Atlanta Falcons (5-3-1) 28. Green Bay Packers (3-5-1) 21
Monday November 22nd 1971 (at Atlanta)
(ATLANTA) - Atlanta QB Bob Berry returned to action after being sidelined since mid-October, and completed 16 of 21 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. The Falcons rushed for 204 yards in winning the Monday night tilt, and drawing to within one game of the NFC West lead. Green Bay's game-ending rally ended with Scott Hunter being sacked for a safety.
GREEN BAY -  0 14  0  7 - 21
ATLANTA   -  6  6  7  9 - 28
                       GREEN BAY       ATLANTA
First downs                    7            27
Rush-yards-TDs          20-103-1      55-204-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT    3-8-72-1-1 16-21-191-1-0
Sacked-yards                5-32           1-9
Net pass yards                40           182
Total yards                  143           386
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           4-2
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             5-53          6-60
SCORING
1st - ATL - Art Malone, 1-yard run (Kick blocked) ATLANTA 6-0
2nd - GB - Hart, 57-yard return of blocked field goal (Michaels kick) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - ATL - Cannonball Butler, 2-yard run (Kick failed) ATLANTA 12-6
2nd - GB - Anderson, 14-yard pass from Hunter (Michaels kick) GREEN BAY 14-12
3rd - ATL - Jim Mitchell, 3-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick) ATLANTA 19-14
4th - ATL - Malone, 1-yard run (Bell kick) ATLANTA 26-14
4th - GB - Brockington, 24-yard run (Michaels kick) ATLANTA 26-21
4th - ATL - Safety, John Zook tackled Hunter in the end zone ATLANTA 28-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 9-55 1 TD, Donny Anderson 8-33, Dave Hampton 3-15
ATLANTA - Cannonball Butler 16-64 1 TD, Willie Belton 12-63, Art Malone 12-36 2 TD, Harmon Wages 8-25, Jim Mitchell 1-9, Bob Berry 5-4, Sonny Campbell 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 8-3-72 1 TD 1 INT
ATLANTA - Bob Berry 21-16-191 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 2-58, Donny Anderson 1-14 1 TD
ATLANTA - Art Malone 5-51, Jim Mitchell 4-71 1 TD, Ken Burrow 3-35, Sonny Campbell 1-29, Willie Belton 1-6, Cannonball Butler 1-5, Harmon Wages 1-(-6)
Legendary ABC broadcaster Howard Cosell interviews Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr before a 28-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 1971, at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Vernon Biever/Getty Images)