Throwback Thursday: Green Bay Vs. Minnesota, Oct. 16, 1988

Heath HeidemannCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2008

The 1988 Season is one that Packer fans would like to forget. The final record for the Pack that year was 4-12, under the infamous Coach Lindy Infante.

There were some highlights though. First round, pick 7 for Green Bay that year was Sterling Sharpe, pick 89 was hard hitting safety Chuck Cecil, and Green Bay handed Minnesota 2 of the 5 total losses they would have that season.

Green Bay came in to the game 1-5. Minnesota was already 4-2. The Packers traveled to the Metrodome that Sunday afternoon as heavy underdogs against a stingy Minnesota defense.

Running back Brent Fullwood would start the scoring on a 2 yard rushing touchdown. Kicker Max Zendejas would kick 4 field goals, Keith Woodside would also have a TD, and linebacker Tim Harris would have a safety, plus return a blocked punt 10 yards to bring the total to 34 points compared to the Vikings 14. Don Majkowski would pass for 243 yards, and the running game would rack up 125 yards, but offense wasn't the only story. The Vikings gave up the ball 5 times, fumbling it 4 of them, and quarter back Wade Wilson threw an interception.

The Vikings were also penalized 15 times for 129 yards, practically handing the Green Bay Packers their second win of the season.