Chicago Bears (6-8) 61, Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) 7
Sunday December 7th 1980 (at Chicago)
Walter Payton leaps over the Packer defense in the worst loss in Green Bay history
(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