As if the past few days weren't rough enough for Vikings fans, they got even worse on Monday.

Paul Severson tweeted out a picture of a promotional cup he got at a Twin Cities-area McDonald's bearing a giant Packers logo and offering a buy-one, get-one-free promotion on breakfast sandwiches and other sandwiches if the Packers win.

A follow-up phone call to the location in question confirmed that an errant shipment led to the Packers promotion. It was supposed to be a Vikings promotion. Silver lining: The Packers won this week, and the store manager said they would honor the deal.

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