Green Bay Packers (3-1) 28, Detroit Lions (2-2) 17
Sunday October 12th 1969 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - The Bart Starr to Carroll Dale passing combination proved too much for Detroit as the Green Bay Packers beat the Lions 28-7 in a rainy encounter. Green Bay jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with the first touchdown coming on a two-yard run by Travis Williams and the second on a 40-yard pass play from Starr to Dale. An 11-yard Starr-to-Dale pass and another of 27 yards set up the first score. Detroit's first-string quarterback, Bill Munson, suffered a fracture to his right wrist - his throwing arm - just prior to the fourth quarter. He was replaced by Greg Landry. Lions officials said Munson could be lost to the team for five weeks. In the first half alone, Starr hit Dale five times for 140 yards. He also connected on a four-yard scoring pass to Dale in the third period. The Lions came back to score 10 points in the second period on a three-yard run by Mel Farr and a 24-yard field goal by Eroll Mann. Farr also ran for a three-yard touchdown on the last play of the third quarter. After killing time by keeping the ball on the ground in the final period as he protected the Packers' lead, Starr hit Dave Hampton for a 48-yard pass that took the Packers to the Lions' one-yard line. Hampton then plunged over the final score.
GREEN BAY - 14  0  7  7 - 28
DETROIT   -  0 10  7  0 - 17
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   23            15
Rush-yards-TDs          37-121-2      26-145-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-20-234-2-0 11-24-101-0-3
Sacked-yards                4-47          2-19
Net pass yards               187            82
Total yards                  308           227
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-1
Turnovers                      1             4
Penalties-yards            11-92          8-86
SCORING
1st - GB - T.Williams, 2-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Dale, 40-yard pass from Starr (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - DET - Mel Farr, 3-yard run (Errol Mann kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - DET - Mann, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Dale, 4-yard pass from Starr (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - DET - Farr, 2-yard run (Mann kick) GREEN BAY 21-17
4th - GB - Hampton, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 28-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Travis Williams 13-38 1 TD, Dave Hampton 9-38 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 7-31, Jim Grabowski 7-10, Bart Starr 1-4
DETROIT - Mel Farr 14-91 2 TD, Nick Eddy 10-39, Greg Landry 1-8, Bill Munson 1-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 20-13-234 2 TD
DETROIT - Bill Munson 16-8-80 3 INT, Greg Landry 8-3-21
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 7-167 2 TD, Marv Fleming 2-10, Jim Grabowski 2-7, Dave Hampton 1-50, Elijah Pitts 1-0
DETROIT - Charlie Sanders 5-73, Earl McCullouch 2-16, John Wright 1-11, Nick Eddy 1-3, Bill Malinchak 1-3, Mel Farr 1-(-5)