Green Bay Packers (5-9) 24, Atlanta Falcons (4-10) 20
Sunday December 12th 1976 (at Atlanta)
(ATLANTA) - Eric Torkelson scored on a one-yard plunge with only 2:20 left to play to give the Green Bay Packers a 24-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in a rain-soaked season finale. The Packers, who had fallen behind 20-10 in the third period, had cut the gap to three points with 11:20 left in the contest on a one-yard plunge by John Brockington, his last touchdown as a Packer. The Packers next got possession of the ball at their own 31 yard line with 9:26 left to play and launched a 69-yard drive featuring the running of quarterback Randy Johnson, who was given the start, Willard Harrell and Brockington. But Torkelson swept the final yard to the score. Willie Buchanon sealed the Green Bay victory when he intercepted a Scott Hunter pass at the Packers' 25-yard line with a little over a minute to go. The Falcons had broken out of a 10-10 halftime tie when Billy Pritchett scored on a seven-yard run early in the third period began and then widened their lead when Nick Mike-Mayer kicked a 44-yard field goal with 41 seconds left in the period.
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0 14 - 24
ATLANTA   -  0 10 10  0 - 20
                       GREEN BAY       ATLANTA
First downs                   24            16
Rush-yards-TDs          43-196-3      27-145-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-26-165-0-1 10-24-119-0-1
Sacked-yards                1-11          1-11
Net pass yards               154           108
Total yards                  350           253
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             2-30          7-69
SCORING
2nd - ATL - Nick Mike-Mayer, 19-yard field goal ATLANTA 3-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 40-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - ATL - Mike Esposito, 36-yard run (Mike-Mayer kick) ATLANTA 10-3
2nd - GB - Johnson, 3-yard run (Marcol kick) TIED 10-10
3rd - ATL - Billy Pritchett, 7-yard run (Mike-Mayer kick) ATLANTA 17-10
3rd - ATL - Mike-Mayer, 44-yard field goal ATLANTA 20-10
4th - GB - Brockington, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) ATLANTA 20-17
4th - GB - Torkelson, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 24-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 20-89 1 TD, Willard Harrell 12-53, Randy Johnson 3-20 1 TD, Eric Torkelson 7-19 1 TD, Steve Odom 1-15
ATLANTA - Billy Pritchett 10-63 1 TD, Mike Esposito 9-53 1 TD, Haskel Stanback 4-16, Scott Hunter 4-13
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Johnson 25-16-165 1 INT, Willard Harrell 1-0-0
ATLANTA - Scott Hunter 23-10-119 1 INT, Mike Esposito 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ollie Smith 5-91, Eric Torkelson 4-6, John Brockington 3-16, Rich McGeorge 2-17, Ken Payne 1-20, Steve Odom 1-15
ATLANTA - Alfred Jenkins 6-101, John Gilliam 2-10, Mike Esposito 2-8