Cincinnati Bengals 27, Green Bay Packers (2-1) 10
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 23rd 1975 (at Cincinnati)
(CINCINNATI) - Exhibition game or not, the Cincinnati Bengals were elated after not only defeating the Green Bay Packers, but actually dominating them. "In the past games we always more or less tied them both on offense and defense," said veteran defensive tackle Ron Carpenter. "But this is the first time we ever really beat them. I mean the offense was biting off five and eight yards a play and the defense really bottled them up. "You learn more in a loss," Bart Starr said after losing 27-10 Saturday night. "It points out some of your weaknesses and we had quite a few pointed out. I was hoping that Steve Odom's run would turn the game around but it didn't." Odom took the second half kickoff on the goal line and streaked for a 100-yard touchdown. Green Bay veteran quarterback John Hadl hit nine passes for 90 yards before giving way to rookie Carlos Brown who hit on only two for 19 yards. Starr said he was deeply disappointed in the Packers defense. "They simply beat the heck out of us."
GREEN BAY  -  0  3  7  0 - 10
CINCINNATI -  7 13  0  7 - 27
                       GREEN BAY    CINCINNATI
First downs                   11            26
Rush-yards                22-112        38-202
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-31-109-0-2 14-38-247-3-2
Sacked                       -13            -4
Net passing yards             96           243
Total yards                  208           445
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Yards penalized             4-50          8-55
SCORING
1st - CIN - Essex Johnson, 13-yd pass from Ken Anderson (Dave Green kick) CINCINNATI 7-0
2nd - CIN- Lenvil Elliott, 20-yard pass from Anderson (Kick failed) CINCINNATI 13-0
2nd - CIN - Bob Trumpy, 16-yard pass from Anderson (Green kick) CINCINNATI 20-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 52-yard field goal CINCINNATI 20-3
3rd - GB - Odom, 100-yard kickoff return (Marcol kick) CINCINNATI 20-10
4th - CIN - Doug Dressler, 7-yard run (Green kick) CINCINNATI 27-10
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Carlos Brown 2-29, John Brockington 8-23, Willard Harrell 4-19, Steve Odom 1-17, Barty Smith 4-16, Terry Wells 2-5, Eric Torkelson 1-3
CINCINNATI - Stan Fritts 11-47, Ken Anderson 3-36, Lenvil Elliott 4-33, Ed Williams 7-28, Doug Dressler 4-20 1 TD, Boobie Clark 6-17, John McDaniel 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 21-9-90 1 INT, Carlos Brown 10-2-19 1 INT
CINCINNATI - Ken Anderson 21-15-148 3 TD 1 INT, John Reaves 10-6-56 1 INT, Tom Shuman 7-3-43
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Randy Allen 3-30, Barry Smith 3-24, Ken Payne 2-9, Willard Harrell 1-17, Rich McGeorge 1-17, Jeff Baker 1-12
CINCINNATI - Lenvil Elliott 5-56 1 TD, Boobie Clark 4-29, Doug Dressler 3-15, Isaac Curtis 2-23, Stan Fritts 2-13, Charlie Joiner 1-24, Bob Trumpy 1-16 1 TD, John McDaniel 1-16, Essex Johnson 1-13 1 TD, Chip Myers 1-13, Bruce Coslet 1-13, Jack Novak 1-12, Ed Williams 1-9