Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) 10, Green Bay Packers (7-3) 3
Sunday November 5th 1978 (at Philadelphia)
(PHILADELPHIA) - It was the kind of a game you had to see to believe. The Green Bay Packers gained 385 yards and the crippled Philadelphia Eagles 148. The Eagles won 10-3. As a result, the Eagles evened their record at 5-5 and held on to an outside chance for a wild card berth. The Packers, still leading the Central Division by a game over Minnesota, dropped to 7-3. It could be said the Packers beat themselves, something the Eagles have done many times in recent years. The Pack turned the ball over five times - three intercepted passes, two fumbles - and was hit with seven penalties for 74 yards. Philadelphia, meanwhile, had just one turnover and only three penalties for a total of 15 yards. And the Eagles played with two substitute running backs, themselves nursing injuries. Wilbert Montgomery, one of the top running backs in the NFL, and his running partner, Mike Hogan, sat out the game. Billy Campfield, 34 yards on 11 carries, and Cleveland Franklin, 15 for 22, took over the starting job. Even the Eagles passing was nothing to brag about. QB Ron Jaworski completed 13 of 20 for just 106 yards David Whitehurst completed 18 of 33 for 220. Terdell Middleton ran for 87 and Barty Smith for 57. The game turned on a Packer mistake, a low snap from center that P David Beverly fumbled, and the Eagles' Kay Phillips recovered at the Packers' two-yard line. On second down, substitute QB John Sciarra ran into the end zone from the two on an option play. Sciarra's score turned a 3-0 deficit -the result of a 42-yard field goal by Chester Marcol - into a 7-3 halftime lead. The Eagles' final points came in the third quarter on Nick Mike-Mayer's 27-yard field goal. Green Bay made one last desperate bid to pull out a game it should have won by at least two touchdowns. The Pack drove from its 42 with 3:51 left to the Eagles 14. A pass completion moved it to ihe 10. But with a chance to send the game into overtime, Whitehurst suffered his third interception of the game as DB Herman Edwards grabbed one at the Eagles six and returned it 19 yards. The Eagles ran out the clock.
GREEN BAY    -  3  0  0  0 -  3
PHILADELPHIA -  0  7  3  0 - 10
                       GREEN BAY  PHILADELPHIA
First downs                   15            10
Rush-yards-TDs          36-174-0       30-51-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-33-220-0-3 13-20-106-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-9           1-9
Net pass yards               211            97
Total yards                  385           148
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           1-0
Turnovers                      5             1
Penalties-yards             7-74          3-15
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - PHIL - John Sciarra, 2-yard run (Nick Mike-Mayer kick) PHILADELPHIA 7-3
3rd - PHIL - Mike-Mayer, 27-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 10-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 17-87, Barty Smith 11-57, Jim Culbreath 4-18, Aundra Thompson 1-7, Nate Simpson 2-5, David Beverly 1-0
PHILADELPHIA - Billy Campfield 11-34, Cleveland Franklin 15-22, John Sciarra 2-(-2) 1 TD, Ron Jaworski 2-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 33-18-220 3 INT
PHILADELPHIA - Ron Jaworski 20-13-106 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 5-98, Barty Smith 5-23, Jim Culbreath 3-23, Terdell Middleton 2-44, James Lofton 2-27, Rich McGeorge 1-5
PHILADELPHIA - Billy Campfield 6-38, Harold Carmichael 3-38, Keith Krepfle 3-27, Charlie Smith 1-3