Washington Redskins (10-1) 21, Green Bay Packers (7-4) 16
Sunday November 26th 1972 (at Washington)
(WASHINGTON) - Washington's defense and two touchdown passes by Billy Kilmer provided the momentum for a 21-16 Redskin victory over Green Bay, sewing up a playoff slot. The victory, eight in a row for the Redskins, boosted their record to 10-1 and insured them of at least the "wild card" slot in the National Football Conference playoffs, no matter what happens in the final three games. The setback dropped the Packers into a tie for first place in the Central Division. Kilmer came through in the clutch after the Packers pulled within a point, 14-13, on MacArthur Lane's six-yard touchdown run with 12:39 left in the contest. The Washington quarterback responded by piloting the Redskins 83 yards for a key touchdown, hitting on five of five passes in the drive. The payoff came on his five-yard toss to Charlie Taylor in the corner of the end zone. Kilmer wound up the day by completing 14 passes on 21 attempts for 149 yards. The Washington defensive unit blocked one Green Bay field goal attempt, contributed a touchdown-producing interception and smothered the Packer's passing game.
GREEN BAY  -  3  3  0 10 - 16
WASHINGTON -  0 14  0  7 - 21
                       GREEN BAY    WASHINGTON
First downs                   12            16
Rush-yards-TDs          35-120-1      35-132-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   7-21-85-0-1 14-21-158-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-18           1-9
Net pass yards                67           149
Total yards                  187           281
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-1
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             4-20          3-35
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 51-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - WASH - Larry Brown, 2-yard run (Curt Knight kick) WASHINGTON 7-3
2nd - WASH - Jerry Smith, 25-yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Knight kick) WASHINGTON 14-3
2nd - GB - Marcol, 37-yard field goal WASHINGTON 14-6
4th - GB - Lane, 6-yard run (Marcol kick) WASHINGTON 14-13
4th - WASH - Charley Taylor, 5-yard pass from Kilmer (Knight kick) WASHINGTON 21-13
4th - GB - Marcol, 39-yard field goal WASHINGTON 21-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 17-71 1 TD, John Brockington 16-42, Dave Davis 1-7, Leland Glass 1-0
WASHINGTON - Larry Brown 25-69 1 TD, Charlie Harraway 9-66, Billy Kilmer 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 5-2-(-5) 1 INT, Jerry Tagge 14-3-71, MacArthur Lane 2-2-19
WASHINGTON - Billy Kilmer 21-14-158 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dave Davis 2-40, John Brockington 2-19, MacArthur Lane 2-(-5), Leland Glass 1-31
WASHINGTON - Charley Taylor 5-53 1 TD, Roy Jefferson 4-53, Jerry Smith 2-38 1 TD, Charlie Harraway 2-1, Larry Brown 1-13