NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
John Anderson       59   LB 6- 3 228 Michigan         9  9 30  4 1978 Draft - 1st round
Ed Berry            20   DB 5-10 183 Utah State       1  1 22 16 1986 Draft - 7th round
Jerry Boyarsky      61   NT 6- 3 290 Pittsburgh       1  6 27  2 1986 FA - Buffalo
Don Bracken         17    P 6- 0 211 Michigan         2  2 24 13 1985 FA
Robert Brown        93   DE 6- 2 267 Virginia Tech    5  5 26 16 1982 Draft - 4th round
Mossy Cade          24   CB 6- 1 198 Texas            2  2 24 16 1985 Trade - San Diego
Mark Cannon         58    C 6- 3 268 TX-Arlington     3  3 24  7 1984 Draft - 11th round
Alphonso Carreker   76   DE 6- 6 271 Florida State    3  3 24 16 1984 Draft - 1st round
Paul Ott Carruth    30   RB 6- 1 220 Alabama          1  1 25 16 1986 FA - Birm (USFL)
Bill Cherry         69    C 6- 4 277 Middle Tenn St   1  1 25 16 1986 FA
Jessie Clark        33   FB 6- 0 228 Arkansas         4  4 26  5 1983 Draft - 7th round
Kenneth Davis       36   RB 5-10 209 TCU              1  1 24 16 1986 Draft - 2nd round
Al Del Greco        10    K 5-10 191 Auburn           3  3 24 16 1984 FA
Burnell Dent        56   LB 6- 1 238 Tulane           1  1 23 16 1986 Draft - 6th round
John Dorsey         99   LB 6- 2 243 Connecticut      3  3 26 16 1984 Draft - 4th round
Gary Ellerson       42   RB 5-11 219 Wisconsin        2  2 23 16 1985 Draft - 7th round
Gerry Ellis         31   FB 5-11 235 Missouri         7  7 28 16 1980 FA
Phillip Epps        85   WR 5-10 165 TCU              5  5 27 12 1982 Draft - 12th round
Greg Feasel         77    T 6- 7 301 Abilene Christ   1  1 27 15 1986 FA - Denver (USFL)
Vince Ferragamo      5   QB 6- 3 217 Nebraska         1  9 32  3 1986 FA - Buffalo
Tom Flynn           41    S 6- 0 195 Pittsburgh       3  3 24  7 1984 Draft - 5th round
Nolan Franz         84   WR 6- 2 183 Tulane           1  1 26  1 1986 FA - Port (USFL)
Chuck Fusina         4   QB 6- 1 195 Penn State       1  4 29  7 1986 FA - Balt (USFL)
Tiger Greene        23   DB 6- 0 194 W. Carolina      1  2 24 13 1986 FA - Atl (1985)
David Greenwood     49    S 6- 3 210 Wisconsin        1  2 26  9 1986 FA - TB (1985)
Ron Hallstrom       65    G 6- 6 290 Iowa             5  5 27 16 1982 Draft - 1st round
Tim Harris          97   LB 6- 5 235 Memphis State    1  1 21 16 1986 Draft - 4th round
Gary Hayes          27   CB 5-10 180 Fresno State     3  3 29 10 1984 FA
Donnie Humphrey     79   DE 6- 3 295 Auburn           3  3 25 16 1984 Draft - 3rd round
Eddie Lee Ivery     40   RB 6- 1 206 Georgia Tech     8  8 29 12 1979 Draft - 1st round
Ezra Johnson        90   DE 6- 4 264 Morris Brown    10 10 30 16 1977 Draft - 1st round
Matt Koart          92   DE 6- 5 256 USC              1  1 22  6 1986 Draft - 5th round
Mark Lee            22   CB 5-11 189 Washington       7  7 28 16 1980 Draft - 2nd round
Bobby Leopold       53   LB 6- 1 224 Notre Dame       1  5 28 12 1986 FA - NJ (USFL)
Mark Lewis          89   TE 6- 2 237 Texas A&M        2  2 25 16 1985 Draft - 6th round
Tim Lewis           26   CB 5-11 191 Pittsburgh       4  4 24  3 1983 Draft - 1st round
James Lofton        80   WR 6- 3 197 Stanford         9  9 30 15 1978 Draft - 1st round
Chris Mandeville    44    S 6- 1 213 Cal-Davis        1  1 21  2 1986 FA
Charles Martin      94   DE 6- 4 280 Livingston       3  3 27 14 1984 FA
Phil McConkey       88   WR 5-10 170 Navy             1  3 29  4 1986 FA - Giants (1985)
Ruben Mendoza       62    G 6- 3 278 Wayne State      1  1 23  6 1986 FA
Mike Moffitt        82   WR 6- 4 211 Fresno State     1  1 24  4 1986 FA
Packers at Bears
November 23rd
1986 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
AUG 19 - Traded a 1987 12th-round draft choice to SEATTLE for TE Dan Ross
AUG 30 - Traded WR-KR Phil McConkey to NY GIANTS for a 1987 12th-round draft choice (DB Norman Jefferson)
1986 IN REVIEW
Forrest Gregg cleaned house after the Packers had gone 24-24 the past three seasons. DE Mike Butler, TE Paul Coffman, LB Mike Douglass, LB George Cumby and OT
Greg Koch were let go, making way for less exerienced players like Alphonso Carreker, Brian Noble, Burnell Dent and Alan Veingrad. The changes, along with a slew of
injuries, led to a record six straight losses to start the season, and the third worst record in the NFL (4-12). It was the first time the Packers had ever lost twelve games in a
season. Off the field, DE Charles Martin was suspended for two games for body slamming Jim McMahon and WR James Lofton was charged with 2nd-degree sexual
 assault, leading to the end of his playing days in Green Bay. At QB, Randy Wright took over for Lynn Dickey and became the second passer in Green Bay history to throw
for 3,000 yards. Green Bay, though, was in trade talks off-and-on to acquire Jim Everett or Doug Flutie,
though nothing ever came to pass.
THE CASE OF MOSSY CADE
Tomorries "Mossy" Cade came out of college after a stellar career with the Texas Longhorns. In his senior year, he had 54 solo tackles and eight assists, plus six
interceptions, 21 broken-up passes and a recovered fumble, leading San Diego to pick him in the first round of the 1984 draft. The Houston Gamblers of the USFL also
selected him. Negotiations with the Chargers, who were offering him a $1.6 million deal, went nowhere, and the Memphis Showboats (USFL) signed him in October 1984,
after acquiring his rights from the Gamblers. In his rookie year, Cade had four interceptions and 62 tackles. After the USFL went on hiatus after the 1985 season, Cade
continued his contract struggles with the Chargers, who decided to rid themselves of the headache. Cade rejected their last offer - four years for $1.55 million. On
September 5, they sent him to the Packers for a 1986 1st-round draft choice and a 1987 5th-rounder. Unfortunately, he reported to training camp overweight, out of shape,
slow and lacking in coverage sklls, according to team officials. The end of Cade's tenure in Green Bay came on November 14, 1986, when he was charged with second-
degree sexual assault. His alleged victim was a 42-year old woman, who later was indentified as his aunt. The crime was reported to have taken place at Cade's DePere
home twice on the morning of November 3rd, one day after the Packers lost to Pittsburgh. Police arrested Cade as he left his home to attend practice. Cade appeared in court, and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. After numerous delays and after playing the 1986 season, Cade went to trial in May 1987, on the same day teammate James Lofton went to court on a sexual assault charge, on three counts of second-degree sexual assault. The jury, on May 23, found him guilty on two of the charges, and acquitted him on the third. Lofton had been found innocent two days prior. Two months later, on July 28, he was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $15,000. Judge Richard Greenwood ordered the penalties after Cade admitted committing the crimes and said he was sorry. In December 1987, a parole bid by Cade was unanimously denied. In February 1988, Cade was charged with perjury, after it was determined he had told the court at his trial he did not assault his victim, but a court psychiatrist said Cade had admitted to him his guilt. In March 1988, Packer president Judge Robert Parins announced Cade would never play for the franchise again. It appeared that Cade might be able to resume his NFL career in the fall of 1988. The perjury charge was dropped in early October, when the judge ruled there was not enough evidence. On October 21, Cade was paroled from prison, and the Packers agreed to sit down with him and reportedly said he could play with the team in 1989. After his lawyer hinted Cade may seek legal action to play with Green Bay in 1988, the team waived him on November 5 after claiming they found no takers when they offered to trade him. Three days later, the Vikings claims Cade and put him on the reserve list, and said they would not re-instate him until 1989. Three days later, after a tremendous backlash from their fans, Minnesota released Cade. He was denied re-instatement to the NFL in September 1989 and August 1990, and his pro career came to an end. 
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Rich Moran          57    G 6- 2 275 San Diego State  2  2 24  5 1985 Draft - 3rd round
Tom Neville         72    G 6- 5 306 Fresno State     1  1 24 16 1986 FA
Brian Noble         91   LB 6- 3 252 Arizona State    2  2 23 16 1985 Draft - 5th round
Kurt Ploeger        71   DE 6- 5 260 Gustavus Adolph  1  1 23  1 1986 FA - Dallas
Bill Renner         13    P 6- 0 198 Virginia Tech    1  1 27  3 1986 FA
Dan Ross            81   TE 6- 4 240 Northeastern     1  7 29 15 1986 Trade - Seattle
Ken Ruettgers       75    T 6- 5 280 USC              2  2 24 16 1985 Draft - 1st round
Jeff Schuh          54   LB 6- 3 234 Minnesota        1  6 28 12 1986 FA - Cin (1985)
Randy Scott         55   LB 6- 1 228 Alabama          6  6 27 15 1981 FA
Joe Shield          18   QB 6- 1 185 Trinity College  1  1 24  3 1985 Draft - 12th round
John Simmons        32   CB 5-11 192 SMU              1  6 27  6 1986 FA - Cincinnati
Walter Stanley      87   WR 5- 9 179 Mesa             2  2 25 16 1985 Draft - 4th round
Ken Stills          29    S 5-10 186 Wisconsin        2  2 23 16 1985 Draft - 8th round
John Sullivan       38    S 6- 1 190 California       1  1 24  6 1985 USFL Draft - Oak
Karl Swanke         67    T 6- 6 280 Boston College   7  7 28 10 1980 Draft - 6th round
Ben Thomas          92   DE 6- 4 275 Auburn           1  2 25  9 1986 FA - New England
Mike Turpin         53   LB 6- 4 230 California       1  1 22  1 1986 FA
Alan Veingrad       73    T 6- 5 277 East Texas State 1  1 23 16 1986 FA
Elbert Watts        28   CB 6- 1 205 USC              1  1 23  9 1986 FA
Mike Weddington     52   LB 6- 4 245 Oklahoma         1  1 25  3 1986 FA - NJ (USFL)
Ed West             86   TE 6- 1 243 Auburn           3  3 25 16 1984 FA
Randy Wright        16   QB 6- 2 203 Wisconsin        3  3 25 16 1984 Draft - 6th round
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1986 PACKERS DRAFT (April 29-30, 1986)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1    14 Traded to San Diego in Mossy Cade trade
2    41 Kenneth Davis        RB TCU
3    72 Robbie Bosco         QB BYU
4a   84 Tim Harris           LB Memphis St    (A) 
4b   98 Dan Knight            T San Diego St
5   125 Matt Koart           DE USC
6a  143 Burnell Dent         LB Tulane        (B) 
6b  151 Traded to Denver in Scott Brunner trade
7   183 Ed Berry             DB Utah State 
8   210 Michael Cline        NT Arkansas St
9   236 Brent Moore          LB USC
10  263 Gary Spann           LB TCU
11  294 Traded to Cincinnati in Mike Obravac trade
12  331 Traded to Buffalo in Preston Dennard trade
A-From Buffalo B-From St. Louis in Scott Brunner trade
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
(MADISON, WI) - Gary Ellerson scored on runs of three and 25 yards Saturday to spark the Packers over the Jets, before the largest crowd ever to see the Packers play in Wisconsin. Ellerson and QB Randy Wright, teammates at Wisconsin, combined with running back Freddie Parker to give the Packers a 21-0 first-half lead. Nearly 75,000 fans crammed into Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin for the first pro football game ever held in Madison. The Packer defense forced 5 turnovers, including a 50-yard interception return by cornerback Mossy Cade in the fourth for a touchdown. Green Bay held the Jets to just 267 yards.
NY JETS   -  0  0  0 14 - 14
GREEN BAY - 14  7  7 10 - 38
                         NY JETS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   14            22
Rush-yards                 22-66        38-165
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-37-242-1-4 14-30-151-1-1
Yards sacked                6-41           1-7
Total Passing Yards          201           144
Total yards                  267           309
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-2
Turnovers                      5             3
Yards penalized            13-80          9-55
Time of Possession         25:57         34:03
SCORING
1st - GB - Freddie Parker, 1-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Ellerson, 1-yard run (Bob Thomas kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Ellerson, 35-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
3rd - GB - Lewis, 3-yard pass from Ferragamo (Thomas kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
4th - NYJ - Cedric Minter, 6-yard run (Pat Leahy kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
4th - GB - Del Greco, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-7
4th - GB - Cade, 50-yard interception return (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 38-7
4th - NYJ - Kurt Sohn, 51-yard pass from Pat Ryan (Pat Ragusa kick) GREEN BAY 38-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gary Ellerson 12-71 2 TD, Kenneth Davis 12-61, Eddie Lee Ivery 5-13, Freddie Parker 2-9 1 TD, Tony Cichoke 2-7, Ken Zachary 3-2, Gerry Ellis 2-2
NY JETS - Cedric Minter 9-33 1 TD, Dennis Bligen 6-25, Johnny Hector 5-9, Nuu Faaloa 1-0, Vince Amola 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 14-7-58, Vince Ferragamo 16-7-93 1 INT
NY JETS - Ken O'Brien 16-9-84 1 INT, Pat Ryan 19-10-143 1 TD 2 INT, Marty Horn 2-1-15 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Walter Stanley 2-50, Pat Fitzgerald 2-18, Willie Ware 2-16, Mark Lewis 2-16, James Lofton 2-15, Mark Moffitt 1-14, Ed West 1-11, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-8, Jessie Jones 1-3
NY JETS - Kurt Sohn 8-141 1 TD, Glenn Dennison 3-27, Mickey Shuler 3-21, Cedric Minter 2-24, Al Toon 2-19, Michael Harper 1-9,  Nuu Faaloa 1-1
1986 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-3)
AUGUST (1-3)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
9  MADISON-NEW YORK JETS               W 38-14      1- 0-0 73,959 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (71)          Vince Ferragamo (93)        Walter Stanley (2-50)
16 M-NEW YORK GIANTS                   L 14-22      1- 1-0 41,774 Randy Wright            Gerry Ellis (18)            Lynn Dickey (148)           Gerry Ellis (5-11)
23 at Cincinnati Bengals               L 12-34      1- 2-0 44,261 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (72)          Randy Wright (149)          Eddie Lee Ivery (6-79)
30 G-NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS              L  9-16      1- 3-0 50,642 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (51)          Lynn Dickey (99)            James Lofton (5-79)
1986 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (4-12)
 SEPTEMBER (0-4)
7  G-HOUSTON OILERS (0-0)              L  3-31      0- 1-0 54,065 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (36)          Randy Wright (155)          Phil Epps (3-52)
14 at New Orleans Saints (0-1)         L 10-24      0- 2-0 46,383 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (33)          Randy Wright (195)          James Lofton (8-100)
22 G-CHICAGO BEARS (2-0)               L 12-25      0- 3-0 55,527 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (28)          Randy Wright (242)          Phil Epps (9-99)
28 at Minnesota Vikings (2-1)          L  7-42      0- 4-0 60,478 Randy Wright            Jessie Clark (33)           Vince Ferragamo (163)       Walter Stanley (2-69)
OCTOBER (1-3)
5  M-CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-2)          L 28-34      0- 5-0 51,230 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (53)          Randy Wright (276)          James Lofton (7-109)
12 G-DETROIT LIONS (2-3)               L 14-21      0- 6-0 52,290 Randy Wright            Gary Ellerson (17)          Randy Wright (253)          Eddie Lee Ivery (7-71)
19 at Cleveland Browns (4-2)           W 17-14      1- 6-0 76,438 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (65)          Randy Wright (277)          Phil Epps (5-88)
26 M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-2-1)       L 17-31      1- 7-0 50,557 Randy Wright            Paul Ott Carruth (52)       Randy Wright (328)          James Lofton (7-88)
NOVEMBER (2-3)
2  at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)        L  3-27      1- 8-0 52,831 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (39)          Randy Wright (180)          Walter Stanley (5-97)
9  G-WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-2)         L  7-16      1- 9-0 47,728 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (93)          Chuck Fusina (99)           Kenneth Davis (7-21)
16 M-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-8)        W 31- 7      2- 9-0 48,271 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (59)          Randy Wright (238)          James Lofton (5-80)
23 at Chicago Bears (9-2)              L 10-12      2-10-0 59,291 Randy Wright            Gerry Ellis (43)            Randy Wright (148)          Ed West (5-103)
27 at Detroit Lions (5-7)              W 44-40      3-10-0 61,199 Randy Wright            Gerry Ellis (56)            Randy Wright (286)          James Lofton (6-84)
DECEMBER (1-2)
7  G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6)           L  6-32      3-11-0 47,637 Randy Wright            Paul Ott Carruth (63)       Randy Wright (225)          James Lofton (5-66)
14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12)      W 21- 7      4-11-0 30,099 Randy Wright            Paul Ott Carruth (56)       Randy Wright (190)          Walter Stanley (3-63)
20 at New York Giants (13-2)           L 24-55      4-12-0 71,351 Randy Wright            Kenneth Davis (92)          Randy Wright (199)          Kenneth Davis (6-45)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
On the cover of the 1986 Yearbook is linebacker Randy Scott, shown during a game with the Miami Dolphins on December 8, 1985. The Packers lost that game 34-24. Scott played for the team from 1981-1986, making this the second year in a row that the player on the Yearbook cover was playing his last with the team. In 1986, the Packers went from a .500 team to a 4-12 last-place-in-the-NFC-Central-Division team. The Gregg era was not working out like anyone had anticipated. After an 0-6 start, the Packers ended up beating only Cleveland, Tampa Bay (twice), and Detroit. Finishing out the year in grand style, they lost to the New York Giants 55-24 four days before Christmas. Happy Holidays, Packer fans! Lynn Dickey was now gone, so Randy Wright was “leading” the team — passing for 3,247 yards, 17 TD’s, and 23 INT’s. The other quarterbacks this year were Vince Ferragamo and Chuck Fusina. Leading the rushing department was rookie Kenneth Davis with 519 yards on 114 carries — and 0 TD’s. Veteran James Lofton, also in his last year with the Packers, led the receiving corps with 840 yards on 64 receptions, with 4 TD’s. These were obviously not great years for the Green Bay Packers organization. In his recent book “Green and Golden Moments,” Packers’ president Bob Harlan wrote, “There weren’t a lot of times when Forrest was really happy, to be quite honest about it. A couple of years after his regime was over, I asked a player what it was like. He said Forrest was stern, vocal, and at times intimidating. He told me it was negative motivation, and it was a negative time in Packerland. I think that described it very well.” After a 1985 Monday night game with the eventual Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears in which William “The Refrigerator” Perry scored a touchdown, Harlan said, “I saw Forrest in the locker room... and he was livid. And that wasn’t just in the locker room. He let everyone in the (Packers’ headquarters) building know how upset he was for the next couple of weeks.” There also was an incident after a loss at the Indianapolis Colts that season where it was close to “total chaos” in the locker room, and strength coach Virgil Knight hurled a full can of soda at linebacker Mike Douglass. Ah, those were the good old days.
(SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
(MILWAUKEE) - Starter Phil Simms completed 11 of 15 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown while Eric Schubert added a pair of field goals Saturday night to lead the Giants over the Green Bay Packers. TE Zeke Mowatt, seeking to regain his starting job after missing the 1985 season with a knee injury, caught 7 passes for 112 yards for New York. Jeff Hosteller, the Giants' third-string quarterback, started the game and completed 3 of 9 passes for 34 yards and a touchdown. The Giants converted two Green Bay turnovers into scores and took a 17-0 lead. They led 17-7 at intermission. Blitzing linebacker Andy Headen sacked Green Bay quarterback Lynn Dickey for a 7-yard loss and safety in the third quarter to widen the Giants' lead to 19-7. Dickey threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Willie Ware with 30 seconds left in the game. Schubert's second field goal, a 31-yarder to open the fourth quarter, made the score 22-7. Schubert also missed a field goal and had one blocked.
NY GIANTS -  7 10  2  3 - 22
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  7 - 14
                       NY GIANTS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            18
Rush-yards                 31-66         16-56
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-32-227-2-0 22-43-286-2-1
Yards sacked                 0-0          3-23
Total Passing Yards          227           263
Total yards                  293           319
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-2
Turnovers                      0             3
Yards penalized             6-47         11-75
Time of Possession         36:22         22:38
SCORING
1st - NYG - Mark Bavaro, 11-yd pass from Jeff Hostetler (Eric Schubert kick) NY GIANTS 7-0
2nd - NYG - Schubert, 27-yard field goal NY GIANTS 10-0
2nd - NYG - Phil McConkey, 5-yd pass from Phil Simms (Schubert kick) NY GIANTS 17-0
2nd - GB - Ellis, 1-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) NY GIANTS 17-7
3rd - NYG - Safety, Andy Headen sacked Dickey in end zone NY GIANTS 19-7
4th - NYG - Schubert, 31-yard field goal NY GIANTS 22-7
4th - GB - Ware, 4-yard pass from Dickey (Thomas kick) NY GIANTS 22-14
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 5-18, Gary Ellerson 5-16, Kenneth Davis 2-17, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-4, Ken Zachary 1-1, Lynn Dickey 1-0
NY GIANTS - Lee Rouson 7-31, Van Williams 7-14, Jeff Hostetler 1-11, Mike Ramseur 3-8, Maurice Carthon 7-4, Tony Galbreath 2-3, Mark Corbin 1-0, Phil Simms 1-(-1), Jeff Rutledge 1-(-1), Albert Smith 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 20-10-138 1 TD 1 INT, Lynn Dickey 24-14-148 1 TD
NY GIANTS - Jeff Hostetler 9-3-34 1 TD, Phil Simms 15-11-127 1 TD, Jeff Rutledge 8-5-66
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 5-11 1 TD, Walter Stanley 4-41, James Lofton 3-79, Kenneth Davis 3-46, Gary Ellerson 2-41, Pat Fitzgerald 2-23, Carl Aikens 2-21, Mark Lewis 1-14, Ed West 1-6, Willie Ware 1-4 1 TD
NY GIANTS - Zeke Mowatt 7-112, Vyto Kab 2-9, Lionel Manual 1-19, Vince Warren 1-18, Stacy Robinson 1-15, Van Williams 1-14, Mark Bavaro 1-11 1 TD, Maurice Carthon 1-7, Solomon Miller 1-7, Mark Corbin 1-6, Phil McConkey 1-5 1 TD, Tony Galbreath 1-4
(CINCINNATI ) - RB James Brooks scored on an 11-yard swing pass from Boomer Esiason and a sizzling 20-yard touchdown sprint Saturday night to lead the Cincinnati Bengals over the Green Bay Packers. Brooks' catch and weaving run put the Bengals ahead to stay late in the first quarter. He eluded several tacklers on his third-quarter touchdown run for a 17-3 lead that eased Cincinnati toward its first victory in three preseason games. Esiason provided the final margin with a 24-yard pass to tight end Rodney Holman and a 5-yarder to Eric Kattus in the fourth quarter. Jim Breech kicked field goals of 25 and 35 yards for Cincinnati. Packer defenders dropped three prospective interceptions in the first half. Randy Wright played the first half for Green Bay, completing 14 of 24 passes for 148 yards without an interception. Vince Ferragamo was 6-for-12 for 56 yards in the second half, with one interception.
GREEN BAY  -  0  3  7  2 - 12
CINCINNATI -  7  3 10 14 - 34
                       GREEN BAY    CINCINNATI
First downs                   17            24
Rush-yards                24-142        36-187
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-37-205-0-1 17-30-268-3-0
Yards sacked                2-19          2-29
Total Passing Yards          186           239
Total yards                  328           426
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           2-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Yards penalized            8-105         14-94
Time of Possession         26:13         36:47
SCORING
1st - CIN - James Brooks, 11-yd pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick) CINCINNATI 7-0
2nd - CIN - Breech, 25-yard field goal CINCINNATI 10-0
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 30-yard field goal CINCINNATI 10-3
3rd - CIN - Brooks, 20-yard run (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 17-3
3rd - CIN - Breech, 35-yard field goal CINCINNATI 20-3
3rd - GB - Davis, 67-yard run (Del Greco kick) CINCINNATI 20-10
4th - CIN - Rodney Holman, 24-yard pass from Esiason (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 27-10
4th - CIN - Eric Kattus, 5-yard pass from Esiason (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 34-10
4th - GB - Safety, Ward blocked punt in end zone CINCINNATI 34-12
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 6-72 1 TD, Gary Ellerson 9-25, Jessie Clark 3-21, Paul Ott Carruth 3-16, Gerry Ellis 2-6, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-2
CINCINNATI - James Brooks 7-61 1 TD, Larry Kinnebrew 9-42, Bill Johnson 4-35, Doug Gaynor 2-26, Stanford Jennings 2-15, Charles Alexander 4-6, Eddie Brown 1-2, Pat Franklin 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 24-14-149, Vince Ferragamo 12-6-56 1 INT, Bill Renner 1-0-0
CINCINNATI - Boomer Esiason 28-15-241 3 TD, Doug Gaynor 2-2-27
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 6-79, Walter Stanley 3-35, Gary Ellerson 2-30, Dan Ross 2-20, James Lofton 2-19, Don Summers 2-16, Jessie Clark 2-2, Gerry Ellis 1-4
CINCINNATI - Rodney Holman 4-79 1 TD, Cris Collinsworth 4-53, Eddie Brown 3-57, Pat Franklin 2-45, Tim McGee 1-17, James Brooks 1-11 1 TD, Eric Kattus 1-5 1 TD, Mike Martin 1-1
(GREEN BAY) - Tony Eason lobbed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Morgan with 3:03 remaining while Tony Franklin kicked three field goals as the Patriots beat the Packers Saturday night. A pass interference call on Green Bay defensive back Mark Lee set up the touchdown play and extra point that gave the Patriots a 13-9 lead. Lee slipped and grabbed Morgan at the 4-yard line as Morgan ran from the 17-yard line down the right side. Three plays later, Morgan pulled in Eason's touchdown pass.
NEW ENGLAND -  3  3  0 10 - 16
GREEN BAY   -  3  3  3  0 -  9
                     NEW ENGLAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            14
Rush-yards                 30-62         29-88
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-29-171-1-0 13-32-162-0-3
Yards sacked                4-25          5-32
Total Passing Yards          146           130
Total yards                  208           218
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           2-1
Turnovers                      2             4
Yards penalized            11-70        13-108
Time of Possession         29:26         30:34
SCORING
1st - NE - Tony Franklin, 33-yard field goal NEW ENGLAND 3-0
1st - GB - Del Greco, 40-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 47-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
2nd - NE - Franklin, 31-yard field goal TIED 6-6
3rd - GB - Del Greco, 29-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-6
4th - NE - Stanley Morgan, 5-yard pass from Tony Eason (Franklin kick) NEW ENGLAND 13-9
4th - NE - Franklin, 39-yard field goal NEW ENGLAND 16-9
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 13-51, Gerry Ellis 10-25, Jessie Clark 2-8, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-4, Lynn Dickey 2-0
NEW ENGLAND - Tony Collins 11-25, Craig James 16-21, Mosi Tatupu 2-12, Tony Eason 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 15-5-63 2 INT, Lynn Dickey 19-8-99 1 INT
NEW ENGLAND - Tony Eason 29-18-171 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-79, Kenneth Davis 3-23, Phil Epps 2-41, Ed West 3-19
NEW ENGLAND - Stanley Morgan 6-80 1 TD, Tony Collins 4-30, Greg Hawthorne 2-18, Mosi Tatupu 2-10, Stephen Starring 1-13, Greg Baty 1-12, Derwin Williams 1-8
(GREEN BAY) - Warren Moon tossed touchdown passes of 29 and 44 yards and ran three yards for another score, leading the Oilers to a 31-3 season-opening victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Houston QB completed 14 of 21 passes for 218 yards to complement Mike Rozier's 83 yards rushing on 23 carries. Moon threw a first-quarter interception, but came back to toss a 29-yard touchdown to RB Butch Woolfolk in the second quarter that helped the Oilers to a 14-3 halftime lead. His 44-yard TD pass came with 9:52 left in the fourth quarter and put the game out of reach of the Packers. Moon picked a bad shotgun snap off the turf on third-and-10 and fired a bomb to WR Drew Hill, who beat Tim Lewis down the left sideline before being tackled in the end zone. Green Bay's Al Del Greco missed a 40-yard field goal with 7:59 left in the game after the Packers failed to take advantage of a 60-yard reception by Walter Stanley. Moon's touchdown run came with two seconds left in the third quarter and completed a 13-play, 62-yard drive.
HOUSTON   -  7  7 10  7 - 31
GREEN BAY -  3  0  0  0 -  3
                         HOUSTON     GREEN BAY
First downs                   23             9
Rush-yards-TDs          54-157-2       24-77-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-21-218-2-1 10-23-155-0-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-8
Net pass yards               218           147
Total yards                  375           224
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             4-25          2-15
SCORING
1st - GB - Del Greco, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - HOU - Larry Moriarty, 3-yard run (Tony Zendejas kick) HOUSTON 7-3
2nd - HOU - Butch Woolfolk, 29-yd pass from Warren Moon (Zendejas kick) HOUSTON 14-3
3rd - HOU - Zendejas, 20-yard field goal HOUSTON 17-3
3rd - HOU - Moon, 3-yard run (Zendejas kick) HOUSTON 24-3
4th - HOU - Tony Hill, 44-yard pass from Moon (Zendejas kick) HOUSTON 31-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 8-36, Gerry Ellis 8-25, Gary Ellerson 3-12, Jessie Clark 3-6, Phil Epps 1-1, Randy Wright 1-(-3)
HOUSTON - Mike Rozier 23-83, Larry Moriarty 25-59 1 TD, Warren Moon 3-10 1 TD, Chuck Banks 2-4, Butch Woolfolk 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 23-10-155 1 INT
HOUSTON - Warren Moon 21-14-218 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Phil Epps 3-52, Walter Stanley 2-67, James Lofton 2-14, Jessie Clark 1-12, Kenneth Davis 1-5, Ed West 1-5
HOUSTON - Drew Hill 6-97 1 TD, Butch Woolfolk 3-49 1 TD, Ernest Givins 2-18, Willie Drewrey 1-26, Allen Pinkett 1-15, Jamie Williams 1-13
Charles Martin was suspended for two games for this season-ending injury to Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jim McMahon on November 23, 1986
Originally aired October 1986. TV commercial for Coca Cola and the Green Bay Packers promoting a chance to win a trip to Disney World.
1986 Packer Cheerleaders
Randy Wright (16) in action against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium.
Paul Ott Carruth (30) carries the ball as New York Giants defensive tackle Jim Burt pursues
Elbert Watts (28) tries to tackle New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson
Gary Ellerson (#42) mid-play in a preseason game against the New York Jets that took place at Camp Randall Stadium. This was the largest crowd ever to see the Packers play in Wisconsin and the first pro football game ever held in Madison. The Packers won the game 38 to 14. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
Green Bay Packer Mossy Cade (#24) holds a football in an outstretched arm before running it into the end zone during a preseason game against the New York Jets that took place at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
Mossy Cade (#24) blocking a punt by the New York Jets during a preseason game that took place at Camp Randall Stadium. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
Randy Wright (#16) sitting on the sideline during a preseason game against the New York Jets that took place at Camp Randall Stadium. (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
(NEW ORLEANS) - It was sort of a family theft ring, said CB Dave Waymer, who got his starting job back with the New Orleans Saints in time to lead a 7-interception, 24-10 defensive looting of the Green Bay Packers. After six years as a starter, Waymer had been replaced in the starting lineup by Willie Tullis. Tullis skipped practice on Friday and Saturday, saying he was sick, but the Saints said he didn't check in with the team doctor, and they couldn't reach him by telephone. "I don't know anything about that situation." Waymer said Sunday. "That's between him and the coaches. The old family's back together, and we didn't do too bad, did we?" he said after the game, in which he had 2 of his team's 7 pickoffs. WR Eric Martin accounted for 156 yards and a touchdown on his first 2 catches, getting the Saints off to a quick start. Martin's first reception was a 72-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Hebert 1:32 into the game. Green Bay CB Mark Lee fell down trying to cover Martin on a third-and-9 play from the New Orleans 29. Martin gathered in the pass at the Green Bay 31 and raced the rest of the way. His second. reception was an 84-yard pass play as New Orleans faced third-and-8 at the Saints' 9-yard line. Martin beat Packers DB Ken Stills on a crossing pattern, took the ball 16 yards deep and added 68 yards to the play before being hauled down by Tim Lewis at the 7. Four plays later, Morten Andersen booted a 20-yard field goal for New Orleans. The Saints scored again in the first quarter on a 3-yard run by rookie Dalton Hilliard. Packer QB Randy Wright, who threw 5 of the interceptions, said he dug the hole too deep to crawl out of. Saints' LB James Haynes picked off a pass by Vince Ferragamo at the Green Bay 17 and lumbered in with it for a second quarter touchdown. The Packers' scores came on a 50-yard field goal by Al Del Greco in the second quarter and an 8-yard pass from Wright to Lofton in the third quarter.
GREEN BAY   -  0  3  7  0 - 10
NEW ORLEANS - 17  7  0  0 - 24
                       GREEN BAY   NEW ORLEANS
First downs                   20            13
Rush-yards-TDs           18-63-0       38-98-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 28-59-295-1-7  9-14-200-1-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-9
Net pass yards               295           191
Total yards                  358           289
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-1
Turnovers                      7             3
Penalties-yards             5-30          3-30
SCORING
1st - NO - Eric Martin, 72-yd pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick) NEW ORLEANS 7-0
1st - NO - Andersen, 20-yard field goal NEW ORLEANS 10-0
1st - NO - Dalton Hilliard, 3-yard run (Andersen kick) NEW ORLEANS 17-0
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 50-yard field goal NEW ORLEANS 17-3
2nd - NO - James Haynes, 17-yard interception return (Andersen kick) NEW ORLEANS 24-3
3rd - GB - Lofton, 8-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) NEW ORLEANS 24-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gary Ellerson 9-33, Kenneth Davis 5-22, Gerry Ellis 2-7, Jessie Clark 2-1
NEW ORLEANS - Dalton Hilliard 24-59 1 TD, Rueben Mayes 5-25, Buford Jordan 8-16, Bobby Hebert 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 44-18-195 1 TD 5 INT, Vince Ferragamo 15-10-100 2 INT
NEW ORLEANS - Bobby Hebert 14-9-200 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-100 1 TD, Phil Epps 4-44, Ed West 4-33, Walter Stanley 3-39, Jessie Clark 3-28, Gary Ellerson 3-27, Gerry Ellis 2-12, Dan Ross 1-12
NEW ORLEANS - Eric Martin 3-164 1 TD, Rueben Mayes 2-7, John Tice 1-14, Hoby Brenner 1-7, Eugene Goodlow 1-7, Dalton Hilliard 1-1
(GREEN BAY) - Defense usually sets the tone in football's oldest rivalry. The Bears' victory over the Packers Monday night fit the pattern. Chicago's defense did the crucial work in the Bears' 15-point fourth quarter with a blocked field goal, a safety and an interception. Dan Hampton blocked Al Del Greco's 52-yard field goal attempt to preserve a 13-12 Chicago lead. Steve McMichael followed with a disputed sack for a safety that put the Bears up 15-12, and Dave Duerson's interception led to Kevin Butler's final field goal. Del Greco, who kicked field goals of 22,46,45 and 50 yards, lined up for the 52-yard attempt with 8:16 left in the game and the Packers trailing by one point. McMichael's sack with 5:21 remaining came on the first play after Tom Flynn intercepted a Steve Fuller pass. The turnover gave Green Bay the ball on its own 6-yard line. On the next play, McMichael grabbed Packers QB Randy Wright, who escaped and scrambled out of the end zone but was ruled to have been in the defender's grasp. In addition, the Bears sacked Wright four times. McMichael had two sacks, including the safety, and DE Richard Dent also had two. The Packers, 0-3, had no sacks, but held Walter Payton to 57 yards in 18 carries - the first game this season he has been held to less than 100 yards. Payton scored the game's first touchdown on a two-yard run in the second quarter, giving the Bears a 10-3 lead. They led 10-9 at the half, but trailed 12-10 entering the final period. Injured Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon did not play. Second-year QB Mike Tomczak started and completed nine of 13 passes for 74 yards before yielding to Fuller with 5:38 left in the third quarter. Fuller completed eight of 14 for 109 yards and one touchdown - a 42-yard play to WR Keith Ortego three plays after the free kick that followed the safety, giving the Bears a 22-12 lead with 3:38 left in the game. Green Bay CB Tim Lewis saw his career end when he tackled WR Willie Gault and injured his neck. 
CHICAGO   -  3  7  0 15 - 25
GREEN BAY -  3  6  3  0 - 12
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            16
Rush-yards-TDs          31-113-1       19-47-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-27-183-1-1 23-44-262-0-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-31
Net pass yards               183           231
Total yards                  296           278
Fumbles-lost                 5-1           1-0
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             5-32          5-45
SCORING
1st - GB - Del Greco, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - CHI - Kevin Butler, 34-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - CHI - Walter Payton, 2-yard run (Butler kick) CHICAGO 10-3
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 46-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-6
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 45-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-9
3rd - GB - Del Greco, 50-yard field goal GREEN BAY 12-10
4th - CHI - Butler, 52-yard field goal CHICAGO 13-12
4th - CHI - Safety, Steve McMichael tackled Wright in the end zone CHICAGO 15-12
4th - CHI - Keith Ortego, 42-yard pass from Steve Fuller (Butler kick) CHICAGO 22-12
4th - CHI - Butler, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO 25-12
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gary Ellerson 6-28, Kenneth Davis 9-8, Gerry Ellis 2-6, Phil Epps 1-5, Jessie Clark 1-0
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 18-57 1 TD, Matt Suhey 4-15, Steve Fuller 2-14, Dennis Gentry 1-8, Mike Tomczak 2-5, Willie Gault 1-4, Thomas Sanders 1-4, Calvin Thomas 1-3, Neal Anderson 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 42-22-242 1 INT, Vince Ferragamo 2-1-20
CHICAGO - Mike Tomczak 13-9-74, Steve Fuller 14-8-109 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Phil Epps 9-99, James Lofton 5-50, Walter Stanley 3-43, Kenneth Davis 2-32, Gerry Ellis 2-28, Ed West 1-10, Gary Ellerson 1-0
CHICAGO - Emery Moorehead 3-36, Willie Gault 3-21, Matt Suhey 3-18, Keith Ortego 2-51 1 TD, Walter Payton 2-25, Dennis Gentry 2-17, Calvin Thomas 1-18, Tim Wrightman 1-(-3)
(MINNESOTA) - Tommy Kramer threw six touchdown passes and surpassed the 20,000-yard career passing mark, leading the Vikings to a thrashing of the winless Packers. For only the second time in their 66-year history, the Packers have started a season 0-4; the other was in 1975. The Vikings, 3-1, snapped a five-game losing streak to Green Bay. Kramer, who was replaced early in the second half after his sixth touchdown, threw two scoring passes each to Steve Jordan and Hassan Jones and one each to Darrin Nelson and Mike Mularkey. He completed 16 of 25 passes for 241 yards, giving him 20,004 career yards.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
MINNESOTA - 28  7  7  0 - 42
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   15            25
Rush-yards-TDs           25-82-0       32-86-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-28-163-1-2 19-30-306-6-1
Sacked-yards                4-25           1-9
Net pass yards               138           297
Total yards                  220           383
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           3-0
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             9-67          8-78
SCORING
1st - MN - Steve Jordan, 23-yd pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 7-0
1st - MIN - Darrin Nelson, 13-yard pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 14-0
1st - MIN - Hassan Jones, 36-yard pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 21-0
1st - MIN - Jordan, 2-yard pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 28-0
2nd - GB - M.Lewis, 4-yard pass from Ferragamo (Del Greco kick) MINNESOTA 28-7
2nd - MIN - Jones, 17-yard pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 35-7
3rd - MIN - Mike Mullarkey, 7-yard pass from Kramer (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 42-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jessie Clark 9-33, Kenneth Davis 8-21, Gary Ellerson 4-13, Gerry Ellis 2-11, Paul Ott Carruth 1-4, Vince Ferragamo 1-0
MINNESOTA - Darrin Nelson 12-45, Alfred Anderson 5-28, Ted Brown 6-15, Wayne Wilson 3-2, Tommy Kramer 1-0, Wade Wilson 5-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 5-0-0 1 INT, Vince Ferragamo 23-12-163 1 TD 1 INT
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 25-16-241 6 TD, Wade Wilson 5-3-65 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Walter Stanley 2-69, James Lofton 2-38, Kenneth Davis 2-27, Dan Ross 1-9, Gary Ellerson 1-7, Mark Lewis 1-4 1 TD, Phil Epps 1-4, Jessie Clark 1-4, Paul Ott Carruth 1-1
MINNESOTA - Steve Jordan 6-112 2 TD, Hassan Jones 6-106 2 TD, Mike Mularkey 3-15 1 TD, Darrin Nelson 2-42 1 TD, Leo Lewis 1-21, Ted Brown 1-10
(MILWAUKEE) - Boomer Esiason threw two touchdown passes and James Brooks ran for two TDs in a 27-point second quarter as the visiting Bengals hung on for a 34-28 victory over winless Green Bay. Esiason, who threw four interceptions last Sunday in his worst performance as a pro, completed 15 of 24 passes for 207 yards against the Packers, including scoring throws of 13, 7 and 15 yards. Brooks, who rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries, scored on touchdown runs of 9 and 8 yards in the second quarter. Green Bay, 0-5, held a 7-0 first quarter lead on a 2-yard run by HB Gary Ellerson. But the Bengals, 3-2, who failed to get a first down in the first quarter, scored every time they had the ball in the second quarter. Packers WR James Lofton, in his ninth season, caught seven passes to pass Don Hutson on the team's career receiving list with 490 receptions. His sixth catch of the day was a 15-yard touchdown pass from Randy Wright with 7:04 left in the game, making the score 34-21. Ellerson then went over from the 1 for a touchdown with a minute remaining. Esiason completed 10 of 15 passes for 159 yards in the first half. Cris Collinsworth caught four passes for 82 yards in the half, including Esiason's scoring passes of 13 and 7 yards.
CINCINNATI -  0 27  0  7 - 34
GREEN BAY  -  7  0  7 14 - 28
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   26            24
Rush-yards-TDs          47-195-2       25-75-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-24-207-3-0 19-31-276-2-1
Sacked-yards                3-24          3-23
Net pass yards               183           253
Total yards                  378           328
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           1-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             5-36          7-50
SCORING
1st - GB - Ellerson, 2-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CIN - Cris Collinsworth, 13-yd pass from Esiason (Jim Breech kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - CIN - James Brooks, 9-yard run (Kick failed) CINCINNATI 13-7
2nd - CIN - Brooks, 8-yard run (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 20-7
2nd - CIN - Collinsworth, 7-yard pass from Esiason (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 27-7
3rd - GB - Carruth, 3-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) CINCINNATI 27-14
4th - CIN - Eddie Brown, 15-yard pass from Esiason (Breech kick) CINCINNATI 34-14
4th - GB - Lofton, 15-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) CINCINNATI 34-21
4th - GB - Ellerson, 1-yard run (Del Greco kick) CINCINNATI 34-28
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gary Ellerson 18-52 2 TD, Paul Ott Carruth 3-18, Kenneth Davis 2-3, Randy Wright 2-2
CINCINNATI - James Brooks 20-94 2 TD, Bill Johnson 16-68, Boomer Esiason 4-11, Stanford Jennings 2-11, Larry Kinnebrew 3-8, Eddie Brown 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 31-19-276 2 TD 1 INT
CINCINNATI - Boomer Esiason 24-15-207 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 7-109 1 TD, Gary Ellerson 3-67, Phil Epps 3-66, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-18, Walter Stanley 1-12, Paul Ott Carruth 1-3 1 TD, Dan Ross 1-1, Kenneth Davis 1-0
CINCINNATI - Cris Collinsworth 4-82 2 TD, Eddie Brown 4-52 1 TD, Tim McGee 3-27, James Brooks 2-29, Rodney Holman 1-11, Bill Johnson 1-6
(GREEN BAY) - Rookie Garry James rushed for 140 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown on a 41-yard run as the Detroit Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers 21-14. It was Green Bay's sixth straight loss. FB James Jones, Detroit's leading rusher this season, gained 99 yards on 29 carries. Scott Williams scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter as he and James teamed for a 14-point surge. Detroit wrapped up the game on Eric Hipple's 2-yard touchdown toss to TE David Lewis with 7:07 left in the game. The pass capped a 14-play, 70-yard drive that began when Detroit NT Eric Williams recovered a fumbled Green Bay snap on the first play of the fourth quarter as the Packers were driving in Detroit territory. Randy Wright threw touchdown passes of 5 and 6 yards for Green Bay. James Lofton caught the first scoring pass in the second quarter and TE Dan Ross caught the second pass with six seconds remaining.
DETROIT   -  0 14  0  7 - 21
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  7 - 14
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            16
Rush-yards-TDs          52-236-2       15-44-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-19-102-1-1 25-42-253-2-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          2-18
Net pass yards               102           235
Total yards                  338           279
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             2-25         11-89
SCORING
2nd - DET - Garry James, 41-yard run (Eddie Murray kick) DETROIT 7-0
2nd - DET - Scott Williams, 1-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 14-0
2nd - GB - Lofton, 5-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) DETROIT 14-7
4th - DET - David Lewis, 2-yard pass from Eric Hipple (Murray kick) DETROIT 21-7
4th - GB - Ross, 6-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) DETROIT 21-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gary Ellerson 8-17, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-15, Paul Ott Carruth 3-10, Kenneth Davis 2-2, Randy Wright 1-0
DETROIT - Garry James 20-140 1 TD, James Jones 29-99, Scott Williams 1-1 1 TD, Eric Hipple 1-(-2), Herman Hunter 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 41-25-253 2 TD 1 INT, Chuck Fusina 1-0-0
DETROIT - Eric Hipple 19-15-102 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 7-71, James Lofton 6-73 1 TD, Paul Ott Carruth 4-25, Dan Ross 3-27 1 TD, Phil Epps 3-12, Walter Stanley 2-45
DETROIT - Carl Bland 5-32, James Jones 3-16, David Lewis 3-15 1 TD, Herman Hunter 1-17, Jeff Chadwick 1-9, Leonard Thompson 1-7, Rob Rubick 1-6
(CLEVELAND) - Randy Wright passed for 277 yards, including the game-winning 47-yard touchdown to Phillip Epps, as the previously winless Green Bay Packers rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to beat the Cleveland Browns 17-14. The pass to Epps, with 1:21 to play in the third quarter, came on the first play following a 36-yard punt by Cleveland's Jeff Gossett and gave the Packers a 17-14 advantage, their first lead since a Sept. 22 game against the Chicago Bears. The Packers, 1-6, off to their worst start ever, had managed only a 24-yard Al Del Greco field goal in the first half. But they came alive in the third quarter when beleaguered Coach Forrest Gregg benched starting RB's Gary Ellerson and Paul Ott Carruth. Ellerson and Carruth combined for minus 2 yards rushing in the first half. Their replacements, Gerry Ellis and Kenneth Davis, spurred the Packers' 84-yard drive on their first possession of the second half, capped by Ellis' 2-yard scoring run that pulled the Packers within 14-10. Davis finished with 64 yards on 10 carries, all in the second half, while Ellis had 55 yards on four receptions. Wright completed 21 of 27 passes. His Cleveland counterpart, Bernie Kosar, was 28 of 36 for 222 yards and two touchdowns. LB Tim Harris made his first start for Green Bay.
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0 14 - 17
CLEVELAND -  7  7  0  0 - 14
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   19            14
Rush-yards-TDs           29-96-1       22-32-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-27-277-1-0 29-37-252-2-1
Sacked-yards                1-13          3-19
Net pass yards               264           233
Total yards                  360           265
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             5-35          5-40
SCORING
1st - CLE - Earnest Byner, 3-yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick) CLEVELAND 7-0
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 24-yard field goal CLEVELAND 7-3
2nd - CLE - Brian Brennan, 15-yard pass from Kosar (Bahr kick) CLEVELAND 14-3
4th - GB - Ellis, 2-yard run (Del Greco kick) CLEVELAND 14-10
4th - GB - Epps, 47-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 10-65, Phil Epps 1-20, Gerry Ellis 6-16 1 TD, Gary Ellerson 7-1, Paul Ott Carruth 4-1, Randy Wright 1-(-7)
CLEVELAND - Kevin Mack 16-41, Earnest Byner 3-4, Bernie Kosar 1-0, Herman Fontenot 1-(-2), Reggie Langhorne 1-(-11)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 27-21-277 1 TD
CLEVELAND - Bernie Kosar 36-28-222 2 TD 1 INT, Jeff Gossett 1-1-30
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Phil Epps 5-88 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 4-65, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-30, James Lofton 2-25, Gary Ellerson 2-18, Paul Ott Carruth 2-7, Dan Ross 1-16, Ed West 1-13, Walter Stanley 1-8, Kenneth Davis 1-7
CLEVELAND - Kevin Mack 8-68, Reggie Langhorne 6-62, Herman Fontenot 4-25, Brian Brennan 3-47 1 TD, Ozzie Newsome 3-21, Earnest Byner 3-20 1 TD, Webster Slaughter 2-9
(MILWAUKEE) - Ronnie Lott, the NFL's pass interception leader, picked off two Green Bay passes and returned one 55 yards for the go-ahead touchdown to give the San Francisco 49ers a 31-17 victory over the Packers. Lott stepped in front of Green Bay WR Phillip Epps and raced down the sideline to give San Francisco a 21-14 lead with 14:07 remaining. Ray Wersching added a 27-yard field goal with 5:13 left, and Tory Nixon returned another interception 88 yards for the final TD with 33 seconds remaining, stopping Green Bay's final drive. Lott's two interceptions off Randy Wright gave him eight this season, tops in the league. The first set up a third-quarter San Francisco TD. Mike Moroski, subbing for the injured Jeff Kemp at quarterback, completed 17 of 29 passes for 147 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran for one San Francisco touchdown.
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  7  7 17 - 31
GREEN BAY     -  7  7  0  3 - 17
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            29
Rush-yards-TDs           24-92-1      35-152-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-29-147-1-1 32-57-345-1-3
Sacked-yards                2-17          3-33
Net pass yards               130           312
Total yards                  222           464
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           2-1
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             5-30        14-111
SCORING
1st - GB - Carruth, 1-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Lewis, 3-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - SF - Jerry Rice, 4-yard pass from Mike Moroski (Ray Wersching kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - SF - Moroski, 9-yard run (Wersching kick) TIED 14-14
4th - SF - Ronnie Lott, 55-yard interception return (Wersching kick) SAN FRANCISCO 21-14
4th - GB - Del Greco, 22-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 21-17
4th - SF - Wersching, 27-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 24-17
4th - SF - Tory Nixon, 88-yard interception return (Wersching kick) SAN FRANCISCO 31-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Ott Carruth 9-52 1 TD, Gary Ellerson 13-48, Kenneth Davis 6-33, Randy Wright 1-18, Gerry Ellis 5-9, Phil Epps 1-(-8)
SAN FRANCISCO - Roger Craig 12-39, Joe Cribbs 8-39, Mike Moroski 4-14 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 54-30-328 1 TD 3 INT, Chuck Fusina 3-2-17
SAN FRANCISCO - Mike Moroski 29-17-147 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 7-88, Phil Epps 7-69, Gerry Ellis 4-49, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-24, Paul Ott Carruth 3-16, Dan Ross 3-14, Walter Stanley 2-71, Gary Ellerson 2-12, Mark Lewis 1-3 1 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Roger Craig 5-34, Jerry Rice 4-49 1 TD, Dwight Clark 3-33, Russ Francis 3-22, Joe Cribbs 2-19
(PITTSBURGH) - Mark Malone threw three touchdown passes to Weegie Thompson and Pittsburgh turned two fumbles in the first tour minutes by Green Bay's Gary Ellerson into scores as the Steelers beat the Packers 27-3. Thompson made an 18-yard first quarter scoring catch following Ellerson's second fumble and caught a 9-yarder in the third to make it 20-3 after a missed Green Bay field goal attempt. Thompson, subbing for the injured Louis Lipps, made a diving 6-yard touchdown catch in the fourth period after Mike Merriweather intercepted a pass by Green Bay QB Randy Wright. Thompson caught six passes for 78 yards after making eight catches for one touchdown in the Steelers' first eight games. The Steelers, 3-6, won their second in a row by converting three turnovers by the 1-7 Packers into points. Steelers' LB Robin Cole recovered an Ellerson fumble at the Green Bay 27 on the Packers' second play from scrimmage to set up Gary Anderson's 25-yard field goal with 11:49 left in the first quarter. Ellerson fumbled again on the Packers' next possession after being hit simultaneously by Steelers' LB's Merriweather and Robin Cole with Gary Dunn recovering at the Packers' 22 A play later, Thompson made the first of his three scoring catches to improve the Steelers' lead to 10-0 with 10:28 remaining in the period.
GREEN BAY  -  0  3  0  0 -  3
PITTSBURGH - 10  3  7  7 - 24
                       GREEN BAY    PITTSBURGH
First downs                   11            19
Rush-yards-TDs           24-61-0      37-126-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-36-197-0-2 20-32-195-3-0
Sacked-yards                3-18           0-0
Net pass yards               179           195
Total yards                  240           321
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           2-2
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             9-67          4-45
SCORING
1st - PIT - Gary Anderson, 25-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 3-0
1st - PIT - Weegie Thompson, 18-yd pass from Mark Malone (Anderson kick) PITTSBURGH 10-0
2nd - PITT - Anderson, 40-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 13-0
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 34-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 13-3
3rd - PITT - Thompson, 9-yard pass from Malone (Anderson kick) PITTSBURGH 20-3
4th - PITT - Thompson, 6-yard pass from Malone (Anderson kick) PITTSBURGH 27-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 10-39, Paul Ott Carruth 4-10, Gary Ellerson 5-8, Gerry Ellis 3-5, Karl Swanke 1-0, Chuck Fusina 1-(-1)
PITTSBURGH - Walter Abercrombie 17-76, Earnest Jackson 16-54, Dan Reeder 1-2, Mark Malone 2-(-2), Chuck Sanders 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 31-15-180 1 INT, Chuck Fusina 5-3-17 1 INT
PITTSBURGH - Mark Malone 31-20-195 3 TD, Harry Newsome 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Walter Stanley 5-97, Gerry Ellis 5-34, Phil Epps 2-19, Eddie Lee Ivery 2-17, Dan Ross 2-16, James Lofton 2-14
PITTSBURGH - Weegie Thompson 6-78 3 TD, Walter Abercrombie 4-31, Earnest Jackson 3-24, Rich Erenberg 3-14, Calvin Sweeney 2-31, Chuck Sanders 1-10, Preston Gothard 1-7
(GREEN BAY) - Jay Schroeder, who grew up in the Midwest, looked at home in the blustery cold of Green Bay. Schroeder's strong arm consistently powered the football through swirling winds for 167 yards and two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat the Packers 16-7. "It wasn't that bad with just the cold, but the wind whipping around made it bad," said the 25-year-old Schroeder, who was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Minnesota. While Schroeder completed 13 of 23 passes without an interception, Green Bay quarterbacks Randy Wright and Chuck Fusina combined for 18 of 28 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Redskins fell behind 7-0 and trailed 7-6 at halftime. Head coach Joe Gibbs said the Redskins thought they would have a tough game because Green Bay was at home and coining off a bad performance against Pittsburgh. Schroeder threw a 26-yard TD pass in the first quarter and tossed a 6-yard scoring pass in the third quarter. Max Zendejas, who missed a first quarter extra-point attempt, kicked a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Redskins, 8-2, a 16-7 lead with 5:29 left. The Packers, without injured starting QB Randy Wright in the second half, lost their third straight and fell to 1-9. Wright, who received a blow to the head and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, completed six of 12 passes for 55 yards. He threw one touchdown and one interception. Former USFL QB Chuck Fusina started the second half for the Packers, subbing for the injured Wright. Fusina completed 12 of 16 for 99 yards. Washington, which trailed 7-6 at halftime, took its first lead of the game after a Ken Davis fumble in Redskin territory late in the third quarter. Starting at their own 22-yard line, the Redskins went 78 yards in eight plays. The touchdown came on Schroeder's 6-yard pass to RB Kelvin Bryant, who beat LB Brian Noble over the middle and gave Washington a 13-7 lead with 50 seconds left in the third quarter. Packers' kicker Al Del Greco missed two field goals in the game, played under cold, windy conditions.
WASHINGTON -  6  0  7  3 - 16
GREEN BAY  -  7  0  0  0 -  7
                      WASHINGTON     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            18
Rush-yards-TDs           34-87-0      34-140-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-23-167-2-0 18-28-154-1-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          2-13
Net pass yards               167           141
Total yards                  254           281
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           4-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             7-55          7-60
SCORING
1st - GB - Epps, 3-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - WASH - Ricky Sanders, 26-yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-6
3rd - WASH - Kelvin Bryant, 6-yd pass from Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick) WASHINGTON 13-6
4th - WASH - Zendejas, 30-yard field goal WASHINGTON 16-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 16-93, Gerry Ellis 3-20, Paul Ott Carruth 8-14, Chuck Fusina 6-12, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-1
WASHINGTON - George Rogers 18-55, Kelvin Bryant 11-35, Jay Schroeder 5-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 12-6-55 1 TD 1 INT, Chuck Fusina 16-12-99
WASHINGTON - Jay Schroeder 23-13-167 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 7-21, Phil Epps 6-63 1 TD, Paul Ott Carruth 3-30, James Lofton 2-40
WASHINGTON - Kelvin Bryant 4-31 1 TD, Gary Clark 3-41, Clint Didier 2-52, Ricky Sanders 1-26 1 TD, Don Warren 1-10, Keith Griffin 1-4, Art Monk 1-3
(MILWAUKEE) - Randy Wright threw three touchdown passes and the Green Bay defense had a season-high six sacks as the Packers broke a three-game losing streak with a 31-7 victory over Tampa Bay. Wright threw TD passes of 53-, 12- and 5 yards in the first half as the Packers took a 21-0 halftime lead. WR Phillip Epps caught the first and the third of Wright's touchdown throws. James Lofton caught the second for his 50th career touchdown. For the day, Wright completed 18 of 29 passes for 238 yards. Any hopes of an Buccaneer victory went out of the window in the first quarter when James Wilder left the game through injury. In spite of a monster day by Gerald Carter, the Bucs only got on the scoreboard with three minutes left and the result beyond doubt. 
TAMPA BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY - 14  7 10  0 - 31
                       TAMPA BAY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            24
Rush-yards-TDs           21-63-0      36-154-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-35-234-1-2 20-33-283-3-3
Sacked-yards                6-34           0-0
Net pass yards               200           283
Total yards                  263           437
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-1
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             5-50          9-65
SCORING
1st - GB - Epps, 53-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Lofton, 12-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Epps, 5-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
3rd - GB - Del Greco, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-0
3rd - GB - Ellerson, 1-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 31-0
4th - TB - Gerald Carter, 10-yd pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 11-59, Gerry Ellis 6-31, Gary Ellerson 8-28 1 TD, Paul Ott Carruth 6-13, Randy Wright 1-13, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-9, Jessie Clark 3-1
TAMPA BAY - Steve Young 6-33, Ron Spring 11-30, James Wilder 4-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 29-18-238 3 TD 3 INT, Chuck Fusina 4-2-45
TAMAP BAY - Steve Young 35-20-234 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-80 1 TD, Phil Epps 4-77 2 TD, Walter Stanley 4-54, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-56, Dan Ross 1-15, Kenneth Davis 1-5, Paul Ott Carruth 1-(-1), Jessie Clark 1-(-3)
TAMPA BAY - Gerald Carter 7-143 1 TD, Ron Spring 6-24, Phil Freeman 4-42, Pat Franklin 2-14, K.D. Dunn 1-11
(CHICAGO) - Kevin Butler's 32-yard field goal with 2:37 to play lifted Chicago to a 12-10 victory over Green Bay in a vicious 133rd renewal of the teams' rivalry. The winning kick came shortly after Dave Duerson recovered a fumble by Gary Ellerson at the Green Bay 34-yard line. With Walter Payton carrying three times, the Bears moved to the 14-yard line to set up the winning field goal. It came after the Packers had taken the lead on Randy Wright's 46-yard touchdown pass to Ed West to give the Packers a 10-9 lead. Earlier in the half, Al Del Greco had booted a 22-yard field goal for the Packers. The game also marked the return of Chicago QB Jim McMahon, who missed three straight games because of a shoulder injury. McMahon extended his streak to 23 straight starting victories, but he was ineffective for the most part. Bad blood was still simmering from the '85 embarassments of the Packers. During the game, Green Bay DE Charles Martin body-slammed McMahon in a clear cheap shot, and McMahon was lost for the year. 
GREEN BAY -  0  0  3  7 - 10
CHICAGO   -  2  7  0  3 - 12
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   11            15
Rush-yards-TDs           25-89-0      38-198-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-29-148-1-2 15-38-102-0-3
Sacked-yards                6-42           0-0
Net pass yards               106           102
Total yards                  195           300
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           4-2
Turnovers                      3             5
Penalties-yards             6-50          4-30
SCORING
1st - CHI - Safety, Dan Hampton tackled Davis in the end zone CHICAGO 2-0
2nd - CH - Dennis Gentry recovered a block punt in the end zone (Butler kick) CHICAGO 9-0
3rd - GB - Del Greco, 22-yard field goal CHICAGO 9-3
4th - CHI - West, 46-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 10-9
4th - CHI - Butler, 32-yard field goal CHICAGO 12-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 4-43, Gary Ellerson 7-30, Kenneth Davis 12-15, Paul Ott Carruth 2-1
CHICAGO - Walter Payton 17-85, Jim McMahon 6-64, Calvin Thomas 6-30, Matt Suhey 6-21, Mike Tomczak 2-(-1), William Perry 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 29-10-148 1 TD 2 INT
CHICAGO - Jim McMahon 32-13-95 3 INT, Mike Tomczak 6-3-7
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ed West 5-103 1 TD, James Lofton 3-26, Phil Epps 2-19
CHICAGO - Dennis Gentry 3-59, Matt Suhey 3-18, Tim Wrightman 3-10, Willie Gault 2-22, Calvin Thomas 2-(-7), Emery Moorehead 1-2, Walter Payton 1-(-2)
(DETROIT) - Thanksgiving Day football has always been something special in Detroit, a tradition peculiar to the Lions. But what the Lions did in this Thanksgiving Day game was just plain peculiar. They scored 40 points against one of the least successful teams in the NFL, the Packers, and still couldn't win the ball game. The Lions gave up an 83-yard punt return touchdown to Walter Stanley with only 41 seconds to play, giving the Packers a 44-40 victory before 61,199 at the Silverdome. The loss eliminated any chance the Lions had to finish above .500, dropping them to 5-8 and sending coach Darryl Rogers home to his holiday dinner fuming and having lost his appetite. It wasn't just the punt return touchdown that had Rogers angry. That was only the final inglorious blunder of the afternoon. There were plenty of mistakes before that to get him steaming. There were blocked punts, dropped touchdown passes, blown coverages, wasted opportunities, a touchdown nullified by a penalty, and a defense that couldn't stop the next-to-lowest scoring team in the NFL. "You're not supposed to lose games that way," Rogers said. "It's a terrible way to lose." Yet they would have gotten away with it except for the last-minute breakdown by the special teams. Rookie Paul Butcher, who was in on three special-teams tackles and forced two fumbles in his best game with the Lions, lost containment on Stanley and the Packers' speedster made a beeline down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown. Stanley, who caught two touchdown passes earlier in the game, outran another Lions special teams player, Shelton Robinson. The final Lions player with a shot at him, P Jim Arnold, was blocked out of the play. The Packers' sideline erupted in celebration, with Forrest Gregg grinning ear-to-ear and coast-to-coast on national television. The Lions got the ball at their own 25 with 25 seconds to play, but Ferguson's first pass was intercepted by Packers S Elbert Watts, putting the finishing touch on Green Bay's third victory in 13 games this season. Before the last- minute interception, Ferguson completed 19 of 37 passes for 256 yards, including three touchdown passes - a 23-yarder to Jeff Chadwick, a 20-yarder to Jimmie Giles and a 10-yarder to Carl Bland.
(GREEN BAY) - Darrin Nelson's 12-yard touchdown run and Tommy Kramer's 7-yard scoring pass to Anthony Carter came within a 74-second span of the first quarter after successive Green Bay punting miscues as the Minnesota Vikings beat the host Packers, 32-6. Alfred Anderson added an 8-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, also after a mistake by Green Bay, 3-11, as the Vikings improved to 8-6. Midway through the opening quarter, after Al Del Greco's 39-yard field goal had given the Packers a 3-0 lead, P Bill Renner's first career punt was blocked by Minnesota's Ike Holt and recovered by Rufus Bess at the Green Bay 12. Renner was punting in place of the injured Don Bracken. On the next play, Nelson broke Tiger Greene's tackle at the 10, sidestepped Ken Stills at the 5 and scored to give Minnesota a 6-3 lead 9:29 into the game. Chuck Nelson's conversion attempt hit the left upright. After the Packers failed to move the ball on their next possession, Renner was unable to handle Bill Cherry's high snap and Minnesota got the football on Green Bay's 7.
MINNESOTA - 13  0  9 10 - 32
GREEN BAY -  3  3  0  0 -  6
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            19
Rush-yards-TDs          35-157-3      34-144-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-25-153-1-1 18-38-225-0-0
Sacked-yards                 1-7           3-2
Net pass yards               146           223
Total yards                  303           367
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           4-3
Turnovers                      1             3
Penalties-yards             5-35          4-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Del Greco, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - MIN - Darrin Nelson, 12-yard run (Kick failed) MINNESOTA 6-3
1st - MIN - Anthony Carter, 7-yd pass from Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 13-3
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 20-yard field goal MINNESOTA 13-6
3rd - MIN - Alfred Anderson, 8-yard run (Kick failed) MINNESOTA 19-6
3rd - MIN - Nelson, 28-yard field goal MINNESOTA 22-6
4th - MIN - Nelson, 31-yard field goal MINNESOTA 25-6
4th - MIN - Ted Brown, 12-yard run (Nelson kick) MINNESOTA 32-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Ott Carruth 14-63, Gerry Ellis 15-61, Randy Wright 3-20, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-0, Bill Renner 1-0
MINNESOTA - Darrin Nelson 8-71 1 TD, Alfred Anderson 10-46 1 TD, Allen Rice 7-25, Ted Brown 6-13 1 TD, Tommy Kramer 4-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 37-18-225, James Lofton 1-0-0
MINNESOTA - Tommy Kramer 25-13-153 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 5-66, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-51, Gerry Ellis 3-38, Mike Moffitt 2-30, Walter Stanley 2-25, Paul Ott Carruth 2-7, Dan Ross 1-8
MINNESOTA - Darrin Nelson 5-67, Anthony Carter 2-20 1 TD, Steve Jordan 2-17, Leo Lewis 1-22, Jim Gustafson 1-11, Mike Mularkey 1-9, Allen Rice 1-7
(TAMPA) - Just over 30,000 showed up for Leeman Bennett's last home game as head coach and watched the Packers stroll to an easy win over the 2-12 Bucs. Randy Wright, Gerry Ellis and Paul Ott Carruth ran for touchdowns and the Green Bay defense sacked Tampa QB Steve Young seven times to lead the visiting Packers over the Buccaneers. Wright scrambled 6 yards for a 7-0 lead late in the second quarter. Ellis and Carruth scored on runs of 2 yards and 1 yard, respectively, in the 2nd half as Green Bay won for the third time in its last five games. Green Bay only allowed a late consolation score to Calvin Magee for the few home supporters left in the stadium to cheer. 
GREEN BAY -  0  7  7  7 - 21
TAMPA BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                   20            14
Rush-yards-TDs          36-176-3      20-125-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-28-190-0-0 14-30-175-1-2
Sacked-yards                2-17          7-58
Net pass yards               173           117
Total yards                  349           242
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      0             2
Penalties-yards             8-41          6-47
SCORING
2nd - GB - Wright, 6-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - GB - Ellis, 2-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4th - GB - Carruth, 1-yard run (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
4th - TB - Calvin Magee, 9-yd pass from DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Ott Carruth 11-56 1 TD, Gerry Ellis 13-49 1 TD, Kenneth Davis 7-31, Walter Stanley 1-19, Gary Ellerson 2-17, Randy Wright 2-4 1 TD
TAMPA BAY - Bobby Howard 10-57, Ron Springs 7-49, Steve Young 3-19
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 25-14-190, Chuck Fusina 3-0-0
TAMPA BAY - Steve Young 20-10-104 1 INT, Steve DeBerg 10-4-71 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Walter Stanley 3-63, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-40, Paul Ott Carruth 3-12, James Lofton 2-33, Mike Moffitt 1-23, Gerry Ellis 1-12, Dan Ross 1-7
TAMPA BAY - Calvin Magee 4-45 1 TD, Ron Springs 4-26, Gerald Carter 3-46, K.D. Dunn 1-34, Vince Heflin 1-15, Bobby Howard 1-9
(NEW YORK) - Phil Simms threw 2 touchdown passes to Mark Bavaro, and Joe Morris ran for 115 yards Saturday to help the Giants clinch the NFC's best record with a 55-24 victory over the Packers. "If they want to beat us, they have to come to our house and play," outside LB Lawrence Taylor said after the Giants completed their winningest season with their ninth straight triumph. The Giants, who won 13 games in 1929 and 1930, won 14 games in a season for the first time. The Packers, whose 0-6 start this season was the worst in the team's 66-year history, finished 4-12 for their lowest victory total since 1977. The Giants built a 24-point first half lead and twice saw the margin slip to 7 points. But after nearly blowing a 24-0 lead, the Giants had a fun fourth quarter against Green Bay. Coach Bill Parcells put in his second team and little-used RB Lee Rouson on ran for touchdowns of 10 and 21 yards as the Giants scored the final 24 points. The Packers made obscene gestures toward Parcells in the final minutes. The 55 points was the third most ever given up by the Packers. The only bright spot for Green Bay was rookie RB Kenneth Davis, who ran for 94 yards in the loss.
GREEN BAY -  0 17  7  0 - 24
NY GIANTS - 21  3 14 17 - 55
                       GREEN BAY     NY GIANTS
First downs                   17            30
Rush-yards-TDs          19-119-0      45-226-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-36-199-2-2 18-27-245-3-2
Sacked-yards                 1-4          2-23
Net pass yards               195           222
Total yards                  314           448
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards            14-94          5-40
SCORING
1st - NYG - Mark Bavaro, 24-yard pass from Phil Simms (Raul Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 7-0
1st - NYG - Tom Flynn, 36-yard blocked punt return (Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 14-0
1st - NYG - Joe Morris, 3-yard run (Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 21-0
2nd - NYG - Allegre, 46-yard field goal NY GIANTS 24-0
2nd - GB - Ivery, 13-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) NY GIANTS 24-7
2nd - GB - Stills, 58-yard interception return (Del Greco kick) NY GIANTS 24-14
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 34-yard field goal NY GIANTS 24-17
3rd - NYG - Bavaro, 4-yard pass from Simms (Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 31-17
3rd - GB - Davis, 15-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) NY GIANTS 31-24
3rd - NYG - Zeke Mowatt, 22-yard pass from Simms (Allegre kick) GIANTS 38-24
4th - NYG - Lee Rouson, 10-yard run (Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 45-24
4th - NYG - Rouson, 26-yard run (Allegre kick) NY GIANTS 52-24
4th - NYG - Allegre, 26-yard field goal NY GIANTS 55-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 8-92, Paul Ott Carruth 9-21, Gerry Ellis 2-6
NY GIANTS - Joe Morris 22-115 1 TD, Lee Rouson 8-39 2 TD, Maurice Carthon 7-29, Jeff Rutledge 2-22, Ottis Anderson 6-21
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 36-19-199 2 TD 2 INT
NY GIANTS - Phil Simms 25-18-245 3 TD 2 INT, Jeff Rutledge 2-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Kenneth Davis 6-45 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 5-67 1 TD, Dan Ross 2-18, Paul Ott Carruth 2-17, Mike Moffitt 1-34, Nolan Franz 1-7, Walter Stanley 1-6, Ed West 1-5
NY GIANTS - Mark Bavaro 5-59 2 TD, Stacy Robinson 3-39, Tony Galbreath 3-15, Bobby Johnson 2-44, Lee Rouson 2-39, Phil McConkey 1-23, Zeke Mowatt 1-22 1 TD, Maurice Carthon 1-4
GREEN BAY - 13 10  7 14 - 44
DETROIT   - 10 10 17  3 - 40
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   18            22
Rush-yards-TDs           26-95-0      35-104-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-26-286-3-1 19-37-256-3-2
Sacked-yards                2-14          2-22
Net pass yards               272           234
Total yards                  367           338
Fumbles-lost                 5-2           0-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards           14-105          6-59
SCORING
1st - DET - Eddie Murray, 44-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
1st - DET - James Jones, 1-yard run (Murray kick) DETROIT 10-0
1st - GB - Del Greco, 34-yard field goal DETROIT 10-3
1st - GB - Simmons recovered a blocked punt in the end zone TIED 10-10
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 48-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-10
2nd - GB - Del Greco, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-10
2nd - DET - Murray, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-13
2nd - GB - Stanley, 21-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 23-13
2nd - DET - Jeff Chadwick, 23-yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Murray kick) GREEN BAY 23-20
3rd - DET - Murray, 32-yard field goal TIED 23-23
3rd - DET - Jimmie Giles, 20-yard pass from Ferguson (Murray kick) DETROIT 30-23
3rd - DET - Carl Bland, 10--yard pass from Ferguson (Murray kick) DETROIT 37-23
3rd - GB - Stanley, 36-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) DETROIT 37-30
4th - DET - Murray, 19-yard field goal DETROIT 40-30
4th - GB - Carruth, 11-yard pass from Wright (Del Greco kick) DETROIT 40-37
4th - GB - Stanley, 83-yard punt return (Del Greco kick) GREEN BAY 44-40
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Gerry Ellis 13-56, Paul Ott Carruth 7-45, Randy Wright 6-(-6)
DETROIT - Garry James 19-71, James Jones 14-27 1 TD, Herman Hunter 1-6, Scott Williams 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Randy Wright 26-18-286 3 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Joe Ferguson 37-19-256 3 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 6-84, Walter Stanley 4-124 2 TD, Gerry Ellis 3-20, Ed West 2-30, Paul Ott Carruth 2-17 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 1-11
DETROIT - Jeff Chadwick 6-121 1 TD, Carl Bland 4-52 1 TD, Garry James 4-16, Jimmie Giles 3-42 1 TD, James Jones 2-25
The program from the Vikings-Packer game on December 7th (CREDIT: Packerville, USA for more contents and larger pictures)