Chicago Bears (9-6) 15, Green Bay Packers (4-11) 14
Sunday December 9th 1979 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Chicago scored nine points in the fourth quarter to squeak past Green Bay and move into a tie for first place in the NFC Central. LB Tom Hicks' interception return for a touchdown and a Bob Thomas field goal gave the Bears an 8-point lead. Green Bay had a chance to win the game, but Tom Birney's 52-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left fell short.
CHICAGO   -  3  3  0  9 - 15
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  7 - 14
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            19
Rush-yards-TDs          38-161-0       23-55-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-25-113-0-1 20-37-283-2-2
Sacked-yards                 1-7          4-32
Net pass yards               106           251
Total yards                  267           306
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-3
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             6-69         10-64
SCORING
1st - CHI - Bob Thomas, 34-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
2nd - GB - Coffman, 6-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - CHI - Thomas, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-6
4th - CHI - Tom Hicks, 66-yard interception return (Kick failed) CHICAGO 12-7
4th - CHI - Thomas, 44-yard field goal CHICAGO 15-7
4th - GB - Coffman, 22-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) CHICAGO 15-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Ricky Patton 18-35, Lynn Dickey 1-8, Eric Torkleson 3-7, Nate Simpson 1-5
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 25-115, Dave Williams 8-31, Willie McClendon 4-16, Mike Phipps 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 37-20-283 2 TD 2 INT
CHICAGO - Mike Phipps 25-10-113 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 6-112, Paul Coffman 6-79 2 TD, Ron Cassidy 3-47, Ricky Patton 3-22, Walter Tullis 2-23
CHICAGO - Rickey Watts 4-68, Dave Williams 3-21, Brian Baschnagel 1-12, Mike Cobb 1-11, Walter Payton 1-1