Minnesota Vikings (10-2-1) 20, Green Bay Packers (4-9) 9
Sunday December 5th 1976 (at Minnesota)
(MINNESOTA) - Chuck Foreman scored on a pair of one-yard runs in the fourth quarter to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 20-9 victory over the Green Bay Packers at cold, snow-covered Metropolitan Stadium. Foreman's first scoring run came with two minutes gone in the final quarter, capping a 72-yard drive. The touchdown gave Minnesota a 13-6 lead before Chester Marcol booted a 24-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter. Robert Miller set up Foreman's second touchdown, his 14th of the year, with a 36-yard run to the Green Bay two with less than three minutes left in the game. Miller carried the ball 13 times for 95 yards. Foreman, who rushed 18 times for 42 yards, broke his club record of 1,070 yards rushing set last season. The versatile back now has 1,077 yards rushing. Minnesota trailed early in the third quarter, 6-3, before Fred Cox kicked a 30-yard field goal. Fran Tarkenton hit on 23 of 32 passes for 196 yards despite the snowy, 16-degree weather. The Packers, who lost to the Vikings 17-10 earlier in the season in Milwaukee, took a 6-3 halftime lead on Carlos Brown's 12-yard touchdown pass to Ollie Smith in the first quarter. The snap from center was high on Marcol's extra point attempt and the kick was blocked by Bobby Bryant. The Packers held Minnesota scoreless until Fred Cox booted a 34-yard field goal with 3:33 to go in the half.
GREEN BAY -  6  0  0  3 -  9
MINNESOTA -  0  3  3 14 - 20
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                    8            29
Rush-yards-TDs           21-59-0      48-218-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  8-26-113-1-0 23-32-195-0-1
Sacked-yards                4-28           0-0
Net pass yards                85           195
Total yards                  144           413
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-2
Turnovers                      0             3
Penalties-yards             3-30          7-56
SCORING
1st - GB - O. Smith, 12-yard pass from Brown (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - MINN - Fred Cox, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
3rd - MINN - Cox, 30-yard field goal TIED 6-6
4th - MINN - Chuck Foreman, 1-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 13-6
4th - GB - Marcol, 24-yard field goal MINNESOTA 13-9
4th - MINN - Foreman, 1-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 20-9
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 7-27, Eric Torkelson 5-18, Willard Harrell 7-9, Carlos Brown 2-5
MINNESOTA - Robert Miller 13-95, Sammy Johnson 6-43, Chuck Foreman 18-42 2 TD, Brent McClanahan 11-38
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Carlos Brown 24-7-93 1 TD, Randy Johnson 2-1-20
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 32-23-195 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ollie Smith 4-47 1 TD, Rich McGeorge 3-46, Ken Payne 1-20
MINNESOTA - Ahmad Rashad 6-61, Robert Miller 5-37, Bob Grim 4-33, Sammy Johnson 2-22, Sammy White 2-19, Brent McClanahan 2-11, Chuck Foreman 1-8, Stu Voight 1-4