Minnesota Vikings (2-2) 30, Green Bay Packers (1-3) 13
Sunday September 27th 1981 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) -Tommy Kramer passed for two Minnesota touchdowns and DE Randy Holloway ran 45 yards with a recovered fumble for another score, leading the Vikings to a 30-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings, 2-2, recovered two fumbles and sacked Packer quarterbacks Lynn Dickey and David Whitehurst eight times for 58 yards in losses. End Doug Martin had three of the sacks. Minnesota's defensive charge offset seven receptions for 121 yards by John Jefferson in his first game for the Packers, who obtained the all-pro reciever in a trade with San Diego and signed him last Wednesday. The Packers, 1-3, took a 10-0 lead on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Dickey to James Lofton and a 24-yard field goal by Jan Stenerud. However, a 34-yard field goal by Rick Danmeier, his first of three, ignited a 20-point Viking second quarter. Moments later, Whitehurst fumbled as he was sacked by Martin for a 6-yard loss. Holloway grabbed the loose ball and ran 45 yards for the tying touchdown. The Packers argued that the play should have been called an incomplete pass.
MINNESOTA -  0 20 10  0 - 30
GREEN BAY - 10  0  3  0 - 13
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   28            22
Rush-yards-TDs          32-157-0       19-71-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-34-253-2-0 22-40-303-1-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0          8-58
Net pass yards               253           245
Total yards                  410           316
Fumbles-lost                 4-3           3-2
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             8-88          9-79
SCORING
1st - GB - Lofton, 6-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Stenerud, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - MIN - Rick Danmeier, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - MIN - Randy Holloway, 45-yard fumble return (Danmeier kick) TIED 10-10
2nd - MIN - Bob Bruer, 1-yd pass fr Tommy Kramer (Danmeier kick) MINNESOTA 17-10
2nd - MIN - Danmeier, 30-yard field goal MINNESOTA 20-10
3rd - MIN - Ahmad Rashad, 7-yard pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) MINNESOTA 27-10
3rd - GB - Stenerud, 27-yard field goal MINNESOTA 27-13
3rd - MINN - Danmeier, 25-yard field goal MINNESOTA 30-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Jensen 7-35, John Jefferson 1-15, Harlan Huckleby 4-13, Terdell Middleton 5-5, David Whitehurst 1-3, Lynn Dickey 1-0
MINNESOTA - Ted Brown 21-109, Tony Galbreath 5-39, Rickey Young 6-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 33-19-251 1 TD, David Whitehurst 7-3-52
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 34-19-253 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-101 1 TD, John Jefferson 7-121, Paul Coffman 5-67, Jim Jensen 1-7, Terdell Middleton 1-7
MINNESOTA - Ahmad Rashad 5-66 1 TD, Joe Senser 4-66, Sammy White 3-57, Rickey Young 3-19, Ted Brown 2-23, Terry LeCount 1-21, Bob Bruer 1-1 1 TD