Cincinnati Bengals 17, Green Bay Packers (1-3) 14
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 26th 1978 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Archie Griffin scored a pair of touchdowns Saturday night to spark the Cincinnati Bengals to a victory over the Packers in a game that saw both clubs lose their starting quarterbacks to injuries. The injuries to the quarterbacks, however, overshadowed the score. Green Bay's David Whitehurst was the first to go, injuring his left shoulder on the Packers' second play of the game. He spent most of the game in the locker room, where ice was applied to the ailing shoulder. Cincinnati's Ken Anderson, who completed 11-of-17 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown, left midway in the third quarter with a bruised index finger on his right hand. He, too, did not return and it was reported the finger would be x-rayed to determine the extent of the injury.
CINCINNATI -  7 10  0  0 - 17
GREEN BAY  -  0  0  0 14 - 14
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            18
Rush-yards                41-158         27-69
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-27-111-1-0 19-36-190-2-1
Yards sacked                  13            44
Total Passing Yards           98           146
Total yards                  256           215
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           2-2
Turnovers                      2             3
Yards penalized           11-130         10-65
SCORING
1st - CIN - Archie Griffin, 12-yard run (Matt Bahr kick) CINCINNATI 7-0
2nd - CIN - Griffin, 17-yard pass from Ken Anderson (Bahr kick) CINCINNATI 14-0
2nd - CIN - Bahr, 47-yard field goal CINCINNATI 17-0
4th - GB - Torkelson, 4-yard pass from Sproul (Marcol kick) CINCINNATI 17-7
4th - GB - Coffman, 4-yard pass from Sproul (Marcol kick) CINCINNATI 17-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 9-22, Jim Culbreath 8-16, Neil Graff 1-11, Eric Torkelson 1-6, Dennis Sproul 2-5, Walt Landers 4-5, Nate Simpson 2-4
CINCINNATI - Archie Griffin 12-53 1 TD, David Turner 5-33, Pete Johnson 6-20, Willie Shelby 6-20, Lenvil Elliott 5-16, Boobie Clark 3-9, Ken Anderson 1-4, Tony Davis 1-3, John Reaves 2-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 1-0-0, Neil Graff 20-9-82 1 INT, Dennis Sproul 15-10-108 2 TD
CINCINNATI - Ken Anderson 17-11-88 1 TD, John Reaves 10-6-29
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Walt Landers 4-47, James Lofton 3-56, Eric Torkelson 3-15 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 2-41, Nate Simpson 2-7, Jim Culbreath 2-(-2), Rich McGeorge 1-17, Terdell Middleton 1-5, Paul Coffman 1-4 1 TD
CINCINNATI - Archie Griffin 4-34 1 TD, David Turner 3-13, Isaac Curtis 2-22, Boobie Clark 2-(-5), Jim Corbett 1-19, Billy Brooks 1-14, Rick Walker 1-9, Don Bass 1-7, Pete Johnson 1-2, Lenvil Elliott 1-2