Detroit Lions (9-7) 24, Green Bay Packers (5-10-1) 3
Sunday December 21st 1980 (at Detroit)
(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