New York Giants (3-8) 27, Green Bay Packers (4-6-1) 21
Sunday November 16th 1980 (at New York)
(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