Detroit Lions (7-3) 16, Green Bay Packers (5-5) 10
Sunday November 23rd 1969 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Errol Mann, a Packer reject, kicked three field goals and Greg Landry ran for a touchdown to pace the Lions over Green Bay. The victory kept alive Detroit's hopes of catching the Minnesota Vikings in the Central Division race, and just about sealed Green Bay's fate to a third-place finish for the second straight year. It was the first time since 1959 that the Packers have lost three straight games. Detroit now has won four in a row. Mann, who was the Packer kicker briefly last year, was perfect on his first three kicks, then was wide to the right from the 43 with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Taking advantage of Green Bay errors, Detroit ran up a l6-0 first half advantage. Mann's 23-yard field goal capped a 55-yard drive that stalled on Green Bay's 16. The next three-pointer, this one from the 21, came four plays after Elijah Pitts fumbled a Detroit punt and the Lions' Ed Mooney recovered on the Packer 19. Cornerback Lem Barney intercepted Don Horn's pass on Detroit's 10 and picked his way upfield to the Packer 29. Landry's passing and rushing moved the Lions downfield to the Packer four, where his completed pass to Earl McCullough in the end zone was ruled invalid because the ball hit the goal post. On the next play, Landry faded to pass, found all of his receivers covered and ran across the goal untouched. Mann's extra point made it 13-0 and the kicker's 31 -yard field goal with 32 seconds remaining in the second period boosted the Lions to their insurmountable halftime lead.
DETROIT   -  3 13  0  0 - 16
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0 10 - 10
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            17
Rush-yards-TDs          39-188-1       23-70-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-24-108-0-1 17-30-257-1-1
Sacked-yards                3-11          5-47
Net pass yards                97           210
Total yards                  285           280
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           4-4
Turnovers                      1             5
Penalties-yards             4-52          4-49
1st - DET - Errol Mann, 23-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - DET - Mann, 21-yard field goal DETROIT 6-0
2nd - DET - Greg Landry, 4-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 13-0
2nd - DET - Mann, 31-yard field goal DETROIT 16-0
4th - GB - Mercer, 27-yard field goal DETROIT 16-3
4th - GB - Dowler, 10-yard pass from Horn (Mercer kick) DETROIT 16-10
GREEN BAY - Travis Williams 11-39, Donny Anderson 8-28, Bart Starr 1-6, Dave Hampton 2-3, Don Horn 1-(-6)
DETROIT - Greg Landry 8-57 1 TD, Nick Eddy 11-46, Bill Triplett 5-44, Larry Watkins 8-29, Altie Taylor 7-13
GREEN BAY - Don Horn 28-16-243 1 TD 1 INT, Bart Starr 2-1-14
DETROIT - Greg Landry 24-12-108 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Travis Williams 6-54, Boyd Dowler 4-80 1 TD, Carroll Dale 3-66, Marv Fleming 3-28, Dave Hampton  1-29
DETROIT - Earl McCullouch 6-74, Nick Eddy 2-15, Larry Walton 2-11, Altie Taylor 1-5, Charlie Sanders 1-3