Green Bay Packers (2-3) 14, Cincinnati Bengals (1-4) 9
Sunday October 5th 1980 (at Green Bay)
(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)