Los Angeles Rams (6-3) 24, Green Bay Packers (2-7) 6
Sunday November 13th 1977 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Los Angeles Rams had played perhaps their best game of the season, but smiles didn't come nearly as easily as had their 24-6 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Packer QB Lynn Dickey, loudly booed much of the day, broke his left lower leg as he threw a pass on the game's last play. While there was confusion as to how he was injured, Rams' GM Don Klosterman said DT Larry Brooks hit Dickey as he threw. "I think we played excellent football but I just hated to see Dickey get hurt like that on the last play," Rams Coach Chuck Knox said, "I'm not sure who hit him. There were several of us trying to get him," said Rams DE Jack Youngblood. "But it had to be a clean hit," he said ''He (Dickey) was throwing on top and had his foot planted. He was in his throwing motion or else his foot just would have slipped in that loose dirt out there. The leg wouldn't have broken It's a shame." Immediately after the game, Dickey was taken off the field on a stretcher. Dickey, who according to a Packer spokesman is almost certainly out for the rest of the season, was booed because of his futility against the Rams' defense. The boos started after Ram defensive backs Dave Elmendorf and Pat Thomas set up a touchdown and field goal, respectively, with interception runbacks. The defensive plays complemented QB Pat Haden, who passed for 146 yards and engineered two long touchdown drives. Wendell Tyler scored on a 1-yard run and John Cappelletti sparked a ball control offense with 74 yards in 20 carries for the Rams. Haden, passing to Harold Jackson for 9 yards and to Lawrence McCutcheon for 27, marched the Rams 96 yards on their second series. Terry Nelson ran 18 yards to the Packer 2 on a flanker reverse, and McCutcheon scored on the next play, as the Rams took the lead to stay at 7-0. The Packers then drove to the Ram 21, but Elmendorf caught a fumble by Terdell Middleton in the air and raced 47 yards to the Green Bay 32. Haden passed to McCutcheon for 27 yards and followed with a 6-yard scoring pass to Nelson. Thomas intercepted a Lynn Dickey pass moments later and returned 29 yards, setting up Rafael Septien's 32-yard field goal, as the Rams made it 17-0 four minutes before halftime. Dickey passed to Steve Odom for a 65-yard scoring bomb late in the third quarter. However, the Rams came back with a 65-yard drive capped by Tyler's touchdown plunge. 
LOS ANGELES -  0 17  0  7 - 24
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  6  0 -  6
                     LOS ANGELES     GREEN BAY
First downs                   23            17
Rush-yards-TDs          56-190-2       31-93-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-17-146-1-0 18-36-276-1-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0          3-30
Net pass yards               146           246
Total yards                  336           339
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           2-1
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             5-55          9-65
SCORING
2nd - LA - Lawrence McCutcheon, 2-yard run (Rafael Septien kick) LOS ANGELES 7-0
2nd - LA - Terry Nelson, 6-yard pass from Pat Haden (Septien kick) LOS ANGELES 14-0
2nd - LA - Septien, 32-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 17-0
3rd - GB - Odom, 65-yard pass from Dickey (Kick failed) LOS ANGELES 17-6
4th - LA - Wendell Tyler, 1-yard run (Septien kick) LOS ANGELES 24-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 15-36, Barty Smith 11-32, Willard Harrell 4-25, Eric Torkelson 1-0
LOS ANGELES - John Cappelletti 20-74, Lawrence McCutcheon 16-37 1 TD, Rod Phillips 6-26, Terry Nelson 1-18, Pat Haden 6-15, Wendell Tyler 4-10 1 TD, Cullen Bryant 2-9, Jim Jodat 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 36-18-276 1 TD 2 INT
LOS ANGELES - Pat Haden 17-10-146 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 5-49, Steve Odom 4-115 1 TD, Barty Smith 4-19, Ollie Smith 3-82, Rich McGeorge 2-11
LOS ANGELES - Harold Jackson 4-48, Lawrence McCutcheon 3-72, Billy Waddy 1-12, John Cappelletti 1-8, Terry Nelson 1-6 1 TD