Green Bay Packers (5-5) 19, Minnesota Vikings (7-3) 17
Sunday November 17th 1974 (at Minnesota)
(MINNESOTA) - Chester Marcol kicked four field goals and John Hadl hit MacArthur Lane with a 68-yard scoring pass to give the Green Bay Packers a 19-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. John Brockington rushed for 137 yards in 32 carries and Hadl became only the sixth player in NFL history to go over the 30,000-yard mark in passing as the Packers evened their record at 5-5. Green Bay lost a shutout with 5:08 in the game when Fran Tarkenton hit Chuck Foreman with a 24-yard scoring pass as Minnesota drove 80 yards in seven plays. The Packers came back when Hadl hit Lane on the Packer 44 and the running back raced the remaining 56 yards for the touchdown. Marcol's third field goal, a 19-yarder, came four plays after Green Bay blocked a Fred Cox field goal attempt and Kenny Ellis picked up the loose ball, reversed field and ran 68 yards down the left sideline to the Vikings' nine. It came with 1:42 left in the third period. Marcol made it 12-0 in the final period on an 18-yarder after the Packers drove 48 yards in 10 plays to the Minnesota one but failed on two dives for touchdowns. Despite dominating the offensive statistics, the Packers managed only a 6-0 halftime lead on two second quarter field goals by Marcol. Early in the second period Brockington and Lane alternated as ball carriers as Green Bay marched 64 yards to the Minnesota five. Hadl's second down pass to tight end Rich McGeorge fell incomplete and Hadl was sacked back to the 11 on the following play. The Packers settled for a 28-yard field goal by Marcol.
GREEN BAY -  0  6  3 10 - 19
MINNESOTA -  0  0  0  7 -  7
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   20            14
Rush-yards-TDs          52-202-0       20-74-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-19-199-1-0 15-31-222-1-1
Sacked-yards                 2-8          2-12
Net pass yards               191           210
Total yards                  393           284
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             3-33          5-59
SCORING
2nd - GB - Marcol, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Marcol, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
4th - GB - Marcol, 18-yard field goal GREEN BAY 12-0
4th - MIN - Chuck Foreman, 24-yd pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick) GREEN BAY 12-7
4th - GB - Lane, 68-yard pass from Hadl (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 19-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 32-137, MacArthur Lane 6-33, Les Goodman 7-23, John Hadl 4-3, Barty Smith 2-3, Eric Torkelson 1-3
MINNESOTA - Chuck Foreman 10-39, Oscar Reed 10-35
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 19-10-199 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 31-15-222 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 3-66, Les Goodman 3-16, MacArthur Lane 1-68 1 TD, Rich McGeorge 1-20, Jon Staggers 1-15, Steve Odom 1-14
MINNESOTA - Jim Lash 6-136, Chuck Foreman 4-51 1 TD, John Gilliam 2-19, Oscar Reed 2-10, Ed Marinaro 1-6