Cleveland Browns 19, Green Bay Packers (1-4) 14
PRE-SEASON - Saturday September 3rd 1977 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - The Green Bay Packers, sparkling at times and sputtering at times, couldn't reach deep enough to pull off a last-second victory, losing to the Cleveland Browns Saturday night. The best that can be said about the game is that for the second week in a row there appeared to be a tiny whisper of improvement in the Green Bay offense. The Packers, at times, played well and did not look hopeless. Don Cockroft kicked four field goals and Greg Pruitt scored on a 70-yard run Saturday night to spark the Browns. Cockrott's third field goal, a 43-yarder with 2:58 left in the third quarter, put the Browns ahead for good. The 10-year veteran also connected from 22, 24 and 34 yards. Pruitt's spectacular run and Cockroft's first field goal gave Cleveland a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter. The Packers cut the deficit to 10-7 on Lynn Dickey's six-yard pass to tight end Bert Askson. The touchdown was set up by Dickey's 60-yard screen pass to fullback John Brockington. Dickey, who played the first three quarters, was sharp, completing eight of 12 passes tor 152 yards.
CLEVELAND -  7  6  3  3 - 19
GREEN BAY -  0 14  0  0 - 14
                       CLEVELAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   23            10
Rush-yards                51-282         19-58
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-26-158-0-0 11-18-199-2-0
Yards sacked                  28            31
Total Passing Yards          130           168
Total yards                  412           226
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-1
Turnovers                      0             1
Yards penalized           12-105          3-23
SCORING
1st - CLE - Greg Pruitt, 70-yard run (Don Cockroft kick) CLEVELAND 7-0
2nd - CLE - Cockroft, 22-yard field goal CLEVELAND 10-0
2nd - CLE - Cockroft, 24-yard field goal CLEVELAND 13-0
2nd - GB - Askson, 6-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) CLEVELAND 13-7
2nd - GB - Odom, 35-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-13
3rd - CLE - Cockroft, 34-yard field goal CLEVELAND 16-14
4th - CLE - Cockroft, 43-yard field goal CLEVELAND 19-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 5-19, David Whitehurst 1-16, Willard Harrrell 3-12, John Brockington 7-8, Lynn Dickey 1-1, Barty Smith 1-(-3)
CLEVELAND - Greg Pruitt 12-126 1 TD, Larry Poole 9-42, Dave Mays 2-29, Cleo Miller 10-29, Mike Pruitt 8-24, Greg Coleman 1-15, James McAllister 5-13, Brian Dunan 3-8, Reggie Rucker 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 12-8-153 2 TD, David Whitehurst 6-3-46
CLEVELAND - Brian Sipe 18-14-94, David Mays 8-5-64
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Steve Odom 3-61 1 TD, John Brockington 2-65, Ken Payne 2-43, Rich McGeorge 2-21, Bert Askson 1-6 1 TD, Barty Smith 1-3
CLEVELAND - Greg Pruitt 5-39, Reggie Rucker 3-30, Paul Warfield 3-24, Oscar Roan 2-19, Cleo Miller 2-(-2), Larry Poole 1-18, Dave Logan 1-15, Mike Pruitt 1-12, Gary Parris 1-3