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It was October 4, 1964 that the Minnesota Vikings first beat the Green Bay Packers.

The Vikings first came into existence as an pro football franchise in 1961, and lost their first six matchups with their east of the border rival, getting outscored 208-80.

In 1964, led by fourth-year quarterback Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota went back and forth with the Packers until the dying minutes of the fourth quarter, when Viking kicker Fred Cox kicked a 27-yard, game-winning field goal to give the Vikings a 24-23 victory.

Tarkenton was 11-16, throwing for 177 yards and a touchdown, and would go on to make his first of nine Pro Bowls.

Since the Packers opened the series with six victories, the rivalry has been a seesaw battle, with each team winning 49 times and playing to a tie once.

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