Kansas City Chiefs 17, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 14
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 5th 1978 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Rookie Ronnie Rowland scored from the 1-yard line following an 82-yard drive in the fourth quarter Saturday night to give the Chiefs the win. The score came with 13:31 left and capped the coaching debut of the Chiefs' Marv Levy. The Packers scored two touchdowns on fourth down gambles and appeared on their way to victory before veteran Dennis Shaw rallied the Chiefs in the final quarter. With the crowd of 54,453 roaring its approval, Packer Coach Bart Starr passed up a short field goal midway through the first quarter. Fullback Barty Smith made the strategy pay off when he scored from the 1. Starr gambled a second time with the Packers trailing 10-7 midway through the third quarter. This time, faced with fourth and two at the Chiefs' 5, quarterback David Whitehurst caught Kansas City by surprise and lofted a scoring pass to running back Nate Simpson. The Chiefs drove 42 yards early in the game and took a 3-0 lead on Jan Stenerud's 39-yard field goal. Later in the first quarter, veteran Mike Livingston led the Chiefs on a 76-yard drive and Ted McKnight scored from the 4 to give them a 10-7 half time lead. 
KANSAS CITY -  0 10 10  0 - 17
GREEN BAY   -  3 14  0  6 - 14
                     KANSAS CITY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            18
Rush-yards                40-201         32-86
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-17-107-0-1 15-26-171-1-0
Yards sacked                   9             0
Total Passing Yards           98           171
Total yards                  299           257
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Yards penalized             8-71          5-45
SCORING
1st - KC - Jan Stenerud, 39-yard field goal KANSAS CITY 3-0
1st - GB - Barty Smith, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - KC - Ted McKnight, 4-yard run (Stenerud kick) KANSAS CITY 10-7
3rd - GB - Simpson, 5-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
4th - KC - Ronnie Rowland, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) KANSAS CITY 17-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 9-32, Nate Simpson 7-19, Barty Smith 7-16 1 TD, Jim Culbreath 6-15, Aundra Thompson 1-3, David Whitehurst 2-1
KANSAS CITY - Ted McKnight 11-62 1 TD, Ronnie Rowland 11-48 1 TD, Mark Bailey 8-40, MacArthur Lane 2-22, Horace Belton 4-19, Tony Reed 2-4, Mike Livingston 1-2, Dennis Shaw 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 19-11-109 1 TD, Neil Graff 7-4-62
KANSAS CITY - Mike Livington 10-8-60, Dennis Shaw 5-3-41, Tony Adams 2-1-6
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Culbreath 4-32, Walter Tullis 3-56, James Lofton 2-27, Rich McGeorge 1-18, Steve Odom 1-11, Eric Torkelson 1-11, Aundra Thompson 1-8, Barty Smith 1-8, Terdell Middleton 1-6, Nate Simpson 1-5 1 TD
KANSAS CITY - Ronnie Rowland 3-38, Henry Marshall 2-20, Mark Bailey 2-17, Tony Reed 2-4, Larry Dorsey 1-17, Ed Beckman 1-6, Ted McKnight 1-5