Chicago Bears (5-5) 24, Green Bay Packers (4-6) 13
Sunday November 14th 1976 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - Walter Payton scored one touchdown and became the first back to gain 1,000 yards in the NFL this season leading the Chicago Bears to a 24-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Payton gained 109 yards on 18 carries for 1,008 yards so far this season. He scored on a two-yard run in the first period to put the Bears ahead to stay and then went over the 1,000 mark when he broke a 42-yard run late in the final period. The Bears turned a pair of Green Bay fumbles into first period touchdowns and then saw the Packers creep within one point before Roland Harper scored on a 16-yard run in the third quarter. Bob Thomas' 46-yard field goal in the fourth quarter capped the Bears' fifth victory against five losses while Green Bay dropped to 4-6. Any hopes the Packers had of coming back disappeared when Lynn Dickey left the game with a bruised shoulder with 8 1/2 minutes left to play. Dickey completed 13 of 24 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown to keep the Packers' in contention.
GREEN BAY -  0 10  3  0 - 13
CHICAGO   - 14  0  7  3 - 24
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   16            16
Rush-yards-TDs           33-82-0      45-202-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-28-205-1-1   9-19-79-1-2
Sacked-yards                3-26          3-32
Net pass yards               179            47
Total yards                  261           249
Fumbles-lost                 5-3           0-0
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             6-54         12-96
SCORING
1st - CHI - Walter Payton, 2-yard run (Bob Thomas kick) CHICAGO 7-0
1st - CHI - Mike Adamle, 4-yard pass from Bob Avellini (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 14-0
2nd - GB - Payne, 27-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) CHICAGO 14-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 19-yard field goal CHICAGO 14-10
3rd - GB - Marcol, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO 14-13
3rd - CHI - Roland Harper, 16-yard run (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 21-13
4th - CHI - Thomas, 46-yard field goal CHICAGO 24-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 17-71, Eric Torkelson 7-20, Willard Harrell 9-(-9)
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 18-109 1 TD, Roland Harper 13-62 1 TD, Johnny Musson 10-38, Mike Adamle 2-5, Greg Latta 1-(-5), James Scott 1-(-7)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 24-13-181 1 TD 1 INT, Carlos Brown 4-2-24
CHICAGO - Bob Avellini 19-9-79 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 6-92, Ken Payne 3-51 1 TD, Ollie Smith 2-24, John Brockington 1-20, Willard Harrell 1-8, Rich McGeorge 1-6, Eric Torkelson 1-4
CHICAGO - Greg Latta 4-40, Roland Harper 1-20, Johnny Musso 1-9, James Scott 1-8, Mike Adamle 1-4 1 TD, Walter Payton 1-(-2)