NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Kurt Allerman       60   LB 6- 2 222 Penn State       1  4 25 13 1980 FA - St.L (1979)
John Anderson       59   LB 6- 3 221 Michigan         3  3 24  9 1978 Draft - 1st round
Vickey Ray Anderson 44   HB 6- 0 205 Oklahoma         1  1 24  7 1980 FA
Steve Atkins        32   RB 6- 0 216 Maryland         2  2 24  9 1979 Draft - 2nd round
Buddy Aydelette     62    T 6- 4 250 Alabama          1  1 24  9 1980 Draft - 7th round
Bruce Beekley       58   LB 6- 2 225 Oregon           1  1 23 15 1980 FA
David Beverly       11    P 6- 2 180 Auburn           6  7 30 16 1975 FA - Houston
Tom Birney          19    K 6- 4 220 Michigan         2  2 24  7 1979 FA
Ken Brown           74    C 6- 1 245 New Mexico       1  2 26  6 1980 FA - Denver (1979)
Mike Butler         77   DE 6- 5 265 Kansas           4  4 26 16 1977 Draft - 1st round
Brian Cabral        65   LB 6- 1 224 Colorado         1  2 24  7 1980 FA - Atl (1979)
Ron Cassidy         88   WR 6- 0 185 Utah State       2  2 23 15 1979 Draft - 8th round
Paul Coffman        82   TE 6- 3 218 Kansas State     3  3 24 16 1978 FA
George Cumby        52   LB 6- 0 215 Oklahoma         1  1 24  9 1980 Draft - 1st round
Lynn Dickey         12   QB 6- 4 220 Kansas State     4  8 29 16 1976 Trade - Houston
Rich Dimler         92   DT 6- 6 260 USC              1  2 24  3 1980 FA - Cleve (1979)
Mike Douglass       53   LB 6- 0 224 San Diego State  3  3 25 16 1978 Draft - 5th round
Gerry Ellis         31   FB 5-11 216 Missouri         1  1 22 15 1980 FA
Derrel Gofourth     57    C 6- 3 260 Oklahoma State   4  4 25 16 1977 Draft - 7th round
Johnnie Gray        24    S 5-11 185 Cal St-Fullerton 6  6 27 16 1975 FA
Jim Gueno           51   LB 6- 2 220 Tulane           5  5 26 16 1976 Draft - 9th round
Leotis Harris       69    G 6- 1 267 Arkansas         3  3 25 16 1978 Draft - 6th round
Estus Hood          38   CB 5-11 180 Illinois State   3  3 24 15 1978 Draft - 3rd round
Harlan Huckleby     25   HB 6- 1 199 Michigan         1  1 22 16 1980 FA
Mike Hunt           55   LB 6- 2 240 Minnesota        3  3 23  3 1978 Draft - 2nd round
Eddie Lee Ivery     40   RB 6- 1 210 Georgia Tech     2  2 23 16 1979 Draft - 1st round
Mel Jackson         71    G 6- 1 267 USC              5  5 26  6 1976 Draft - 12th round
Charles Johnson     99   DT 6- 1 262 Maryland         2  2 23 15 1979 Draft - 2nd round
Ezra Johnson        90   DE 6- 4 240 Morris Brown     4  4 24 15 1977 Draft - 1st round
Mike Jolly          21    S 6- 3 185 Michigan         1  1 22 16 1980 FA
Terry Jones         63   DT 6- 2 259 Alabama          3  3 23 15 1978 Draft - 11th round
Bobby Kimball       85   WR 6- 1 190 Oklahoma         2  2 23  1 1979 FA
Syd Kitson          64    G 6- 4 252 Wake Forest      1  1 21 14 1980 Draft - 3rd round
Greg Koch           68    T 6- 4 265 Arkansas         4  4 25 16 1977 Draft - 2nd round
Mark Koncar         79    T 6- 5 268 Colorado         4  4 27  1 1976 Draft - 1st round
Bill Larson         87   TE 6- 4 225 Colorado State   1  4 26  9 1980 FA - Denver
Kit Lathrop         72   DT 6- 5 253 Arizona State    2  2 24 15 1979 FA - Denver
Mark Lee            22   CB 5-11 187 Washington       1  1 22 15 1980 Draft - 2nd round
Mike Lewis          66   DT 6- 4 260 Arkansas A&M     1 10 31 10 1980 FA - Atl (1979)
James Lofton        80   WR 6- 3 187 Stanford         3  3 24 16 1978 Draft - 1st round
1980 Packers Prospectus
49ers at Packers - November 9th
1980 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
AUG 4 - Traded a 1981 6th-round draft choice to NY GIANTS for QB Randy Dean
SEPT 24 - Placed QB Bill Troup and LB Michael Hunt on injured reserve. Signed QB Steve Pisarkiewicz and LB Kurt Allerman
1980 IN REVIEW
The Green Bay Packers' Board of Directors gave head coach Bart Starr a vote of confidence in Week Five of the season, but the speculation that Starr's tenure was coming to an end was
rampant. At the end of the dismal 5-10-1 season, the Board stripped Starr of his role as general manager. The entire year was filled with soap opera-like drama. First round draft choice
Bruce Clark elected to play in Canada. The exhibition opener in Canton, Ohio was called in the third quarter due to lightning. Green Bay went winless in the exhibition season for the first time
since 1946. Defensive line coach Fred von Appen quit after a 38-0 pre-season loss to Denver, when lineman Ezra Johnson was seen eating a hot dog on the bench in the second half. On
defense, John Meyer took over for Dave Hanner, and the team gave up 5,782 yards, the second most in franchise history. On the bright side, Lynn Dickey became the first Packer quarterback
to pass for more than 3,000 yards (3,529), but the team only scored 231 points, worst among the 28 teams. A record-setting 61-7 loss to the Bears late in the season sent the team into the
off-season with many more questions than answers.
CANCELLED GAMES IN NFL HISTORY
At the Hall of Fame game in 1980, the Packers and San Diego Chargers were tied 0-0 with 5:29 left when then-commissioner Pete Rozelle called it because of lightning. It was the first
weather-related cancellation in NFL history. Other notable weather-related cancellations/postponements:
AUGUST 1996 - In the Bears' final preseason game against the Chiefs at Soldier Field, the heavens opened up with a deluge of rain and massive bolts of lightning striking perilously close
to the stadium. The NFL officials called the game before its conclusion for safety of the fans.
AUGUST 4, 2003 - Kansas City had just taken a 9-0 lead over the Packers on a 27-yard field goal by Jose Cortez with 5:55 left in the third quarter when several lightning bolts hit near Fawcett
Stadium. Play was halted for nearly one-half hour before NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue decided to cancel the remainder of the game with 5:49 remaining in the third.
2005 - The Saints played 2 pre-season games in the Louisiana Superdome before being forced to evacuate New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. They played the rest of the season on
the road, splitting their games between their temporary headquarters at San Antonio's Alamodome, and Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, and even playing their first home game at Giants
Stadium.
NOVEMBER 2005 - To accommodate preparations to deal with the approach of Hurricane Wilma, the Miami Dolphins' home game against the Chiefs was moved from Sunday to Friday
night. Miami had moved a 1992 game with the Patriots due to Hurricane Andrew, their 2003 game in San Diego was moved to Tempe, AZ due to wildfires, a 2004 game with the Titans was
re-scheduled due to Hurricane Ivan, and later that season, a game with the Steelers was moved from 1 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. due to  Hurricane Jeanne.
AUGUST 25, 2007 -  The stadium lights dimmed while Kyle Boller's throw was in mid-air. The pass was incomplete -- just like the game. With more lightning on the way, officials decided enough was enough. The preseason game between the Ravens and Redskins was halted with 11:38 remaining in the third quarter, giving the Redskins an abbreviated 13-7 win.
SEPT 2008 - The devastation caused by Hurricane Ike forced the NFL to reschedule season opener between the Ravens and Houston for a second time, postponing the game to November 9. Ike severely damaged the roof of Houston's Reliant Stadium, making it unsafe to play. With the threat of Ike, the NFL originally pushed back the Ravens' game at Houston from Saunday afternoon to Monday night.
AND IN CANADA - 1962 GREY CUP - The game started normally on Saturday, December 1. However, by the second quarter, a thick smog started to roll in over the field, a combination of cold, moist, humid air from Lake Ontario and Toronto's pollution. The fog was thick enough that fans could not see the action on the field, receivers lost sight of the ball after it left the quarterbacks' hand, and punt returners could not find punts until they hit the ground. The fog became worse as the afternoon wore on, and with 9:29 left in the fourth quarter, the game was suspended with Winnipeg leading 28–27. The game continued the following afternoon, but there was no further scoring.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Steve Luke          46    S 6- 2 205 Ohio State       6  6 26 16 1975 Draft - 4th round
Chester Marcol      13    K 6- 0 190 Hillsdale        9  9 30  5 1972 Draft - 2nd round
Larry McCarren      54    C 6- 3 248 Illinois         8  8 28 16 1973 Draft - 12th round
Mike C. McCoy       29   CB 5-11 183 Colorado         5  5 27 16 1976 Draft - 3rd round
Casey Merrill       78   DE 6- 4 255 Cal-Davis        2  2 23 16 1979 FA
Terdell Middleton   34   HB 6- 0 190 Memphis State    4  4 25 13 1977 Draft - 3rd round
Mark Murphy         37    S 6- 2 199 West Liberty St  1  1 22  1 1980 FA
Fred Nixon          84   WR 5-11 191 Oklahoma         1  1 21 15 1980 Draft - 4th round
Ed O'Neil           56   LB 6- 3 235 Penn State       1  7 27 12 1980 FA - Det (1979)
Steve Pisarkiewicz  19   QB 6- 2 205 Missouri         1  3 26  1 1980 FA - St.L (1979)
Paul Rudzinski      70   LB 6- 1 220 Michigan State   3  3 24 15 1978 FA
Barty Smith         33   FB 6- 3 240 Richmond         7  7 28 12 1974 Draft - 1st round
Jan Stenerud        10    K 6- 2 190 Montana State    1 14 36  4 1980 FA - K.City (1979)
Tim Stokes          76    T 6- 5 252 Oregon           3  7 30 15 1978 Trade - Washington
Karl Swanke         67    T 6- 6 251 Boston College   1  1 22 16 1980 Draft - 6th round
Aundra Thompson     89   WR 6- 0 186 E. Texas State   4  4 27 15 1976 Draft - 5th round
John Thompson       83   TE 6- 3 228 Utah State       2  2 23  7 1979 Draft - 9th round
Bill Troup          10   QB 6- 5 215 South Carolina   1  5 29  2 1980 FA - Balt (1978)
Wylie Turner        20   CB 5-10 182 Angelo State     2  2 23 12 1979 FA
Mike Wellman        65    C 6- 3 253 Kansas           2  2 24  4 1979 Trade - L. Angeles
David Whitehurst    17   QB 6- 2 204 Furman           4  4 25  2 1977 Draft - 8th round
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1980 PACKERS DRAFT (April 29-30, 1980)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1a    4 Bruce Clark          DT Penn State 
1b   26 George Cumby         LB Oklahoma      (A) 
2    34 Mark Lee             DB Washington 
3    61 Syd Kitson            G Wake Forest 
4    87 Fred Nixon           WR Oklahoma 
5   137 Traded to Los Angeles in Rick Nuzum trade
6   143 Karl Swanke         T/C Boston College 
7   169 Buddy Aydelette       T Alabama 
8   199 Tim Smith             S Oregon State 
9   226 Kelly Saalfeld        C Nebraska 
10  253 Jafus White           S Texas A&I 
11  283 Ricky Skiles         LB Louisville 
12  310 James Stewart        DB Memphis State 
A-From San Diego in Willie Buchanon trade
Bold  - Played for the Green Bay Packers
(CANTON, OH) - Rolf Benirschke of San Diego and Green Bay's Tim Birney missed second half field goals Saturday before an electrical storm terminated the preseason game with six minutes remaining to play. The contest ended in a tie as NFL officials called a halt to play at 6:13 pm EDT and called off the game seven minutes after the Chargers and Packers had gone to their dressing rooms. San Diego had the ball on the Packers' 25-yard line when Don Weiss, executive director of the NFL, ordered the contest terminated. "We had called time out and were getting the field goal team ready," head coach Don Coryell said of a fourth-down situation. Benirschke missed his field goal try from 39 yards out with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. The ball hit the left upright and bounced back onto the field. Birney muffed his opportunity from 40 yards out. His attempt sailed wide to the left with 11:41 remaining in the game.
SAN DIEGO -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                       SAN DIEGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            10
Rush-yards                35-137         28-88
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  11-23-77-0-0  7-21-111-0-2
Yards sacked                  41            47
Total Passing Yards           36            64
Total yards                  173           152
Fumbles-lost                 5-1           2-1
Turnovers                      1             3
Yards penalized             6-35          3-25
SCORING
None
​RUSHING LEADERS
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 1-44, Eddie Lee Ivery 4-18, Ricky Patton 5-16
SAN DIEGO - Lydell Mitchell 6-32, LaRue Harrington 7-30, Mike Kirkland 2-17
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 8-3-46 1 INT, David Whitehurst 4-1-9, Bill Troup 9-5-56 1 INT
SAN DIEGO - Dan Fouts 6-4-23, Ed Luther 10-4-28, Mike Kirkland 7-3-26
RECEIVING LEADERS
GREEN BAY - Walter Tullis 2-48, Sammy Johnson 2-18, James Lofton 1-21
SAN DIEGO - LaRue Harrington 3-15, John Floyd 2-23, Clarence Williams 2-10
1980 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (0-4-1)
AUGUST (0-4-1)                          RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
2  vs San Diego at Canton, OH          T  0- 0(OT)  0- 0-1 19,972 Lynn Dickey             Aundra Thompson (44)        Bill Troup (56)             Walter Tullis (2-48)
9  at Dallas Cowboys                   L 14-17      0- 1-1 54,876 Lynn Dickey             Aundra Thompson (45)        Bill Troup (146)            James Lofton (4-41)
16 M-BALTIMORE COLTS                   L  3-17      0- 2-1 49,223 Bill Troup              Terdell Middleton (20)      Bill Troup (66)             James Lofton (2-31)
23 at Buffalo Bills                    L  0-14      0- 3-1 24,086 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (26)      Lynn Dickey (95)            Aundra Thompson (2-41)
30 G-DENVER BRONCOS                    L  0-38      0- 4-1 53,060 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (9)       Lynn Dickey (150)           Paul Coffman (5-65)
1980 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (5-10-1)
SEPTEMBER (1-3)
7  G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0)               W 12- 6(OT)  1- 0-0 54,381 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (73)        Lynn Dickey (138)           James Lofton (5-77)
14 M-DETROIT LIONS (1-0)               L  7-29      1- 1-0 53,099 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (31)        Lynn Dickey (174)           James Lofton (4-73)
21 at Los Angeles Rams (2-1)           L 21-51      1- 2-0 63,850 Lynn Dickey             Steve Atkins (22)           Lynn Dickey (176)           Paul Coffman (4-45)
28 M-DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1)              L  7-28      1- 3-0 54,776 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (58)        Lynn Dickey (141)           Aundra Thompson (5-77)
OCTOBER (2-1-1)
5  G-CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-3)          W 14- 9      2- 3-0 55,006 Lynn Dickey             Steve Atkins (48)           Lynn Dickey (203)           James Lofton (8-114)
12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)       T 14-14(OT)  2- 3-1 64,854 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (74)        Lynn Dickey (418)           Eddie Lee Ivery (11-128)
19 at Cleveland Browns (3-3)           L 21-26      2- 4-1 75,548 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (32)            Lynn Dickey (230)           James Lofton (8-136)
26 G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-4)           W 16- 3      3- 4-1 55,361 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (76)            Lynn Dickey (194)           Aundra Thompson (5-86)
NOVEMBER (2-3)
2  at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-4)        L 20-22      3- 5-1 52,165 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (32)        Lynn Dickey (289)           Gerry Ellis (7-106)
9  M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-6)         W 23-16      4- 5-1 54,475 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (91)        Lynn Dickey (244)           James Lofton (8-146)
16 at New York Giants (2-8)            L 21-27      4- 6-1 72,368 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (69)            Lynn Dickey (331)           James Lofton (8-175)
23 at Minnesota Vikings (6-5)          W 25-13      5- 6-1 47,234 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (145)       Lynn Dickey (218)           James Lofton (5-93)
30 M-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-7-1)      L 17-20      5- 7-1 54,225 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (42)        Lynn Dickey (183)           Gerry Ellis (8-21)
DECEMBER (0-3)
7  at Chicago Bears (6-8)              L  7-61      5- 8-1 57,176 Lynn Dickey             Gerry Ellis (46)            Lynn Dickey (160)           James Lofton (6-111)
14 G-HOUSTON OILERS (9-5)              L  3-22      5- 9-1 53,201 Lynn Dickey             Eddie Lee Ivery (31)        Lynn Dickey (309)           Eddie Lee Ivery (5-80)
21 at Detroit Lions (8-7)              L  3-24      5-10-1 75,111 Lynn Dickey             Terdell Middleton (42)      Lynn Dickey (121)           Fred Nixon (3-55)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
(DALLAS) - Glenn Carano's three-yard touchdown toss to tight end Doug Cosbie early in the fourth quarter wrapped up a 17-14 pre-season victory for the Cowboys over the Packers. The Cowboys, opening a season of transition with Danny White taking over the No. 1 quarterback spot from the retired Roger Staubach, rallied in the second half after trailing through the first two quarters, 7-3. Tony Dorsett scored Dallas' go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on a 1-yard run to climax a drive set up by a fumbled punt return. Carano's touchdown throw to Cosbie gave Dallas a 17-7 lead, a margin that was trimmed by a 1-yard plunge from Green Bay's Nate Simpson with less than five minutes to play.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  7 - 14
DALLAS    -  3  7  0  7 - 17
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   19            22
Rush-yards                29-115        46-193
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-31-176-1-1 11-22-125-1-0
Yards sacked                  60            24
Total Passing Yards          116           101
Total yards                  231           294
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           3-2
Turnovers                      4             2
Yards penalized             5-35         10-83
SCORING
1st - DAL - Rafael Septien, 19-yard field goal DALLAS 3-0
2nd - GB - Thompson, 9-yard pass from Troup (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - DAL - Tony Dorsett, 1-yard run (Skip Vernon kick) DALLAS 10-7
4th - DAL - Doug Cosbie, 3-yard pass from Glenn Carano (Vernon kick) DALLAS 17-7
4th - GB - Simpson, 1-yard run (Birney kick) DALLAS 17-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 2-45, Vickey Ray Anderson 8-38, Eddie Lee Ivery 4-12, Steve Atkins 4-7, Harlan Huckleby 4-7, Ricky Patton 4-6, Nate Simpson 1-2 1 TD, Bill Troup 1-0, Sammy Johnson 1-(-2)
DALLAS - Ron Springs 12-47, Tony Dorsett 10-41 1 TD, Larry Brinston 5-31, Scott Laidlaw 5-20, Robert Newhouse 7-19, Johnny Jones 3-17, Danny White 1-11, Tim Newsome 1-5, Glenn Carano 2-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 14-7-30, Bill Troup 16-9-146 1 TD 1 INT, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-0-0
DALLAS - Danny White 13-7-99, Glenn Carano 9-4-26 1 TD
RECEIVING LEADERS
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 4-41, Paul Coffman 3-69, Steve Atkins 3-30, Aundra Thompson 2-33 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-(-8), Ron Cassidy 1-16, Sammy Johnson 1-(-5)
DALLAS - Tony Hill 3-45, Bill Joe DuPree 2-19, Stan Webster 2-9, Jay Saldi 1-24, Tony Dorsett 1-14, Jackie Flowers 1-11, Doug Cosbie 1-3 1 TD
(MILWAUKEE) - Prized running back Joe Washington, playing only the first half, scored once and set up a second touchdown to lead the Baltimore Colts over the Packers. It was all Baltimore in the rainy 31st annual Midwest Shrine game. The Colts picked up twice as many yards as Green Bay, most of it on the ground, 271 to 113. Washington, who led the Colts in running and pass-catching last season, scooted 18 yards for the first score in the opening two minutes after the Colts had recovered a fumble by Mike McCoy on the kickoff at the Packer 29. 
BALTIMORE -  7  7  0  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  3  0  0  0 -  3
                       BALTIMORE     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21             9
Rush-yards                52-233         22-44
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  10-18-75-0-1  9-25-103-0-0
Yards sacked                  17            32
Total Passing Yards           58            71
Total yards                  291           115
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-2
Turnovers                      2             2
Yards penalized             7-45          8-70
SCORING
1st - BALT - Joe Washington, 18-yard run (Randy Bielski kick) BALTIMORE 7-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 30-yard field goal BALTIMORE 7-3
2nd - BALT - Cleveland Franklin, 1-yard run (Bielski kick) BALTIMORE 14-3
4th - BALT - Steve Mike Mayer, 39-yard field goal BALTIMORE 17-3
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 4-20, Bill Troup 3-10, Vickey Ray Anderson 4-6, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-5, Walt Landers 1-3, Harlan Huckleby 2-1, Randy Dean 1-0, Steve Atkins 5-(-1)
BALTIMORE - Joe Washington 11-73 1 TD, Curtis Dickey 18-72, Bailey 5-25, Cleveland Franklin 7-24 1 TD, Marvin Sims 4-17, Don McCauley 4-15, Ben Garry 1-6, Greg Landry 2-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bill Troup 12-6-66, Randy Dean 13-3-37
BALTIMORE - Bert Jones 10-5-48 1 INT, Greg Landry 8-5-27
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 2-31, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-13, Ron Cassidy 1-16, Fred Nixon 1-16, Walter Tullis 1-14, Walt Landers 1-7, Terdell Middleton 1-6
BALTIMORE - Curtis Dickey 3-14, Ray Butler 2-16, Ben Garry 1-19, Joe Washington 1-12, Don McCauley 1-7, Brian DeRoo 1-4, Reese McCall 1-3
(BUFFALO) - Veteran quarterback Joe Ferguson passed for two first-half touchdowns Saturday and rookie Joe Cribbs rushed for 79 yards in 15 carries as the Buffalo Bills defeated the Packers. The exhibition victory was the first in Coach Chuck Knox's three years at Buffalo, ending a string of 10 straight losses.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
BUFFALO   -  7  7  0  0 - 14
                       GREEN BAY       BUFFALO
First downs                    8            19
Rush-yards                 24-64        43-210
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  8-25-123-0-1 15-24-167-2-1
Yards sacked                  57            11
Total Passing Yards           66           156
Total yards                  130           366
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-3
Turnovers                      2             4
Yards penalized             4-40          4-45
SCORING
1st - BUF - Duke Fergerson, 12-yd pass from Ferguson (Nick Mike-Mayer kick) BUFFALO 7-0
2nd - BUF - Roosevelt Leaks, 2-yd pass from Ferguson (Mike-Mayer kick) BUFFALO 14-0
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 8-26, Eric Torkelson 6-17, Steve Atkins 7-15, Ricky Patton 2-6, Vickey Ray Anderson 1-0
BUFFALO - Joe Cribbs 15-79, Roland Hooks 8-41, Terry Miller 9-38, Dennis Johnson 5-22, Dan Manucci 1-15, Roosevelt Leaks 4-14, Joe Ferguson 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 16-7-95 1 INT, Bill Troup 6-1-28, Randy Dean 3-0-0
BUFFALO - Joe Ferguson 21-13-149 2 TD 1 INT, Dan Manucci 3-2-18
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 2-41, Steve Atkins 2-32, Eric Torkelson 2-32, Paul Coffman 2-17, Walter Tullis 1-1
BUFFALO - Joe Cribbs 4-33, Danny Fulton 2-34, Duke Ferguson 2-25 1 TD, Roland Hooks 2-25, Roosevelt Leaks 2-10 1 TD, Dennis Johnson 2-8, Reuben Gant 1-32
(GREEN BAY) - Matt Robinson passed for 186 yards, including touchdown strikes of six yards to Jon Keyworth and 30 to Riley Odoms, leading the Denver Broncos over the inept Packers Saturday night. The Broncos held the Packers to just 17 net yards rushing. Meanwhile, Otis Armstrong. Rob Lytle and Lawrence McCutcheon consistently rushed for big yardage through the middle of the Packer defense, manned by rookie inside linebackers Bruce Beekley and Ricky Skiles.
DENVER    -  7 14 10  7 - 38
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                          DENVER     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            14
Rush-yards                45-202         10-17
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-22-211-2-0 22-35-239-0-3
Yards sacked                  18            47
Total Passing Yards          194           192
Total yards                  396           209
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             4
Yards penalized             5-80          5-64
SCORING
1st - DN - Jon Keyworth, 6-yd pass from Matt Robinson (Fred Steinfort kick) DENVER 7-0
2nd - DN - Dave Preston, 1-yard run (Steinfort kick) DENVER 14-0
2nd - DN - Riley Odoms, 20-yard pass from Robinson (Steinfort kick) DENVER 21-0
3rd - DN - Steinfort, 44-yard field goal DENVER 24-0
3rd - DN - Lawrence McCutcheon, 4-yard run (Steinfort kick) DENVER 31-0
4th - DN - Keyworth, 1-yard run (Steinfort kick) DENVER 38-0
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 2-9, Steve Atkins 6-4, Vickey Ray Anderson 1-4, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-0
DENVER - Otis Armstrong 13-58, Rob Lytle 6046, Lawrence McCutcheon 11-38 1 TD, Jim Jensen 5-29, Dave Preston 5-19 1 TD, Matt Robinson 2-9, Jon Keyworth 2-3 1 TD, Craig Morton 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 17-13-150 2 INT, Bill Troup 18-9-89 1 INT
DENVER - Matt Robinson 17-12-186 2 TD, Craig Morton 5-3-25
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Paul Coffman 5-65, James Lofton 4-74, Aundra Thompson 3-22, Vickey Ray Anderson 3-21, Steve Atkins 3-11, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-31, Eric Torkelson 2-15
DENVER - Rick Upchurch 3-39, Jon Keyworth 3-31 1 TD, Haven Moses 2-40, Dave Preston 2-14, Steve Watson 2-18, Jim Jensen 1-32, Riley Odoms 1-30 1 TD, Otis Armstrong 1-7
This is surely one of the most memorable plays in NFL history.

In the opening game of the 1980 season, the Packers and the Bears were tied 6-6 in overtime.

A 32-yard pass from Lynn Dickey to James Lofton helped set up a game-winning field goal attempt by Packers’ kicker Chester Marcol. The Bears’ Alan Page managed to break through and block the field goal attempt, with the football caroming off his helmet.

While it wasn’t immediately clear to the players what had happened, Marcol grabbed the rebound off Page’s helmet and ran around the pile for a touchdown and the win. The Packers fell down laughing at the sight of Marcol running with the ball, while the Bears cried in disbelief. Marcol was cut five games later by the Packers, ending his nine-year career with the team.

(SOURCE: Packer Hall of Fame)
(GREEN BAY) - A white towel draped around his middle, Chester Marcol seemed unusually tense as he squinted into the television lights and attempted to answer questions in the chaotic Green Bay Packer lockerroom. Although this was hardly a new role for him - he was twice the league scoring champion - there was no mistaking the nervousness in his voice as he described the final moments in the Packers' stunning 12-6 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears. "It's going to make believers out of people,."' he said. "I saw the exact same thing happen in 1972 (the year of the Pack's last Division title). We had a lot of young people. We didn't do well in the preseason. We won a couple big games and from then on, we believed." Still, chances are not everyone in the crowd of 54,381 at Lambeau Field believed it. For if anyone on the Packers was going to beat the Bears with a 25-yard run, Marcol was the most unlikely candidate. But with nine minutes left in overtime, he did just that. His 35-yard field goal attempt bounced off tackle Alan Page and back into his arms. And as most of the Bears lay on the ground in disbelief, the nine-year veteran lumbered around left end and raced untouched into the end zone. "They came in as hard as I've seen anvbody," said Marcol, who almost quit football after injuring his kicking leg last November. "But the ball bounced right back in my hands, there was nobody outside. I caught it and I ran. That's all I can say. It was clear sailing." Packer Coach Bart Starr, under fire after the Packers failed to win a game during the exhibition season, said his heart almost stopped when the kick was slapped back into Marcol's arms. Meanwhile, Packer C Larry McCarren played the entire game despite undergoing hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks earlier.
CHICAGO   -  3  0  3  0  0 -  6
GREEN BAY -  0  6  0  0  6 - 12
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            12
Rush-yards-TDs          43-101-0      30-114-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-30-174-0-3 10-22-138-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-7          4-38
Net pass yards               167           100
Total yards                  268           214
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           0-0
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             8-64          9-75
SCORING
1st - CHI - Bob Thomas, 42-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 41-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Marcol, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
3rd - CHI - Thomas, 34-yard field goal TIED 6-6
OT - GB - Marcol, 25-yard return of a blocked field goal GREEN BAY 12-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 15-73, Terdell Middleton 7-16, Aundra Thompson 1-16, Steve Atkins 6-9, Lynn Dickey 1-0
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 31-65, Dave Williams 7-19, John Skibinski 5-17
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 22-10-138 1 INT
CHICAGO - Mike Phipps 30-17-174 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-77, Paul Coffman 3-32, Aundra Thompson 1-21, Terdell Middleton 1-8
CHICAGO - James Scott 5-59, Brian Baschnagel 5-58, Walter Payton 4-38, Mike Cobb 2-16, John Skibinski 1-3
Walter Payton leaps over the Packer defense in the worst loss in Green Bay history
(MILWAUKEE) - Sensational Billy Sims rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown and scored on an 87-yard pass play and rookie Ed Murray kicked five field goals to lead the Detroit Lions to a 29-7 win over the Green Bay Packers. QB Gary Danielson, playing despite the death of his 9-day-old daughter Thursday, completed 11 of 17 passes for 246 yards for the Lions. Sims, who has rushed for 287 yards in his two NFL games, set up the touchdown when he raced 22 yards around left end to the Packer 1-yard line An interception by Detroit LB Charlie Weaver set up a 43-yard field goal by Murray on the last play of the first half.
DETROIT   -  3 13  6  7 - 29
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            17
Rush-yards-TDs          43-230-1       23-59-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-20-252-1-1 18-36-208-0-2
Sacked-yards                2-23          3-25
Net pass yards               229           183
Total yards                  459           242
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             7-53          4-33
SCORING
1st - DET - Eddie Murray, 32-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - DET - Murray, 39-yard field goal DETROIT 6-0
2nd - GB - Ivery, 5-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - DET - Billy Sims, 1-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 13-7
2nd - DET - Murray, 43-yard field goal DETROIT 16-7
3rd - DET - Murray, 42-yard field goal DETROIT 19-7
3rd - DET - Murray, 23-yard field goal DETROIT 22-7
4th - DET - Sims, 87-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Murray kick) DETROIT 29-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 10-31 1 TD, Steve Atkins 10-11, Harlan Huckleby 1-9, Gerry Ellis 1-5, Aundra Thompson 1-3
DETROIT - Billy Sims 20-134 1 TD, Dexter Bussey 13-45, Gary Danielson 2-24, Leonard Thompson 1-13, Rick Kane 4-7, Horace King 3-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 30-16-174 1 INT, Bill Troup 6-2-34
DETROIT - Gary Danielson 17-11-246 1 TD, Jeff Komlo 3-1-6 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 4-73, Aundra Thompson 4-47, Eddie Lee Ivery 4-23, Paul Coffman 2-27, Harlan Huckleby 2-9, Gerry Ellis 1-16, Ron Cassidy 1-13
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 5-74, Billy Sims 2-94 1 TD, Freddie Scott 2-60, David Hill 2-18, Rick Kane 1-6
(LOS ANGELES) - Rookie Johnnie Johnson and veteran Rod Perry returned intercepted passes 99 and 83 yards for touchdowns as the Los Angeles Rams exploded for 37 points in the second quarter and went on to bury the Green Bay Packers 51-21. The 37 points was the second-greatest one quarter outburst in their history exceeded only by the 41 points they scored in the third quarter of a game against Detroit 30 years ago. The Rams turned five pass interceptions into touchdowns before a crowd of 63 850 at Anaheim Stadium. QB Vince Ferragamo hit Billy Waddy with a 33-yard scoring pass for the only scoring of the first period. Then came the Rams' explosion. Frank Corral's 29 yard field goal three seconds into the second quarter made it 10-0. Cullen Bryant ran four yards for a touchdown, three plays after Pat Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by Green Bay QB Lynn Dickey. The Packers, who fell to 1-2, scored their first touchdown shortly later on a 46-yard pass from Dickey to Eddie Lee Ivery. Then Johnson, whose $1 million contract caused several veterans to hold out from the Rams' summer training camp, picked off a pass thrown by Dickey near his goal-line and raced nearly the length of the field for his first NFL touchdown. It was the longest return of an intercepted pass in Rams' history. Two players had returned interceptions 97 yards. Later in the second quarter Elvis Peacock plunged one yard for a touchdown. Ferragamo fired a 29-yard scoring pass to Willie Miller, and Perry tallied on his interception return, making it 44-7 at halftime. LB Michael Hunt's career came to an end after he suffered a severe concussion.
GREEN BAY   -  0  7  0 14 - 21
LOS ANGELES -  7 37  7  0 - 51
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                   16            21
Rush-yards-TDs           28-60-2      41-161-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-31-190-1-5 16-23-228-3-0
Sacked-yards                7-58           1-8
Net pass yards               132           220
Total yards                  192           381
Fumbles-lost                 4-0           2-1
Turnovers                      5             1
Penalties-yards             3-22          8-62
SCORING
1st - LA - Billy Waddy, 33-yd pass from Vince Ferragamo (Frank Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 7-0
2nd - LA - Corral, 29-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 10-0
2nd - LA - Cullen Bryant, 4-yard run (Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 17-0
2nd - GB - Ivery, 46-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) LOS ANGELES 17-7
2nd - LA - Johnnie Johnson, 99-yard interception return (Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 24-7
2nd - LA - Elvis Peacock, 1-yard run (Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 31-7
2nd - LA - Willie Miller, 29-yard pass from Ferragamo (Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 38-7
2nd - LA - Rod Perry, 83-yard interception return (Kick failed) LOS ANGELES 44-7
3rd - LA - Preston Dennard, 15-yard pass from Ferragamo (Corral kick) LOS ANGELES 51-7
4th - GB - Huckleby, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) LOS ANGELES 51-14
4th - GB - Ellis, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) LOS ANGELES 51-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Steve Atkins 7-22, Gerry Ellis 6-15 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 7-12, Terdell Middleton 2-7, Harlan Huckleby 5-2 1 TD, Lynn Dickey 1-2
LOS ANGELES - Elvis Peacock 15-67 1 TD, Mike Guman 6-45, Cullen Bryant 10-34 1 TD, Jewerl Thomas 4-7, Eddie Hill 4-5, Vince Ferragamo 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 25-13-176 1 TD 3 INT, Bill Troup 6-2-14 2 INT
LOS ANGELES - Vince Ferragamo 19-15-202 3 TD, Jeff Rutledge 4-1-26
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Paul Coffman 4-45, James Lofton 3-37, Aundra Thompson 2-20, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-46 1 TD, Ron Cassidy 1-28, Gerry Ellis 1-6, Steve Atkins 1-4, Harlan Huckleby 1-2, Terdell Middleton 1-2
LOS ANGELES - Billy Waddy 4-61 1 TD, Elvis Peacock 3-13, Jeff Moore 2-41, Cullen Bryant 2-28, Preston Dennard 2-20 1 TD, Walt Arnold 1-33, Willie Miller 1-29 1 TD, Jewerl Thomas 1-3
(MILWAUKEE) - Danny White passed for 217 yards and two touchdowns and ran 48 yards on a fake punt to set up another score, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers. White completed 16 of 20 passes and directed ball-control touchdown drives of 70, 80, 90 and 48 yards. White passed five yards to Doug Cosbie for one touchdown and 20 yards to Drew Pearson for another, while Tony Dorsett and Robert Newhouse both scored on 1-yard runs for the Cowboys. The Packers, playing amid reports that club officials are close to firing Coach Bart Starr, slipped to 1-3 with their third successive defeat. Newhouse's touchdown with 1:07 left in the first half put the Cowboys ahead for good at 14-7. The Cowboys marched 70 yards in 17 plays and consumed eight minutes, 18 seconds on the drive, sparked by White passes of 19 and 15 yards to Tony Hill and 13 to Butch Johnson.
DALLAS    -  7  7  7  7 - 28
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                          DALLAS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            17
Rush-yards-TDs          43-194-2      23-132-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-20-217-2-0 13-31-160-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-17          3-28
Net pass yards               200           132
Total yards                  394           264
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           0-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards            12-93          9-90
SCORING
1st - DAL - Tony Dorsett, 1-yard run (Rafael Septien kick) DALLAS 7-0
2nd - GB - Atkins, 6-yard run (Marcol kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - DAL - Robert Newhouse, 1-yard run (Septien kick) DALLAS 14-7
3rd - DAL - Doug Cosbie, 5-yard pass from Danny White (Septien kick) DALLAS 21-7
4th - DAL - Drew Pearson, 20-yard pass from White (Septien kick) DALLAS 28-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 9-58, Steve Atkins 7-44 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 5-25, Aundra Thompson 1-4, Lynn Dickey 1-1
DALLAS - Tony Dorsett 22-77 1 TD, Danny White 3-57, Robert Newhouse 16-54 1 TD, Timmy Newsome 2-6
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 26-11-141 1 INT, Steve Pisarkiewicz 5-2-19
DALLAS - Danny White 20-16-227 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 5-77, Gerry Ellis 2-37, Steve Atkins 2-19, James Lofton 2-17, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-7, Paul Coffman 1-3
DALLAS - Tony Hill 5-71, Butch Johnson 4-40, Drew Pearson 2-35 1 TD, Robert Newhouse 2-15, Tony Dorsett 1-27, Jay Saldi 1-24, Doug Cosbie 1-5 1 TD
Milwaukee Sentinel
September 29th 1980
Milwaukee Sentinel - October 6th 1980
Milwaukee Sentinel - October 24th 1980
Ricky Bell rushing in the 14-14 tie between the Buccaneers and Packers
(GREEN BAY) - Lynn Dickey, downcast and slowed by a history of serious injuries, had talked of quitting professional football just two weeks earlier. The Green Bay Packers can be thankful he didn't. Dickey, still feeling effects of a broken leg suffered nearly three years ago, completed 18 of 26 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns. James Lofton, Green Bay's gifted wide receiver, caught eight passes for 114 yards to help the Packers to a 14-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Dickey's touchdown passes covered 15 yards to Lofton and eight to Steve Atkins, while Johnnie Gray sparked the Packer defense with an interception and a pair of pass deflections, one of which saved a touchdown. The Packers, 2-3, broke a three-game losing streak after the club's board of directors had given Coach Bart Starr a vote of confidence earlier Sunday. The Bengals dropped to 1-4. "Obviously, I'm most appreciative of that," Starr said of the 45-member board's unanimous vote of support. "But I'm not concerned about me. What you have to consider is the effect on the football team. When they know they can feel secure in what they're doing, they can play better."
CINCINNATI -  6  0  0  3 -  9
GREEN BAY  -  7  7  0  0 - 14
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   14            21
Rush-yards-TDs           24-92-0      42-130-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-30-154-0-2 18-26-203-2-0
Sacked-yards                4-30          2-20
Net pass yards               124           183
Total yards                  216           313
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           5-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             5-35          4-25
SCORING
1st - CIN - Ian Sunter, 20-yard field goal CINCINNATI 3-0
1st - CIN - Sunter, 34-yard field goal CINCINNATI 6-0
1st - GB - Lofton, 15-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - GB - Atkins, 8-yard pass from Dickey (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-6
4th - CIN - Sunter, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-9
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Steve Atkins 9-48, Eddie Lee Ivery 13-43, Gerry Ellis 10-34, David Beverly 2-11, Terdell Middleton 4-10, Lynn Dickey 3-(-2), Aundra Thompson 1-(-14)
CINCINNATI - Charles Alexander 14-52, Pete Johnson 9-41, Archie Griffin 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 26-18-203 2 TD
CINCINNATI - Ken Anderson 30-15-154 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-114 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-15, Gerry Ellis 2-26, Steve Atkins 2-14 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 1-19, Paul Coffman 1-11, Terdell Middleton 1-4
CINCINNATI - Don Bass 6-70, Isaac Curtis 2-32, Archie Griffin 2-13, Steve Kreider 1-24, Mike Levenseller 1-22, Pete Johnson 1-6, Anthony Munoz 1-(-6), Nathan Poole 1-(-7)
(TAMPA BAY) - "After I missed that field goal, I definitely wanted another chance," Green Bay K Tom Birney said. He got that opportunity, but missed again as the Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled through a scoreless overtime period and settled for a 14-14 tie. Birney, a substitute junior high school teacher until the Packers re-signed him last week, missed a 24-yard field goal attempt which would have won the game in regulation. He got a chance to redeem himself with five seconds to go in the overtime but again he was off the mark. Packers Coach Bart Starr released kicker Chester Marcol last week saying that an injury had left him without the ability to get much distance or hang time in his kicks. "I'm not going to second guess myself," said Starr. "Who's to say anyone else would have made those field goals. We played well, but didn't win," said Starr. "A tie leaves you with an empty feeling, especially in an overtime." Tampa Coach John McKay said it would be "an understatement of the year to say we did not play well."
GREEN BAY -  7  7  0  0  0 - 14
TAMPA BAY -  0  7  0  7  0 - 14
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                   32            15
Rush-yards-TDs          47-154-1      35-180-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 35-51-418-1-2  6-25-103-0-0
Sacked-yards                 1-3          3-21
Net pass yards               415            82
Total yards                  569           262
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards             8-70          4-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Middleton, 3-yard run (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - TB - Richard Wood, 55-yd interception return (Garo Yepremian kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Coffman, 6-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
4th - TB - Doug Williams, 5-yard run (Yepremian kick) TIED 14-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 18-74, Steve Atkins 16-44, Terdell Middleton 6-21 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 5-14, Lynn Dickey 2-1
TAMPA BAY - Ricky Bell 21-85, Doug Williams 5-48 1 TD, Jerry Eckwood 8-42, Johnny Davis 1-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 51-35-418 1 TD 2 INT
TAMPA BAY - Doug Williams 24-6-103, Jerry Eckwood 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 11-128, Paul Coffman 9-109 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 7-102, Terdell Middleton 3-36, James Lofton 2-31, Gerry Ellis 1-2
TAMPA BAY - Jimmie Giles 2-65, Ricky Bell 2-17, Jerry Eckwood 1-12, Gordon Jones 1-9
Packers TE Paul Coffman, who will be well-known and well-remembered for a lot of fans of a certain age. Coffman played tight end for ten seasons for the Packers and then the Kansas City Chiefs, his career spanning the 1978-1987 seasons. A free agent in 1978, Coffman signed with the Packers and became a Pro Bowl-caliber tight end. In his second season, Coffman caught 56 passes, breaking Ron Kramer’s then-record for receptions by a tight end. The 6'-3", 225-pound Coffman asked for a tryout when Packer assistant coach John Meyer was working out Coffman’s Kansas State University teammate, linebacker Gary Spani. Coffman caught 322 passes for 39 touchdowns and averaged 13.1 yards per catch from 1978-’85. On October 17, 1983, he caught six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers beat the Washington Redskins 48-47 in the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever. The photo above was taken on the day that the Packers played the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) at home in Lambeau, December 14, 1980. Houston won the game 22-3. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
(CLEVELAND) - Brian Sipe connected with Dave Logan on an electrifying 46-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds to play to lead the Cleveland Browns to a 26-21 win over the Green Bay Packers. Sipe, who hit on 24 of 39 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns on the day, guided an 87-yard drive in the final two minutes of the game to win it. Robert Jackson's interception of a Lynn Dickey pass killed hopes for a Green Bay comeback in the final seconds, and spoiled an otherwise respectable day for Dickey. A 42-yard Don Cockroft field goal gave the Browns a 13-0 lead with 8:47 to play in the third period, but Dickey took control of the game through the middle of the next quarter, guiding the Packers to three straight touchdowns. Dickey scrambled seven yards for the first Packers score. Steve Luke's career essentially came to an end when he came on a blitz and hit Sipe in the knee with his head. Luke collapsed to the ground and laid there for 2 minutes. 
GREEN BAY -  0  0 14  7 - 21
CLEVELAND -  0 10  3 13 - 26
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   19            23
Rush-yards-TDs           37-90-2       26-87-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-22-230-1-3 24-39-391-2-0
Sacked-yards                 1-8           1-7
Net pass yards               222           384
Total yards                  312           471
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           2-1
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             3-34        11-105
SCORING
2nd - CLE - Don Cockroft, 40-yard field goal CLEVELAND 3-0
2nd - CLE - Mike Pruitt, 1-yard run (Cockroft kick) CLEVELAND 10-0
3rd - CLE - Cockroft, 42-yard field goal CLEVELAND 13-0
3rd - GB - Dickey, 7-yard run (Birney kick) CLEVELAND 13-7
3rd - GB - Ellis, 1-yard run (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 14-13
4th - GB - Lofton, 26-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 21-13
4th - CLE - Ozzie Newsome, 19-yard pass from Brian Sipe (Cockroft kick) GREEN BAY 21-20
4th - CLE - Dave Logan, 46-yard pass from Sipe (Kick failed) CLEVELAND 26-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 9-32 1 TD, Terdell Middleton 13-25, Steve Atkins 5-14, Eddie Lee Ivery 7-11, Lynn Dickey 3-8 1 TD
CLEVELAND - Mike Pruitt 16-43 1 TD, Brian Sipe 2-33, Charles White 7-13, Greg Pruitt 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 22-17-230 1 TD 3 INT
CLEVELAND - Brian Sipe 39-24-391 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-136 1 TD, Terdell Middleton 4-11, Gerry Ellis 2-22, Aundra Thompson 1-43, Eddie lee Ivery 1-12, Paul Coffman 1-6
CLEVELAND - Mike Pruitt 6-61, Calvin Hill 5-94, Reggie Rucker 5-81, Ozzie Newsome 5-60 1 TD, Dave Logan 2-52 1 TD, Greg Pruitt 1-43
(GREEN BAY) - Lynn Dickey threw touchdown passes of 12 yards to Paul Coffman and 4 yards to Bill Larson to give Green Bay a 16-3 victory over Minnesota for the Packers' first home triumph over the Vikings in 15 years. The last time Green Bay defeated Minnesota at Lambeau Field came in 1965 when the Packers prevailed 24-19. Dickey threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Coffman and a 4-yard strike to Larson in the fourth quarter. Tom Birney kicked a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter. Rick Danmeier kicked a 47-yard field goal for the Vikings in the third quarter. Rookie Gerry Ellis put in the best performance by a Packer running back this year, gaining 76 yards on 13 carries. Packer RB Eddie Lee Ivery appeared to score another touchdown with a little more than two minutes left, but fumbled on the 1 and S Keith Nord recovered for Minnesota. The last time the two teams met in Lambeau was Nov. 26, 1978, and the game ended in a 10-10 tie. The Packers beat the Vikings 19-7 last year in Milwaukee.
MINNESOTA -  0  0  3  0 -  3
GREEN BAY -  0  0  3 13 - 16
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            18
Rush-yards-TDs           29-85-0      40-147-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-38-222-0-1 16-32-194-2-3
Sacked-yards                2-10          2-11
Net pass yards               212           183
Total yards                  297           330
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           5-2
Turnovers                      3             5
Penalties-yards             4-30          5-35
SCORING
3rd - GB - Birney, 36-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
3rd - MINN - Rick Danmeier, 47-yard field goal TIED 3-3
4th - GB - Larson, 4-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - GB - Coffman, 12-yard pass from Dickey (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 16-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 13-76, Eddie Lee Ivery 20-63, Steve Atkins 3-8, Lynn Dickey 3-4, Aundra Thompson 1-(-4)
MINNESOTA - Robert Miller 11-37, Ted Brown 15-36, Tommy Kramer 2-10, Rickey Young 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 32-16-194 2 TD 3 INT
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 38-19-222 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 5-86, Eddie Lee Ivery 4-25, James Lofton 2-33, Gerry Ellis 2-30, Ron Cassidy 1-14, Paul Coffman 1-12 1 TD, Bill Larson 1-4 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Robert Miller 5-9, Joe Sensor 4-70, Ahmad Rashad 3-56, Ted Brown 3-36, Sammy White 2-38, Rickey Young 1-8, Ron Yary 1-5
Coach Bart Starr speaks to more than 2,000 fans as team members, cheerleaders, and band members look on, October 26, 1980. The Green Bay Packers have always relied on their local fans for support as well as their fan organizations. Both the band and the cheerleaders were originally informally organized by local citizens, and Green Bay Packers fan activities continue to be some of the most well attended events in the area. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
On a cold November day in the 1980 season, a veteran kicker in need of a job joined a Green Bay Packers team that was in desperate need of a good kicker. Jan Stenerud and the Packers of the early ‘80s were made for each other. Stenerud was on the cutting edge of the 1960s soccer-style kicking revolution. The native of Fetsund, Norway, who had come to the United States to join the ski jumping team at Montana State University, had become one of the most accomplished kickers in pro football history. Montana State football coach Jim Sweeney first convinced Stenerud to try place kicking. He made the team and was scouted by the Chiefs, then of the American Football League. Stenerud became a sensation in Kansas City. Stenerud kicked three field goals in a Super Bowl IV Chiefs’ victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He was chosen the MVP of the 1972 Pro Bowl. After being replaced by Nick Lowery in 1980, Stenerud joined the Packers. His leadership helped improve the chemistry of the struggling team. His 292 points with the Packers included 115 extra points and 59 field goals. In 1981, he converted 22 of 24 field goal attempts, a 91.6 percent success rate. He tallied four field goals, including a 46-yard effort, and five extra points in two Packers playoff games following the 1982 season. Many remember Stenerud’s game-winning field goal in a wild Monday Night Football game from 1983. The Packers beat the Washington Redskins 48-47. Stenerud played two seasons for the Vikings after his Packers career. His career totals include 373 field goals and 580 extra points for a total of 1,699 points. He made 17 field goals of 50 or more yards as a pro. Stenerud was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. (SOURCE: Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame)
(PITTSBURGH) - The victory that snapped the Steelers' three-game losing streak was neither big nor easy. But the come- from-behind 22-20 decision over the Green Bay Packers more than satisfied Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh's usually hard-to-please coach. "We lost three games in a row. After that, any kind of victory is impressive," Noll said. "We're headed in the right direction." It took two second-half field goals of 27 and 18 yards by Matt Bahr, a 4-yard touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw to late-game substitute Rocky Bleier and some strong defense to snap the Steelers' longest losing streak since 1976. But Noll said he wasn't worried that the victory was so hard to come by. Bahr's 27-yard field goal four minutes into the third period pulled Pittsburgh to within 14-12 and his 18-yarder about six minutes later put the Steelers ahead, 15-14. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Bradshaw hit Bleier with a 4-yard scoring pass to give the Steelers the lead, 22-14. Green Bay then drove 84 yards in 13 plays to pull within 22-20 with 34 seconds to go on a 14-yard TD pass from Lynn Dickey to Aundra Thompson. The extra point attempt was blocked, and Green Bay tried an onside kick but Pittsburgh's Dwayne Woodruff recovered. Green Bay had taken a 14-9 halftime lead on touchdown passes of 7 and 69 yards from Dickey to Gerry Ellis. The Pittsburgh defense had been largely responsible for the team's three prior defeats, but in the first half against Green Bay it was the Steelers' offense that sputtered. Green Bay piled up 216 total yards during the first half, while the Steelers managed just 89. The Packers' halftime lead might have been larger if the Pittsburgh defense had not intercepted three of Dickey's passes, including one snared by DB J.T. Thomas in the end zone to save a touchdown. Bradshaw, meanwhile, also turned the ball over three times in the first half - once on an interception and twice on fumbles. 
GREEN BAY  -  7  7  0  6 - 20
PITTSBURGH -  2  7  6  7 - 22
                       GREEN BAY    PITTSBURGH
First downs                   18            18
Rush-yards-TDs           25-77-0      37-160-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-39-289-3-3 12-28-135-2-2
Sacked-yards                3-23          2-14
Net pass yards               266           121
Total yards                  343           281
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-2
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             4-42          7-54
SCORING
1st - PITT - Safety, ball snapped out of the end zone PITTSBURGH 2-0
1st - GB - Ellis, 7-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-2
2nd - PITT - Lynn Swann, 7-yd pass from Terry Bradshaw (Matt Bahr kick) PITTSBURGH 9-7
2nd - GB - Ellis, 69-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 14-9
3rd - PITT - Bahr, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-12
3rd - PITT - Bahr, 18-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 15-14
4th - PITT - Rocky Bleier, 4-yard pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick) PITTSBURGH 22-14
4th - GB - Thompson, 14-yard pass from Dickey (Kick failed) PITTSBURGH 22-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 12-32, Terdell Middleton 4-22, Steve Atkins 4-16, Gerry Ellis 4-7, David Beverly 1-0
PITTSBURGH - Franco Harris 15-56, Sidney Thornton 13-55, Rocky Bleier 5-39, Terry Bradshaw 4-10
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 38-20-289 3 TD 3 INT, David Beverly 1-0-0
PITTSBURGH - Terry Bradshaw 28-12-135 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 7-106 2 TD, James Lofton 4-83, Aundra Thompson 4-44 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-44, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-12
PITTSBURGH - Sidney Thornton 3-17, Theo Bell 2-53, Jim Smith 2-32, Lynn Swann 2-19 1 TD, Bennie Cunningham 1-7, Rocky Bleier 1-4 1 TD, Franco Harris 1-3
(MILWAUKEE) - Gerry Ellis rushed for 83 yards, including an 8-yard burst for Green Bay's go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and Lynn Dickey passed for 244 yards to lead the Packers to a 23-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Ellis' touchdown, set up by a 37-yard pass from Dickey to James Lofton, broke a 13-13 tie with 14:57 to play. The 49ers, who dropped to 3-7 with their seventh successive defeat, closed to within 20-16 when Ray Wersching kicked a 24-yard field goal with 10:39 left. However, S Johnnie Gray preserved the victory for Green Bay when he recovered a Lenvil Elliott fumble at the Packer 22 and returned 30 yards. Due to injuries, the Packers were forced to play a unique 3-1-7 defensive alignment, with James Lofton playing in the secondary. 
SAN FRANCISCO - 13  0  0  3 - 16
GREEN BAY     -  0 13  0 10 - 23
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            24
Rush-yards-TDs          25-114-1      40-180-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-35-265-1-1 24-33-244-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-3           2-9
Net pass yards               262           235
Total yards                  376           415
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           4-2
Turnovers                      3             3
Penalties-yards             9-68          8-64
SCORING
1st - SF - Freddie Solomon, 20-yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Kick blocked) SAN FRANCISCO 6-0
1st - SF - Lenvil Elliott, 1-yard run (Ray Wersching kick) SAN FRANCISCO 13-0
2nd - GB - Birney, 50-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 13-3
2nd - GB - Middleton, 1-yard run (Birney kick) SAN FRANCISCO 13-10
2nd - GB - Birney, 39-yard field goal TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Ellis, 8-yard run (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 20-13
4th - SF - Wersching, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-16
4th - GB - Birney, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 15-91, Gerry Ellis 17-83 1 TD, Terdell Middleton 5-7 1 TD, Vickey Ray Anderson 1-1, Lynn Dickey 2-(-2)
SAN FRANCISCO - Earl Cooper 9-51, Lenvil Elliott 9-33 1 TD, Phil Francis 4-17, Freddie Solomon 1-8, Don Woods 2-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 33-24-244 1 INT
SAN FRANCISCO - Steve DeBerg 35-18-265 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-146, Eddie Lee Ivery 6-25, Gerry Ellis 4-19, Aundra Thompson 2-26, Paul Coffman 2-23, Bill Larson 1-7, Terdell Middleton 1-(-2)
SAN FRANCISCO - Freddie Solomon 5-104 1 TD, Dwight Clark 4-50, Charle Young 4-47, Lenvil Elliott 3-51, Don Woods 1-10, Earl Cooper 1-3
(NEW YORK) - Phil Simms and Earnest Gray hooked up for three touchdown passes to lead the Giants to a victory over the Packers. Simms, who threw three TDs last week in upsetting Dallas, completed 17-of-33 passes for 322 yards and hit Gray for scores of 50 and 20 yards in the first half. Simms flipped a 4-yard TD pass to Gray in the third period to give New York a 21-7 lead and Joe Danelo added field goals of 24 and 32 yards. In the fourth period for the Giants, who won their second game in a row after eight straight losses to raise their record to 3-8. Gerry Ellis provided Green Bay's first two touchdowns with a 2-yard run in the second quarter and a 4-yard pass from Lynn Dickey in the third period as the Packers fell to 4-6-1 and saw their playoff hopes virtually dashed. Dickey threw an 8-yard TD pass to James Lofton with 3:00 left to pull the Packers to 24-21 before Danelo's second field goal with 50 seconds left pushed New York ahead 27-21.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  7  7 - 21
NEW YORK  -  7  7  7  6 - 27
                       GREEN BAY     NY GIANTS
First downs                   24            19
Rush-yards-TDs          27-121-1      35-112-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-36-331-2-2 17-33-322-3-0
Sacked-yards                4-42          4-28
Net pass yards               289           294
Total yards                  410           406
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           3-2
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             3-20          7-85
SCORING
1st - NY - Earnest Gray, 50-yd pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick) NEW YORK 7-0
2nd - GB - Ellis, 2-yard run (Birney kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - NY - Gray, 20-yard pass from Simms (Danelo kick) NEW YORK 14-7
3rd - NY - Gray, 4-yard pass from Simms (Danelo kick) NEW YORK 21-7
3rd - GB - Ellis, 4-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) NEW YORK 21-14
4th - NY - Danelo, 24-yard field goal NEW YORK 24-14
4th - GB - Lofton, 8-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) NEW YORK 24-21
4th - NY - Danelo, 32-yard field goal NEW YORK 27-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 11-69 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 14-49, Terdell Middleton 1-3, Lynn Dickey 1-0
NY GIANTS - Lerry Heater 25-75, Phil Simms 4-19, Leon Perry 4-18, Bo Matthews 2-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 36-20-331 2 TD 2 INT
NY GIANTS - Phil Simms 33-17-322 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-175 1 TD, Aundra Thompson 4-61, Gerry Ellis 4-29 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-37, Paul Coffman 2-29
NY GIANTS - Earnest Gray 6-119 3 TD, Mike Friede 6-108, Tom Mullady 2-55, Larry Heater 1-17, Gary Shirk 1-15, Bo Matthews 1-8
(MINNESOTA) - The Green Bay Packers, playing nearly flawless football, broke with tradition and jarred the Minnesota Vikings out of first place in their division. "It surely is exciting to be in the NFC Central Division race, isn't it?" Green Bay Coach Bart Starr asked after his club pounded out a 25-13 upset victory over the Vikings. The triumph knocked the Vikings, 6-6, out of a first-place tie with Detroit, 7-5, which defeated Tampa Bay 24-10. It also gave Green Bay its first road win in six outings this year and its first in Minnesota since 1974. Eddie Lee Ivery and Gerry Ellis supplied the ground power, teaming for 246 yards and two touchdowns, while Lynn Dickey passed for more than 200 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown strike to Aundra Thompson. Green Bay used a varied attack and aggressive defense to down the Vikings at Met Stadium for the first time in six years. It was the Packers' first season series sweep since 1965. Ellis' 1-yard TD run three seconds into the second quarter gave the Packers a 7-0 lead and after the Packers built a 10-6 halftime edge, Dickey's scoring pass to Thompson made it 16-6 early in the third period. The Vikings, who got two first-half field goals from Rick Danmeier, drew within three points on Ted Brown's 5-yard TD run midway in the third. Danmeier's field goals were 22 and 23 yards. Green Bay failed to increase its lead when a fake field goal attempt came up short at the Minnesota 5-yard line, and a genuine 30- yard attempt by Tom Birney sailed wide right in the third quarter. Birney later converted a 33-yarder with 1:57 to play. Ivery, who rushed for 145 yards on 24 carries, bolted 38 yards for the Packers' final touchdown with 56 seconds remaining. Ellis carried 15 times for 101 yards for the Packers, who hadn't seen one of their runners post a 100-yard game all year. Lofton, who upped his season totals to 59 receptions for 1,015 yards, became only the third 1,000-yard receiver in the Packers' 61-year history. Birney, who had missed three extra points and seven field goals since joining the team in October, was cut after the game and replaced by Jan Stenerud.
GREEN BAY -  0 10  6  9 - 25
MINNESOTA -  0  6  7  0 - 13
                       GREEN BAY      MINNESOTA
First downs                   25             17
Rush-yards-TDs          40-246-2        24-89-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-21-218-1-0  18-34-201-0-0
Sacked-yards                2-21           4-14
Net pass yards               197            187
Total yards                  443            276
Fumbles-lost                 0-0            2-0
Turnovers                      0              0
Penalties-yards             4-35           3-15
SCORING
2nd - GB - Ellis, 1-yard run (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - MINN - Rick Danmeier, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Birney, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - MINN - Danmeier, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-6
3rd - GB - Thompson, 35-yard pass from Dickey (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 16-6
3rd - MINN - Ted Brown, 5-yard run (Danmeier kick) GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - GB - Birney, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 19-13
4th - GB - Ivery, 38-yard run (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 25-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 24-145 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 15-101 1 TD, David Beverly 1-0
MINNESOTA - Ted Brown 12-47 1 TD, Rickey Young 8-21, Tommy Kramer 3-17, Sammy White 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 21-13-218 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 31-16-174, Steve Dils 3-2-27
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-93, Paul Coffman 3-47, Aundra Thompson 2-44 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 2-24, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-10
MINNESOTA - Ahmad Rashad 6-92, Sammy White 3-45, Rickey Young 3-21, Joe Senser 2-22, Terry LeCount 2-21, Ted Brown 1-5, Bob Tucker 1-(-5)
(MILWAUKEE) - Johnny Davis plunged one yard for Tampa Bay's go-ahead touchdown with 1:58 to play after a 44-yard pass from Doug Williams to Kevin House, rallying the Buccaneers over the Green Bay Packers. House caught Williams' long pass after it had been tipped by Green Bay S Johnnie Gray, and Steve Luke tackled the Buccaneer rookie at the 1-yard line. Davis scored on the next play to cap an 80-yard, seven-play drive. The Buccaneers, who broke a three-game losing streak, preserved the victory when a 45-yard field goal by Jan Stenerud was wide to the left with 17 seconds to play. Trailing 13-3, the Packers drove 72 yards in 11 plays and scored on a 1-yard plunge by Eddie Lee Ivery 15 seconds into the final period. The score came after a 23-yard pass interference penalty against Mike Washington gave the Packers possession at the Tampa Bay 1.
TAMPA BAY - 10  0  3  7 - 20
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0 14 - 17
                       TAMPA BAY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            18
Rush-yards-TDs          41-138-1       24-74-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-32-235-1-0 24-36-183-1-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0           0-0
Net pass yards               235           183
Total yards                  373           257
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-1
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             3-38          2-15
​SCORING
1st - TB - Garo Yepremian, 40-yard field goal TAMPA BAY 3-0
1st - TB - Isaac Hagins, 17-yard pass from Doug Williams (Yepremian kick) TB 10-0
2nd - GB - Stenerud, 40-yard field goal TAMPA BAY 10-3
3rd - TB - Yepremian, 20-yard field goal TAMPA BAY 13-3
4th - GB - Ivery, 1-yard run (Stenerud kick) TAMPA BAY 13-10
4th - GB - Coffman, 16-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 17-13
4th - TB - Johnny Davis, 1-yard run (Yepremian kick) TAMPA BAY 20-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 12-42 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 9-28, Terdell Middleton 2-4, Lynn Dickey 1-0
TAMPA BAY - Rick Berns 19-72, Johnny Davis 11-38 1 TD, Doug Williams 5-20, Tony Davis 1-8, Gary Davis 2-4, Isaac Hagins 1-2, Jerry Eckwood 2-(-6)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 36-24-183 1 TD
TAMPA BAY - Doug Williams 32-16-235 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 8-21, Eddie Lee Ivery 7-61, Paul Coffman 4-40 1 TD, Bill Larson 2-26, James Lofton 2-22, Aundra Thompson 1-13
TAMPA BAY - Gordon Jones 4-63, Kevin House 3-77, Jim Obradovich 3-46, Tony Davis 3-23, Isaac Hagins 1-17 1 TD, Gary Davis 1-11, Jerry Eckwood 1-(-2)
(CHICAGO) - Vince Evans completed 18 of 22 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns and Walter Payton scored three touchdowns to lead the Chicago Bears to a crushing 61-7 win over Green Bay. Evans' long passes set up touchdown runs of 1 and 3 yards by Payton, who also broke a 14-yard scoring burst in the fourth quarter. Evans hurled touchdown passes of 53 yards to Rickey Watts, 9 yards to Robin Earl and 4 yards to Brian Baschnagel. The loss knocked the Packers out of the playoffs, while the Bears were eliminated earlier in the day when Minnesota posted a 21-10 victory over Tampa Bay. The Bears exploded for 29 points in the second quarter as Evans set up the first two Payton touchdowns with passes of 52 yards to Watts and 36 yards to James Scott. Another Bear touchdown was set up on a bad snap from Green Bay C Ken Brown with the ball sailing over punter David Beverly's head and recovered by Dave Becker on the 1-yard line. Evans then threw his first touchdown pass to Baschnagel with 29 seconds left in the half. Two more Evans' touchdown passes accounted for all the scoring in the third quarter and Len Walterscheid intercepted a David Whilehurst pass and returned it 36 yards for still another touchdown. Late in the fourth quarter. Willie McClendon broke loose on a 49-yard run and went the final yard on the next play for still another score. Payton went over 100 yards for the 41st time in his career as he carried 22 times for 130 yards. He climbed past Larry Csonka on the all-time NFL rushing list into sixth place with 8,178 yards. Evans ended the day with a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating, the only quarterback to ever do against the Packers. Evans completed 18 of 22 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears picked up 33 first downs and 594 yards. 
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
CHICAGO   -  0 28 13 20 - 61
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   19            33
Rush-yards-TDs           22-81-0      48-267-5
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-31-204-1-2 20-24-336-3-0
Sacked-yards                2-19           1-9
Net pass yards               185           327
Total yards                  266           594
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           0-0
Turnovers                      3             0
Penalties-yards             6-58         10-80
SCORING
2nd - CHI - Walter Payton, 1-yard run (Bob Thomas kick) CHICAGO 7-0
2nd - CHI - Payton, 3-yard run (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 14-0
2nd - CHI - Roland Harper, 1-yard run (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 21-0
2nd - GB - Lofton, 15-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) CHICAGO 21-7
2nd - CHI - Brian Baschnagel, 4-pass from Vince Evans (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 28-7
3rd - CHI - Robin Earl, 9-yard pass from Evans (Kick blocked) CHICAGO 34-7
3rd - CHI - Rickey Watts, 53-yard pass from Evans (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 41-7
4th - CHI - Payton, 14-yard run (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 48-7
4th - CHI - Len Walterscheid, 36-yard interception return (Thomas kick) CHICAGO 55-7
4th - CHI - Willie McClendon, 1-yard run (Kick failed) CHICAGO 61-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 10-46, Eddie Lee Ivery 8-37, Vickey Ray Anderson 1-1, David Beverly 1-0, Lynn Dickey 1-(-1), Terdell Middleton 1-(-2)
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 22-130 3 TD, Willie McClendon 6-72 1 TD, Roland Harper 11-37 1 TD, John Skibinski 5-20, Vince Evans 4-8
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 23-12-160 1 TD 1 INT, David Whitehurst 8-2-44 1 INT
CHICAGO - Vince Evans 22-18-316 3 TD, Mike Phipps 2-2-20
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 6-111 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 5-85, Paul Coffman 1-7, Aundra Thompson 1-6, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-(-5)
CHICAGO - Rickey Watts 4-126 1 TD, James Scott 3-63, Brian Baschnagel 3-44 1 TD, Robin Earl 3-39 1 TD, Dave Williams 3-23, Roland Harper 2-22, Walter Payton 1-11, John Skibinski 1-8
(GREEN BAY) - Earl Campbell rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns and set a personal single-season rushing mark of 1,730 yards in leading Houston to a 22-3 victory over Green Bay at Lambeau Field. Campbell scored on runs of 1 and 24 yards and carried 34 times to surpass his total of 1.697 rushing yards last season. The win left Houston with a 10-5 record and tied it with Cleveland atop the AFC Central. Green Bay slipped to 5-9-1. Kickers Chester Marcol of the Oilers and Jan Stenerud of the Packers each kicked 27-yard field goals late in the first half. Houston added a touchdown on the final play of the game when John Corker picked a Lynn Dickey fumble and ran 43 yards to the end zone. Stenerud's field goal ended the Houston defense's streak of seven scoreless quarters. The Oilers have gone 10 successive quarters without allowing a touchdown. Marcol's return to Green Bay was mediocre, as he missed two extra points. 
HOUSTON   -  6  3  0 13 - 22
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0  0 -  3
                         HOUSTON     GREEN BAY
First downs                   22            16
Rush-yards-TDs          41-257-2       20-54-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-22-143-0-1 18-37-309-0-3
Sacked-yards                3-29          3-26
Net pass yards               114           283
Total yards                  371           337
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           4-2
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             4-20          5-25
SCORING
1st - HOU - Earl Campbell, 1-yard run (Kick failed) HOUSTON 6-0
2nd - GB - Stenerud, 27-yard field goal HOUSTON 6-3
2nd - HOU - Chester Marcol, 27-yard field goal HOUSTON 9-3
4th - HOU - Campbell, 24-yard run (Marcol kick) HOUSTON 16-3
4th - HOU - John Corker, 43-yard fumble return (Kick failed) HOUSTON 22-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 9-31, Gerry Ellis 9-10, David Beverly 1-10, Paul Coffman 1-3
HOUSTON - Earl Campbell 36-1818 2 TD, Rob Carpenter 5-76
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 37-18-309 3 INT
HOUSTON - Ken Stabler 22-15-143 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 5-80, Gerry Ellis 5-75, Paul Coffman 4-50, Ron Cassidy 2-54, James Lofton 1-27, Fred Nixon 1-23
HOUSTON - Dave Casper 4-63, Tim Wilson 3-21, Rob Carpenter 3-15, Billy Johnson 2-22, Ronnie Coleman 1-10, Rich Caster 1-9, Mike Barber 1-3
(DETROIT) - Detroit's Gary Danielson completed 17 of 26 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown and the Lions defense was outstanding. The Lions, who finished with their first winning season since 1972, got a big lift from standout DE Bubba Baker who sacked Lynn Dickey three times. The Packers did not record a first down until the second quarter. Danielson gave up a pair of interceptions in the early going. But midway through the second quarter, the veteran Detroit QB marched the Lions 70 yards in six plays, finding Fred Scott all alone in the middle of the end zone for the final 8 yards and the touchdown pass. The Lions got the ball back with 55 seconds remaining before halftime and drove from their own 28-yard line to the Packers' 24 and rookie Eddie Murray booted a 41-yard field goal as time ran out. The Packers took the second-half kickoff and used up 9:12 on the clock before Jan Stenerud booted a 33-yard field goal. Detroit came right back, driving 80 yards in 11 plays with rookie Billy Sims diving the final yard on the first play of the fourth. Dexter Bussey added an 8-yard insurance touchdown late.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  3  0 -  3
DETROIT   -  0 10  0 14 - 24
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   11            22
Rush-yards-TDs           25-87-0      30-132-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-27-132-0-1 18-27-239-1-2
Sacked-yards                4-29          3-14
Net pass yards               103           225
Total yards                  190           357
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             7-54          7-45
SCORING
2nd - DT - Freddie Scott, 20-yd pass fr Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick) DETROIT 7-0
2nd - DET - Murray, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 10-0
3rd - GB - Stenerud, 33-yard field goal DETROIT 10-3
4th - DET - Billy Sims, 1-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 17-3
4th - DET - Dexter Bussey, 8-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 24-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Terdell Middleton 11-42, Eddie Lee Ivery 9-39, Vickey Ray Anderson 2-3, Barty Smith 1-3, Gerry Ellis 2-0
DETROIT - Dexter Bussey 8-68 1 TD, Billy Sims 18-54 1 TD, Bo Robinson 1-4, Horace King 2-3, Gary Danielson 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 20-11-121 1 INT, David Whitehurst 7-3-11
DETROIT - Gary Danielson 26-17-219 1 TD 2 INT, Jeff Komlo 1-1-20
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Fred Nixon 3-55, James Lofton 3-51, Gerry Ellis 2-8, Vickey Ray Anderson 2-2, Terdell Middleton 2-0, Paul Coffman 1-11, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-5
DETROIT - Freddie Scott 5-75 1 TD, Billy Sims 3-44, David Hill 3-42, Dexter Bussey 3-26, Horace King 2-29, Ray Williams 2-23