Green Bay Packers (2-0) 28, New Orleans Saints (1-1) 17
Sunday September 10th 1978 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - David Whitehurst fired four touchdown passes, three to rookie James Lofton on plays covering 42,47 and 18 yards, and Terdell Middleton rushed for 114 yards to lead the Packers to a 28-17 victory over the Saints in Milwaukee. Whitehurst, a second-year quarterback, completed 10 of 15 passes for 161 yards for the young Packers, 2-0 for their first time since 1969. His other scoring pass was a 9-yarder to Rich McGeorge early in the fourth quarter. The Packers erased a 10-7 deficit 6:06 into the second quarter when Lofton, sixth player picked in last May's NFL draft, grabbed a Whitehurst pass just over the line of scrimmage and raced 47 yards to the end zone. Lofton leaped to grab another Whitehurst pass between DB Clarence Chapman and Ray Brown and fell into the end zone for an 18-yard scoring play as Green Bay led 21-10 early in the third quarter.
NEW ORLEANS -  3  7  0  7 - 17
GREEN BAY   -  7  7  7  7 - 28
                     NEW ORLEANS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            20
Rush-yards-TDs          23-100-1      37-220-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 33-53-303-1-1 10-15-161-4-0
Sacked-yards                 1-8           1-5
Net pass yards               295           156
Total yards                  395           376
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-2
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             4-40          3-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Lofton, 42-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - NO - Richie Szaro, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - NO - Ike Harris, 6-yard pass from Archie Manning (Szaro kick) NEW ORLEANS 10-7
2nd - GB - Lofton, 47-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Lofton, 18-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 21-10
4th - GB - McGeorge, 9-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
4th - NO - Mike Strachan, 4-yard run (Szaro kick) GREEN BAY 28-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 19-114, Barty Smith 9-45, Walt Landers 4-28, David Whitehurst 2-25, Nate Simpson 3-8
NEW ORLEANS - Chuck Muncie 11-48, Tony Galbreath 5-29, Mike Strachan 5-18 1 TD, Archie Manning 1-8, Henry Childs 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 15-10-161 4 TD
NEW ORLEANS - Archie Manning 53-33-303 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Barty Smith 4-18, James Lofton 3-107 3 TD, Aundra Thompson 1-17, Terdell Middleton 1-10, Rich McGeorge 1-9 1 TD
NEW ORLEANS - Tony Galbreath 14-122, Tinker Owens 8-71, Henry Childs 3-44, Ike Harris 3-32 1 TD, Chuck Muncie 2-15, Mike Strachan 1-15, Larry Hardy 1-5, Jim Van Wagner 1-(-1)