Green Bay Packers (1-2) 23, St. Louis Cardinals 17
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 19th 1978 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Nate Simpson scampered eight-yards for the-go-ahead touchdown with 12:25 to play, rallying the Packers over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night. Simpson eluded the grasp of end Bob Bell and cut back to his left for the touchdown three plays after rookie tackle Terry Jones had recovered a fumble by St. Louis' Steve Jones at the Cardinals' 21-yard line. Simpson erased a 17-16 Cardinals lead achieved when Jim Otis' one-yard scoring plunge, capped a 71-yard march with six minutes left in the third quarter. Jim Hart sparked the drive with passes of 14 yards to Wayne Morris and 14 to Mel Gray.
ST. LOUIS -  7  3  7  0 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0 16  0  7 - 23
                       ST. LOUIS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            16
Rush-yards                 33-86        38-133
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-25-171-0-1   7-18-97-0-0
Yards sacked                  17            27
Total Passing Yards          154            70
Total yards                  240           203
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           0-0
Turnovers                      3             0
Yards penalized             8-43          9-87
SCORING
1st - STL - Wayne Morris, 1-yard run (Jim Bakken kick) ST. LOUIS 7-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 44-yard field goal ST. LOUIS 7-3
2nd - STL - Bakken, 36-yard field goal ST. LOUIS 10-3
2nd - GB - Barty Smith, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) TIED 10-10
2nd - GB - Culbreath, 1-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 16-10
3rd - STL - Jim Otis, 1-yard run (Bakken kick) ST. LOUIS 17-16
4th - GB - Simpson, 8-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 23-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Culbreath 10-42 1 TD, Nate Simpson 6-33 1 TD, Barty Smith 7-20 1 TD, David Whitehurst 3-16, Jim Bailey 8-13, Terdell Middleton 3-9
ST. LOUIS - Steve Jones 6-32, Jim Otis 11-24 1 TD, Wayne Morris 6-14 1 TD, Andre Herrera 2-10, Earl Carr 3-8, Steve Pisarkiewicz 2-(-7)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 17-6-83, Neil Graff 1-1-14
ST. LOUIS - Jim Hart 22-16-129, Steve Pisarkiewicz 6-2-42
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 3-64, Aundra Thompson 1-17, Willard Harrell 1-14, Barty Smith 1-4, Jim Culbreath 1-(-2)
ST. LOUIS - Mel Gray 4-58, Wayne Morris 3-25, Jimmy Childs 2-27, Jerry Latin 2-(-1), Pat Tilley 1-24, Tommy Southard 1-9, Dave Trosper 1-7, George Franklin 1-7, Earl Carr 1-6, Jim Otis 1-4