December 23 : Lindy Infante Fired As Head Coach
Green Bay Packers coach Lindy Infante was fired Sunday, becoming the third NFL coach to lose his job this season. Infante, 24-40 in his four years at Green Bay, was under pressure most of the season for his team's poor performance in compiling a 4-12 record. The Packers beat Minnesota 27-7 on Saturday in Jerry Burns' last game as the Vikings' coach. Earlier in the week, John Robinson resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Rams, effective after Sunday's game against Seattle. "I have been involved in pro football for 29 years and this has been the most difficult decision I've ever been called upon to make," Packers new general manager Ron Wolf said at a news conference announcing Infante's dismissal. Wolf, who also fired all the Packers' assistant coaches, added he would discuss the head coaching job with former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells, whose name has been mentioned ever since Wolf took over as the Packers' GM several weeks ago. "The ultimate job is to win and that has not been accomplished here," Wolf said. Green Bay players were told of the firing during a team meeting Sunday morning. "He told us he appreciated our efforts and wished us the very best," offensive lineman Bill Ard said. "We think he's laid a great foundation here for the future but the bottom line is win-loss. There's no gray area. You're either right or wrong." Infante, fired with three years left on his contract, was named NFL coach of the year in 1989 when he led the Packers to a 10-6 finish with an NFL-record four one-point wins. It was the Packers' best finish since 1972. Infante's first team in 1988 was 4-12. But the following season, quarterback Don Majkowski held out all of training camp and didn't make his first start until the third game of the season. Just when the Packers seemed to be back on track, Majkowski was slammed to the turf during a game against Phoenix. Majkowski was finished for the season and later underwent rotator cuff surgery on his throwing shoulder. Anthony Dilweg rallied the Packers to a victory after Majkowski was injured that day in Tempe, Ariz., and also led them to a victory over Tampa Bay the following week. That gave Green Bay a 6-5 record with a legitimate shot at the playoffs. But the Packers didn't win another game to finish 6-10 and have won only four since. With Majkowski struggling to regain his form of 1991, the Packers continued to lose with a series of errors and mistakes. Majkowski suffered a hamstring injury in the ninth game against the Jets.
January 11, 1992 : Mike Holmgren Hired As Head Coach
Mike Holmgren made the rounds in his search to become an NFL head coach, and Saturday he ended the journey in a city where football legends once roamed. Holmgren, the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator the past three seasons, took over as coach of the Packers, a franchise with only five winning seasons since capturing Super Bowl II under Vlnce Lombardi in 1968. The hiring of Holmgren capped a flurry of two-day activity on the NFL coaching front. The Buccaneers hired former Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Sam Wyche while the Minnesota Vikings named former Stanford head coach Dennis Green, who becomes the NFL's second black head coach. Holmgren, who signed a guaranteed five-year contract for a reported $2.5 million in taking his first head coaching job, couldn't promise a quick fix. "I'm going to hold off on any predictions," he said Saturday at a news conference. "It's important to turn it around and we will do that. We'll talk about a timetable later " Holmgren, 43, got his start in the NFL when Bill Walsh hired him to coach 49ers quarterbacks in 1986. In six years with San Francisco, he worked with one of the game's best quarterbacks, Joe Montana. He also coached in two Super Bowl victories, and learned the game from both Walsh and George Seifert. "Bill gave me a great foundation but hopefully we can put a Mike Holmgren stamp on what goes on in Green Bay," said Holmgren, who also talked to Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indianapolis about their coaching vacancies. But Holmgren liked what the Packers had to offer - the presence of general manager Ron Wolf, the team's commitment to Plan B and the promise of a bountiful draft in April when Green Bay has two first-round and one second-round picks. "The Packers are set up to succeed," he said. "I have tremendous confidence in my ability to get the job done. Where I've been I've been part of successful, winning programs. I've worked for some outstanding people and what I've tried to do in formulating my own coaching philosophy is draw from each one." Holmgren was the first person Wolf interviewed for the job.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Erik Affholter      82   WR 6- 0 187 USC              1  1 25  4 1989 Trade - Washington
Lester Archambeau   74   DE 6- 4 270 Stanford         2  2 24 16 1990 Draft - 7th round
Billy Ard           67    G 6- 3 273 Wake Forest      3 11 32  5 1989 Plan B - NY Giants
Steve Avery         32   RB 6- 1 225 Northern Mich    1  1 25  1 1990 FA
Tony Bennett        90   LB 6- 2 233 Mississippi      2  2 24 16 1990 Draft - 1st round
Matt Brock          62   DE 6- 4 285 Oregon           3  3 25 16 1989 Draft - 3rd round
Robert Brown        93   DE 6- 2 270 Virginia Tech   10 10 31 16 1982 Draft - 4th round
Reggie Burnette     55   LB 6- 1 240 Houston          1  1 22  3 1990 Draft - 7th round
Blair Bush          51    C 6- 3 273 Washington       3 14 34 16 1989 Plan B - Seattle
LeRoy Butler        36   CB 6- 0 192 Florida State    2  2 23 16 1990 Draft - 2nd round
James Campen        63    C 6- 3 275 Tulane           3  5 27 13 1989 Plan B - New Orl
Chuck Cecil         26    S 6- 0 188 Arizona          4  4 26 16 1988 Draft - 4th round
Louis Cheek         78  G/T 6- 7 286 Texas A&M        1  4 26 12 1991 Plan B - Philadel
Greg Clark          55   LB 6- 0 226 Arizona State    1  3 26  2 1991 Plan B - LA Rams
Vinnie Clark        25   CB 6- 0 194 Ohio State       1  1 22 16 1991 Draft - 1st round
Don Davey           99   DE 6- 4 273 Wisconsin        1  1 23 16 1991 Draft - 3rd round
Walter Dean         42   FB 5-10 216 Grambling        1  1 23  9 1991 Draft - 6th round
Burnell Dent        56   LB 6- 1 234 Tulane           6  6 28 14 1986 Draft - 6th round
Joe Fuller          21   CB 5-10 186 Northern Iowa    1  2 26 16 1991 FA - SD (1990)
Steve Gabbard       72  G/T 6- 3 290 Florida State    1  1 25  4 1991 FA
Ron Hallstrom       65    G 6- 6 297 Iowa            10 10 32 16 1982 Draft - 1st round
Jackie Harris       80   TE 6- 3 240 NE Louisiana     2  2 23 16 1990 Draft - 4th round
Tim Hauck           24    S 5-10 181 Montana          1  2 24 16 1991 Plan B - N.England
Johnny Holland      50   LB 6- 2 233 Texas A&M        5  5 26 16 1987 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Holmes        44   CB 6- 1 176 West Virginia    2 10 33 13 1990 Plan B - Detroit
Chris Jacke         13    K 6- 0 197 Texas-El Paso    3  3 25 16 1989 Draft - 6th round
Scott Jones         71    T 6- 6 284 Washington       1  3 25  2 1991 Plan B - NY Jets
John Jurkovic       92   NT 6- 2 297 Eastern Illinois 1  1 24  4 1991 FA
Perry Kemp          81   WR 5-11 170 Califor St (PA)  4  5 29 16 1988 FA - Cleve (1987)
Blair Kiel          10   QB 6- 0 205 Notre Dame       3  6 29  4 1990 FA - GB (1988)
Kurt Larson         59   LB 6- 4 241 Michigan State   1  3 25 13 1991 Plan B - Ind
Don Majkowski        7   QB 6- 2 208 Virginia         5  5 27  9 1987 Draft - 10th round
Tony Mandarich      77    T 6- 5 295 Michigan State   3  3 24 15 1989 Draft - 1st round
Paul McJulien       16    P 5-10 210 Jackson State    1  1 26 16 1991 FA
Roland Mitchell     47   CB 5-11 198 Texas Tech       1  4 27 16 1991 Plan B - Atlanta
Rich Moran          57    G 6- 2 283 San Diego State  7  7 29 16 1985 Draft - 3rd round
Mark Murphy         37    S 6- 2 203 West Liberty St 11 11 33 16 1980 FA     
Brian Noble         91   LB 6- 3 243 Arizona State    7  7 28 16 1985 Draft - 5th round
Shawn Patterson     96   DE 6- 5 265 Arizona State    4  4 26 12 1988 Draft - 2nd round
Bryce Paup          95   LB 6- 4 245 Northern Iowa    2  2 23 12 1990 Draft - 6th round
Jeff Query          85   WR 5-11 167 Millikin         3  3 24 16 1989 Draft - 5th round
Allen Rice          31   RB 5-10 206 Baylor           1  8 29  6 1991 Plan B - Minnesota
Ken Ruettgers       75    T 6- 5 288 USC              7  7 29  4 1985 Draft - 1st round
Sterling Sharpe     84   WR 5-11 202 South Carolina   4  4 26 16 1988 Draft - 1st round
Vai Sikahema        45 R-KR 5- 8 196 BYU              1  6 29 11 1991 Plan B - Phoenix
Scott Stephen       54   LB 6- 2 243 Arizona State    5  5 27 16 1987 Draft - 3rd round
Darrell Thompson    39   FB 6- 0 215 Minnesota        2  2 23 13 1990 Draft - 1st round
Mike Tomczak        18   QB 6- 1 204 Ohio State       1  7 28 12 1991 Plan B - Chicago
Esera Tuaolo        98   NT 6- 2 284 Oregon State     1  1 23 16 1991 Draft - 2nd round
Keith Uecker        70    G 6- 5 295 Auburn           6  8 31 14 1984 FA - Denver (1983)
Vikings at Packers
November 17th
TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS
APRIL 21 - Traded a 1991 1st-round draft choice to PHILADELPHIA for a 1991 1st-round draft pick (CB Vinnie Clark) and a 1992 1t-round draft choice (17th overall, later dealt to Atlanta in Brett Favre trade)
APRIL 22 - Traded a 1991 4th-round draft choice and a 1991 5th-round draft choice to SAN FRANCISCO for a 1991 3rd-round draft pick (RB Chuck Webb)
APRIL 22 - Traded a 1991 3rd-round draft choice to NEW YORK JETS for a 1991 3rd-round draft choice (DE Don Davey) and a 1991 5th-round draft choice (later dealt to Miami)
APRIL 22 - Traded a 1991 5th-round draft choice (acquired from the New York Jets) to MIAMI for a 1991 5th-round draft choice (P Jeff Fite) and a 1991 6th-round (C Joe Garten)
AUGUST 26  Traded K Brad Daluiso to ATLANTA for a future undisclosed draft pick
SEPTEMBER 30 - Traded LB Tim Harris to SAN FRANCISCO for a 1992 2nd-round draft pick (later dealt back to 49ers for Mike Holmgren) and a 1993 2nd-round draft pick (later dealt to Cowboys)
1991 IN REVIEW
Two years ago, the Packers shook up the NFL with a 10-6 record. In 1991, the sad fact was the Packers were no longer a competitive team. Green Bay's offense dropped to 24th in the NFL
after being 6th in 1989. Don Majkowski missed seven games with a hamstring injury. Plan B acquisition Mike Tomczak would lead the team in passing. The running game, led by Darrell
Thompson, Vince Workman and Keith Woodside, produced just 20 yards per game more than the woeful 1990 running lineup. Green Bay could not crack the 100-yard mark in rushing for
the first eleven games, a team record. The Green Bay defense finished tenth overall, despite the loss of LB Tim Harris who was traded to San Francisco in late September. The Packers
allowed only 94.5 yards per game rushing, the best showing since 1940. Tom Braatz was fired as team vice president in mid-November, and replaced by Ron Wolf. The day after the
season ended, Wolf fired Lindy Infante and set to rebuild the Packer franchise.
THE QUARTERBACKS BEFORE FAVRE
With the 33rd choice in the 1991 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected QB Brett Favre out of Southern Mississippi. One year later, the Falcons would trade Favre to the Packers, changing
the course of both franchises. But what about the quarterbacks selected before Favre:
DAN MCGWIRE (16th overall - Seattle) - The former San Diego State standout played four season with the Seahawks and one for Dolphins. He was a backup to Dave Krieg in his rookie
season but was expected to be the quarterback of the future. In his second season he was underwhelming in the pre-season and was named third string quarterback behind Stan
Gelbaugh and Kelly Stouffer. In 1993, the Seahawks drafted Rick Mirer out of the University of Notre Dame and gave up on McGwire. After spending one season in Miami he was out of
football. At six feet, seven and a half inches, he is the tallest quarterback drafted in the NFL to date.
TODD MARINOVICH (24th overall - LA Raiders) - After signing a 3-year, $2.25 million deal, Marinovich made his NFL debut on Monday Night Football, in an exhibition game against the
Cowboys. He did not start a game until the final week of the season, where he impressed with 3 touchdown passes against the Kansas City Chiefs in a close loss. Because of this great
debut he started the following week against the Chiefs in the playoffs, but was very poor, throwing for just 140 yards with 4 interceptions in a 10-6 loss and smashing a locker room mirror
with his helmet after the game. After an 0-2 start in 1992, former starter Jay Schroeder was benched and Marinovich, the fan favorite, became the starter. He threw for 395 yards in a loss in
his first start that season and lost the following week as the Raiders started 0-4. He then won 3 of his next 4 games before falling to the Cowboys. His greatest game during that span was
his first and only start against the Buffalo Bills on October 11, 1992. Marinovich completed 11 of 21 passes for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. The first touchdown pass was the first score of
the game as Marinovich drove the Raiders to the Buffalo goal line and finished off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Eric Dickerson. After a Buffalo field goal, Marinovich connected
with wide receiver Tim Brown and Brown turned upfield and outraced the entire Bills defense for a 52-yard touchdown. Marinovich also helped guide two drives that added field goals and
increased the Raiders lead. The Raiders eventually beat Buffalo 20-3. The following week Marinovich started against the Eagles, seeing 3 of his first 10 passes intercepted. Schroeder then
took back the starting job, and due to his repeated substance abuse issues, Marinovich never played again in the NFL and was eventually released by the Raiders.
THE JETS - While Favre would join the Jets in 2008, he was nearly a member of the team much earlier. Picking 34th, the Jets were prepared to trade spots with the Cardinals, who had the 32nd pick. However, the Cardinals backed out of the deal at the last minute, allowing the Falcons to draft Favre. The Jets ended up taking Browning Nagle, who played six seasons with three teams.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Clarence Weathers   87   WR 5- 8 182 Delaware State   2  9 29 14 1990 Plan B - Kan City
Chuck Webb          30   FB 5- 9 201 Tennessee        1  1 21  2 1991 Draft - 3rd round
Ed West             86   TE 6- 1 240 Auburn           8  8 30 16 1984 FA
Charles Wilson      88   WR 5- 9 174 Memphis State    2  2 23 15 1990 Draft - 5th round
Keith Woodside      33   RB 5-11 200 Texas A&M        4  4 27 16 1988 Draft - 3rd round
Vince Workman       46   RB 5-10 195 Ohio State       3  3 23 16 1989 Draft - 5th round
1991 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD
NAME                NO   POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE              HOW ACQUIRED
Randy Austin              TE          UCLA                 FA - Atlanta
Jeff Bridewell            QB          California-Davis     FA - Phoenix
Reggie Burnette           LB 6- 1 240 Houston              1991 Draft - 7th round
Gene Cullinane           G-T          Washburn             FA
Walter Dean               FB 5-10 216 Grambling            1991 Draft - 6th round
Jerry Evans               TE          Toledo               FA - Phoenix
Scott Evans               DE          Oklahoma             FA - Phoenix
Steve Gabbard            G-T 6- 3 290 Florida State        FA
Joe Johnson               CB          North Carolina State FA - Chicago
John Jurkovic             NT 6- 2 297 Eastern Illinois     FA
Doug Lloyd                RB          North Dakota State   FA - LA Raiders
Johnny Walker             WR 5-11 186 Texas                1991 Draft - 8th round
Bold Italics - Made Active Roster
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1991 PACKERS DRAFT (April 21-22, 1991)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1     8 Traded to Philadelphia in 1991 draft-day trade
1    19 Vinnie Clark         CB Ohio State    (A) 
2    35 Esera Tuaolo         NT Oregon State 
3a   67 Don Davey            DE Wisconsin 
3b   81 Chuck Webb           RB Tennessee     (B) 
4    95 Traded to San Francisco
5a  122 Traded to San Francisco
5b  135 Jeff Fite             P Memphis State (C) 
6a  149 Walter Dean          RB Grambling St
6b  164 Joe Garten          C/G Colorado      (D) 
7a  169 Frank Blevins        LB Oklahoma      (E) 
7b  176 Reggie Burnette      LB Houston 
8   203 Johnny Walker        WR Texas 
9   229 Dean Witkowski       LB North Dakota 
10  262 Rapier Porter        TE AK-Pine Bluff 
11  289 J.J. Wierenga        DE C. Michigan 
12  316 Linzy Collins        WR Missouri
A-From Philadelphia in 1991 draft-day trade B-From San Francisco C-From New York Jets D-From Miami E-From Cleveland for Brent Fullwood Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers
PLAN B FREE AGENCY
PLAYERS SIGNED (*-Players made squad)  - *T/G Louis Cheek, *LB Greg Clark, T/G Glenn Derby, CB Ventson Donelson, FB Derrick Douglas, *S Tim Hauck, *T Scott Jones, TE Brian Kinchen, *LB Kurt Larson, *CB Roland Mitchell, *FB Allen Rice, *RB Vai Sikahema, *QB Mike Tomczak
PLAYERS LOST - TE Craig Hudson (Dallas), T Alan Veingrad (Dallas)
1991 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (2-2)
AUGUST (2-2)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
3  G-NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS              W 28- 7      1- 0-0 52,852 Don Majkowski           Darrell Thompson (27)       Blair Kiel (92)             Erik Affholter (4-42)
10 at New Orleans Saints               L 20-31      1- 1-0 55,730 Anthony Dilweg          Derrick Douglas (31)        Blair Kiel (132)            Johnny Walker (5-66)
17 MADISON-BUFFALO BILLS               W 35-24      2- 1-0 51,077 Don Majkowski           Derrick Douglas (32)        Mike Tomczak (109)          Charles Wilson (3-51)
24 M-CINCINNATI BENGALS                L 16-19(OT)  2- 2-0 52,390 Don Majkowski           Derrick Douglas (48)        Don Majkowski (202)         Sterling Sharpe (4-61)
1991 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (4-12)
SEPTEMBER (1-4)
1  G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-0)         L  3-20      0- 1-0 58,991 Don Majkowski           Darrell Thompson (16)       Don Majkowski (201)         Sterling Sharpe (6-70)
8  at Detroit Lions (0-1)              L 14-23      0- 2-0 43,132 Don Majkowski           Darrell Thompson (45)       Don Majkowski (185)         Perry Kemp (8-66)
15 G-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-2)        W 15-13      1- 2-0 58,114 Don Majkowski           Allen Rice (49)             Don Majkowski (258)         Sterling Sharpe (6-95)
22 at Miami Dolphins (1-2)             L 13-16      1- 3-0 56,583 Don Majkowski           Don Majkowski (33)          Don Majkowski (238)         Sterling Sharpe (4-64)
29 at Los Angeles Rams (1-3)           L 21-23      1- 4-0 54,736 Don Majkowski           Blair Kiel (29)             Blair Kiel (149)            Jackie Harris (4-74)
OCTOBER (1-2)
6  M-DALLAS COWBOYS (3-2)              L 17-20      1- 5-0 53,695 Blair Kiel              Vince Workman (22)          Blair Kiel (212)            Vince Workman (6-53)
17 G-CHICAGO BEARS (4-2)               L  0-10      1- 6-0 58,435 Don Majkowski           Vince Workman (28)          Mike Tomczak (36)           Sterling Sharpe (2-28)
27 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-6)       W 27- 0      2- 6-0 40,275 Don Majkowski           Keith Woodside (33)         Don Majkowski (223)         Sterling Sharpe (4-63)
NOVEMBER (1-3)
3  at New York Jets (4-4)              L 16-19(OT)  2- 7-0 67,435 Don Majkowski           Keith Woodside (39)         Don Majkowski (123)         Charles Wilson (5-60)
10 M-BUFFALO BILLS (8-1)               L 24-34      2- 8-0 52,175 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (60)       Mike Tomczak (317)          Sterling Sharpe (8-133)
17 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-6)           L 21-35      2- 9-0 57,614 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (16)       Mike Tomczak (271)          Sterling Sharpe (5-71)
24 M-INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-10)         W 14-10      3- 9-0 42,132 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (63)       Mike Tomczak (50)           Jackie Harris (1-19)
DECEMBER (1-3)
1  at Atlanta Falcons (7-5)            L 31-35      3-10-0 43,270 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (93)       Mike Tomczak (276)          Sterling Sharpe (7-98)
8  at Chicago Bears (9-4)              L 13-27      3-11-0 62,353 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (48)       Mike Tomczak (215)          Sterling Sharpe (7-82)
15 G-DETROIT LIONS (10-4)              L 17-21      3-12-0 43,881 Mike Tomczak            Darrell Thompson (71)       Mike Tomczak (207)          Sterling Sharpe (6-83)
21 at Minnesota Vikings (8-7)          W 27- 7      4-12-0 52,860 Mike Tomczak            Keith Woodside (76)         Don Majkowski (64)          Vince Workman (3-48)
G - Green Bay M- Milwaukee
(GREEN BAY) - Don Majkowski, in his first game since rotator cuff surgery last December, threw two touchdown passes to lead Green Bay, spoiling Dick MacPherson's debut as head coach of the Patriots. Majkowski hit Ed West from a yard out and Erik Affholter from 17 yards in an 8- for-10 performance that lasted three series. Hugh Millen had a 20-yard TD pass to rookie Jon Vaughn for New England.
NEW ENGLAND -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY   -  7 14  0  7 - 28
                     NEW ENGLAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   14            18
Rush-yards                 21-61         30-91
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-29-167-1-0 21-30-232-3-0
Yards sacked                5-45          2-10
Total Passing Yards          122           222
Total yards                  183           313
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           0-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Yards penalized             6-50          7-78
Time of Possession         27:30         32:30
SCORING
1st - GB - West, 1-yard pass from Majkowski (Brad Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Aftholter, 17-yd pass from Majkowski (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - NE - Jon Vaughn, 20-yd pass from Hugh Millen (Jason Staurovsky kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Workman, 6-yard run (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
4th - GB - Kinchen, 44-yard pass from Kiel (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 10-27, Derrick Douglas 3-14, Don Majkowski 2-11, Vai Sikahema 2-7, Keith Woodside 3-6, Walter Dean 2-6, Anthony Dilweg 1-5, Perry Kemp 1-4, Jeff Query 1-4, Michael Haddix 2-3, Vince Workman 2-3 1 TD, Allen Rice 1-1
NEW ENGLAND - Jon Vaughn 7-36, Leonard Russell 7-7, Victor Jones 1-7, George Adams 1-6, Tommy Hodson 1-5, Ivy Joe Hunter 1-1, Marvin Allen 4-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 10-8-56 2 TD, Anthony Dilweg 11-7-77, Blair Kiel 6-5-92 1 TD, Mike Tomczak 3-1-7
NEW ENGLAND - Tommy Hodson 14-5-40, Hugh Millen 15-11-127 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Erik Aftholter 4-42 1 TD, Charles Wilson 3-40, Vai Sikahema 3-37, Vince Workman 3-29, Ed West 2-8 1 TD, Brian Kinchen 1-44 1 TD, Perry Kemp 1-14, Clarence Weathers 1-8, Sterling Sharpe 1-6, Michael Haddix 1-2, Keith Woodside 1-2
NEW ENGLAND - Marv Cook 4-42, Ivy Joe Hunter 3-20, Leonard Russel 3-12, Sean Foster 1-39, Jon Vaughn 1-20 1 TD, Michael Timpson 1-18, Richard Gizewicz 1-9, Ben Coates 1-5, Irving Fryar 1-2
(NEW ORLEANS) - Steve Walsh took the lead in the Saints' quarterback derby by guiding three touchdown drives in just under two quarters. Walsh completed 10 of 15 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Bobby Hebert, a five-year starter who sat out last season in a salary dispute, did not play due to a strained groin muscle. Vince Buck added a 14-yard interception return touchdown.
GREEN BAY   -  3  7  0 10 - 20
NEW ORLEANS - 14 10  7  0 - 31
                       GREEN BAY   NEW ORLEANS
First downs                   22            15
Rush-yards                24-110         25-81
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-45-265-1-1 15-25-221-2-3
Yards sacked                4-27          1-26
Total Passing Yards          238           195
Total yards                  348           276
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           0-0
Turnovers                      2             3
Yards penalized             9-75          8-48
Time of Possession         33:10         26:50
SCORING
1st - GB - Daluiso, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - NO - Dalton Hilliard, 1-yard run (Morten Anderson kick) NEW ORLEANS 7-3
1st - NO - Vince Buck, 14-yard interception return (Anderson kick) NEW ORLEANS 14-3
2nd - NO - Floyd Turner, 11-yard pass from Steve Walsh (Anderson kick) NEW ORLEANS 21-3
2nd - NO - Anderson, 35-yard field goal NEW ORLEANS 24-3
2nd - GB - Derrick Douglas, 1-yard pass from Majkowski (Daluiso kick) NEW ORLEANS 24-10
3rd - NO - Gerald Alphin, 12-yard pass from Walsh (Anderson kick) NEW ORLEANS 31-10
4th - GB - Daluiso, 29-yard field goal NEW ORLEANS 31-13
4th - GB - Woodside, 3-yard run (Daluiso kick) NEW ORLEANS 31-20
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Derrick Douglas 6-31, Darrell Thompson 4-13, Allen Rice 3-16, Don Majkowski 2-15, Keith Woodside 2-8 1 TD, Mike Tomczak 1-8, Walter Dean 2-7, Anthony Dilweg 1-7, Michael Haddix 3-5
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Wallace 2-24, Craig Heyward 6-21, Floyd Turner 1-21, Dalton Hilliard 2-14 1 TD, Bobby Morse 3-6, Fred McAfee 6-2, Tim Manoa 1-0, Gil Fenerty 2-(-2), Mike Buck 2-(-5)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Anthony Dilweg 5-2-15 1 INT, Don Majkowski 16-8-67 1 TD, Mike Tomczak 7-4-51, Blair Kiel 17-9-132
NEW ORLEANS - Steve Walsh 15-10-132 2 TD 1 INT, Mike Buck 10-5-69 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Johnny Walker 5-66, Mark Stock 4-55, Vai Sikahema 3-41, Jeff Query 3-34, Charles Wilson 3-33, Vince Workman 1-12, Sterling Sharpe 1-9, Allen Rice 1-8, Keith Woodside 1-6, Derrick Douglas 1-1 1 TD
NEW ORLEANS - Eric Martin 2-49, Floyd Turner 2-47 1 TD, Patrick Newman 2-16, Greg Scales 2-11, Hoby Brenner 1-25, Quinn Early 1-15, Frank Wainwright 1-12, Gerald Alphin 1-12 1 TD, Dalton Hilliard 1-6, Rick Aeilts 1-4
(MADISON) - The Packers turned to their Plan B mode of attack to beat Buffalo in a marathon exhibition game filled with penalties, mistakes and an injury to Jim Kelly. Vai Sikahema scored two touchdowns, one on a 89-yard kickoff return, and Mike Tomczak hit Allen Rice with a 28-yard go-ahead touchdown pass in the final quarter to pace a 35-24 victory over the Bills. Over the last three years, the Packers have led the NFL in Plan B signings. Sikahema, Tomczak and Rice are among the 13 signed last offseason. The Bills (2-2) lost Kelly on their fifth offensive play when he strained an ankle ligament on a tackle by Tony Bennett. Buffalo also didn't bring along nine defensive players who were injured. Kelly, who missed the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury, was on crutches after the game. The pass from Tomzcak to Rice with 6:15 left capped an 80-yard drive that also included a 22-yard pass to Mark Stock and a 21-yard scramble by Tomczak. The Packers added a final touchdown with 1:56 remaining on Keith Woodside's 4-yard run that was set up by a roughing-the-kicker penalty on the Bills. The game featured 17 penalties, six fumbles and three interceptions.
BUFFALO   -  0 21  3  0 - 24
GREEN BAY -  7 14  0 14 - 35
                         BUFFALO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   22            22
Rush-yards                 35-98        26-115
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-34-180-2-1 19-29-237-3-2
Yards sacked                2-30          2-10
Total Passing Yards          150           227
Total yards                  248           342
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           3-2
Turnovers                      2             4
Yards penalized             8-69          9-90
Time of Possession         33:41         26:19
SCORING
1st - GB - J.Harris, 2-yard pass from Majkowski (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - BUF - Carwell Gardner, 3-yd pass from Reich (Scott Norwood kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - BUF - Pete Metzelaars, 6-yard pass from Reich (Bjorn Nittmo kick) BUFFALO 14-7
2nd - GB - Sikahema, 89-yard kickoff return (Daluiso kick) TIED 14-14
2nd - BUF - Gardner, 1-yard run (Norwood kick) BUFFALO 21-14
2nd - GB - Sikahema, 5-yard pass from Kiel (Daluiso kick) TIED 21-21
3rd - BUF - Norwood, 40-yard field goal BUFFALO 24-21
4th - GB - Rice, 28-yard pass from Tomczak (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 28-24
4th - GB - Woodside, 4-yard run (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 35-24
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Derrick Douglas 10-32, Keith Woodside 3-24 1 TD, Mike Tomczak 2-25, Michael Haddix 2-17, Don Majkowski 2-8, Blair Kiel 2-5, Darrell Thompson 1-4, Allen Rice 2-0, Vince Workman 2-0
BUFFALO - Carwell Gardner 19-68 2 TD, Kenneth Davis 4-15, Thurman Thomas 5-9, Eddie Fuller 3-5, Amir Rasul 1-2, Gale Gilbert 1-0, Frank Reich 2-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 9-6-63 1 TD 1 INT, Blair Kiel 10-6-65 1 TD 1 INT, Mike Tomczak 9-7-109 1 TD, Sterling Sharpe 1-0-0
BUFFALO - Jim Jelly 2-1-9, Frank Reich 11-8-64 2 TD 1 INT, Gale Gilbert 21-11-107
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Charles Wilson 3-51, Vai Sikahema 3-22 1 TD, Jackie Harris 3-21 1 TD, Sterling Sharpe 2-39, Allen Rice 2-39 1 TD, Vince Workman 2-10, Mark Stock 1-22, Clarence Weathers 1-20, Jeff Query 1-9, Perry Kemp 1-4
BUFFALO - Kenneth Davis 3-28, Don Beebe 3-27, Judd Garrett 3-10, Vernon Turner 2-46, Eddie Fuller 2-17, Pete McKeller 2-16, Al Edwards 2-16, Thurman Thomas 1-11, Pete Metzelaars 1-6 1 TD, Carwell Gardner 1-3 1 TD
(MILWAUKEE) - Jim Breech kicked a game-tying 31-yard field goal with.three seconds left in regulation and a 43-yarder with 8:40 left in overtime to lift the Bengals over the Packers. Green Bay had the ball first in overtime, but was forced to punt. The Bengals took over on their 24 and moved to the Green Bay 25 behind reserve quarterback Erik Wilhelm. The big play in the drive was a 30-yard pass to wideout Reggie Rembert that moved the ball to Green Bay's 30. The Packers led 13-0 when starting quarterback Boomer Esiason entered the game and used the no-huddle offense to rally the Bengals.
CINCINNATI -  0  0 10  6  3 - 19
GREEN BAY  -  3  3  7  3  0 - 16
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            21
Rush-yards                37-151         25-81
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-30-166-1-1 18-39-341-1-2
Yards sacked                3-16          1-10
Total Passing Yards          150           331
Total yards                  301           412
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-2
Turnovers                      2             4
Yards penalized             8-70          7-60
Time of Possession         32:59         33:21
SCORING
1st - GB - Daluiso, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Daluiso, 44-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Sharpe, 25-yard pass from Majkowski (Daluiso kick) GREEN BAY 13-0
3rd - CIN - Jim Breech, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-3
3rd - CIN - Eric Kattus, 23-yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Breech kick) GREEN BAY 13-10
4th - CIN - Norm Johnson, 52-yard field goal TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Daluiso, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - CIN - Breech, 31-yard field goal TIED 16-16
OT - CIN - Breech, 43-yard field goal CINCINNATI 19-16
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Derrick Douglas 12-48, Allen Rice 7-24, Keith Woodside 1-3, Anthony Dilweg 1-3, Vince Workman 2-2, Blair Kiel 1-2, Mike Tomczak 1-(-1)
CINCINNATI - Eric Ball 6-51, Stanford Jennings 10-28, Harold Green 7-25, James Brooks 5-24, Craig Taylor 7-14, Donald Hollas 1-10, Erik Wilhelm 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 16-11-202 1 TD 1 INT, Anthony Dilweg 5-1-25, Blair Kiel 8-3-32, Mike Tomczak 10-3-52 1 INT
CINCINNATI - Donald Hollas 2-2-17, Eick Wilhelm 20-14-112 1 INT, Boomer Esiason 8-2-37 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 4-61 1 TD, Perry Kemp 2-65, Keith Woodside 2-37, Jeff Query 2-26, Charles Wilson 2-25, Derrick Douglas 2-20, Ed West 1-30, Clarence Weather 1-21, Vince Workman 1-13, Mark Stock 1-13
CINCINNATI - Reggie Rembert 6-73, Stanford Jennings 3-15, Eric Kattus 2-28 1 TD, Craig Taylor 2-19, Mike Barber 2-9, James Brooks 1-14, Gerald Riggs 1-5, Harold Green 1-3
(GREEN BAY) - The Eagles' new first-string quarterback strolled into the interview room late Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, laid down his overnight bag and jacket, chomped hard on his gum, then smiled slyly. Reporters had gathered around the podium, microphones were poised, and television-camera lights were blazing. For the first time since he joined the Eagles 14 months ago, after the Chargers had dumped him, Jim McMahon again was a quarterback in demand. For the first time in nearly two years, McMahon was back in the spotlight - his slicked-back hair in a ponytail, his sunglasses reflecting the harsh glare of the television lights. He had not been signed by the Eagles to be their primary quarterback, but the unthinkable really had happened. On the first play of the second quarter, Green Bay LB Bryce Paup tackled Randall Cunningham's left knee. McMahon, the oft-injured, 32-year-old quarterback who has played in 10 games or more in only three of his nine NFL seasons, had been an insurance policy in case Cunningham got hurt. And it had come time for the Eagles to cash in. As trainers tended to Cunningham at the 30-yard line, McMahon pulled on a helmet and furiously threw a few warm-up passes, hoping for the best, hoping that he would not need to replace Cunningham for long. But when Cunningham had to be helped off the field and to a bench, McMahon's focus shifted to his responsibilities. As he ran into the huddle, there was just one thought on his mind. Six points. Three plays later, the Eagles had a field goal - their first points of the season. And McMahon finished the game completing 17-of-25 passes for 257 yards, with two interceptions and two sacks. McMahon also threw two memorable touchdown passes. The first was a 32-yarder to Keith Ryars that was deflected by the Packers' Chuck Cecil and hauled in with one hand by a fallen Byars in the end zone. The second was a 75-yard blue-darter to Fred Barnett that sealed the Eagles' 20-3 victory. 
PHILADELPHIA -  0 13  0  7 - 20
GREEN BAY    -  0  0  3  0 -  3
                    PHILADELPHIA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   13            14
Rush-yards-TDs           31-70-0       13-44-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-29-276-2-2 16-42-201-0-3
Sacked-yards                4-28          4-17
Net pass yards               248           184
Total yards                  318           228
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-2
Turnovers                      3             5
Penalties-yards             8-45          4-30
SCORING
2nd - PHIL - Roger Ruzek, 37-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
2nd - PHIL - Keith Byars, 32-yard pass from Jim McMahon (Ruzek kick) PHILADELPHIA 10-0
2nd - PHIL - Ruzek, 40-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 13-0
3rd - GB - Jacke, 21-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 13-3
4th - PHIL - Fred Barnett, 75-yard pass from McMahon (Ruzek kick) PHILADELPHIA 20-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 6-16, Vince Workman 2-14, Don Majkowski 1-9, Keith Woodside 3-4, Jackie Harris 1-1
PHILADELPHIA - Thomas Sanders 23-52, Keith Byars 4-11, Jim McMahon 4-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 42-16-201 3 INT
PHILADELPHIA - Randall Cunningham 4-1-19, Jim McMahon 25-17-257 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 6-70, Perry Kemp 2-39, Jeff Query 2-20, Charles Wilson 2-18, Vince Workman 1-25, Jackie Harris 1-16, Ed West 1-10, Keith Woodside 1-3
PHILADELPHIA - Keith Byars 8-111 1 TD, Mickey Shuler 4-65, Fred Barnett 2-83 1 TD, Thomas Sanders 2-6, Kenny Jackson 1-6, Calvin Williams 1-5
Jackie Harris (80, second from right) celebrates after a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mike Tomczak in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Nov. 17, 1991. From left, he's flanked by tackle Tony Mandarich (77), running back Darrell Thompson, tight end Ed West (86) and running back Vince Workman (46). The Packers lost 35-21. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Carl Lee (39) and Green Bay Packers receiver Perry Kemp (81) fight for the ball during the second quarter at Lambeau Field (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Mike Tomczak drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Nov. 17, 1991. Vikings linebacker Mike Merriweather (57) and defensive end Chris Doleman (56) are in the foreground. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Sterling Sharpe (84) gets up after making a catch against Minnesota Vikings defensive backs Solomon Wilcots (41) and Todd Scott (39) at Lambeau Field on Nov. 17, 1991. In the background are, from left, Packers guard Ron Hallstrom (65), quarterback Mike Tomczak (18) and tackle Louis Cheek.  (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Green Bay Packers coach Lindy Infante looks down along the sideline late in the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 1, 1991. The Packers lost 35-31.  (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Mike Tomczak steps into the pocket under pressure from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Darion Conner (56) at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 1, 1991. Falcons defensive end Tim Green (99) is at left. Packers tackle Louis Cheek (78) is at right. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Darrell Thompson heads toward the end zone on a 40-yard touchdown run against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 1, 1991. Falcons safety Scott Case (25) and Packers tight end Ed West (86) are at left. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Darion Conner (56) strips the ball from Green Bay Packers quarterback Mike Tomczak after beating Packers tackle Louis Cheek (78) in the first quarter at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 1, 1991.  (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Vince Workman (46) goes over the top on a 1-yard touchdown run during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 8, 1991. From left are Lions defensive linemen Kelvin Pritchett (94) and Jerry Ball (93) and linebacker Chris Spielman (54), Packers guard Ron Hallstrom (65) and center James Campen (63) and Lions defensive end Dan Owens (90) and linebacker Tracy Hayworth (99). (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Don Majkowski (7) gets up slowly as time winds down against the Detroit Lions at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 8, 1991. Packers tackles Tony Mandarich (77) and Ken Ruettgers (75) are at left. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Bryce Paup (95) reaches out for Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (20) at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., on Sept. 8, 1991. Lions quarterback Rodney Peete (9) watches from behind.. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tim Green (99) and Green Bay Packers tackle Tony Mandarich (77) in action
July 15, 1991 – Coming off rotator cuff surgery, quarterback Don Majkowski signs a one-year, $1.7 million deal with an eye on regaining his form and perhaps his leverage in hammering out a more lucrative, long-term deal. “I wanted a one-year deal from the start,” Majkowski says. “I just don’t think we were in a good position to sign a long-term deal.” In 1989, Majkowski attempted all but one of Green Bay’s passes in throwing for 27 touchdowns and 4,318 yards. In 1990, those numbers dropped to 10 TDs and 1,925 yards as the quarterback missed seven games. “I’m going to try to have a great year. Then maybe I’ll look for a long-term deal,” Majkowski adds (SOURCE: Packer Hall of Fame)
Don Majkowski Sacked By Keith McCants multiple times
Green Bay at Tampa Bay
Bob Golic intercepts Majkowski - 9/1/1991
The Don Majkowski Show
(DETROIT) - Barry Sanders returned to the Detroit lineup and made everyone better, especially Rodney Peete. Peete attempted a career-high 38 passes, completing 25 for 270 yards and Robert Clark had 10 catches for a career-high 143 yards as the Lions won. A week earlier, the two teams had combined for just 3 points. Sanders had missed the Lions opener with a rib injury and gained only 42 yards on 18 carries against the Packers. But he scored the Lions first touchdown, and that set the stage for everything that followed. Green Bay's frustration was summed up by QB Don Majkowski, who threw his helmet at an ambulance after the loss.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  7  0 - 14
DETROIT   -  7  3 10  3 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   20            21
Rush-yards-TDs           22-76-2       26-76-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-28-185-0-1 25-38-271-1-0
Sacked-yards                 2-8           0-0
Net pass yards               177           271
Total yards                  253           347
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             5-45          8-78
SCORING
1st - DET - Barry Sanders, 4-yard run (Eddie Murray kick) DETROIT 7-0
2nd - GB - Workman, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - DET - Murray, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 10-7
3rd - DET - Willie Green, 12-yard pass from Rodney Peete (Murray kick) DETROIT 17-7
3rd - DET - Murray, 27-yard field goal DETROIT 20-7
3rd - GB - Majkowski, 2-yard run (Jacke kick) DETROIT 20-14
4th - DET - Murray, 36-yard field goal DETROIT 23-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 14-45, Sterling Sharpe 1-12, Vince Workman 4-9 1 TD, Don Majkowski 2-6 1 TD, Keith Woodside 1-4
DETROIT - Barry Sanders18-42 1 TD, Rodney Peete 4-25, Cedric Jackson 2-4, Don Overton 1-3, Brett Perriman 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 28-20-185 1 INT
DETROIT - Rodney Peete 38-25-271 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Perry Kemp 8-66, Clarence Weathers 3-32, Keith Woodside 3-28, Vince Workman 3-18, Sterling Sharpe 1-20, Jeff Query 1-12, Darrell Thompson 1-9
DETROIT - Robert Clark 10-143, Mike Farr 5-39, Willie Green 3-39 1 TD, Mel Gray 2-36, Brett Perriman 2-16, Barry Sanders 2-0, Cedric Jackson 1-(-2)
(GREEN BAY) - Don Majkowski filtered out the boos and led Green Bay to its first victory, his late game passing and Chris Jacke's 22-yard field goal with 22 seconds to go producing a victory over winless Tampa Bay. The Packers ended a seven-game skid dating to November, when they last beat the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay lost its third consecutive tough decision under coach Richard Williamson. The Bucs took a 13-5 lead with 3:59 left when Willie Drewery grabbed a tipped pass from Vinny Testaverde and raced 87 yards for a touchdown. Majkowski, the object of fan displeasure all afternoon, moved the Packers 76 yards in seven plays, throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Vince Workman with 2:03 left. Majkowski completed five passes for 65 yards and the Buccaneers were assessed a personal foul during the drive.
TAMPA BAY -  0  0  3 10 - 13
GREEN BAY -  0  5  0 10 - 15
                       TAMPA BAY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            21
Rush-yards-TDs           21-74-0       25-97-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-278-1-1 20-39-258-1-1
Sacked-yards                7-47          3-15
Net pass yards               231           243
Total yards                  305           340
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards            12-86          9-74
SCORING
2nd - GB - Safety, Paup sacked Vinny Testaverde in the end zone GREEN BAY 2-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 5-0
3rd - TB - Steve Christie, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 5-3
4th - TB - Christie, 22-yard field goal TAMPA BAY 6-5
4th - TB - Willie Drewery, 87-yard pass from Testaverde (Christie kick) TAMPA BAY 13-5
4th - GB - Workman, 8-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) TAMPA BAY 13-12
4th - GB - Jacke, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 15-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Allen Rice 10-49, Don Majkowski 4-30, Darrell Thompson 4-8, Keith Woodside 4-8, Vince Workman 2-8, Charles Wilson 1-(-6)
TAMPA BAY - Robert Wilson 3-28, Reggie Cobb 9-24, Gary Anderson 4-13, Vinny Testaverde 4-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 39-20-258 1 TD 1 INT
TAMPA BAY - Vinny Testaverde 30-19-278 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 6-95, Vince Workman 5-52 1 TD, Perry Kemp 2-42, Keith Woodside 2-31, Ed West 2-14, Jeff Query 1-15, Clarence Weathers 1-6, Allen Rice 1-3
TAMPA BAY - Gary Anderson 5-19, Bruce Hill 4-52, Mark Carrier 3-43, Ron Hall 3-38, Willie Drewery 2-96 1 TD, Jesse Anderson 1-17, Robert Wilson 1-13
(MIAMI) - Chuck Klingbeil's first NFL touchdown helped Don Shula to his 300th NFL victory, and that, the coach says, "wasn't in the script." Klingbeil, a reserve nose tackle from the CFL, recovered Don Majkowski's fourth quarter fumble in the end zone for the tie, and Pete Stoyanovich kicked a 31-yard field goal that lifted the Miami Dolphins past Green Bay 16-13. The Dolphins' offense gained just 232 yards and extended its touchdown-less streak to six quarters. But the defense and the kicking of Stoyanovich and punter Reggie Roby were enough for Miami and the milestone. The pivotal play came at the start of the fourth quarter after Green Bay scored 13 consecutive points for a 13-6 lead. On second down at his 2, Majkowski faded into the end zone, looked right, looked left and dropped the ball without being touched. Klingbeil fell on it and became Miami's unlikely hero; the 260-pound free-agent acquisition is on the team only because two other nose tackles are hurt. He was delighted to be linked with Shula's landmark win. Majkowski blamed the 86-degree weather for his fumble. Dan Marino's 40-yard pass to Mark Duper on the Dolphins' next series set up the winning kick with 8:21 left. Stoyanovich also kicked field goals of 43 and 52 yards in the first quarter. Roby punted seven times for an average of 52.7 yards. He pinned Green Bay at the 2 before Klingbeil's touchdown, and at the 5 with 2:15 left. Miami then clinched the victory when Vestee Jackson recovered another Majkowski fumble at Green Bay's 24. Majkowski finished with 19 completions in 36 attempts for 238 yards with 1 interception. He was sacked five times. Marino was 19 of 32 for 212 yards with 1 interception and 3 sacks. Mark Higgs, the second-leading rusher in the NFL, was held to 43 yards in 18 carries.
GREEN BAY -  0 13  0  0 - 13
MIAMI     -  6  0 10  0 - 16
                       GREEN BAY         MIAMI
First downs                   13            11
Rush-yards-TDs           15-44-0       25-37-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-36-238-1-1 19-32-212-0-1
Sacked-yards                5-19          3-17
Net pass yards               219           195
Total yards                  263           232
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           2-0
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             5-32          7-57
SCORING
1st - MIA - Pete Stoyanovich, 43-yard field goal MIAMI 3-0
1st - MIA - Stoyanovich, 52-yard field goal MIAMI 6-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 28-yard field goal MIAMI 6-3
2nd - GB - Jacke, 34-yard field goal TIED 6-6
2nd - GB - West, 14-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 13-6
3rd - MIA - Chuck Klingbeil, fumble recovery in the end zone TIED 13-13
3rd - MIA - Stoyanovich, 31-yard field goal MIAMI 16-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 3-33, Allen Rice 9-13, Keith Woodside 1-(-1), Vince Workman 2-(-1)
MIAMI - Mark Higgs 18-43, Tony Paige 1-3, Aaron Craver 2-(-2), Dan Marino 4-(-7)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 36-19-238 1 TD 1 INT
MIAMI - Dan Marino 32-19 -212 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 4-64, Charles Wilson 3-60, Ed West 3-29 1 TD, Keith Woodside 3-17, Perry Kemp 2-48, Vince Workman 2-3, Jackie Harris 1-10, Allen Rice 1-7
MIAMI - Tony Paige 6-34, Mark Duper 4-80, Mark Clayton 4-39, James Pruitt 2-30, Tony Martin 1-14, Aaron Craver 1-12, Mark Higgs 1-3
(LOS ANGELES) - The Los Angeles Rams, a team badly in need of some spark, got two big plays from special teams veteran Paul Butcher as they scored two touchdowns in seven seconds and held on for a victory over the Green Bay Packers. Blair Kiel, taking over after starting quarterback Don Majkowski went out with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, rallied the Packers to two late touchdowns, but the Rams held on to the ball for the final 4:49. The Rams trailed 7-3, but moved ahead with 17 points in the last 2:41 of the first half. After the second of three field goals by Tony Zendejas pulled Los Angeles within 7-6, Butcher, a 5-year NFL veteran who's started just one game, set up the Rams' first touchdown when he recovered a fumble by the Packers' Allen Rice at the Green Bay 15. DE Tim Harris' Green Bay career came to an end one day later when he was traded to San Francisco for a 1992 second round draft choice.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0 14 - 21
LA RAMS   -  3 17  3  0 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       LA RAMS
First downs                   17            18
Rush-yards-TDs           22-88-1       31-77-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-23-187-2-1 18-29-241-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-15           2-8
Net pass yards               172           233
Total yards                  260           310
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           3-1
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             4-33          6-40
SCORING
1st - LA - Tony Zendejas, 30-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
2nd - GB - Majkowski, 2-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - LA - Zendejas, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - LA - Robert Delpino, 2-yard run (Zendejas kick) LOS ANGELES 13-7
2nd - LA - Anthony Newman, 17-yard run (Zendejas kick) LOS ANGELES 20-7
3rd - LA - Zendejas, 28-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 23-7
4th - GB - Kemp, 2-yard pass from Kiel (Jacke kick) LOS ANGELES 23-14
4th - GB - Workman, 5-yard pass from Kiel (Jacke kick) LOS ANGELES 23-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Blair Kiel 2-29, Allen Rice 7-27, Keith Woodside 6-21, Don Majkowski 3-8 1 TD, Vince Workman 4-3 1 TD
LA RAMS - Cleveland Gary 8-32, Robert Delpino 13-24 1 TD, Buford McGee 3-18, Jim Everett 6-3, Ron Brown 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 8-3-38 1 INT, Blair Kiel 15-11-149 2 TD
LA RAMS - Jim Everett 29-18-241 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jackie Harris 4-74, Perry Kemp 4-57 1 TD, Sterling Sharpe 4-43, Clarence Weathers 1-8, Vince Workman 1-5 1 TD
LA RAMS - Robert Delpino 5-57, Henry Ellard 4-60, Aaron Cox 2-48, Ron Brown 2-31, Damone Johnson 2-22, Cleveland Gary 2-17, Jim Price 1-6
(MILWAUKEE) - Dallas, off to its best start in five years, used the passing combo of Troy Aikman and Jay Novacek and two first-half interceptions to subdue Green Bay. The Cowboys haven't been so successful since going 6-2 in 1986. Novacek caught 11 passes for 121 yards. Aikman completed 31 of 41 for 287 yards, while Emmitt Smith rushed for 122 yards. Ray Horton's 65-yard interception TD return and Aikman's 13-yard TD pass to Novacek 73 seconds later, after an interception by Issiac Holt, gave Dallas a 14-0 lead. The Cowboys held on despite an 82-yard kickoff return for a score by Charles Wilson.
DALLAS    -  0 14  3  3 - 20
GREEN BAY -  0  3  7  7 - 17
                          DALLAS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            15
Rush-yards-TDs          35-124-0       14-60-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 31-41-287-1-0 18-35-212-1-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0          2-13
Net pass yards               287           199
Total yards                  411           259
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             3
Penalties-yards             4-34          7-54
SCORING
2nd - DAL - Ray Horton, 65-yard interception return (Ken Willis kick) DALLAS 7-0
2nd - DAL - Jay Novacek, 13-yard pass from Troy Aikman (Willis kick) DALLAS 14-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 42-yard field goal DALLAS 14-3
3rd - GB - Wilson, 82-yard kickoff return (Jacke kick) DALLAS 14-10
3rd - DAL - Willis, 23-yard field goal DALLAS 17-10
4th - DAL - Willis, 39-yard field goal DALLAS 20-10
4th - GB - Sharpe, 13-yard pass from Kiel (Jacke kick) DALLAS 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Vince Workman 6-22, Blair Kiel 2-17, Allen Rice 4-11, Keith Woodside 2-10
DALLAS - Emmitt Smith 32-122, Troy Aikman 2-1, Daryl Johnston 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Blair Kiel 35-18-212 1 TD 2 INT
DALLAS - Troy Aikman 41-31-287 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Vince Workman 6-53, Sterling Sharpe 4-65 1 TD, Clarence Weathers 3-39, Keith Woodside 2-8, Perry Kemp 1-35, Charles Wilson 1-8, Jackie Harris 1-4
DALLAS - Jay Novacek 11-121 1 TD, Emmitt Smith 7-21, Michael Irvin 5-69, Daryl Johnston 4-47, Robert Awalt 1-9, Kelvin Martin 1-8, Alexander Wright 1-7, Tommie Agee 1-5
(GREEN BAY) - The Chicago Bears managed only one touchdown Thursday night. It was plenty against the Green Bay Packers. The Bears shut down and shut out Green Bay's sputtering offense in a 10-0 victory. It was Chicago's 11th victory in the last 13 games against its longtime rival. Jim Harbaugh's 8-yard touchdown pass to James Thornton late in the second quarter and Kevin Butter's 22-yard field goal early in the fourth sent the Bears to a victory after two straight losses. The Packers, who had 138 yards total offense and made just five first downs, fell to 14 with their fourth straight loss and 11th in 12 games dating back to last season. Don Majkowski, in one the worst performances of his career, completed only three of 16 passes for 32 yards before he was replaced by former Bear Mike Tomczak in the fourth quarter. The Packers' deepest drive all night only reached the Chicago 43. Majkowski fumbled a snap out of the shotgun and Richard Dent recovered for the Bears at the Green Bay 14 with 30 seconds to go in the third quarter. Chicago just missed a first down and settled for Butter's 22-yard field goal with 13:48 to play.
CHICAGO   -  0  7  0  3 - 10
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18             5
Rush-yards-TDs          41-161-0       19-91-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-29-142-1-1   7-25-68-0-1
Sacked-yards                 2-5          3-18
Net pass yards               137            50
Total yards                  298           141
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             4-30          5-35
SCORING
2nd - CHI - James Thornton, 8-yd pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick) CHICAGO 7-0
4th - CHI - Butler, 22-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Vince Workman 2-28, Darrell Thompson 8-27, Don Majkowski 6-21, Keith Woodside 2-10, Charles Wilson 1-5
CHICAGO - Neal Anderson 16-81, Brad Muster 9-30, Jim harbaugh 6-29, Mark Green 8-19, Darren Lewis 2-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 16-3-32, Mike Tomczak 9-4-36 1 INT
CHICAGO - Jim Harbaugh 29-18-142 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 2-28, Vince Workman 2-10, Charles Wilson 1-15, Perry Kemp 1-13, Keith Woodside 1-2
CHICAGO - Neal Anderson 6-35, Tom Waddle 3-41, Brad Muster 3-24, James Thornton 3-22 1 TD, Ron Morris 1-7, Keith Jennings 1-7, Dennis Gentry 1-6
(TAMPA BAY) - If only the Green Bay Packers could play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers every week. The Packers, 3-0 against Tampa Bay but 0-11 against the rest of the NFL in their last 14 games, climbed out of last place in the NFC Central with a 27-0 victory over the hapless Bucs. Green Bay's defense forced eight turnovers, had six sacks and also scored on Brian Noble's fumble recovery to pace the triumph before a crowd of 40,275, the smallest of the season at Tampa Stadium. Tampa Bay fell to 2-9 under coach Richard Williamson, who in a move of desperation yanked Chris Chandler early in the second quarter and placed the offense in the hands of Jeff Carlson, normally the team's third-string quarterback.
GREEN BAY - 10  3  7  7 - 27
TAMPA BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                   13            12
Rush-yards-TDs           27-59-1       15-35-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-28-223-1-1 14-38-180-0-5
Sacked-yards                6-38          6-45
Net pass yards               185           135
Total yards                  244           170
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           4-3
Turnovers                      2             8
Penalties-yards            10-81          3-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Noble, 1-yard fumble return (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Jacke, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-0
3rd - GB - West, 10-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 20-0
4th - GB - Workman, 4-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 27-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Keith Woodside 7-33, Vince Workman 11-20 1 TD, Charles Wilson 1-4, Darrell Thompson 6-2, Don Majkowski 1-1, Mike Tomczak 1-(-1)
TAMPA BAY - Gary Anderson 9-23, Jeff Carlson 2-8, Reggie Cobb 4-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 28-19-223 1 TD 1 INT
TAMPA BAY - Chris Chandler 6-2-16 2 INT, Jeff Carlson 32-12-164 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 4-63, Perry Kemp 4-36, Charles Wilson 3-36, Ed West 3-24 1 TD, Keith Woodside 2-35, Vince Workman 2-15, Darrell Thompson 1-14
TAMPA BAY - Lawrence Dawsey 4-54, Mark Carrier 3-56, Willie Drewery 2-39, Ron Hall 2-17, Gary Anderson 2-10, Robert Wilson 1-4
(NEW YORK) - Remember Chicago. Pat Leahy did. Leahy, who missed a 28-yard field goal in overtime that cost the Jets a victory at Chicago this season, connected from 37 yards 9:40 into overtime. His fourth field goal, including a 22-yarder with 1 minute left in regulation, gave New York a 19-16 win over the Green Bay Packers. Moments before, Green Bay's Chris Jacke missed a 42-yard field goal. He earlier had made three field goals. The Jets failed to gain 1 yard on two short-yardage downs just after Jacke's miss. But Vai Sikahema fumbled a punt, Bobby Houston recovered at the Green Bay 23, and three plays later, Leahy, the NFL's oldest player at 40, won it. Ironically, future Packers GM Ron Wolf watched the game as a member of the Jets' front office, which he would be leaving in less than three weeks.
GREEN BAY -  3  3  7  3  0 - 16
NY JETS   -  3 10  0  3  3 - 19
                       GREEN BAY       NY JETS
First downs                   15            17
Rush-yards-TDs           31-91-0      31-121-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-30-196-1-1 16-29-209-1-0
Sacked-yards                4-25          3-37
Net pass yards               171           172
Total yards                  262           293
Fumbles-lost                 7-2           2-1
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             7-62          9-55
SCORING
1st - NYJ - Pat Leahy, 30-yard field goal NEW YORK JETS 3-0
1st - GB - Jacke, 53-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Jacke, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
2nd - NYJ - Leahy, 39-yard field goal TIED 6-6
2nd - NYJ - Chris Burkett, 50-yd pass from Ken O'Brien (Leahy kick) NY JETS 13-6
3rd - GB - West, 1-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Jacke, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - NYJ - Leahy, 22-yard field goal TIED 16-16
OT - NYJ - Leahy, 37-yard field goal NEW YORK JETS 19-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Keith Woodside 11-39, Vince Workman 9-36, Darrell Thompson 8-15, Don Majkowski 2-2, Mike Tomczak 1-(-1)
NY JETS - Blair Thomas 15-50, Brad Baxter 10-46, Johnny Hector 5-26, Ken O'Brien 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 19-10-123, Mike Tomczak 11-8-73 1 TD 1 INT
NY JETS - Ken O'Brien 29-16-209 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Charles Wilson 5-60, Vince Workman 4-34, Perry Kemp 2-31, Keith Woodside 2-30, Sterling Sharpe 2-22, Clarence Weather 1-13, Jackie Harris 1-5, Ed West 1-1 1 TD
NY JETS - Al Toon 8-109, Terance Mathis 2-16, Chris Burkett 1-50 1 TD, Brad Baxter 1-19, Johnny Hector 1-8, Rob Moore 1-6, Blair Thomas 1-3, Chris Dressel 1-(-2)
(MILWAUKEE) - Jim Kelly, forced out of the game for several plays in the third quarter by a sore back, returned to lead the Bills to another victory. Kelly passed for two first-half touchdowns and then ran for another in the fourth quarter as the Bills beat the Packers 34-24. The Bills, who scored on an 80-yard drive in the final minutes of the first half, used their no-huddle offense to move 78 yards after the second-half kickoff for another quick score and a 21-10 lead. A 28-yard pass interference call against Roland Mitchell gave the Bills the ball at the Green Bay 5. Kelly hurt his lower back when he was hit as he released the ball and had to leave the game. Frank Reich stepped in and handed off to Thurman Thomas, who carried 5 yards for the touchdown. 
BUFFALO   -  0 14 10 10 - 34
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  7 - 24
                         BUFFALO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   27            23
Rush-yards-TDs          37-147-2       23-84-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-36-232-2-0 23-38-317-2-2
Sacked-yards                 2-9          3-20
Net pass yards               223           297
Total yards                  370           381
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             2
Penalties-yards             8-55          6-78
SCORING
1st - GB - Workman, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - BUF - Andre Reed, 5-yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Jacke, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - BUF - Don Beebe, 12-yard pass from Kelly (Norwood kick) BUFFALO 14-10
3rd - BUF - Thurman Thomas, 5-yard run (Norwood kick) BUFFALO 21-10
3rd - GB - Sharpe, 58-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) BUFFALO 21-17
3rd - BUF - Norwood, 38-yard field goal BUFFALO 24-17
4th - BUF - Kelly, 1-yard run (Norwood kick) BUFFALO 31-17
4th - BUF - Norwood, 21-yard field goal BUFFALO 34-17
4th - GB - Harris, 1-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) BUFFALO 34-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 13-60, Keith Woodside 6-34, Mike Tomczak 1-3, Vince Workman 2-2 1 TD, Sterling Sharpe 1-(-15)
BUFFALO - Thurman Thomas 24-106 1 TD, Kenneth Davis 5-19, Jim Kelly 3-11 1 TD, Andre Reed 2-7, Frank Reich 2-3, Carwell Gardner 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 38-23-317 2 TD 2 INT
BUFFALO - Jim Kelly 35-17-232 2 TD, Frank Reich 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 8-133 1 TD, Vince Workman 4-11, Perry Kemp 2-48, Ed West 2-39, Clarence Weathers 2-30, Jackie Harris 2-19 1 TD, Jeff Query 1-26, Keith Woodside 1-8, Darrell Thompson 1-3
BUFFALO - James Lofton 6-114, Andre Reed 4-32 1 TD, Thurman Thomas 3-40, Don Beebe 2-32 1 TD, Keith McKeller 1-8, Kenneth Davis 1-6
(GREEN BAY) - Rich Gannon and Minnesota simply took control of the football and the game in the second half against Green Bay. The Vikings put together scoring drives of 79, 80 and 98 yards in the second half, holding the ball for 24 minutes to beat the Packers. Trailing 21-14 at the half, Minnesota used eight minutes on a 15-play, 79-yard drive to tie the score in the third quarter. Gannon hit Cris Carter with a 17-yard touchdown pass. Then they moved 80 yards in 10 plays, eating nearly six more minutes, to take a 28-21 lead on Herschel Walker's 5-yard run with 14:11 left in the game. Minnesota put away the game by marching 98 yards in 14 plays, using 6:51 and scoring on Gannon's 5-yard run with 4:36 left. Green Bay, which had the ball for a little more than five minutes in the second half, had 262 yards in the first half and 38 in the second. Mike Tomczak passed for 233 yards in the first half and drove the Packers 78 yards in the final two minutes en route to the 21-14 lead. His 1- yard touchdown toss to Jackie Harris with 13 seconds to play capped the 12-play drive that featured passes of 13 and 16 yards to Sterling Sharpe and a 19-yarder to Perry Kemp. Johnny Holland's recovery of Terry Allen's fumble at the Vikings' 43 set up Green Bay's first score. Sharpe had a 17-yard reception and Vince Workman ran 1 yard for a 7-0 lead. Gannon threw the first of his three touchdown passes, a 29-yarder to Carter, to tie the score. But the Packers struck back three plays later when Tomczak hit Charles Wilson, who broke away for a 75-yard touchdown, giving Green Bay a 14-7 lead. Green Bay appeared headed for another score when Carl Lee intercepted a pass in the end zone early in the second quarter. The Vikings tied the score on Gannon's 3-yard TD pass to Mike Jones with 1:54 to go. Packer Vice President of Football Operations Tom Braatz would be fired three days later, and replaced by Ron Wolf as the general manager. Wolf would be given total control of football operations, something Braatz never had.
MINNESOTA -  7  7  7 14 - 35
GREEN BAY - 14  7  0  0 - 21
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   32            18
Rush-yards-TDs          47-231-2       14-29-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-215-3-0 20-40-271-2-2
Sacked-yards                 1-3           0-0
Net pass yards               212           271
Total yards                  443           300
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-0
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             5-40          4-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Workman, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - MIN - Cris Carter, 29-yd pass from Rich Gannon (Faud Reveiz kick) TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Wilson, 75-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - MINN - Mike Jones, 3-yard pass from Gannon (Reveiz kick) TIED 14-14
2nd - GB - Harris, 1-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
3rd - MINN - Carter, 17-yard pass from Gannon (Reveiz kick) TIED 21-21
4th - MINN - Herschel Walker, 5-yard run (Reveiz kick) MINNESOTA 28-21
4th - MINN - Gannon, 5-yard run (Reveiz kick) MINNESOTA 35-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 8-16, Vince Workman 2-9 1 TD, Keith Woodside 3-4, Mike Tomczak 1-0
MINNESOTA - Herschel Walker 20-95 1 TD, Terry Allen 11-60, Alfred Anderson 8-51, Rich Gannon 5-12 1 TD, Darrin Nelson 1-5, Rick Fenney 1-5. Anthony Carter 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 40-20-271 2 TD 2 INT
MINNESOTA - Rich Gannon 30-19-215 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 5-71, Perry Kemp 4-50, Vince Workman 4-25, Jeff Query 2-21, Jackie Harris 2-15 1 TD, Keith Woodside 2-14, Charles Wilson 1-75 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Cris Carter 7-94 2 TD, Anthony Carter 6-69, Steve Jordan 2-26, Darrin Nelson 2-16, Herschel Walker 1-7, Mike Jones 1-3 1 TD
The Green Bay Packers on Wednesday fired operations vice president Tom Braatz, who oversaw four losing seasons during his five years with the team. Green Bay decided not to renew Braatz's contract, which expires at the end of January, Packers President Bob Harlan said at a news conference. "It's something I've been looking at for a long time," Harlan said. "I think we need a new direction, a strong football person who comes from a winning background," he said. Braatz, 58, has overseen the Packers' football operations for the past five years. During that time, the Packers had four losing seasons, but finished 10-6 in 1989. Green Bay is 2-9 this season. Harlan did not immediately name a successor to Braatz but said the search already has begun. Harlan refused to comment on the status of coach Lindy Infante. "That was not discussed today," he said. The Packers, the NFL's only publicly owned team, are governed by a board of directors. Its seven-member executive committee met Wednesday morning, when the decision was made to fire Braatz, Harlan said. He said the Packers now intend to restructure their scouting department and "give new direction and leadership to the department." Braatz was hired by the Packers in January 1987 after 22 years in the Atlanta Falcons' front office. He was credited for bringing stability and professionalism to the Packers' front office but suffered through some disappointing draft choices, including former No. 1 pick, running back Brent Fullwood, who was released after three seasons. In 1989 the Packers took Michigan State offensive tackle Tony Mandarich with the No. 2 pick overall, selecting him ahead of running back Barry Sanders, now an all-pro with Detroit. Mandarich was disappointing his first two seasons and only this year has developed into an average lineman. The Packers this year hired Mike Reinfeldt as the chief financial officer to take the burden of negotiating contracts away from Braatz and give him more time to concentrate on football issues. Some observers said Braatz had lost some clout in the organization while Infante had become more powerful.
(MILWAUKEE) - Mike Tomczak took off on Green Bay's longest run of the season, setting up his own third-quarter touchdown, and the Packers' defense stopped an Indianapolis drive in the fourth quarter for a 14-10 victory over the Colts. Tomczak's 48-yard run set up his own 2-yard TD run with 9:08 left in the third quarter, putting Green Bay ahead 14-3, and the Packers held on in the fourth quarter for their third victory in 12 games.
INDIANAPOLIS -  0  3  0  7 - 10
GREEN BAY    -  7  0  7  0 - 14
                    INDIANAPOLIS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            11
Rush-yards-TDs           28-72-0      30-164-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-40-184-1-1   5-17-50-0-1
Sacked-yards                7-67          2-22
Net pass yards               117            28
Total yards                  189           192
Fumbles-lost                 5-1           2-2
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             4-16          4-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Workman, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - IND - Dean Biasucci, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
3rd - GB - Tomczak, 2-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
4th - IND - Bill Brooks, 6-yard pass from Jeff George (Biasucci kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 15-63, Mike Tomczak 4-48 1 TD, Keith Woodside 6-44, Vince Workman 5-9 1 TD
INDIANAPOLIS - Ken Clark 19-51, Tim Manoa 5-10, Jeff George 3-8, Bruce Perkins 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 17-5-50 1 INT
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff George 40-21-184 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jackie Harris 1-19, Charles Wilson 1-14, Sterling Sharpe 1-8, Vince Workman 1-6, Keith Woodside 1-3
INDIANAPOLIS - Bill Brooks 10-70 1 TD, Jessie Hester 5-66, Ken Clark 3-35, Tim Manoa 1-5, Sammy Martin 1-5, Pat Beach 1-3
Ron Wolf was the Green Bay Packers' first choice as general manager. His reputation as an evaluator of talent and organizer was strong. "Good football people in my mind have always wanted Ron," said team President Bob Harlan, who hired Woif on Wednesday and gave him a five-year contract to rebuild the Packers. Harlan never contacted anyone else about the job, even though he had compiled a list of eight candidates to replace Tom Braatz, who was fired a week ago. "Ron will do what is in the best interests of the Green Bay Packers," said Al LoCasale, a longtime executive assistant with the Raiders. Wolf worked with the Raiders for 24 years. "It's not an ego trip with him. He's just a talented personnel man who knows how to make good decisions," LoCasale said. Wolf, who also worked in Tampa Bay for three years and spent the last two years with the New York Jets, said Al Davis was his biggest influence. When Davis became commissioner of the American Football League in 1966, Wolf accompanied him to the league office as coordinator of talent. "I grew up there. Any sense I have is directly related to my association with the Raiders," Wolf said.
(ATLANTA) - The Green Bay Packers almost silenced Atlanta's playoff talk. Then the Falcons struck for three touchdowns in the final quarter to keep those hopes alive. Chris Miller, getting off a sick bed at halftime, completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison with 41 seconds remaining to give the Falcons a 35-31 victory. Atlanta's game-winning touchdown came from a break. Green Bay punter Paul McJulien bobbled a snap and was forced to keep the ball, running out of bounds on his 41, well short of a first down. After being sacked on first down. Miller completed a 10-yard pass to Mike Pritchard and a 21-yarder to Rison before hitting for the game winner. The future QB of the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre, watched the game on the Atlanta sidelines.
GREEN BAY -  7 14  0 10 - 31
ATLANTA   -  7  0  7 21 - 35
                       GREEN BAY       ATLANTA
First downs                   22            23
Rush-yards-TDs          30-132-1       20-79-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 22-35-276-3-0 20-37-281-2-1
Sacked-yards                2-15           2-8
Net pass yards               261           273
Total yards                  393           352
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           0-0
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             8-98          9-50
SCORING
1st - ATL - Erric Pegram, 4-yard run (Norm Johnson kick) ATLANTA 7-0
1st - GB - Sharpe, 4-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Thompson, 40-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Kemp, 13-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - ATL - Steve Broussard, 3-yard run (Johnson kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
4th - GB - Sharpe, 20-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
4th - ATL - Andre Rison, 20-yard pass from Chris Miller (Johnson kick) GREEN BAY 28-21
4th - ATL - Joe Fishback, 16-yard fumble recovery (Johnson kick) TIED 28-28
4th - GB - Jacke, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-28
4th - ATL - Rison, 16-yard pass from Miller (Johnson kick) ATLANTA 35-31
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 18-93 1 TD, Vince Workman 3-16, Mike Tomczak 4-12, Keith Woodside 3-6, Sterling Sharpe 1-5, Paul McJulien 1-0
ATLANTA - Erric Pegram 9-34 1 TD, Steve Broussard 9-26 1 TD, Chris Miller 2-19
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 35-22-276 3 TD
ATLANTA - Billy Joe Toliver 19-8-95 1 INT, Chris Miller 18-12-186 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 7-98 2 TD, Perry Kemp 5-86 1 TD, Jackie Harris 4-29, Erik Affholter 2-26, Vince Workman 2-18, Darrell Thompson 1-14, Keith Woodside 1-5
ATLANTA - Andre Risonm 8-124 2 TD, Mike Pritchard 4-60, George Thomas 3-29, Michael Haynes 2-29, Steve Broussard 1-22, Aundray Bruce 1-11, Jason Phillips 1-6
(CHICAGO) - Jim Harbaugh threw two touchdown passes to Wendell Davis and Brad Muster ran for two touchdowns, leading Chicago over the Packers. The win halted a two-game losing streak by the Bears and moved them closer to their seventh Central Division title in eight years. The Packers lost their fifth in the last six games. Harbaugh completed 16 of 25 passes for 209 yards and his 35-yard touchdown to Davis late in the third quarter clinched it. Chicago's defense blanked the Packers, quarterbacked by former teammate Mike Tomczak, to the second half. Midway in the fourth quarter and down by two touchdowns, the Packers gambled on a fourth-and-three and failed when Tomczak tumbled the snap. On Green Bay's next possesion, Tomczak fumbled and Tim Ryan recovered at the Chicago 42 with 3:25 left in the game. Rumors began to swirl that Lindy Infante was soon to be the ex-coach of the Green Bay Packers.
GREEN BAY -  3 10  0  0 - 13
CHICAGO   -  7 14  6  0 - 27
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   17            22
Rush-yards-TDs           22-62-0      24-101-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 22-39-215-1-1 16-25-209-2-1
Sacked-yards                3-16          2-14
Net pass yards               199           195
Total yards                  261           296
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             9-87          6-64
SCORING
1st - CHI - Brad Muster, 8-yard run (Kevin Butler kick) CHICAGO 7-0
1st - GB - Jacke, 25-yard field goal CHICAGO 7-3
2nd - GB - Harris, 1-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - CHI - Muster, 6-yard run (Butler kick) CHICAGO 14-10
2nd - CHI - Wendell Davis, 20-yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Butler kick) CHICAGO 21-10
2nd - GB - Jacke, 25-yard field CHICAGO 21-13
3rd - CHI - Davis, 35-yard pass from Harbaugh (Kick failed) CHICAGO 27-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 14-48, Keith Woodside 3-8, Mike Tomczak 2-6, Vince Workman 3-0
CHICAGO - Brad Muster 9-44 2 TD, Jim Harbaugh 4-19, Dennis Gentry 1-17, Darren Lewis 5-10, Mark Green 4-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 39-22-215 1 TD 1 INT
CHICAGO - Jim Harbaugh 25-16-209 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 7-82, Erik Affholter 4-34, Jackie Harris 3-36 1 TD, Charles Wilson 2-19, Ed West 2-15, Vince Workman 2-12, Perry Kemp 1-9, Darrell Thompson 1-18
CHICAGO - Keith Jennings 4-63, Mark Green 3-20, Wendell Davis 2-55 2 TD, Anthony Morgan 2-28, Brad Muster 2-23, Tom Waddle 2-12, Dennis Gentry 1-8
(GREEN BAY) - The Lions went out in the cold to get into the playoffs. Mel Gray returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and Erik Kramer threw two touchdown passes to Robert Clark as the Lions beat the Packers to earn their first playoff berth since 1983. And the Lions' defense stopped a final Packers drive at the Detroit 44 with 2:11 to go when Green Bay's Vince Workman failed to make a yard on fourth-and-one. Detroit, playing without five injured starters, improved to 11-4, tying a franchise record for victories, and clinched at least a wildcard spot. The Lions and Chicago Bears are still tied for the NFC Central Division lead. The Packers lost for the 17th time in their last 20 games in what could have been coach Lindy Infante's final home game. Infante's record in four years is 23-40. Game-time temperature was 10 degrees with wind chills between 10 and 20 below. That was a little warmer than last December's meeting between the same teams when the temperature was 2 with a wind chill of minus 35. Detroit's victory was its first of the season in five games outside the comfort of domed stadiums. The Packers led 10-7 at the half when they outgained the Lions 168-105, but crossed midfield only twice in the second. Green Bay's Paul McJulien had punts of 22, 20 and 25 yards into the 20 mph wind in third quarter. Detroit took possession on its own 40 after the third short punt and finally moved in for the go-ahead score. Kramer hit passes of 16 and 8 yards to Mike Fair. On a second and 10 at the Green Bay 19, Barry Sanders took a screen pass and danced his way through five defenders for a 17-yard gain to the 2. The Packers stopped Sanders for no gain on first and for a yard loss on second, but Kramer took a quick drop and lobbed the ball to Clark in the corner of the end zone for the go-ahead score with 11:48 left in the game.
DETROIT   -  7  0  0 14 - 21
GREEN BAY -  7  3  0  7 - 17
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   14            19
Rush-yards-TDs           28-94-0      34-160-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-29-131-2-0 18-40-207-1-1
Sacked-yards                4-19           0-0
Net pass yards               112           207
Total yards                  206           367
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           4-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             4-20          4-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Workman, 30-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - DET - Robert Clark, 19-yd pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Jacke, 23-yard kick GREEN BAY 10-7
4th - DET - Clark, 3-yard pass from Kramer (Murray kick) DETROIT 14-10
4th - DET - Mel Gray, 78-yard punt return (Murray kick) DETROIT 21-10
4th - GB - Workman, 12-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) DETROIT 21-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Darrell Thompson 15-71, Vince Workman 8-35 1 TD, Keith Woodside 7-26, Mike Tomczak 3-26, Sterling Sharpe 1-2
DETROIT - Barry Sanders 27-85, Erik Kramer 1-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 40-18-207 1 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Erik Kramer 29-14-131 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 6-83, Vince Workman 4-36 1 TD, Perry Kemp 3-19, Jackie Harris 2-20, Clarence Weathers 1-22, Ed West 1-19, Erik Affholter 1-8
DETROIT - Mike Farr 7-59, Robert Clark 3-39 2 TD, Brett Perriman 2-20, Barry Sanders 2-13
(MINNESOTA) - Lindy Infante gave his counterpart a most unusual retirement present - the most lopsided home loss of Jerry Burns' career. Vince Workman scored twice Saturday as the Packers finished what might be Infante's last game as head coach. The Packers reportedly are considering making a coaching change after their third losing campaign under Infante, who has a 24-40 mark in four seasons. Burns announced his retirement two weeks ago and the Vikings responded with successive victories over the Buccaneers and Rams. But Minnesota sent Burns out the same way it welcomed him; the Vikings lost his debut in 1986. In between, Burns won more games than he lost, finishing with a career record of 52-43. But the Vikings never seemed to win as much as their talent dictated. Minnesota players spent much of the week preceding Saturday's nationally televised game talking about how much they wanted to win for Burns, the only Viking introduced before the game. Instead, they played miserably and almost sustained their first home shutout since 1962. Only Rich Gannon's 9-yard pass to Terry Allen with 1:22 to go averted the shutout. Burns had only two other 20-point losses at home - 34-14 to Detroit this season and 34-14 to Green Bay in 1988. Cris Carter fumbled on Minnesota's opening drive, leading to Chris Jacke's 42-yard field goal, and Minnesota had turnovers that set up touchdown runs by Workman and Keith Woodside. The Vikings also committed nine penalties for 82 yards. 
GREEN BAY - 10  0 10  7 - 27
MINNESOTA -  0  0  0  7 -  7
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   16            12
Rush-yards-TDs          40-108-2       17-47-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-19-109-1-0 20-39-225-1-1
Sacked-yards                4-29           0-0
Net pass yards                80           225
Total yards                  188           272
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-2
Turnovers                      0             3
Penalties-yards             7-50          9-82
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - Workman, 12-yard pass from Tomczak (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
3rd - GB - Jacke, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-0
3rd - GB - Workman, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 20-0
4th - GB - Woodside, 10-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 27-0
4th - MIN - Terry Allen, 9-yard pass from Rich Gannon (Faud Reveiz kick) GREEN BAY 27-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Keith Woodside 19-76 1 TD, Vince Workman 6-27 1 TD, Darrell Thompson 12-7, Don Majkowski 3-(-2)
MINNESOTA - Herschel Walker 7-18, Terry Allen 5-14, Rich Gannon 2-9, Darrin Nelson 2-6, Alfred Anderson 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Mike Tomczak 9-6-45 1 TD, Don Majkowski 10-5-64
MINNESOTA - Rich Gannon 39-20-225 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Vince Workman 3-48 1 TD, Darrell Thompson 2-23, Jackie Harris 2-17, Sterling Sharpe 2-16, Perry Kemp 1-4, Keith Woodside 1-1
MINNESOTA - Cris Carter 7-112, Steve Jordan 2-30, Anthony Carter 2-24, Hassan Jones 2-18, Brent Novoselsky 2-13, Darrin Nelson 2-8, Terry Allen 1-9 1 TD, Leo Lewis 1-9, Herschel Walker 1-2