL, the team announced Monday.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Carolina 21

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell booted a go-ahead field goal with 2:43 remaining Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings held on for a 24-21 victory over Carolina.
NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

NFL: Detroit 26, Minnesota 23 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Calvin Johnson's 40-yard catch and a Jason Hanson field goal in overtime Sunday handed the Detroit Lions a 26-23 victory over Minnesota.

NFL: Dallas 23, Minnesota 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Alan Ball set the tone with a touchdown on a blocked field goal try in the second quarter Saturday and the Dallas Cowboys bested Minnesota 23-17.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Arizona 24 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell's 35-yard field goal in overtime capped a furious Minnesota comeback in which the Vikings rallied for a 27-24 win over Arizona.

NFL: Minnesota 24, Dallas 21

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell booted a 38-yard field goal with 4:05 left in the game Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings hung on for a 24-21 victory over Dallas.
Favre arrives at Minn. Vikings facility

Favre arrives at Minn. Vikings facility

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre arrived at the team's suburban Minneapolis headquarters Tuesday amid speculation he has decided to play this season.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Cincinnati 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson led Minnesota with two touchdowns and the Vikings clinched an NFC playoff berth Sunday with a 30-10 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL: Minnesota 36, Chicago 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes Sunday and the Minnesota Vikings went on to bury the Chicago Bears 36-10.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns and 133 yards and Brett Favre passed for 344 yards in a 27-10 Minnesota Vikings victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Minnesota 33, Baltimore 31

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell kicked a late field goal and Minnesota escaped with a 33-31 win over Baltimore Sunday after the Ravens missed a last-second attempt to win.

NFL: Minnesota 13, Indianapolis 3

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Chester Taylor ended the first possession of the game with a 5-yard touchdown run Friday, and Minnesota plodded to a 13-3 exhibition win over Indianapolis.

NFL: Minnesota 20, N.Y. Giants 19

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Minnesota won its first division title in eight years Sunday on Ryan Longwell's 51-yard field goal as time expired in a 20-19 victory over the New York Giants.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Jacksonville 12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Napoleon Harris's 27-yard fumble return on the game's first play Sunday sent the Minnesota Vikings on their way to a 30-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

NFL: Minnesota 12, Detroit 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell's 26-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining Sunday boosted the Minnesota Vikings to a 12-10 win over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Indianapolis 18, Minnesota 15

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Adam Vinatieri kicked a 47-yard field goal with three seconds to play Sunday, boosting the Indianapolis Colts over the Minnesota Vikings 18-15,

NFL: Minnesota 34, Chicago 31

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal as time expired Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings nipped the Chicago Bears 34-31.

NFL: Green Bay 23, Minnesota 16

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes Sunday, setting an NFL record for career TD tosses and helping the Green Bay Packers top Minnesota 23-16.

NFL: Kansas City 13, Minnesota 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Dwayne Bowe caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to lift the Kansas City Chiefs over the Minnesota Vikings, 13-10, Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota 23, Dallas 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Brooks Bollinger completed nine of 15 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown Thursday night as the Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas, 23-14, in their exhibition closer.

NFL: San Francisco 9, Minnesota 3

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Joe Nedney kicked three field goals in a mammoth defensive tussle Sunday afternoon, as the San Francisco 49ers surprised the Minnesota Vikings, 9-3.

NFL: Minnesota 31, Seattle 13

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chester Taylor rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings beat Seattle, 31-13.

NFL: Minnesota 26, Detroit 17

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings scored 23 points in the fourth quarter Sunday and rallied to beat the Detroit Lions, 26-17. Before the outburst, the Vikings had been dominated by the still winless Lions (0-5), and trailed, 17-3, entering the final 15 minutes.

NFL: Buffalo 17, Minnesota 12

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- J.P. Losman passed for 222 yards and one touchdown Sunday as Buffalo beat the Minnesota Vikings, 17-12.

NFL: Minnesota 16, Carolina 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Longwell kicked a 19-yard field goal Sunday to give the Minnesota Vikings a 16-13 overtime win over the Carolina Panthers in Minneapolis. The boot gave the Vikings a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2003 season.
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