Green Bay Packers (3-1) 45, Atlanta Falcons 35
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 25th 1979 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - David Whitehurst said he felt compelled to have a big game, but had not expected the Green Bay Packers to have their highest-scoring exhibition game since they beat Philadelphia in 1959. Whitehurst passed for 238 yards, including touchdowns of 7 yards to Paul Coffman and 30 to James Lofton, leading the Packers over the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. Rookie Eddie Lee Ivery scored on a 3-yard run and turned a short pass from Lynn Dickey into a 42-yard touchdown play for the Packers. Green Bay, against a team that had the National Football League's fifth best defense last season, gained 442 yards.
ATLANTA   -  0 14  0 21 - 35
GREEN BAY -  3 28  7  7 - 45
                         ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   27            27
Rush-yards                 21-67        37-121
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 31-54-404-3-0 19-32-346-3-0
Yards sacked                  28            25
Total Passing Yards          376           321
Total yards                  443           442
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           2-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Yards penalized           14-147          8-92
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Middleton, 13-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Coffman, 7-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - GB - Lofton, 30-yard pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
2nd - ATL - Alfred Jenkins, 33-yd pass from June Jones (Tim Mazzetti kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
2nd - GB - Ivery, 3-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
2nd - ATL - Alfred Jackson, 1-yard pass from Jones (Mazzetti kick) GREEN BAY 31-14
3rd - GB - Ivery, 42-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 38-14
4th - ATL - Lynn Cain, 1-yard run (Mazzetti kick) GREEN BAY 38-21
4th - ATL - Cain, 1-yard run (Mazzetti kick) GREEN BAY 38-28
4th - GB - Simpson, 2-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 45-28
4th - ATL - Cain, 2-yard pass from Jones (Mazzetti kick) GREEN BAY 45-35
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eric Torkelson 3-35, Terdell Middleton 8-27 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 8-23 1 TD, Steve Atkins 7-20, Nate Simpson 3-11 1 TD, Barty Smith 2-9, Walt Landers 4-(-2), Lynn Dickey 2-(-2)
ATLANTA - Haskell Stanback 4-19, Lynn Cain 6-16 2 TD, Bubba Bean 4-16, William Andrews 4-13, Ricky Patton 2-7, James Mayberry 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - David Whitehurst 24-14-238 2 TD, Lynn Dickey 8-5-108 1 TD
ATLANTA - Steve Bartkowski 11-5-43, June Jones 43-26-361 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bobby Kimball 4-68, James Lofton 3-74 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-49 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 3-43, Walter Tullis 2-63, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-42 1 TD, Nate Simpson 1-9, Barty Smith 1-7, Terdell Middleton 1-(-9)
ATLANTA - Wallace Francis 11-188, Alfred Jackson 9-99 1 TD, Alfred Jenkins 3-69 1 TD, Bubba Bean 2-20, William Andrews 1-9, Jim Mitchell 1-7, James Mayberry 1-6, Lynn Cain 1-2 1 TD, Haskell Stanback 1-2, Ricky Patton 1-2