Green Bay Packers (1-0) 16, Buffalo Bills 13
PRE-SEASON - Friday August 2nd 1974 (at Buffalo)
(BUFFALO) - The public, in some locales anyway, isn't buying. Just as people wouldn't pay the full price for a reproduction rather than an original work of art, they're not willing to dole out the full price to watch a team of virtually all rookies play professional football rather then the big-name veterans. That was the case here Friday night when only 30,119 fans showed up in 80,020-seat Rich Stadium to watch the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills play a pre-season game. An official count was given but the Bills had been swamped by requests for refunds from their season ticket paying fans, who were obliged to originally purchase the ducats for the game as part of their package. However, the coaches and some of the veterans on hand contended those who come to watch are being cheated. Along with a miserly defense, the Packer victory was largely accomplished through the big-play heroics of Steve Odom. His 64-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter proved to be the final margin of victory. At the time, 10:26 remained in the game, it appeared considerably less significant because it provided the Packers with a comfortable 16-0 edge. Earlier, Odom set up the first touchdown of the game by catching a 50-yard pass from quarterback Jerry Tagge, placing the ball at the one yard line.
GREEN BAY -  0  9  0  7 - 16
BUFFALO   -  0  0  0 13 - 13
                         BUFFALO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            18
Rush-yards                31-132        38-134
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-36-172-0-2  7-18-133-0-0
Sacked                       -24           -25
Net passing yards            148           108
Total yards                  280           242
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-2
Turnovers                      2             2
Yards penalized             7-50          4-29
SCORING
2nd - GB - Tagge, 1-yard run (Run failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
4th - GB - Odom, 64-yard punt return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 16-0
4th - BUF - Don Calhoun, 3-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 16-6
4th - BUF - Calhoun, 1-yard run (Boris Shapak kick) GREEN BAY 16-13
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eric Torkelson 10-43, Don Woods 9-40, James Lewis 8-25, John Cherry 2-22, Charlie Napper 3-3, Garyion Dunlap 1-2, Scott 2-2, Jerry Tagge 2-1, Steve Odom 1-(-4)
BUFFALO - Carlester Crumpler 14-65, Wayne Mosley 5-30, Don Calhoun 8-24, Gary Marangi 2-9, Keith 2-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 5-2-72, Charlie Napper 11-4-58, John Cherry 2-1-5
BUFFALO - Gary Marangi 36-17-172 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 2-52, Eric Torkelson 1-23, Brent Longwell 1-22, Ken Payne 1-20, Don Woods 1-6, James Lewis 1-5
BUFFALO - Gary Hayman 4-56, Carlester Crumpler 4-28, Don Calhoun 3-25, Wayne Mosely 2-24, Keith 2-21, Hopprich 1-15, Michael Cota 1-2,