New England Patriots 38, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 3
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 13th 1977 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Oddly, but maybe not so foolishly, Coach Bart Starr used the second game of the preseason to test two quarterbacks who will probably not be with the Packers much longer. Certainly, even if one stays, he will not play much for some time to come. The gentlemens' names are David Whitehurst, a rookie from Furman, and Carlos Brown, who has been with the Packers for two previous seasons. The Patriots enjoyed the experiment. They won the game, 38-3. They are a good team, a team that has a bonafide shot at the Super Bowl this season. They would probably have won the game Saturday night even if Starr had not experimented. But the Packer fans did not enjoy it at all. They threw paper airplanes down from the seats of Milwaukee County Stadium. They booed a little. And they left early. Oh, did they leave early. This had to set a record for empty seats in the fourth quarter. After the game, Starr blasted New England Coach Chuck Fairbanks. "I told him just like I'm telling you," Starr told reporters afterward, "I'm gonna be around the NFL a long time and if anybody ever tries to rub our noses in it when we're down, 38-3, we'll remember."
NEW ENGLAND -  3 14 14  7 - 38
GREEN BAY   -  0  3  0  0 -  3
                     NEW ENGLAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            13
Rush-yards                40-170         29-53
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  9-18-107-0-1 11-27-121-0-2
Yards sacked                   9            68
Total Passing Yards           98            53
Total yards                  268           106
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-1
Turnovers                      3             3
Yards penalized            12-59          7-62
SCORING
1st - NE - John Smith, 25-yard field goal NEW ENGLAND 3-0
2nd - NE - Tom Owens, 5-yard run (Smith kick) NEW ENGLAND 10-0
2nd - NE - Stanley Morgan, 62-yard punt return (Smith kick) NEW ENGLAND 17-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 45-yard field goal NEW ENGLAND 17-3
3rd - NE - Raymond Clayborn, 88-yard punt return (Smith kick) NEW ENGLAND 24-3
3rd - NE - Andy Johnson, 20-yard run (Smith kick) NEW ENGLAND 31-3
4th - NE - Don Calhoun, 6-yard run (Smith kick) NEW ENGLAND 38-3
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 4-19, Nate Simpson 3-11, John Brockington 4-8, Barty Smith 4-6, David Whitehurst 1-6, Jim Culbreath 6-4, Willard Harrell 3-2, Eric Torkelson 2-2, Lynn Dickey 1-(-1), Carlos Brown 1-(-4)
NEW ENGLAND - Don Calhoun 10-60 1 TD, Andy Johnson 8-35 1 TD, Sam Cunningham 6-34, Jess Phillips 6-15, Tom Owens 4-9 1 TD, Ike Forte 1-8, Harold Hart 3-5, Dave Preston 2-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 7-3-47, David Whitehurst 12-5-44 1 INT, Carlos Brown 9-3-30 1 INT
NEW ENGLAND - Steve Grogan 16-8-90, Tom Owens 2-1-17 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 3-31, Ollie Smith 2-32, John Brockington 2-18, Ken Payne 1-15, Jessie Green 1-11, Aundra Thomson 1-10, Jim Culbreath 1-4
NEW ENGLAND - Sam Cunningham 2-32, Randy Vataha 2-22, Don Calhoun 1-17, Andy Johnson 1-14, Steve Burks 1-11, Darryl Stingley 1-7