Chicago Bears (3-4) 26, Green Bay Packers (2-5) 0
Sunday October 30th 1977 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Walter Payton gave his blockers complete credit for his record-tying 205 yards rushing, and rookie tackle Ted Albrecht admitted he and the Chicago Bears' other offensive linemen had made a pact. "Walter is super every game, but we wanted to make this a truly great game for him," Albrecht said. The coaches wanted to take him out when he had 196, but we asked them if he could carry for one more play. He did, and he got it." Payton, who tied Gale Sayers' Bears single game rushing record set here in 1968, also scored on runs of one and six yards and set up a three-yard touchdown run by Johnny Musso to lead the Bears to a 26-0 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Payton, who entered the game as the NFL's leading rusher, boosted his season total to 858 yards and surged into fourth place on the Bears' all-time rushing list with 2,927 yards.
CHICAGO   - 13  3  0 10 - 26
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            17
Rush-yards-TDs          54-375-3      31-101-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   4-10-54-0-1 12-30-142-0-1
Sacked-yards                1-10          4-46
Net pass yards                44            96
Total yards                  419           197
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards            10-75          4-42
SCORING
1st - CHI - Johnny Musso, 3-yard run (Run failed) CHICAGO 6-0
1st - CHI - Walter Payton, 6-yard run (Bob Thomas kick) CHICAGO 13-0
2nd - CHI - Thomas, 47-yard field goal CHICAGO 16-0
4th - CHI - Payton, 1-yard run (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 23-0
4th - CHI - Thomas, 20-yard field goal CHICAGO 26-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Barty Smith 15-54, Jim Culbreath 3-17, Eric Torkelson 5-15, David Whitehurst 1-13, Terdell Middleton 1-6, Nate Simpson 6-(-4)
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 23-205 2 TD, Johnny Musso 16-69 1 TD, Robin Earl 7-60, Bob Avellini 4-16, Roland Harper 1-13, Art Best 3-12
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 25-10-96 1 INT, David Whitehurst 5-2-46
CHICAGO - Bob Avellini 9-4-54 1 INT, Mike Phipps 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ollie Smith 3-57, Randy Vataha 2-32, Barty Smith 2-9, Aundra Thompson 1-14, Steve Odom 1-11, Eric Torkelson 1-11, Rich McGeorge 1-5, Nate Simpson 1-3
CHICAGO - Greg Latta 3-49, Walter Payton 1-5