Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) 17, Green Bay Packers (1-3) 7
Sunday October 9th 1977 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Tony Davis dove two yards for a touchdown, ending a 75-yard third quarter drive, and Chris Bahr kicked a 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds to lift the Cincinnati Bengals to a 17-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers. A roughing the passer penalty on Green Bay rookie Ezra Johnson kept the winning drive alive Johnson, a first round draft choice, knocked down QB Ken Anderson after Anderson's third down pass fell incomplete. The penalty gave the Bengals a first down at the Packers' 20, and, after Lenvil Elliott ran 18 yards to the two, Davis went in for the winning score. After the game, WR Ken Payne was fined for insubordination, then suspended, and finally released on October 14th.
CINCINNATI -  0  7  7  3 - 17
GREEN BAY  -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            15
Rush-yards-TDs          42-159-1      37-112-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-20-190-1-1 13-25-115-1-2
Sacked-yards                3-16           0-0
Net pass yards               174           115
Total yards                  333           227
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           0-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             9-85          7-60
SCORING
2nd - GB - Smith, 14-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CIN - Isaac Curtis, 8-yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - CIN - Tony Davis, 2-yard run (Bahr kick) CINCINNATI 14-7
4th - CIN - Bahr, 32-yard field goal CINCINNATI 17-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Barty Smith 18-53, Willard Harrell 11-32, Nate Simpson 2-12, Eric Torkelson 5-8, Lynn Dickey 1-7
CINCINNATI - Boobie Clark 19-89, Lenvil Elliott 14-57, Pete Johnson 5-13, Tony Davis 4-0 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 25-13-115 1 TD 2 INT
CINCINNATI - Ken Anderson 20-15-190 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Barty Smith 3-30 1 TD, Rich McGeorge 3-24, Ken Payne 2-24, Willard Harrell 1-21, Bert Askson 1-17, Randy Vataha 1-4, Jim Culbreath 1-1, Nate Simpson 1-(-6)
CINCINNATI - Billy Brooks 5-59, Lenvil Elliott 5-58, Bob Trumpy 2-47, Boobie Clark 1-10, Isaac Curtis 1-8 1 TD, John McDaniel 1-8
Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey fires a touchdown pass to fullback Barty Smith during the second quarter of a 17-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Milwaukee County Stadium on Oct. 9, 1977. Packers tackles Steve Knutson (60) and Mark Koncar (79) are at right, as is Bengals defensive lineman Coy Bacon (79). The Packers managed only six TD passes and averaged fewer than 10 points a game in finishing 4-10 in 1977. File/Press-Gazette