Atlanta Falcons (2-0) 31, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 17
Sunday September 13th 1981 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Atlanta LB Fulton Kuykendall returned an interception 22 yards for one score and LB Joel Williams returned a fumble 57 yards for another touchdown to cap a 31-point fourth quarter and rally the Falcons to a 31-17 victory over the host Green Bay Packers. The Falcons boosted their record to 2-0 while the Packers, who intercepted four passes, slipped to 1-1 as Atlanta notched its first triumph in Green Bay in four trips. The final Atlanta TD came with 1:34 left after Lynn Dickey passed to Terdell Middleton and Middleton fumbled. Williams scooped up the ball and ran 57 yards down the sidelines for the score. Kuykendall broke a 17-17 tie with eight minutes left when he intercepted a Dickey pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons scored earlier on a 32-yard field goal by Mick Luckhurst, a two-yard run by William Andrews and a 30-yard pass from Steve Bartkowski to Alfred Jenkins.
ATLANTA   -  0  0  0 31 - 31
GREEN BAY -  7  7  3  0 - 17
                         ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            22
Rush-yards-TDs          31-116-1       23-96-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-32-235-1-4 30-44-342-2-3
Sacked-yards                3-16          5-42
Net pass yards               219           300
Total yards                  335           396
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-2
Turnovers                      4             5
Penalties-yards             4-68          3-10
SCORING
1st - GB - Swanke, 2-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Ellis, 11-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
3rd - GB - Stenerud, 44-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
4th - ATL - Mick Luckhurst, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-3
4th - ATL - William Andrews, 1-yard run (Luckhurst kick) GREEN BAY 17-10
4th - ATL - Alfred Jenkins, 30-yd pass from Bartkowski (Luckhurst kick) TIED 17-17
4th - ATL - Fulton Kuykendall, 20-yd interception return (Luckhurst kick) ATLANTA 24-17
4th - ATL - Joel Williams, 57-yard fumble return (Luckhurst kick) ATLANTA 31-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 9-59, Terdell Middleton 12-39, Steve Atkins 1-2, Lynn Dickey 1-(-4)
ATLANTA - William Andrews 19-87 1 TD, Lynn Cain 9-15, Mike Moroski 1-14, Steve Bartkowski 2-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 44-30-342 2 TD 3 INT
ATLANTA - Steve Bartkowski 30-16-233 1 TD 4 INT, Mike Moroski 2-1-2
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-179, Gerry Ellis 8-47 1 TD, Paul Coffman 6-68, Terdell Middleton 5-33, Fred Nixon 1-8, Aundra Thompson 1-5, Karl Swanke 1-2 1 TD
ATLANTA - Alfred Jenkins 5-97 1 TD, Wallace Francis 5-88, Lynn Cain 4-15, Junior Miller 2-26, William Andrews 1-9
Program from the Atlanta-Green Bay game of September 13th. The Falcons rallied for a 31-17 win. (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more photos and larger versions)