Green Bay Packers (3-4) 24, Detroit Lions (1-6) 16
Sunday October 14th 1979 (at Milwaukee)
Detroit at Green Bay at County Stadium on October 14, 1979 (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
(MILWAUKEE) - David Whitehurst hit Walt Landers with a long touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to clinch the win. RB Nate Simpson, who entered the game in the second quarter, ran for 122 yards on 19 carries, the best day of his career (1977-1979).
DETROIT   -  0  9  7  0 - 16
GREEN BAY -  0 10  7  7 - 24
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   13            18
Rush-yards-TDs           31-93-0      42-189-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-27-191-1-1  9-17-132-2-1
Sacked-yards                4-37          3-23
Net pass yards               154           109
Total yards                  247           298
Fumbles-lost                 6-1           2-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             9-86         13-68
SCORING
2nd - DET - Benny Ricardo, 33-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - DET - Walt Williams, 36-yard interception return (Kick failed) DETROIT 9-0
2nd - GB - Whitehurst, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) DETROIT 9-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-9
3rd - GB - Coffman, 13-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-9
3rd - DET - Leonard Thompson, 38-yd pass from Jeff Komlo (Ricardo kick) GREEN BAY 17-16
4th - GB - Landers, 55-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 24-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Nate Simpson 19-121, Steve Atkins 11-29, Eric Torkelson 4-24, Walt Landers 4-12, David Whitehurst 4-3 1 TD
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 17-73, Bo Robinson 2-10, Leonard Thompson 1-7, Rick Kane 2-5, Jeff Komlo 2-0, Larry Swider 1-0, Horace King 3-0, Lawrence Gaines 3-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 17-9-132 2 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Jeff Komlo 27-14-191 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Eric Torkelson 3-36, Paul Coffman 3-34 1 TD, Walt Landers 2-51 1 TD, Steve Atkins 1-11
DETROIT - Freddie Scott 5-6, Leonard Thompson 2-56 1 TD, Gene Washington 2-34, Horace King 2-14, Bo Robinson 1-9, David Hill 1-9, Dexter Bussey 1-6