Miami Dolphins (2-1) 31, Green Bay Packers (0-3) 7
Sunday October 5th 1975 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Mercury Morris rushed for 125 yards and Don Nottingham gained 102 and scored three times to lead the Dolphins over the Packers. Miami took command on the opening kickoff and never let up as the Dolphins dominated things both offensively and defensively, scoring in every quarter except the fourth. Miami marched 80 yards following the opening kickoff with Nottingham getting the final 11. He scored again midway through the second quarter on a one yard run and added his third tally early in the second half on another one-yarder. Miami's other touchdown came on a 58 yard pass from Bob Griese to Freddie Solomon with 1:21 left in the first half and the Dolphins added their final three points on a 31 yard field goal by Garo Yepremian. Griese, who finished with seven completions in 13 attempts for 133 yards, also set up Miami's second touchdown with a 23 yard pass to Nat Moore. That put the ball on the Green Bay 1. The Packers' only offense came from John Hadl and even that didn't get going until midway through the final quarter. Hadl hit Rich McGeorge for 53 yards and a first down on the Miami 22 and Barty Smith, subbing for the injured John Brockington, went the final two yards for the touchdown.
MIAMI     -  7 14 10  0 - 31
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
                           MIAMI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            10
Rush-yards-TDs          58-281-3      23-104-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  7-13-133-1-0 13-19-123-0-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0          2-22
Net pass yards               133           101
Total yards                  414           205
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      0             0
Penalties-yards             6-45          6-45
SCORING
1st - MIA - Don Nottingham, 11-yard run (Garo Yepremian kick) MIAMI 7-0
2nd - MIA - Nottingham, 1-yard run (Yepremian kick) MIAMI 14-0
2nd - MIA - Fred Solomon, 58-yd pass from Bob Griese (Yepremian kick) MIAMI 21-0
3rd - MIA - Nottingham, 11-yard run (Yepremian kick) MIAMI 28-0
3rd - MIA - Yepremian, 31-yard field goal MIAMI 31-0
4th - GB - Barry Smith, 2-yard run (Danelo kick) MIAMI 31-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 8-49, John Brockington 7-21, Terry Wells 4-18, Barty Smith 4-16 1 TD
MIAMI - Mercury Morris 31-125, Don Nottingham 21-102 3 TD, Freddie Solomon 1-34, Bob Griese 1-8, Nat Moore 1-7, Larry Seiple 1-4, Norm Bulaich 2-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 17-11-114, Don Milan 2-2-9
MIAMI - Bob Griese 13-7-133 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Rich McGeorge 4-79, Barty Smith 2-14, Barry Smith 2-12, John Brockington 2-6, Willard Harrell 2-3, Ken Payne 1-9
MIAMI - Nat Moore 3-44, Larry Seiple 2-26, Freddie Solomon 1-58 1 TD, Don Nottingham 1-5