Monday, November 28, 1977

“Packers and Steelers reign supreme” – David Warner, San Diego Tribune

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers both improved to conference leading 11-1 records as the NAFL rolls into week 14. Pittsburgh has been without Terry Bradshaw for the last two weeks and Coach Carson noted that he may not return for another two weeks. In his absence backup Joe Gilliam has thrown for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns. “He has been instrumental in our success since Terry went down,” commented Coach Carson from Pittsburgh Monday evening. Meanwhile, the defending WFC Champion Green Bay Packers have used a punishing ground attack and a solid defense to propel themselves into the number one spot in this week’s power rankings. Running back’s Curtis Brown and Ron Johnson have combined for 1,156 yards on the ground while Mike Lynch has thrown for 2,846 yards.

Week 14 Power Rankings

1. Green Bay Packers
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. San Diego Chargers

League round up

“L.A. moves to 8-4 on heels of McCutcheon” – Los Angeles Times

Express running back Lawrence McCutcheon ran up 179 yards of total offense and guided his team to a 17-10 victory over the New England Patriots. McCutcheon surpassed 1,000 yards on the season with 1,035 yards. it is the fifth time in six seasons he has rushed for over 1,000 yards and has 7,243 career rushing yards. “He is a hard running, elusive back. I am glad he is on our team,” commented Expree Coach George Allen when asked about is starting running back.

Scores from around the league

Carolina 3 @ Atlanta 6; QB Sean Goldrich 22/41, 217 yards
New Orleans 3 @ Pittsburgh 27; QB Joe Gilliam 17/30, 188 yards, 2 TD
Kansas City 31 @ Chicago 17; RB Ed Davis 190 total yards
Washington 24 @ New York 17; QB Joe Theismann 17/37, 232 yards, 3 TD
Baltimore 3 @ Seattle 19; TE Duke Fergerson 5 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD
Denver 13 @ Oakland 23; FB Mark Van Eeghen 202 total yards, 1 TD
Houston 7 @ Tennessee 27; QB Jordan West 24/30, 237 yards, 3 TD
Tampa Bay 20 @ Cleveland 16; WR Eddie Hackett 6 receptions, 80 yards, 2 TD
San Francisco 21 @ Oklahoma City 27; RB Glenn Davis 99 total yards
Detroit 6 @ Toronto 30; QB Bobby Scott 28/35, 374 yards, 3 TD
Dallas 24 @ Jacksonville 13; WR Herman Franklin 5 receptions, 91 yards, 1 TD
St. Louis 21 @ Philadelphia 13; RB George Amundson 215 total yards, 2 TD