Vikings vs. Bears

01/01/2005
 


Minnesota Vikings 37, Chicago Bears 13
September 17, 1961
at Metropolitan Stadium, (Bloomington, Minnesota)

1 2 3 4 F
Chicago 0 6 0 7 13
Minnesota 3 7 13 14 37

Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton began his NFL career in storybook fashion.
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
Vikings FG Mercer 12
2nd Quarter
Vikings Schnelker 14 pass from Tarkenton (Mercer kick)
Bears Casares 3 run (kick failed)
3rd Quarter
Vikings Reichow 29 pass from Tarkenton (Mercer kick)
Vikings McElhenny 3 pass from Tarkenton (Mercer kick)
4th Quarter
Vikings Tarkenton 1 run (Mercer kick)
Vikings Middleton 2 pass from Tarkenton (kick blocked)
Bears Galimore 10 pass from Wade (LeClerc kick)

Individual Statistics
Rushing
Bears
No. Yards TD
E. Brown 4 29 0
Galimore 12 47 0
Casares 11 38 1
Wade 2 30 0
B. Brown 2 14 0
Adams 4 -24 0
Vikings
No. Yards TD
Triplett 8 26 0
McElhenny 6 25 0
Tarkenton 4 11 1
Mason 4 8 0
Mayberry 4 8 0
Shaw 3 1 0

Passing
Bears
Att Comp Yards TD Int
E. Brown 7 2 37 0 2
Wade 10 6 109 1 2
Vikings
Att Comp Yards TD Int
Tarkenton 23 17 250 4 0
Shaw 3 2 22 0 0
McElhenny 1 0 0 0 0
Hugh McElhenny
Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny had a game-high six catches.

Receiving
Bears
No. Yards TD
Morris 4 92 0
Coia 2 26 0
Ditka 1 18 0
Galimore 1 10 1
Vikings
No. Yards TD
McElhenny 6 54 1
Middleton 4 50 1
Reichow 3 103 1
Triplett 2 27 0
Schnelker 2 22 1
Mason 2 16 0




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