Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10, Green Bay Packers (1-2) 7
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 20th 1977 (at Tampa Bay)
(TAMPA BAY) - Tampa Bay ended a 19-game losing streak Saturday night when Eddie Williams' one-yard touchdown run gave the Buccaneers a 10-7 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers. Tampa trailed 7-3 with 8:33 to go when Williams went over the Packers' left side for the winning touchdown. Tampa had not won since beating the Atlanta Falcons 17-3 in the 1976 preseason during the Bucs' expansion year. Although some players on the Packer defense could claim to have had decent games - notably, rookie defensive ends Mike Butler and Ezra Johnson - few on the offense could say the same. The Packers managed only eight first downs, to 15 for Tampa Bay, and had just 135 yards of offense. Bucs QB Mike Boryla was lost for the season with a knee injury. (STAT SHEET FROM THE GAME)
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  0 -  7
TAMPA BAY -  0  3  0  7 - 10
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                    8            15
Rush-yards                 28-67        51-198
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-20-104-1-3   8-15-74-0-1
Yards sacked                  36            33
Total Passing Yards           68            41
Total yards                  135           238
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           2-2
Turnovers                      5             3
Yards penalized            11-78          4-39
SCORING
2nd - TB - Derek Smethhurst, 22-yard field goal TAMPA BAY 3-0
3rd - GB - O.Smith, 28-yard pass from R. Johnson (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
4th - TB - Eddie Williams, 1-yard run (Smethhurst kick) TAMPA BAY 10-7
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 9-25, Willard Harrrell 5-13, Barty Smith 6-13, John Brockington 5-10, Eric Torkelson 3-6
TAMPA BAY - Ricky Bell 19-61, Louis Carter 13-37, Eddie Williams 10-24 1 TD, Gary Huff 1-11, Mike Boryla 1-7, Anthony Davis 2-7, Freddie Douglas 1-4, Jimmy DuBose 1-2, Parnell Dickenson 2-2, Morris Owens 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 9-5-34 3 INT, Randy Johnson 11-8-70 1 TD
TAMPA BAY - Mike Boryla 4-0-0 1 INT, Gary Huff 11-8-74
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 4-11, Ollie Smith 2-38 1 TD, John Brockington 2-3, Bert Askson 1-23, Ken Payne 1-20, Rich McGeorge 1-4, Steve Odom 1-3, Barty Smith 1-2
TAMPA BAY - John McKay 3-34, Ricky Bell 2-14, Jimmy DuBose 2-9, Jack Novak 1-17