Green Bay Packers (2-3-1) 14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3-1) 14 (T)
Sunday October 12th 1980 (at Tampa Bay)
Ricky Bell rushing in the 14-14 tie between the Buccaneers and Packers
(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