Green Bay Packers (1-0) 26, Cleveland Browns (0-1) 10
Sunday September 17th 1972 (at Cleveland)
(CLEVELAND) - The Green Bay Packers got their 1972 campaign off on the right foot - the right foot of rookie kicker Chester Marcol. Marcol kicked four field goals in the Packers' rousing 26-10 victory over the faltering Cleveland Browns, who haven't won a game since last December 19 when they defeated the Redskins. The 23-year-old Marcol, Coach Dan Devine's second-round draft choice this year, hit on field goals of 41, 19, 49 and 17 yards, the last three coming in the second half. He tried two others, a 51-yarder in the second quarter which was short and a 42-yarder less than six minutes later, which turned sour. Browns' DT Jerry Sherk blocked the kick and it plopped into the hands of CB Clarence Scott, who streaked 55 yards for the only Cleveland touchdown of the afternoon and his first in professional football. Scott Hunter threw a pair of touchdowns to TE Rich McGeorge.
GREEN BAY -  7 10  3  6 - 26
CLEVELAND -  3  7  0  0 - 10
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   15            13
Rush-yards-TDs          48-145-0       23-62-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  7-17-150-2-0 14-33-133-0-3
Sacked-yards                 1-5           1-7
Net pass yards               145           126
Total yards                  290           188
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           2-1
Turnovers                      1             4
Penalties-yards             5-47          4-39
SCORING
1st - GB - McGeorge, 23-yard pass from Hunter (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - CLE - Don Cockroft, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
1st - CLE - Clarence Scott, 55-yard return of a blocked field goal CLEVELAND 10-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 41-yard field goal TIED 10-10
2nd - GB - McGeorge, 2-yard pass from Hunter (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-10
3rd - GB - Marcol, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-10
4th - GB - Marcol, 49-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-10
4th - GB - Marcol, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 26-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 23-83, MacArthur Lane 16-45, Bob Hudson 6-11, Perry Williams 3-6
CLEVELAND - Bo Scott 9-33, Leroy Kelly 13-26, Mike Phipps 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 17-7-150 2 TD
CLEVELAND - Bill Nelsen 19-9-84 2 INT, Mike Phipps 14-5-49 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 2-63, Rich McGeorge 2-25 2 TD, Leland Glass 1-31, John Brockington 1-20, Dave Davis 1-11
CLEVELAND - Milt Morin 3-48, Leroy Kelly 3-30, Fair Hooker 3-28, Bo Scott 3-12, Frank Pitts 1-8, Gloster Richardson 1-7
LEFT - Browns running back Leroy Kelly looks for an opening during a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 17, 1972 in Cleveland.