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.

NFL: Minnesota 10, Dallas 10 (tie)

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys tied the score late but Mike Vanderjagt missed two overtime field-goal attempts in a 10-10 exhibition tie with the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL: Minnesota 30, Baltimore 7

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Fred Smoot scored on a 69-yard interception return Friday night as Minnesota trounced the Baltimore Ravens, 30-7.

NFL: Minnesota 17, Pittsburgh 10

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson, playing in the first half Saturday night, passed for 71 yards and one touchdown as Minnesota beat Pittsburgh, 17-10.

NFL: Green Bay 23, Seattle 17

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Brett Favre threw for 259 yards and a touchdown Sunday as the Green Bay Packers beat Seattle, 23-17.
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Ryan Longwell
Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell (8) nails a 55-yard field goal with seconds to play during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on October 14, 2007. The Vikings won 34-31. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Ryan Walker Longwell (born August 16, 1974) is an American football placekicker for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League. After playing college football for the California Golden Bears, he started his professional football career with the San Francisco 49ers, but never played a game for the franchise. He then played for the Green Bay Packers from 1997 to 2005.

Longwell attended high school in Bend, Oregon, where he played high school football for Bend High School's Lava Bears. A three-year letter winner in football as a kicker, Longwell also was the team's back-up quarterback. He also played baseball as a third baseman, earning three letters in that sport. He earned all-conference honors in both sports.

In 1993, he started college at the University of California, Berkeley where he played football and earned four varsity letters. At California he served as both a punter and placekicker for the team, earning all-conference honors in the Pac-10 his senior year as a punter and second team honors as a kicker. Longwell graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

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