Green Bay Packers (5-11) 18, Detroit Lions (2-14) 13
Saturday December 15th 1979 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Green Bay got four field goals from Tom Birney and a touchdown from Eric Torkelson and avoided their first 12-loss season in franchise history. For Detroit, their 14 losses was the most they had ever had in a season, with the previous worst being 11 in 1942. Birney's four kicks gave him one more than he had in the previous five games with the Packers.
GREEN BAY -  6  3  9  0 - 18
DETROIT   -  7  0  0  6 - 13
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs          44-195-1      28-156-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-24-131-0-0 13-29-142-0-1
Sacked-yards                5-39          7-70
Net pass yards                92            72
Total yards                  287           228
Fumbles-lost                 3-0           2-2
Turnovers                      0             3
Penalties-yards             5-44          1-10
SCORING
1st - GB - Birney, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - DET - Jeff Komlo, 9-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick) DETROIT 7-3
2nd - GB - Birney, 25-yard field goal DETROIT 7-6
3rd - GB - Birney, 47-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-7
3rd - GB - Torkelson, 1-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 15-7
4th - GB - Birney, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 18-7
4th - DET - Dexter Bussey, 4-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 18-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Ricky Patton 19-99, Eric Torkleson 13-53 1 TD, Walt Landers 6-24, Steve Wagner 1-16, Terdell Middleton 4-6, Lynn Dickey 1-(-3)
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 10-64 1 TD, Bo Robinson 10-45, Rick Kane 6-28, Jeff Komlo 2-19 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 24-11-131
DETROIT - Jeff Komlo 13-5-58 1 INT, Scott Hunter 16-8-84
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 3-48, Paul Coffman 2-26, Ron Cassidy 1-23, Aundra Thompson 1-19, Ricky Patton 1-6, Walt Landers 1-5, Terdell Middleton 1-5, Eric Torkelson 1-(-1)
DETROIT - Freddie Scott 5-80, Bo Robinson 2-18, David Hill 2-10, Gene Washington 1-13, Rick Kane 1-8, Horace King 1-8, Dexter Bussey 1-5