Minnesota Vikings (2-1) 19, Green Bay Packers (1-2) 7
Sunday October 2nd 1977 (at Minnesota)
(MINNESOTA) - Fran Tarkenton passed for his 311th career touchdown and Chuck Foreman and Sammy Johnson plunged for two more scores to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Lynn Dickey passed to Steve Odom for 95 yards and a Green Bay touchdown on the third play of the game but the Vikings stopped the Packers after that. Playing in sunny, 59-degree weather, the Vikings gradually punched out three touchdowns to give coach Bud Grant his 100th victory in the National Football League against 39 losses and four ties. Tarkenton passed 16 yards to Sammy White for the Vikings' first touchdown midway through the first quarter. Foreman plunged three yards for a touchdown early in the second period and Johnson rammed two yards for another in the last quarter. The Vikings dominated play except in the scoreless third quarter, piling up 24 first downs to Green Bay's eight and outgaining the Packers 325 yards to 208.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  0 -  7
MINNESOTA -  7  6  0  6 - 19
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                    8            24
Rush-yards-TDs           21-81-0      49-194-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  8-20-143-1-0 19-27-184-1-0
Sacked-yards                2-16          4-53
Net pass yards               127           131
Total yards                  208           325
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             0
Penalties-yards             4-40          6-55
SCORING
1st - GB - Odom, 95-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - MIN - Sammy White, 16-yd pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - MINN - Chuck Foreman, 3-yard run (Kick failed) MINNESOTA 13-7
4th - MINN - Sammy Johnson, 2-yard run (Kick blocked) MINNESOTA 19-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eric Torkelson 8-34, Barty Smith 7-27, Willard Harrell 5-14, Lynn Dickey 1-6
MINNESOTA - Sammy Johnson 12-65 1 TD, Chuck Foreman 19-53 1 TD, Robert Miller 11-45, Brent McClanahan 7-21
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 20-8-143 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 27-19-184 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Randy Vataha 2-20, Steve Odom 1-95 1 TD, Eric Torkeson 1-10, Barty Smith 1-9, Jim Culbreath 1-5, Ken Payne 1-4, Willard Harrell 1-0
MINNESOTA - Sammy White 5-73 1 TD, Chuck Foreman 5-40, Ahmad Rashad 4-40, Brent McClanahan 3-16, Robert Miller 2-15