Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/11
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Ryan Longwell has kicked into the open South end of Lambeau Field many times over the course of his 15 NFL seasons. Perhaps no one understands how Mother Nature can affect those kicks more than Longwell, who's played 78 regular season games in the historic stadium between his nine seasons as a member of the Green Bay Packers and six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Longwell knew what it would take to convert his 52-yard field goal on Monday night. After watching a 47-yarder barely sneak through and then get nullified by a penalty, Longwell knew he needed everything on his second chance. "I swung hard at it," Longwell said of the missed 52-yarder. "But Lambeau's a place when it's that cold wind coming out of that direction, which is the usually the direction at that stadium, you know you can get a gust that will kill the ball. It got it halfway there. It started out right where we were aiming, but we knew after the 47-yarder we had to hit it perfect and get ...
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