From November 1 to November 7, 1976, N.F.L. Films kept its eye on the New Orleans Saints as they struggled to find their winning ways and prepared to travel to Milwaukee to face the Green Bay Packers. This project, however, was shot down after the Saints fired head coach Hank Stram after the 1977 season. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
Second-year head coach Bart Starr leads his team out of their dugout and onto the field. One other trivia piece about County Stadium is that both teams were on the same sideline, in what was the outfield side. This was to make the game easier to see by those in the lower box seats along the first base line.
On a defensive play, defensive back Johnnie Gray (#24) scoops up a loose ball, as linebacker Fred Carr (#53) looks on.
The Saints, with quarterback Bobby Douglass (#10), formerly of the Chicago Bears, are set at the line of scrimmage.
(MILWAUKEE) - Willard Harrell scampered 32 yards to the New Orleans seven-yard line, then swept over from the two with 4:47 to play, rallying the Green Bay Packers to a 32-27 victory over the Saints. Lynn Dickey's 13-yard pass to Ken Payne ignited the decisive drive and Harrell broke off tackle for his run on the next play. The Packers added an insurance safety with 2:48 left when Saints OG Terry Stieve was called for clipping in the New Orleans end zone. The Saints had taken a 27-23 lead as Bobby Douglass' passing set up touchdown runs of one yard by Tony Galbreath and Mike Strachan in the third quarter. The Saints' comeback followed Fred Carr's 10-yard touchdown return with an interception as Green Bay took a 23-13 lead on the second play of the third quarter. Green Bay strung together 17 points in a 94-second span late in the first half and in the first moments of the second. The Packers gained a 13-13 tie 1:12 before halftime when Rich McGeorge caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Lynn Dickey. Warren Capone, a New Orleans reserve LB, fielded the ensuing kickoff and tried to lateral to running back Alvin Maxson, who fumbled. Rookie Steve Wagner recovered for the Packers at the Saints' 29, setting up a 38-yard field goal by Chester Marcol four seconds before halftime.
NEW ORLEANS -  0 13 14  0 - 27
GREEN BAY   -  6 10  7  9 - 32
                     NEW ORLEANS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            19
Rush-yards-TDs          33-136-2      47-175-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-35-173-0-2 10-25-138-1-1
Sacked-yards                2-12          2-15
Net pass yards               161           123
Total yards                  297           298
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-2
Turnovers                      3             3
Penalties-yards             8-56          5-35
1st - GB - Torkelson, 8-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - NO - Richie Szaro, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
2nd - NO - Szaro, 32-yard field goal TIED 6-6
2nd - NO - Jim Merlo, 45-yard interception return (Szaro kick) NEW ORLEANS 13-6
2nd - GB - McGeorge, 20-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) TIED 13-13
2nd - GB - Marcol, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-13
3rd - GB - Carr, 10-yard interception return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 23-13
3rd - NO - Tony Galbreath, 1-yard run (Szaro kick) GREEN BAY 23-20
3rd - NO - Mike Strachan, 7-yard run (Szaro kick) NEW ORLEANS 27-23
4th - GB - Harrell, 2-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 30-27
4th - GB - Safety, New Orleans clip in the end zone GREEN BAY 32-27
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 13-52 1 TD, John Brockington 15-51, Eric Torkelson 13-44 1 TD, Steve Odom 1-28, Dave Osborn 3-7, Lynn Dickey 2-(-7)
NEW ORLEANS - Tony Galbreath 13-48 1 TD, Mike Strachan 14-47 1 TD, Chuck Muncie 4-28, Bobby Douglass 2-13
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 25-10-138 1 TD 1 INT
NEW ORLEANS - Bobby Douglass 35-13-173 2 INT
GREEN BAY - Ken Payne 3-35, Rich McGeorge 2-48 1 TD, Steve Odom 2-32, Eric Torkelson 2-13, John Brockington 1-10
NEW ORLEANS - Larry Burton 4-77, Don Herrmann 2-35, Chuck Muncie 2-28, Tony Galbreath 2-22, Henry Childs 1-9, Tinker Owens 1-7, Paul Seal 1-3, Bobby Douglass 1-(-2), Mike Strachan 1-(-6)
Green Bay Packers (4-5) 32, New Orleans Saints (2-7) 27
Sunday November 7th 1976 (at Milwaukee)