Minnesota Vikings (1-0) 32, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 17
Sunday September 15th 1974 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Chuck Foreman ran for three touchdowns to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 32-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings took a 17-10-lead on a one-yard scoring run by Foreman midway through the third quarter. The touchdown came five plays after Nate Wright had picked off a Jerry Tagge pass and returned it 44 yards to the Packer 16. After a Packer punt, the Vikings drove 75 yards, with Foreman carrying the final three yards to make it 23-10. Fran Tarkenton completed four passes for 36 yards on the march. Fred Cox made it 26-10 with a 21-yard field goal with 7:02 to play. The Packers scored a consolation touchdown with 4:13 left on an 18-yard run on a flanker reverse by rookie Steve Odom. The Vikings took a 3-0 first quarter lead on a 20-yard Cox field goal set up by a 24-yard interception run back by Jeff Wright. A 19-yard field goal by Chester Marcol and a five-yard touchdown run by John Brockington gave the Packers a 10-3 lead. However, the Vikings gained a 10-10 tie shortly before halftime on an 18-yard run by Foreman, capping a 47-yard march.
MINNESOTA -  3  7 13  9 - 32
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0  7 - 17
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            12
Rush-yards-TDs          46-165-3       33-96-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-23-116-0-1  9-20-102-0-3
Sacked-yards                2-19           1-7
Net pass yards                97            95
Total yards                  262           191
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-1
Turnovers                      2             4
Penalties-yards             5-42          6-46
SCORING
1st - MINN - Fred Cox, 20-yard field goal MINNESOTA 3-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 19-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Brockington, 5-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - MINN - Chuck Foreman, 18-yard run (Cox kick) TIED 10-10
3rd - MINN - Foreman, 1-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 17-10
3rd - MINN - Foreman, 3-yard run (Kick blocked) MINNESOTA 23-10
4th - MINN - Cox, 21-yard field goal MINNESOTA 26-10
4th - GB - Odom, 18-yard run (Marcol kick) MINNESOTA 26-17
4th - MINN - Amos Martin, 15-yard fumble recovery (Kick blocked) MINNESOTA 32-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 18-53 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 11-29, Steve Odom 1-18 1 TD, Jerry Tagge 3-(-4)
MINNESOTA - Chuck Foreman 22-67 3 TD, Oscar Reed 17-64, Fran Tarkenton 3-18, Ed Marinaro 4-16
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 20-9-102 3 INT
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 23-14-116 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Barry Smith 2-29, Jon Staggers 2-24, MacArthur Lane 2-22, Rich McGeorge 2-14, Steve Odom 1-13
MINNESOTA - Chuck Foreman 5-32, Oscar Reed 4-27, Jim Lash 1-17, Doug Kingsriter 1-13, John Gilliam 1-9, Steve Craig 1-9, Stu Voight 1-9