Green Bay Packers (3-9) 10, Detroit Lions (5-7) 9
Sunday December 4th 1977 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - David Whitehurst engineered a 70-yard Green Bay touchdown drive capped by Willard Harrell's two- yard run and S Johnnie Gray led a goal line stand with 4:48 to play, helping the Packers to a 10-9 victory over the Detroit Lions. Harrell's touchdown on the game's 11th play, plus a 37-yard field goal by Chester Marcol 4:45 before halftime, gave the Packers a 10-0 lead. The Packers, 3-9, then held off a furious Lions' comeback in the fourth quarter to break a five-game losing streak. DT John Woodcock brought the Lions back into the game when he blocked a punt by Green Bay's David Beverly. LB Ed O'Neil scooped up the ball and lumbered 10 yards to the Packer 16. Leonard Thompson scored on a sweep on the next play as the Lions, 5-7, closed to within 10-7 with just over eight minutes left.
DETROIT   -  0  0  0  9 -  9
GREEN BAY -  7  3  0  0 - 10
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   13            11
Rush-yards-TDs          31-100-1      52-164-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-25-115-0-2    4-9-65-0-2
Sacked-yards                2-20           0-0
Net pass yards                95            65
Total yards                  195           229
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             6-61         10-83
SCORING
1st - GB - Harrell, 2-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
4th - DET - Leonard Thompson, 16-yard run (Steve Mike-Mayer kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
4th - DET - Safety, Beverly ran out of the end zone GREEN BAY 10-9
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Nate Simpson 22-76, Barty Smith 19-56, David Whitehurst 6-33, Willard Harrell 4-2 1 TD, David Beverly 1-(-3)
DETROIT - Leonard Thompson 18-76 1 TD, Horace King 6-15, Greg Landry 4-9, Marv Hubbard 1-1, Rick Kane 2-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 9-4-65 2 INT
DETROIT - Greg Landry 25-14-115 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 3-46, Ollie Smith 1-19
DETROIT - David Hill 4-55, Rick Kane 3-40, Ray Jarvis 2-14, Horace King 2-5, Leonard Thompson 2-(-3), J.D. Hill 1-4