Minnesota Vikings (3-4) 20, Green Bay Packers (7-2) 17
Sunday November 6th 1966 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Bill Brown crashed over from the one-yard line for a fourth period touchdown that gave Fran Tarkenton and the resurgent Minnesota Vikings a 20-17 upset victory over the Green Bay Packers. Brown's touchdown, his second of the game, capped a 73-yard march led by Tarkenton, the hottest quarterback in the NFL in the past four weeks. The defeat, the Packers' second in nine games, shaved a full game off their Western Conference lead but left them one-half game ahead of the second place Baltimore Colts. The Packers got tbe ball twice deep in their own territory after Brown's go-ahead touchdown, but the Vikings' defense kept Bart Starr and the Packers from staging a counterdrive. Tarkenton, who completed 16 of 26 passes for 172 yards, found Jim Phillips with a 38-yard strike in the key play of the crucial march which began after the Packers' first punt of the game. The pass put the ball on the Packers' 28-yard line. Dave Osborn picked up seven yards and Brown gained four for a first down. But the Green Bay defense rose up to smack down Osborn for a three yard loss. Tarkenton, ever scrambling, passed to Paul Flatley at the 10, Osborn plowed to the four, then to the one, and Brown belted over from there with 1:53 left to play.
MINNESOTA -  0 10  0 10 - 20
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  0 - 17
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs          46-126-2      35-158-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-26-172-0-0 11-18-140-0-0
Sacked-yards                 1-8           1-6
Net pass yards               164           134
Total yards                  290           292
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards             2-19          2-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - MINN - Bill Brown, 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Chandler, 11-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - MINN - Cox, 31-yard field goal TIED 10-10
3rd - GB - Pitts, 2-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-10
4th - MINN - Cox, 16-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-13
4th - MINN - Brown, 1-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 18-89 1 TD, Jim Taylor 16-68 1 TD, Bart Starr 1-1
MINNESOTA - Bill Brown 21-51 2 TD, Dave Osborn 9-28, Tommy Mason 10-23, Fran Tarkenton 5-22, Jim Lindsey 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-11-140
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 26-16-172
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 5-44, Elijah Pitts 4-58, Boyd Dowler 1-25, Carroll Dale 1-13
MINNESOTA - Red Phillips 4-72, Preston Carpenter 4-45, Bill Brown 4-30, Paul Flatley 3-26, Tommy Mason 1-(-1)