Green Bay Packers (6-7) 35, Minnesota Vikings (7-6) 23
Sunday November 29th 1981 (at Minnesota)
Green Bay Packers coach Bart Starr hugs quarterback Lynn Dickey after he led the Pack to a 35-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 29, 1981 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dickey, coming back after a two-game absence, threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns.
(MINNESOTA) - Coming back after a four-game absence, Green Bay QB Lynn Dickey threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns to lead the 35-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The triumph pulled the Packers, 6-7, within one game of first-place Vikings in the Central Division. Dickey, who was injured against Detroit, completed 18 of 33 passes for 283 yards. He was seven for 12 in the second half as the Packers pulled away after a 14-14 halftime tie. Minnesota jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first period. But Green Bay came back in the second period to tie the game. Except for one Minnesota drive, the third quarter was dominated by Green Bay. After an interception of a pass by Minnesota quarterback Tommy Kramer midway in the third period, Dickey threw a 9-yard pass to Harlan Huckleby for his second TD toss. Huckleby also rushed for two touchdowns.
GREEN BAY -  0 14 14  7 - 35
MINNESOTA - 14  0  6  3 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   24            23
Rush-yards-TDs          41-115-2       11-28-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-33-294-3-2 38-55-384-2-5
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-8
Net pass yards               294           376
Total yards                  409           404
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           0-0
Turnovers                      4             5
Penalties-yards             7-61          8-56
SCORING
1st - MIN - Ahmad Rashad, 50-yd pass from Tommy Kramer (Rick Danmeier kick) MINNESOTA 7-0
1st - MINN - Joe Senser, 13-yard pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) MINNESOTA 14-0
2nd - GB - Huckleby, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) MINNESOTA 14-7
2nd - GB - Jefferson, 30-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) TIED 14-14
3rd - GB - Huckleby, 9-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
3rd - MINN - Ted Brown, 6-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 21-20
3rd - GB - Huckleby, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 28-20
4th - GB - Lofton, 47-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 35-20
4th - MINN - Danmeier, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 35-23
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 19-77, Harlan Huckleby 14-25 2 TD, Terdell Middleton 2-13, Jim Jensen 1-2, Lynn Dickey 5-(-2)
MINNESOTA - Ted Brown 11-28 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 33-18-294 3 TD 2 INT
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 55-38-384 2 TD 5 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 7-159 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 6-62, John Jefferson 2-43 1 TD, Harlan Huckleby 2-20 1 TD, Paul Coffman 1-10
MINNESOTA - Joe Senser 11-98 1 TD, Ted Brown 7-42, Sammy White 6-77, Ahmad Rashad 4-87 1 TD, Tony Galbreath 4-35, Terry LeCount 3-33, Rickey Young 3-12