Detroit Lions (3-2) 10, Green Bay Packers (1-4) 6
Sunday October 16th 1977 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - "You silence the boos by winning," said Detroit QB Greg Landry after his 9-yard touchdown pass to Ray Jarvis in the fourth quarter gave the Lions a 10-6 decision over Green Bay. The score temporarily halted considerable booing from the Silverdome. crowd of 78,452. But it returned several times again before the game ended. "The fans just want to see a high scoring game by the home team," Landry said. "Defensively, we played well," said Lions' coach Tommy Hudspeth. "We did not play well offensively. No matter what, we've got six days to get things worked out." In the opposite dressing room, Green Bay coach Bart Starr, when asked if he was concerned about morale problems among his skidding Packers, said, "I'm worried now about simple frustration. I think our morale remains good. We've got some real men and they'll hang through it." The touchdown pass in the final period was the only one of the game. It climaxed a 72-yard, 10-play drive. The Packers took the lead at 9:39 of the first period of a 21-yard field goal by Chester Marcol. The Lions tied it on a 23-yarder by Steve Mike-Mayer at 4:12 of the second quarter. It was Marcol's turn at 12:23 of the third quarter and he booted a 32-yard field goal - the Packers' first points in the second half this year. Detroit intercepted four Lynn Dickey passes, two of them by Lem Barney. LB Gary Weaver was lost for the year with a knee injury.
GREEN BAY -  3  0  3  0 -  6
DETROIT   -  0  3  0  7 - 10
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   11            17
Rush-yards-TDs           29-67-0      38-133-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-25-127-0-4 18-26-155-1-0
Sacked-yards                5-45          3-26
Net pass yards                82           129
Total yards                  149           262
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           2-2
Turnovers                      6             2
Penalties-yards             6-40          8-55
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - Steve Mike-Mayer, 23-yard field goal TIED 3-3
3rd - GB - Marcol, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
4th - DET - Ray Jarvis, 9-yard pass from Greg Landry (Mike-Mayer kick) DETROIT 10-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Barty Smith 9-35, Willard Harrell 9-20, Eric Torkelson 6-7, Nate Simpson 4-5, Lynn Dickey 1-0
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 14-59, Rick Kane 8-36, Horace King 14-31, Greg Landry 2-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 25-11-127 4 INT
DETROIT - Greg Landry 26-18-155 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Randy Vataha 2-36, Ollie Smith 2-33, Willard Harrell 2-17, Barty Smith 2-8, Steve Odom 1-19, Rich McGeorge 1-9, Eric Torkelson 1-5
DETROIT - Horace King 7-35, Charlie Sanders 3-36, Ray Jarvis 3-20 1 TD, David Hill 2-40, Rick Kane 2-17, Dexter Bussey 1-7