Green Bay Packers (1-3) 24, Detroit Lions (1-3) 14
Sunday October 3rd 1976 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Steve Odom caught a 40-yard scoring pass from halfback Will Harrell and set up two other touchdowns with a kickoff return and flanker reverse, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 24-14 win over the Detroit Lions. Lynn Dickey's two- yard touchdown pass to reserve Bert Askson gave the Packers the lead to stay at 17-14 with 12 minutes to play and pave the way to their first victory after three losses. The score came two plays after Odom took a handoff from Harrell and scampered 17 yards to a first down at the Lions' one-yard line. Odom raced behind Lem Barney to haul in Harrell's option pass with 8:06 left to clinch the victory. He raced 88 yards to the Lions' two with the opening kickoff and Barty Smith pounded over the goal two plays later. The Packers made it 10-0 on their next possession as Chester Marcol kicked a 35-yard field goal. A 56- yard run by Harrell to the Detroit 27 sparked the drive. Harrell finished with 111 yards rushing in 17 carries. The Lions, 1-3, closed to within 10-7 on a seven-yard scoring run by Dexter Bussey three plays into the second quarter. Detroit took a 14-10 halftime advantage as Greg Landry tossed a three-yard TD pass to Ray Jarvis with 5::06 to go in the second period.
DETROIT   -  0 14  0  0 - 14
GREEN BAY - 10  0  0 14 - 24
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            15
Rush-yards-TDs          39-155-1      48-212-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-17-122-1-1   4-11-51-2-0
Sacked-yards                8-61          2-16
Net pass yards                61            35
Total yards                  216           247
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             7-56         10-98
SCORING
1st - GB - B.Smith, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - DET - Dexter Bussey, 7-yd pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - DET - Ray Jarvis, 3-yard pass from Landry (Mann kick) DETROIT 14-10
4th - GB - Askson, 2-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
4th - GB - Odom, 40-yard pass from Harrell (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 17-111, Barty Smith 20-62 1 TD, Eric Torkelson 8-22, Steve Odom 1-17, Lynn Dickey 2-0
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 22-81 1 TD, Horace King 10-48, Greg Landry 2-14, Lawrence Gaines 5-12
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 10-3-11 1 TD, Willard Harrell 1-1-40 1 TD
DETROIT - Greg Landry 17-12-122 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 2-45 1 TD, Ken Payne 1-4, Bert Askson 1-2 1 TD
DETROIT - Charlie Sanders 3-41, Ray Jarvis 3-37 1 TD, Dexter Bussey 3-34, Horace King 2-7, Lawrence Gaines1-3