Green Bay Packers (7-1) 31, Detroit Lions (3-4) 7
Sunday October 30th 1966 (at Detroit)
Detroit Lions quarterback Karl Sweetan (14) scrambles under pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Robert Brown (78) at Tigers Stadium.
Detroit Lions running back Tom Nowatzke (35) is hit by Green Bay Packers linebackers Ray Nitschke (66) and Lee Roy Caffey (60)
Green Bay Packers running back Elijah Pitts (22)
(DETROIT) - Bart Starr used his own passing and the runs of Elijah Pitts and Jim Taylor to hammer out a 31-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Green Bay overcame its own mistakes and used Detroit bobbles to run its record to 7-1 in the Western Conference. The Packers turned three pass interceptions into two touchdowns and a field goal and scored another touchdown after recovering a Detroit fumble. Lion quarterback Karl Sweetan hit Pat Studstill with one of their patented long gainers - this one for 63 yards - to set up the only Lion touchdown. But the sterling Packer defense kept the rush on Sweetan, and Lion fumbles and penalties handicapped their efforts. Pitts scored three times, twice on runs of four and three yards and once on 24-yard pass from Starr. Taylor scored on a one-yard buck and Don Chandler kicked a 40-yard field goal. Tom Nowatzke get Detroit's only touchdown on a two-yard burst in the second period that cut Green Bay's lead to 10-7.
GREEN BAY -  0 17  7  7 - 31
DETROIT   -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   19            19
Rush-yards-TDs          43-174-3       22-84-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-15-170-1-0 21-45-271-0-3
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-38
Net pass yards               170           233
Total yards                  344           317
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-2
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             4-33          4-52
SCORING
2nd - GB - Pitts, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Chandler, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - DET - Tom Nowatske, 2-yard run (Wayne Walker kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Pitts, 24-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
4th - GB - Pitts, 3-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 21-99 2 TD, Jim Taylor 16-50 1 TD, Bart Starr 2-16, Donny Anderson 2-15, Jim Grabowski 2-(-6)
DETROIT - Tom Nowatzke 9-52 1 TD, Amos Marsh 13-32
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 13-11-154 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 2-2-16
DETROIT - Karl Sweetan 45-21-271 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 3-30, Marv Fleming 3-28, Elijah Pitts 2-31 1 TD, Jim Taylor 2-13, Carroll Dale 1-52, Donny Anderson 1-11, Jim Grabowski 1-5
DETROIT - Pat Studstill 7-164, Ron Kramer 5-51, Tom Nowatzke 3-4, Gail Cogdill 2-23, John Henderson 2-8, Bill Malinchak 1-13, Bruce McLenna 1-8