Green Bay Packers (6-1) 28, Minnesota Vikings (1-6) 10
Sunday October 29th 1961 (at Milwaukee)
Jim Taylor rumbles against the Vikings
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay's 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings was a costly one for the Packers. "Minnesota kicked the heck out of us physically," said Green Bay defensive back Emlen Tunnell, "but we got the points and that's what counts." That was' the general feeling among the Packers after the Vikings succumbed for the second straight week. Bart Starr was the Vikings' principal antagonist, firing 18 strikes in 24 attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Coming close to matching the Packers' quarterback was old pro Hugh McElhenny of the Vikings who ground out 99 yards in 12 carries. The Packers moved with seeming ease to a 21-0 halftime lead. The Vikings didn't buckle and quarterback George Shaw led an aerial assault that climaxed in a 19-yard scoring pass to Jerry Reichow in the third period. Mike Mercer followed through with a field goal in the third period before Green Bay regained its poise and connected for the game's final touchdown in the fourth period. Green Bay came out of the game with two of its most valuable players injured and another pair possibly lost to the army. Offensive guard Jerry Kramer suffered a possible cracked ankle when he made the tackle on a kickoff. Paul Hornung is slated to report to the Army in the next week. Green Bay will also lose linebacker Ray Nitschke to the army, while end Boyd Dowler received a short delay in his reporting. Another injury was to flanker Ron Kramer, who limped off the field with a sprained ankle. 
MINNESOTA -  0  7  3  0 - 10
GREEN BAY - 14  7  0  7 - 28
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   13            24
Rush-yards-TDs          27-142-0      38-157-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-24-138-1-1 19-25-321-3-0
Sacked-yards                2-17          1-11
Net pass yards               121           310
Total yards                  263           467
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-3
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             2-49          5-77
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Kramer, 10-yard pass from Hornung (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Taylor, 8-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - MIN - Jerry Reichow, 19-yd pass fr George Shaw (Mike Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - MINN - Mercer, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-10
4th - GB - McGee, 23-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 12-70 1 TD, Jim Taylor 16-54, Tom Moore 7-35, Ron Kramer 1-2, Elijah Pitts 2-(-4)
MINNESOTA - Hugh McElhenny 12-99, Doug Mayberry 5-26, George Shaw 3-25, Fran Tarkenton 1-13, Tommy Mason 3-12, Ray Hayes 2-(1-), Mike Mercer 1-(-32)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 24-18-311 2 TD, Paul Hornung 1-1-10 1 TD
MINNESOTA - George Shaw 18-9-119 1 TD 1 INT, Fran Tarkenton 6-1-19
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 6-102 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 5-121, Ron Kramer 4-71 1 TD, Jim Taylor 2-20 1 TD, Tom Moore 1-6, Paul Hornung 1-1
MINNESOTA - Jerry Reichow 4-52 1 TD, Gordie Smith 2-38, Dave Middleton 2-36, Tommy Mason 1-7, Doug Mayberry 1-5
WEATHER: 57 degrees, relative humidity 87%, wind 16 mph