Green Bay Packers (7-5-1) 10, Minnesota Vikings (7-5-1) 10 (Tie)
Sunday November 26th 1978 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Minnesota's Fran Tarkenton threw a 5-yard game-tying touchdown pass to Ahmad Rashad with 10 seconds left in regulation, and the Vikings and Packers finished in a 10-10 overtime tie in Green Bay as the teams remained deadlocked for the NFC Central Division lead. The Vikings' Rick Danmeier blew a chance to win the game when his 21-yard field goal attempt sailed wide to the right with four minutes left in the sudden-death, 15-minute overtime period. The game ended in a tie after the Packers' Chester Marcol kicked wide to the left on a 40-yard field goal try with 17 seconds left in the extra period. The Vikings forced the overtime when Tarkenton, who was held to 35 yards passing in the first three quarters but finished with 199, completed his scoring pass to Rashad, and Danmeier kicked the extra point for a 10-10 tie. Rashad made a leaping catch over CB Mike McCoy. The Packers nearly scored on the last play of regulation when Aundra Thompson caught a 59-yard pass from David Whitehurst at the Vikings' 6, but was tackled by safety Tom Hannon. Green Bay's Terdell Middleton set a team record with 39 attempts for 110 yards, and became only the fourth running back in Packer history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark.
MINNESOTA -  3  0  0  7  0 - 10
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  3  0 - 10
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            16
Rush-yards-TDs          42-111-0      54-154-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-37-199-1-4 11-23-175-0-0
Sacked-yards                3-17          2-11
Net pass yards               182           164
Total yards                  293           318
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           4-3
Turnovers                      5             3
Penalties-yards             6-40          4-19
SCORING
1st - MINN - Rick Danmeier, 19-yard field goal MINNESOTA 3-0
2nd - GB - Middleton, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
4th - GB - Marcol, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - MIN - Ahmad Rashad, 5-yd pass fr Fran Tarkenton (Danmeier kick) TIED 10-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 39-110 1 TD, Barty Smith 12-39, Jim Culbreath 2-4, Nate Simpson 1-1
MINNESOTA - Chuck Foreman 24-52, Rickey Young 14-35, Robert Miller 2-24, Fran Tarkenton 2-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 23-11-175
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 37-20-199 1 TD 4 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Rich McGeorge 3-35, Barty Smith 3-28, Aundra Thompson 2-68, Terdell Middleton 2-20, James Lofton 1-24
MINNESOTA - Rickey Young 6-63, Chuck Foreman 5-35, Ahmad Rashad 4-38 1 TD, Sammy White 2-35, Bob Tucker 2-17, Robert Miller 1-11