(HOUSTON) - Green Bay's Jan Stenerud kicked a 42-yard field goal with 9:05 remaining in an overtime period to complement a five-touchdown performance by QB Lynn Dickey and rally the Packers to an exhausting 41-38 victory over Houston. Dickey threw four first-half touchdown passes and added a fifth that tied the score late in the game, but had to give way to backup David Whitehurst to start the overtime because of a recurring back injury. The Packers took the kickoff to start the overtime from the Packer 17 to the Houston 24 to set up Stenerud's game-winner.
GREEN BAY -  7 21  3  7  3 - 41
HOUSTON   - 10  0  7 21  0 - 38
                       GREEN BAY       HOUSTON
First downs                   22            28
Rush-yards-TDs          26-135-0      36-150-4
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 30-34-352-5-1 22-34-348-1-2
Sacked-yards                 1-8           0-0
Net pass yards               344           348
Total yards                  479           498
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           0-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             7-49          5-43
SCORING
1st - GB - Coffman, 25-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - HOU - Florian Kempf, 49-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
1st - HOU - Tim Smith, 47-yard pass from Archie Manning (Kempf kick) HOUSTON 10-7
2nd - GB - Jefferson, 5-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - GB - Jefferson, 13-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 21-10
2nd - GB - Ellis, 11-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
3rd - HOU - Earl Campbell, 7-yard run (Kempf kick) GREEN BAY 28-17
3rd - GB - Stenerud, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-17
4th - HOU - Campbell, 8-yard run (Kempf kick) GREEN BAY 31-24
4th - HOU - Campbell, 1-yard run (Kempf kick) TIED 31-31
4th - GB - Lofton, 74-yard pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick) GREEN BAY 38-31
4th - HOU - Larry Moriarty, 2-yard run (Kempf kick) TIED 38-38
OT - GB - Stenerud, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 41-38
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lee Ivery 12-71, Gerry Ellis 9-41, James Lofton 2-12, Harlan Huckleby 1-9, Mike Meade 1-2, Lynn Dickey 1-0
HOUSTON - Earl Campbell 27-123 3 TD, Larry Moriarty 5-21 1 TD, Gary Allen 1-5, Stan Edwards 3-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 31-27-333 5 TD 1 INT, David Whitehurst 3-3-19
HOUSTON - Archie Manning 34-22-348 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Lofton 8-154 1 TD, John Jefferson 6-60 2 TD, Gerry Ellis 6-39 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-46 1 TD, Eddie Lee Ivery 3-31, Phil Epps 1-10, Harlan Huckleby 1-7, Gary Lewis 1-4, Mike Meade 1-1
HOUSTON - Tim Smith 8-197 1 TD, Chris Dressel 4-38, Dave Casper 3-29, Mike Holston 2-31, Steve Bryant 2-26, Stan Edwards 1-13, Earl Campbell 1-11, Mike McCloskey 1-3
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 41, Houston Oilers (0-1) 38 (OT)
Sunday September 4th 1983 (at Houston)