(GREEN BAY) - Benny Ricardo kicked a 32-yard field goal 5:05 into overtime and Ted Brown rushed for 179 yards on 29 carries to boost the Vikings. Green Bay got first possession in the overtime, but gave up the ball on four downs on Bucky Scribner's 34-yard punt to the Vikings' 42. Minnesota used seven plays, including four runs for 17 yards by Brown, to move the ball to the Packers' 15 before Ricardo's winning kick. Ricardo's 32-yarder overshadowed a late drive by the Packers that saw Lynn Dickey complete a 4-yard pass to Mike Meade with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 17-17. Brown gave the Vikings a 17-3 lead with five minutes left in the third quarter on a 1-yard run. He carried the ball eight times for 39 yards in the 13-play drive that covered 73 yards and consumed seven minutes and 14 seconds. The Vikings took a 7-0 lead with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter on Steve Dils' 13-yard pass to Sammy White. Dils, who completed 16 of 27 passes for 205 yards, also hit passes of 12 yards to White and 14 to Sam McCullum in the six-play, 60-yard drive. The Vikings increased their lead to 10-0 with 12:36 remaining in the half on Ricardo's 44-yard field goal. Green Bay trimmed the margin to 10-3 with 7:51 left in the half on Jan Stenerud's 48-yard field goal.
MINNESOTA -  7  3  7  0  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0 14  0 - 20
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            27
Rush-yards-TDs          43-211-1       25-87-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-27-205-1-0 23-41-383-2-3
Sacked-yards                 1-6          7-56
Net pass yards               199           327
Total yards                  410           414
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-1
Turnovers                      0             4
Penalties-yards             9-81          3-25
SCORING
1st - MINN - Sammy White, 13-yard pass from Steve Dils (Benny Ricardo kick) MINNESOTA 7-0
2nd - MINN - Ricardo, 44-yard field goal MINNESOTA 10-0
2nd - GB - Stenerud, 48-yard field goal MINNESOTA 10-3
3rd - MINN - Ted Brown, 1-yard run (Ricardo kick) MINNESOTA 17-3
4th - GB - Jefferson, 5-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) MINNESOTA 17-10
4th - GB - Meade, 4-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) TIED 17-17
OT - MINN - Ricardo, 32-yard field goal MINNESOTA 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 14-46, Gerry Ellis 9-23, Mike Meade 2-18
MINNESOTA - Ted Brown 29-179 1 TD, Darrin Nelson 11-28, Steve Dils 2-2, Leo Lewis 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 41-23-383 2 TD 3 INT
MINNESOTA - Steve Dils 27-16-205 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 6-81, Phil Epps 4-69, John Jefferson 4-64 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-29, James Lofton 2-95, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-32, Syd Kitson 1-9, Mike Meade 1-4 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Sammy White 5-76 1 TD, Darrin Nelson 5-40, Sam McCullum 2-33, Ted Brown 2-19, Dave Casper 1-22, Bob Bruer 1-15
Minnesota Vikings (6-2) 20, Green Bay Packers (4-4) 17 (OT)
Sunday October 23rd 1983 (at Green Bay)