Detroit Lions (1-0) 40, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 0
Sunday September 20th 1970 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Mel Farr scored two touchdowns and Errol Mann kicked four field goals as the Detroit Lions crushed the Green Bay Packers 40-0. It was the first time the Packers have been shut out since 1958, when the Baltimore Colts stomped them 53-0. Mann, a former Packer, opened the scoring with a 22-yard field goal in the first period. He added three pointers from 14, 43 and 47 yards. Farr punched across from the one-yard line to push Detroit's lead to 10-0, then added another tally on a 13-yard burst in the fourth period. Lem Barney's 40-yard return with a pass interception and Bill Triplet's 11-yard gallop around right end finished the Lions' scoring. Bart Starr, the veteran Green Bay quarterback who led the Packers to five NFL championships and two Super Bowl crowns was booed by the record crowd of 56,263 in the newly-enlarged Lambeau Field when he repeatedly failed to move the team. Detroit rushed for 266 yards, paced by Altie Taylor (74 yards) and Farr (70), and Greg Landry's 76-yard quarterback scramble.
DETROIT   - 10  3 10 17 - 40
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19             5
Rush-yards-TDs          46-266-3       20-50-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-22-141-0-0  12-26-75-0-1
Sacked-yards                 2-9          1-11
Net pass yards               132            64
Total yards                  398           114
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-2
Turnovers                      1             3
Penalties-yards             2-20          2-10
SCORING
1st - DET - Errol Mann, 22-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
1st - DET - Mel Farr, 1-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 10-0
2nd - DET - Mann, 14-yard field goal DETROIT 13-0
3rd - DET - Mann, 43-yard field goal DETROIT 16-0
3rd - DET - Lem Barney, 40-yard interception return (Mann kick) DETROIT 23-0
4th - DET - Farr, 13-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 30-0
4th - DET - Mann, 47-yard field goal DETROIT 33-0
4th - DET - Bill Triplett, 11-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 40-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 10-21, Dave Hampton 3-9, Carroll Dale 1-8, Travis Williams 2-4, Perry Williams 1-4, Jim Grabowski 2-3, Dale Livingston 1-1
DETROIT - Greg Landry 1-76, Altie Taylor 16-74, Mel Farr 17-70 2 TD, Bill Triplett 7-30 1 TD, Nick Eddy 4-14, Bill Munson 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 17-7-35 1 INT, Don Horn 9-5-40
DETROIT - Bill Munson 22-12-141
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dave Hampton 4-7, Travis Williams 2-18, Jim Grabowski 2-(-5), Donny Anderson 1-25, John Spilis 1-18, Carroll Dale 1-12, Perry Williams 1-0
DETROIT - Mel Farr 4-18, Larry Walton 3-62, Charlie Sanders 3-26, Chuck Hughes 1-28, Altie Taylor 1-7