18th September, 2014
Packers Withstand Saints’ Second-Half Charge
Sept. 18, 1977 – Green Bay opens its season by beating the Saints 24-20 in a game of contrasting halves. In the first half, the Packers can do little wrong, as they race to a 24-0 lead amid 176 yards of offense and a 75-yard punt return for a TD by Willard Harrell. In the second half, New Orleans outgains them 225 yards to 28 and rings up 20 points. Steve Luke’s stop of Chuck Muncie on fourth down ends the Saints’ last threat.