Kansas City Chiefs (2-6) 20, Green Bay Packers (2-6) 10
Sunday November 6th 1977 (at Kansas City)
(KANSAS CITY) - Ed Podolak rushed for 98 yards and one touchdown, igniting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 20-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers and giving Tom Bettis a successful debut as Chiefs' head coach The Chiefs, seething all week over the unexpected firing of Paul Wiggin, bolted to a 10-0 lead in the first period but were unable to generate any more offense until Podolak's one-yard touchdown plunge in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter. The Packers, 2-6, instantly closed the gap to 17-10 with a bit of trickery that sprang Terdell Middleton on an 85-yard touchdown jaunt on the ensuing kickoff. Bettis, KC's defensive backfield coach since 1966 and a former Packer, was named interim head coach when the popular Wiggin was fired Monday.
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  3  7 - 10
KANSAS CITY - 10  0  0 10 - 20
                       GREEN BAY   KANSAS CITY
First downs                   15            20
Rush-yards-TDs           27-84-0      44-177-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-28-139-0-011-21-143-1-0
Sacked-yards                3-24          2-19
Net pass yards               115           124
Total yards                  199           301
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             0
Penalties-yards             7-65          8-60
SCORING
1st - KC - Jan Stenerud, 23-yard field goal KANSAS CITY 3-0
1st - KC - Henry Marshall, 3-yard pass from Mike Livington (Stenerud kick) KANSAS CITY 10-0
3rd - GB - Marcol, 31-yard field goal KANSAS CITY 10-3
4th - KC - Ed Podolak, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) KANSAS CITY 17-3
4th - GB - Middleton, 85-yard lateral from an 11-yard kickoff return from Odom (Marcol kick) KANSAS CITY 17-10
4th - KC - Stenerud, 22-yard field goal KANSAS CITY 20-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 14-49, Barty Smith 10-30, Willard Harrell 1-2, Eric Torkelson 1-2, Lynn Dickey 1-1
KANSAS CITY - Ed Podolak 18-98 1 TD, Mike Livingston 3-23, Tony Reed 8-23, John Brockington 11-13, Larry Brunson 1-11, Mark Bailey 3-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 28-15-139
KANSAS CITY - Mike Livingston 21-11-143 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 6-80, Barty Smith 5-38, Willard Harrell 3-7, Ollie Smith 1-14
KANSAS CITY - Ed Podolak 4-51, Henry Marshall 3-37 1 TD, John Brockington 2-13, Walter White 1-36, Larry Brunson 1-6