Green Bay Packers (6-1) 45, Seattle Seahawks (3-4) 28
Sunday October 15th 1978 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Steve Odom returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and Terdell Middleton rushed for 121 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Packers to a 45-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers (6-1) forced seven turnovers in a steady drizzle and converted three first-quarter fumble recoveries into touchdowns for a 28-0 lead. Packer end Ezra Johnson recovered a Jim Zorn fumble at the Seattle 41 on the Seahawks' third scrimmage play. David Whitehurst passed 24 yards to James Lofton on a crossing pattern for a touchdown two plays later as Green Bay led 14-0. In a related story, Odom made certain early that young Greg Peeters of rural Shiocton got his game ball from the Packers-Seattle game. Odom had visited the 11-year old boy at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton last week. Young Peeters had both legs amputated after a tractor accident. Odom told him that if he made a touchdown, he would bring the game ball to Greg. Odom ran the opening kickoff back and made good on his promise. (July 5th 2012 - Odom's little hospital buddy still cheers for Packers)
SEATTLE   -  0 14  7  7 - 28
GREEN BAY - 28  3 14  0 - 45
                         SEATTLE     GREEN BAY
First downs                   23            20
Rush-yards-TDs          39-194-3      36-190-4
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-31-308-1-2 12-19-179-1-1
Sacked-yards                3-19           0-0
Net pass yards               289           179
Total yards                  483           369
Fumbles-lost                 6-5           2-2
Turnovers                      7             3
Penalties-yards             9-65          6-50
1st - GB - Odom, 95-yard kickoff return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Lofton, 24-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
1st - GB - Middleton, 5-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
1st - GB - Middleton, 14-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
2nd - SEA - Jim Zorn, 12-yard run (Effren Herrera kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
2nd - SEA - Steve Largent, 48-yard pass from Zorn (Herrera kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
2nd - GB - Marcol, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-14
3rd - GB - Middleton, 2-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 38-14
3rd - SEA - Sherman Smith, 9-yard run (Herrera kick) GREEN BAY 38-21
3rd - GB - Middleton, 9-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 45-21
4th - SEA - David Sims, 2-yard run (Herrera kick) GREEN BAY 45-28
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 23-121 4 TD, Barty Smith 7-61, Jim Culbreath 4-13, David Whitehurst 1-0, James Lofton 1-(-5)
SEATTLE - David Sims 22-104 1 TD, Sherman Smith 12-62 1 TD, Jim Zorn 5-28 1 TD
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 19-12-179 1 TD 1 INT
SEATTLE - Jim Zorn 31-17-308 1 TD 2 INT
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-98 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 2-20, Terdell Middleton 2-18, Barty Smith 1-19, Jim Culbreath 1-17, Rich McGeorge 1-7
SEATTLE - Steve Largent 6-127 1 TD, Ron Howard 3-63, Sam McCullum 2-37, Sherman Smith 2-35, Steve Raible 2-29, David Sims 2-17
Odom's fondest Packers memory: helping Greg
The highlight of Steve Odom's career with the Green Bay Packers was not about individual statistics, league awards or team records. Forget about realizing his dream of earning a starting berth, garnering Pro Bowl recognition as the best kickoff returner in 1975, leading the Packers in kickoff returns for six straight seasons and etching his name in the franchise record books with the longest punt return (95 yards) and career kickoff return attempts (179) and yardage (4,124). For Odom, what he remembers most as he looks back on his six seasons as a Packer from 1974-'79 is meeting an 11-year-old boy from rural Shiocton, Wis., named Greg Peeters. Peeters lost both of his legs in a tragic accident on the family farm in October 1978. The boy was a huge fan of the Packers and Odom was one of his favorite players. Odom was asked at a banquet if he'd visit Peeters and his family.
(SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 26th 2012)