Oakland Raiders (2-1) 28, Green Bay Packers (2-1) 3
Sunday September 17th 1978 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Mark van Eeghen rushed for 151 yards, setting up two touchdown runs by Arthur Whittington and one by Terry Robiskie to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 28-3 win over Green Bay. Ken Stabler threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Dave Casper for the Raiders, who rushed for 348 yards. Most of them came behind the blocking of OG Gene Upshaw and OT Art Shell as the Raiders dominated the line of scrimmage and dropped the Packers' record to 2-1. Stabler's touchdown pass to Casper 7:58 before halftime gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead. Van Eeghen ran 17 yards to the Packer 29 to set up the score after a fumble recovery by Raider LB Phil Villapiano. The Raiders went 48 yards in six plays on their next series to make it 14-0 on Robiskie's 11-yard touchdown run. Another 17-yard run by van Eeghen sparked the drive. The Packers scored on a 34-yard field goal by Chester Marcol seven seconds before halftime, then marched to a first down at the Raider 23 early in the fourth quarter. However, LB Monte Johnson recovered a Barty Smith fumble on the next play, and the Raiders marched 85 yards in 12 running plays to score on a 7-yard run by Whittington. Whittington also scored from 10 yards out with 3:48 to play, making it 28-3.
OAKLAND   -  0 14  0 14 - 28
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0  0 -  3
                         OAKLAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   28            13
Rush-yards-TDs          58-348-3       27-79-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   6-16-72-1-4 12-33-126-0-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0           2-9
Net pass yards                72           117
Total yards                  420           196
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           4-2
Turnovers                      4             3
Penalties-yards             7-56          3-29
SCORING
2nd - OAK - Dave Casper, 11-yd pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick) OAKLAND 7-0
2nd - OAK - Terry Robiskie, 11-yard run (Mann kick) OAKLAND 14-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 34-yard field goal OAKLAND 14-3
4th - OAK - Arthur Whittington, 7-yard run (Mann kick) OAKLAND 21-3
4th - OAK - Whittington, 10-yard run (Mann kick) OAKLAND 28-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 12-33, Barty Smith 9-27, David Whitehurst 4-24, Dennis Sproul 1-0. Nate Simpson 1-(-5)
OAKLAND - Mark Van Eeghen 26-151, Arthur Whittington 9-90 2 TD, Terry Robiskie 15-63 1 TD, Booker Russell 4-23, Pete Banaszak 4-21
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 28-10-87 1 INT, Dennis Sproul 5-2-39
OAKLAND - Ken Stabler 15-6-72 1 TD 4 INT, David Humm 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 4-56, Terdell Middleton 4-50, Barty Smith 4-20
OAKLAND - Dave Casper 3-41 1 TD, Mark Van Eeghen 1-13, Cliff Branch 1-11, Fred Biletnikoff 1-7
Future hall-of-famers Dave Casper and John Madden, of the Oakland Raiders, confer on the sidelines during a game played against the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field on Sept. 17, 1978.