Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung runs the power sweep with guards Fuzzy Thurston (63) and Jerry Kramer (64) leading the way during a 23-14 victory over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Oct. 2, 1966. Packers quarterback Bart Starr is at upper left. The Lions players are, from left, defensive linemen Roger Brown (76), Alex Karras (71) and Darris McCord (78) and linebacker Ernie Clark (59). Maury Peerenboom photo
(GREEN BAY) - Bart Starr tossed two touchdown bombs and an opportunistic defense set the stage for three Don Chandler field goals as the unbeaten Green Bay Packers upended the Detroit Lions 23-14. The victory kept the Packers alone in first place in the Western Conference. Starr tossed 53 yards to Marv Fleming and 78 yards to Carroll Dale as the.Packers raced to a 17-0 lead against the Lions, frustrated all afternoon by fumbles and penalties. The Packers picked off two Milt Plum passes and recovered three Lion fumbles. One of the interceptions and two of the fumbles led to Chandler field goals. Chandler's boots were true from the 14, 22 and 31. He missed one from the 43. The Lions, behind Plum's passing and the inside pounding of Amos Marsh and Tom Nowatzke, pulled to within six points early in the fourth period as Marsh powered over from the eight to cap an 80-yard drive. Nowatzke scored the first Detroit touchdown with a one-yard plunge in the second period. The Packers struck the first time they got the ball as Starr passed to Fleming over the middle at the Detroit 45. Fleming shook a couple of defenders and raced for the touchdown. A fumble by Marsh on the Detroit 39 was recovered by the Packers' Ron Kostelnik. A seven-yard penalty tagged onto a Starr to Jim Taylor pass play pushed the ball to the Detroit 17. Chandler followed three plays with his first kick.
DETROIT   -  0  7  0  7 - 14
GREEN BAY - 10  7  3  3 - 23
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            10
Rush-yards-TDs          37-174-2       29-66-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-24-193-0-2 11-19-212-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-18          5-27
Net pass yards               175           185
Total yards                  349           251
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           0-0
Turnovers                      5             0
Penalties-yards            9-123          2-12
SCORING
1st - GB - Chandler, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Dale, 78-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - DET - Tom Nowatzke, 1-yard run (Wayne Walker kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Chandler, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-7
4th - DET - Amos Marsh, 8-yard run (Walker kick) GREEN BAY 20-14
4th - GB - Chandler, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 12-34, Paul Hornung 15-22, Donny Anderson 1-7, Bart Starr 1-3
DETROIT - Amos Marsh 21-89 1 TD, Tom Nowatzke 14-61 1 TD, Pat Studtill 1-15, Milt Plum 1-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-11-212 2 TD
DETROIT - Milt Plum 24-15-193 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Marv Fleming 3-72 1 TD, Carroll Dale 2-99 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 2-16, Jim Taylor 2-15, Bill Anderson 1-8, Paul Hornung 1-2
DETROIT - Pat Studstill 5-89, Tom Nowatzke 4-44, Gail Cogdill 3-32, Ron Kramer 2-20, Amos Marsh 1-8
Green Bay Packers (4-0) 23, Detroit Lions (2-2) 14
Sunday October 2nd 1966 (at Green Bay)